Parent Support Network

Purpose

The Parent Support Network was established to equip parents to be disciple makers in the home. While the church plays an active role in the life of the family, the Scriptures are clear that it is primarily the parent’s role to train their children to obey all of God’s commandments, to love the Lord with all their heart, soul and might and to know God’s Word and to be a witness to the nations (Deuteronomy 6:1-8; Matthew 28:16-19).

Support

The Parent Support Network has consultants that are available to help equip families and churches in developing discipleship centric homes and churches.

Parent Support Network Resource Guide

The resources we recommend for parents and churches take into consideration the child’s age and cognitive abilities, what’s appropriate in the home and church settings and milestones to celebrate in the life of the child.

0-3 years old

  • Home
    • Learn Bible songs
    • Read Bible board books
    • Family Worship: Sing Bible songs, read board books, pray.
  • Church
    • Celebration: Baby Dedication
    • Participation: Children’s worship/message time
  • Curriculum
    • Bible: Baby dedication bible
    • Bible songs CD
    • Bible board books

4-7 years old

  • Home
    • Praying by themselves (parroting, then weaning)
    • Daily read through Bible stories
    • Kid’s Journal
    • Family Worship: Singing, Bible reading, prayer (child participation)
  • Church
    • Celebration: Bible presentation
    • Participation: Can sit through corporate worship gathering
    • Kids Packet provided by the church
  • Curriculum
    • God’s Good News Bible
    • Kid’s Journal

8-10 years old

  • Home
    • Scripture Guide to the Old and New Testaments
    • Daily reading from Adventure Bible
    • Family Worship: Sing, Read Bible and pray with increased child participation.
  • Church
    • Celebration: Presentation of Adventure Bible
    • Participation: Corporate worship. Help with the worship team, nursery, usher.
  • Curriculum
    • Adventure Bible
    • Kid’s Journal
    • Family Book Club List*  *Note: for a listing of books, please contact the Sower Christian Bookstore @ 208-292-4359. Make sure you ask about our “bundles” for your child’s or teen’s age group.

11-13 years old

  • Home
    • The Gospel Project for daily Time Alone with God (TAG), family worship and daily journaling. (Lifeway Christian Resources)
    • Journal
  • Church
    • Celebration: Weekend Retreat
    • Participation: Help with the worship team, usher, leader in VBS, small groups.
  • Curriculum
    • Gospel Project Kit (This is a product of Lifeway Christian Resources.)
    • Journal
    • Student Bible
    • Family Book Club List

14-16 years old

  • Home
    • Begin the Moving Towards Maturity Series or MTM. (MTM is a five-book discipleship series for teens – each book is 10-weeks.)
    • Family Book Club List
    • Family Worship: Singing, Bible reading, reports on MTM. Teen taking an increasing role in family worship.
  • Church
    • Celebration: Backpacking/Wilderness Trip
    • Participation: Leadership in corporate worship, small groups with teens in the MTM series, help lead middle school retreat.
  • Curriculum
    • ESV Student Bible
    • MTM Series
    • Journal
    • Family Book Club List

17-18 years old

  • Home
    • Daily Bible Reading and TAG time
    • Family Book Club List
  • Church
    • Celebration: Graduation/Mission Trip
    • LIFE mentoring process
    • Participation: Leadership in church- worship, youth events, camps, and retreats.
    • Assigned mentor and apprentice
  • Curriculum

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