Family Zone

Children's Ministry involves more than just ministry to children. An effective kidmin is also coming along side the Family to help them raise kids to know and love God.

It's time to Partner with Parents!

This Zone contains resources for directly for parents as well as for those who are seeking to equip parents in their role of laying a strong biblical foundation for their kids.

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All Access Family Gingerbread House Building Event Kit

Host a Family Gingerbread House Building event. Everything you need is here!

Christmas Family Event
All Access Secret to Having New Parents Serving Every Week!

Here is a fun positive way to have some parents helping every week in your children's service.

Recruiting Parents
Free 10 Easy Ways to Partner with Families in Your Ministry

Ten easy steps to help you get started on your goal to partner with families in your church.

Partnering with Parents, Leadership, Equipping
All Access 3 Parenting Fears and How to Face Them

"What are you most afraid of as a parent?" This question evokes fear and uncertainty in many parents. How can you move from fear to rest and trust?

Family, Parenting, Fear
Free 3 Reasons Why Kids Need Systematic Theology

Times have changed. As children's pastors and parents, we need to realize that our kids need more than what we're teaching.

Theology, Teaching, Culture
Free 5 Shifts Parents Need to Make in LGBTQ America

As Christians, how should we respond to losing battles in our culture war?

Social Issues, Parenting
All Access 5 Things to Remember During a KidMin Christmas

Discover ways to stay sane during the holidays and throughout the year. 

Christmas, Events, Family
All Access 7 Ways to Create Family Connections

In our modern society, it's getting harder and harder to connect with family members. Choose to be intentional and start with these suggestions.

Family, Connecting
All Access Adoption: The Very Heart of Our Father

The bond between a parent and a child is not just biological. It's a heart bond. 

Adoption
All Access An Open House Policy

Here are some ideas that may help you create an ‘open house’ policy with your family.

Create a Welcoming Home
Free Bringing Families Together

There's a reason why some families would choose to skip church for sports or other activities. The church needs to learn how to bring families together.

Families, Programming
All Access Creative Easter Egg Hunt Ideas

Have fun this Easter by changing up your egg hunt!

Easter, Games
All Access Develop: Leveraging Transformational Moments

Development as a dynamic system [is] a perpetually ongoing process, extending from conception to death, that is molded by a complex network of biological, psychological, and social influences. ~ Laura E. Berk “Jesus became wiser and stronger. He also became more and more pleasing to God and to people.” (Luke 2:52)   p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 11.7px 0.0px; text-align: justify; line-height: 15.0px; font: 12.0px 'Lucida Grande'; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} span.s1 {font-kerning: none}

Teaching Tips, Teachable Moments
All Access Digital Detox: Helping Kids Get a Balance on Screen Time

Tech screens are everywhere. How do you know when it's time for a digital detox?

Technology
All Access Discipleship Ideas for Divorced and Single Parents

When discipleship is the strategy, Deuteronomy 6:6-8 can be a reality, even for single and divorced parents. 

Divorce, Discipleship, Single Parents
All Access Does your church disciple single dads?

How does your church disciple the single dads in your community?

Divorce Care
All Access Four Steps to Form a New Habit

Form healthy habits with your family now so you can enjoy long term results. 

Healthy Habits
All Access Gaming Addiction and Kids of Divorce

Excessive use of video games can become a trap (an addiction) kids get caught in as they try to escape their emotional turmoil.

Divorce, Addiction
All Access Helping a mean or hurtful child

Children often respond to trauma by lashing out in anger. Linda Jacobs from Divorce Care for Kids recommends the use of the "grace card" to help a child heal.

Divorce, Dealing with Anger, Grace, Discipline
All Access Helping Your Kids Memorize Scripture

Do you struggle with finding easy ways for your kids to memorize scripture? Whether at home or at church, these tips can help children of all learning styles painlessly remember their verses.

Bible Memorization
All Access How I Turned My Ministry into a Family Ministry

When the church and the home are working together, we will have more success in making disciples of our kids.

Family Ministry
All Access How to Leave Your Kids Something of Value

Leaving a Legacy
Free How to Partner with Parents

Suggestions for how you can be prepared to partner with parents. 

