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

Parent Cafe

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

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

Grace Liberates Your Parenting Interview with Paul Tripp and Elyse Fitzpatrick

Three Christian Dads Talk about Fatherhood with Jim Jackson

Conveying God’s Love Through Discipline with Jim and Lynne Jackson 

Saddleback Church: Parent Skills Podcast

The Family Discipleship Podcast

Smart Family Podcast

YouTube Channels

Kids

Saddleback Kids
Crossroads Kids Club
Northview Kids TV
Northview Kids Worship

Websites

All Parents

Reset Your Child’s Brain

Connected Families Resources

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:

Help for parenting in the digital age:

Screen Kids

The Tech Solution

Digital Minimalism

For all parents:

Parenting Beyond Your Capacity

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

Coaching:

Family Rhythm Coaching

 

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