Are we allowing too much screen time for our kids? Do we know what they are viewing? Do we even know the dangers in the digital playground?
Join us on Sunday, February 6th as Jonathan McKee presents on the challenges of raising kids in a digital age. It's a REAL approach to the struggles that kids deal with through social media, the use of electronic devices, and the struggles they face with their peers. Jonathan is the author of over 25 books on the subject and is an expert on youth culture and speaks worldwide.
Jonathan will share a brief presentation during our morning service and then dive in deep to the struggles and how you as a parent can help your child navigate the digital playground during an afternoon session.
Sunday Morning: 8, 9:15, 10:30, or 11:45 AM
Sunday Afternoon: 2-4 PM
Learn more about Jonathan by visiting his online page!
Parenting is TOUGH, we get it! We are either almost there, there, or been there in almost any situation you are encountering! As you are journeying through the unknown of parenting, there are some things that we know. One thing we know is you ARE NOT alone! Pastor Rick and Pastor Matthew have provided some resources that might help guide you through the process of "raising a follower of Jesus in a post Christian culture."
Also, below you will find several sermons from our archives of parenting series. Whatever parenting stage of life you find yourself in, there is something for you!
If you have questions along the journey, connect with us by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Raising Passionate Jesus Followers—-Phil and Diane Comer
Raising Passionate Jesus Followers is a manual full of practical, biblically based, and time-tested guidelines that parents will be able to turn to again and again through every stage of their children's development, including . . .
- Formulating a plan
- Laying the foundation, ages 0-5
- Doing the framing, ages 6-12
- Installing the functional systems, ages 13-17
- Completing the finish work, ages 18-22
- And keeping the front door open for your grown children
Parents Rising—Arlene Pellicane
Do you feel like you’re fighting a losing battle? Against the culture, against the busyness, sometimes even against your spouse and kids… Often it seems like everything is against you as a parent, and your everyday life can feel far from joy-filled. But it doesn’t need to be that way. Parents Rising will show you eight cultural trends that parents are up against today and what you can do to claim victory.
This book is about growth not guilt. It’s not a pep talk, or a “try harder” speech. This is real help for real problems that every parent faces. It’s a way to focus your efforts so that they’ll be more effective and you’ll be less exhausted.
Revolutionary Parenting—George Barna
How can parents make a lasting impact in the spiritual lives of their children? To find the answer, acclaimed researcher George Barna investigated the lives of thriving adult Christians and discovered the essential steps their parents took to shape their spiritual lives in childhood. He also learned surprising truths about which popular parenting tactics just aren’t working. Revolutionary Parenting goes beyond youth group and Sunday school and shows parents how to instill in their children a vibrant commitment to Christ.
Full Circle Parenting: A Guide for Crucial Conversations -Jimmy and Kristin Scroggins
Great Resource to talk about how to bring real life conversations and situations back to God’s plan and love for His people. This book is based off the three circle evangelism tool that was created by the authors. Very practical.
The invisible War -Chip Ingram
Easy to understand book that addresses difficult concepts of our spiritual lives. This book teaches Truth in a way to help you learn for yourself the complexity of the spirit world, but simple enough to use as a guide in how to talk about Spiritual Truth and reality with your children.
Demolishing Strongholds -Johnny Hunt
You know and understand that we are at war, now what? This book gives practical steps and a guide to help overcome strongholds that imprison us all. In other words, read this book if you want to seem like a wise old sage helping your kids navigate their spiritual journey.
Praying Circles around your Children - Mark Batterson
A clear guide of knowing why and how to pray for our children. This book teaches you how to create a prayer list unique to your family, how to claim promises over your children and family, and even how to create a family of prayer warriors. Best of all, this book is tiny and quick to read.
Raising a Child in a Post Christian Culture
What are you Worshipping?
Rewiring Our Brains
Our Children Are At War
Who's the boss
The Best of The Best
Precepts, Principles and Practices from a Decade of Study.
The Purpose of Parenting
Hope For The Single Parent
Why Rules Matter
Commander & Coach
The Counselor And then Consultant
The Elephant In The Room: A Family Series
Not Sure I Can Do This
We Aren't That Spiritual
Changing Lanes: A Parenting Series
Changing Lanes: The Commander
Our goal as a parent is to move a life from childhood to a spiritually, emotionally and relationally healthy adult.
Changing Lanes: The Counselor
Maturity means you have a responsibility greater than self pleasure.
Changing Lanes: The Coach
A coach moves toward a goal—“the way.”
Changing Lanes: The Consultant
A consultant delivers the truth.
Over last 20 plus years over 75000 books written on parenting. 10 books on parenting published everyday for the last 21 years. You would think that with all the resources available, we would have all the answers we need to be a good parent. But we still struggle.
Parenting 911: What is the Purpose of Parenting
Parenting is God’s method of moving life from childhood to adulthood.
Parenting 911: Parenting the Transitional Child
The purpose of parenting the transitional child is to increase responsibility and decrease control.
Parenting 911: Parenting the Young Child
Parenting the young child is about laying a foundation spiritually, morally and relationally.
Parenting 911: Parenting the Adult Child
The purpose of parenting the adult child is to be the catalyst for your child to launch into adulthood and be their counselor.