Partnering with Parents
All Access How to Talk to Your Kids About Scary Events in the News

Mr. Rogers gives great advice on how to talk to kids about scary events in the news. 

Communication, Parenting, Fear
All Access How to Unplug and Engage with Your Family

Hear tips on how to stay connected to those you love.

Family
All Access Is there a difference between a broken home and a single parent family?

You might question if there is a big difference between broken homes and single-parent homes. 

Divorce Care
All Access Leading Your Family with Focus

Throughout Scripture, God calls parents to take seriously the spiritual leadership of their children. Here are three key areas of family life where you can show significant spiritual leadership.

Parenting, Family Ministry
All Access Looking For Advent Resources For Your Family?

Advent Resources for Parents

Advent, Christmas
All Access Making Space for Parents in Kidmin

A few keys to incorparating a healthy family ministry into your church.

Family Ministry
Free Mom, I'm Bored...

When your kids say they're bored, maybe you should let them be. 

Overcoming Boredom
All Access My Money Plan

When is the last time you taught your church children how to write a money plan/budget?

A worksheet teaching kids how to budget
All Access Nurturing the Childish Out of Leadership

When you look at a strong-willed child, do you ever think, "That's great leadership potential! All you have to do is nurture it!"

Leadership, Parenting, Strong-willed Child
All Access Parents, What Message are You Preaching to Your Kids?

Do your kids understand the relentlessness of God?

God's Relentlessness
Free Protecting Girls in a #MeToo World

How do we protect our girls in a sex-saturated culture?

Parenting, Relationships
Free Raising Boys in a #MeToo World

How can we raise our boys to respect women in a sex-saturated culture.

Parenting, Relationships
All Access Should I Let My Teenager Date?

 Friendship with others starts with understanding whose we are.

Dating, Teens
All Access Stewards of the Story

How do we best preserve God's story through the generations?

Stewardship, God's Story
Starter Summer is Here, Now What?

Here is some practical biblical help to support you in getting your kids to help with chores over the summer - even providing a FREE downloadable "Summer Chores Chart!"

Kids and Chores
All Access The 3 S's That Can Trigger Unexpected Emotions and Memories at Christmas

Help children of divorce better cope with the holidays by being aware of the things they may be missing this Christmas. 

Christmas, Divorce, Parenting
Free The Big Lie Evangelicals Tell Christian Parents

Proverbs 22:6 is an important Scripture, but does it provide a guarantee for parents that training kids "in the way they should go" will result in children not departing from their faith? 

Parenting, Discipline, Salvation by Grace
All Access The Infiltration of Whirlwind Kids -- What Do You Do?

Children are active and have a lot of energy. But some kids are hyper all the time, it seems. Here's what you can do.

Divorce, ADHD, Grace, Discipline
All Access The Problem with Second Generation Christianity

Is spiritual knowledge enough to believe your child is 'saved'?

Salvation
All Access Through the Eyes of a Child

12 short but meaningful tips on how to be a thoughtful teacher of children.

Relating to Children
All Access Understanding Your Child's Temperament

While this article is written for parents, it can be easily applied to the kids in your care on Sundays or during the week. The better we understand a child's temperament, the better we can understand and love the child. 

Relationships, Parents
All Access What Makes You Cry?

Do you cry? You should. Read why.

Crying Righteous Tears
All Access When Should the Significant Other Start Disciplining the Kids?

Many children's pastors and children's ministry volunteers want to help single parents and families. Here's helpful advice on who should discipline and how.

Divorce, Single Parenting, Discipline
All Access Who is Responsible to Disciple my Kids?

Who is Responsible to Disciple my Kids - the church or me?

Discipleship
All Access Why is Loyalty Important?

What's the big deal about being loyal to others?

Loyalty
All Access Why We Lose Our Children When They Become Teenagers

How do we help teens learn freedom and independence while maintaining boundaries for healthy growth?

Spiritual Growth, Parenting Issues
Free Why You Should Always Skip Your Kids' Baseball Games

This article explores the danger of helicopter parenting in turbulent times.

Family Life
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