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Discipling your children is the best Kingdom contribution you can make…

Parent Cafe

Our Parent Cafes are special nights set aside for parents of kids and youth to come together for an update on what is happening in those ministries as well as to learn some practical tools as you disciple your children. Our next Cafe is on January 5 at 7:00 pm at our Cambridge site and will also be live-streamed.

Join us as we hear from Steve Borque from Family Rhythm about rethinking discipline from the perspective of discipleship. Register for the event here.

 
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 on Sunday May 8, 2022. The Child Dedication Prep class will be held a couple of weeks prior. Please check back early 2022 for the date, more information and to sign up.

Need more information about this important celebration? Contact Neil our Children and Family Ministries Director.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Resources to Help

Below are some suggested resources to help you disciple your children.  If you are looking for a specific resource suggestion please contact Neil (children) or Andrew (youth).

Podcasts

Saddleback Church: Parent Skills Podcast
The Family Discipleship Podcast

YouTube Channels

Kids

Saddleback Kids
Crossroads Kids Club
Northview Kids TV
Northview Kids Worship

Websites

All Parents

Saddleback Parents
One Story Curriculum Blog

Parents of Youth

AXIS: Connecting Parents, Teens & Jesus in a Disconnected World
Brett Ullman:  A Voice of Empowerment for Youth and Their Families 

Books:

For all parents:

Raising Disciples
Family Discipleship
Parenting: Navigating Everything
Sticky Faith

For toddlers-2 year olds:

Big Book of Bible Stories for Toddlers
Bible Stories for Toddlers from the Old Testament
Bible Stories for Toddlers from the New Testament
The Biggest Story ABC Boardbook

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
Glory Girl
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

The Action Bible New and Expanded
Raising Grateful Kids in an Entitled World
Understanding Your Young Teen

For students in grades 9-12

10 Questions Every Teen Should Ask (and Answer) About Christianity
Prayer Journal for Women
Engaging Your Teen’s World
The Space Between
Your Teenager Is Not Crazy
Media, Faith, Culture
Growing With

 

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