Discipling your children is the best Kingdom contribution you can make…
At our latest Parent Cafe, we had Dr. Rob Meeder, the Medical Director for Family, Child, and Youth Mental Health at Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care, speak on Parenting in the Digital Age. He provided a wealth of knowledge on the issue and explained the reasoning behind the growing digital addiction amongst kids and teens, and some of the dangers associated. He also provided resources and practical advice for parents on how to engage with their children to find mutually acceptable solutions to these issues. If you missed the live event you can watch the recording on our YouTube channel.
Our next Parent Cafe will be in the fall of 2022. Check back in the summer for more details.
Celebrating your child’s dedication
Partnership in the Journey
“And Jesus took the children in His arms, placed His hands on them and blessed them.” Mark 10:16
It’s a great moment when parents sense that their child is a gift from God. Our child dedication celebration provides an opportunity for parents to publicly express their decision to raise their child in a way that honours God. It is also a time for our church community to say, “we will partner with you in this journey”.
Dedication celebrations are held twice a year (spring/fall) during the morning services and include a pre-requisite class for parents. Our next Child Dedication services will be held in November. Check back in late summer for when our Child Dedication Prep class will be held. This class is a requirement for any parents who have not taken the class recently.
Need more information about this important celebration? Contact Neil our Children and Family Ministries Director.
Resources to Help
Parents of Youth
Help for parenting in the digital age:
For all parents:
For toddlers-2 year olds:
For 3-5 year olds
The Tiny Truth Illustrated Bible
Thoughts to Make Your Heart Sing Devotional
The Jesus Storybook Bible
The Garden, The Curtain and The Cross
It’s All About Jesus Bible Storybook
God’s Very Good Idea
Jesus and the Very Big Surprise
For kids in grades 1-5
The Action Storybook Bible
One Big Story: 52 Week Bible Story Devotional
One Big Story Bible
Indescribable: 100 Devotions for Kids About God and Science
I Am: 100 Devotions About the Names of God
I Am: 40 Reasons to Trust God
The Promises of God Bible Storybook
What Every Child Should Know About Prayer
Everything A Child Should Know About God
NIRV Illustrated Holy Bible For Kids
The Biggest Story
For students in grades 6-8
For students in grades 9-12