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Parent Resources

We believe in the Jesus' great commission to go make disciples. And we believe that starts in the home with our own families. As parents, we know that spiritually leading and developing our kids is our most important responsibility. Well, that and keeping them alive. We also know, from experience, that's a lot easier said than done. Life happens. Distractions get in the way. "I'll do it tomorrow" turns into "next week" which turns into "I can't remember the last time we..."

Building spiritual rhythms and disciplines for your family can feel overwhelming and thus we put off starting or doing them. That's the evil one saying "you can't do it" or "it's too late" or "that's what the church is for." Those are lies.

You were created to do this. It's never too late to start. Even if your kids are 17. Just do something. Take one small step. And build on it. Something is better than nothing. And your kids are hungry for it. AND MAKE IT FUN!

The goal isn't producing seminary graduates. It's about creating simple, repeatable, Gospel-centered patterns for your family. And that's gonna look different for each family.

Also consider getting together with another parent or two or five and talk about all this stuff together. We were meant to do life in community. And that includes this "discipling our kids" piece.

Below are some resources to help you get started or try something new or simply to encourage you as a parent. We'll continue to grow this list as we come across things we think will be helpful for you. And if YOU find something that has worked well for your family, let us know (pbfkids@gmail.com) and we'll consider adding it to the list.

 

Family Friendly Bibles:

The Jesus Storybook Bible

The Action Bible (full ESV text or graphic novel style)

 

Daily Devotionals:

God's Story 365 (daily tear off calendar)

 

Tools:

ABC's of Theology (flashcards for ages 4-12)

New City Catechism (paper, digital and mobile app resources)

 

Books:

Beyond the Blue (books and children's messages from Jane Van Antwerp)

The Biggest Story

Sticky Faith

 

Blogs & websites:

Gather & Grow (devotionals and tools for family discipleship)

Parent Cue (encouragment for parents)

Jelly Telly (from creator of VeggieTales, "What's in the Bible" series, and more)

Faith Gateway (articles on spiritual parenting)

 

Worship music (used in PBF Kids):

Yancy

Kids' Club

Jenna Kuykendall