Below are some tips, tools & resources that can help you take next steps as a family:
JOURNEY KIDS RESOURCES
Journey Kids is focused on partnering with families to help kids take first and next steps in their relationships with Jesus and each other. Our curriculum is based on a simple idea referred to as “being orange”. The idea is to combine YELLOW (the light of God) with RED (the love of the family) to create the combined influence of ORANGE in the lives of our kids. Two combined influences tend to create a greater impact than two influences alone. We want to provide fun and instruction on Sunday mornings, but also resources for parents to use at home. Check out the Take Home Sheets below or get the App and always have it with you. There's additional help & encourage on the podcast and blog.
Do you ever feel like you finally figure out how to parent you child and they move into a new phase and you find yourself again wondering what's the best way to approach them? Phase Guides simplify what parents need to know about each phase of a kid’s life and give them the opportunity to discover more about their children so they can make the most of every phase from birth to graduation.
BIBLE APP FOR KIDS
Check out the Bible App & the Bible App for Kids. A great place for teen to start is by engaging with the daily Bible verse. There's also reading plans for kids, teens, families, on parenting and more. We also have Kids Bibles for sale at church at the Kids Check-in booth.
BOOKS ON PARENTING
Don't Miss It: Parent Every Week Like it Counts by Reggie Joiner & Kristen Ivy
How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk by Adele Faber & Elaine Mizlish
Kid CEO by Ed Young
Have a New Kid by Friday by Dr. Kevin Leman
Living in a Step-Family without Getting Stepped On by Dr. Kevin Leman
Parenting Beyond our Capacity by Reggie Joiner & Carey Nieuwhof
Jesus Calling: Devotionals for Kids by Sarah Young
For Parents Only: Inside the Mind of Kid by Shaunti Feldhahn
Parenting with Love & Logic by Jim Fay & Foster Cline
The Five Love Languages of Children by Gary Chapman
The Five Love Languages of Teenagers by Gary Chapman
What's The Big Deal? Why God Cares about Sex by Stan & Brenna Jones - This book is for parents to talk with their kids about sex. You can also view this video together. Find more insight about sexuality & parenting on this blog.
Kids and Families are an important part of The Journey. As part of Child Dedication, we have set up a process to support parents. We have two special sessions for parents & two events for dedications each year. Get more details on our Child Dedication brochure.
JOURNEY MESSAGE SERIES
In our Building Your Dream Home series , We talked about forming a vision to build up our families. This form will give you an outline to create a vision for your families future. You can find the form here & you can watch the video below for a quick look at how the form works.
We offer a few different courses on parenting & families like on how to influence your child to single parenting to marriage classes. Journey Night Classes are a great place where parents can encourage and support each other as they deal with similar challenges.
WINNING AT HOME
Winning At Home encourages people at all ages and stages of family development. They offer a variety of resources designed to offer hope and renewal to individual lives. Check out their radio podcast, videos and their store for other great ideas and resources. They also offering counseling and help for marriages and families.
Winning at Home Wellness Center 300 S State St, Ste 13, Zeeland, MI 49464. ph: 888-wah-team.