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Family Resources

Parents, COVID-19 has filled our lives with glaring challenges but also hidden opportunities. This page has been designed to provide resources for parents so they can navigate the challenges and find the opportunities. Check back regularly for updates!

HOw to Share the gospel with your kids
april 1, 2020

A simple tool for sharing the gospel with your kids.

Cabin fever
april 1, 2020

1 Perspective, 3 Tips, and 10 Ideas for Treating Cabin Fever.

Kids mid-week activity #1
March 30, 2020

Try this fun activity to help your kids understand what God has to say about worry.

A Family Worship Story 
March 26, 2020

Check out this simple story of what one family did for Sunday Family Worship Service.

I'm and Extrovert and I'm Okay 
March 26, 2020

Why extroverts can be okay in quarantine (and how to help others.)

Stuck at Home Reading List 
March 21, 2020

Imagine if a result of COVID-19 was that your child learned to love to read.

So, Apparently We're homeschooling now
March 21, 2020

Keys for quickly adapting to school at home.

DIY - Weekly Family Worship
March 19, 2020

Here is how to get started with having creating a weekly worship service for your family.

Are mom and dad okay?
March 19, 2020

For as long as the COVID-19 crisis lasts, frequently answer this question for your kids.

Keep Communication lines open
March 26, 2020

Three ways to help your teens hear God’s perspective on COVID-19.

Family worship - should we sing?
March 19, 2020

Tips and resources for making music a part of your Family Worship Service.

Helpful tips for social media and news
March 19, 2020

Principles for developing a sustainable approach to news and social media.

 

Family Worship Service Ideas

Create your own Family Worship Service at home for Preschool, Elementary, or Youth. Use these ideas or come up with your own! Click here to check out this simple story of what one family did last week.

Preschool

Watch

Wonder Video

Go to Video

Read

John 13:34
A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.

Play

Pull out drawing supplies. Ask, what are some ways that we show that we love each other in our family?
• Have everyone (including parents!) draw one of their answers.
• Display the pictures on the refrigerator and try to do the things in the pictures throughout the week.

Pray

Ask everyone to say one thing they want to thank God for. When everyone has said something, take turns praying by saying something like, “God, thank you for ________.” If the kids don’t want to pray, don’t force it. You can simply thank God on their behalf.

Additional Resources

Printable Coloring Page (PDF)
Additional Activity (PDF)
Resources and Tips for Singing as a Family (Blog)

Elementary

Watch

The So & So Show

Go to Video

Read

Acts 2:1-8
When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. 2 Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. 3 They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. 4 All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them.

5 Now there were staying in Jerusalem God-fearing Jews from every nation under heaven. 6 When they heard this sound, a crowd came together in bewilderment, because each one heard their own language being spoken. 7 Utterly amazed, they asked: “Aren’t all these who are speaking Galileans? 8 Then how is it that each of us hears them in our native language?

Play

Pull out drawing supplies. Ask, if you could be given any gift in the world, what would you like it be?

• Have everyone (including parents!) draw their answer.
• When finished, everyone describes what they drew and why they think it’s the best gift ever.
• On the back of the page, make lists of gifts God has given you.
• Explain that although God doesn’t always give us everything we WANT, He does give us what we NEED to keep going.

Pray

Say something like, “God, there are a lot of times when we focus on the things we want you to give us instead of being grateful for everything you have already blessed us with! Today we want to come to you and thank you for everything you have given us. We know that no matter what we face, you will give us what we need to keep going. Thank you for reminding us of this today! Amen”

Additional Resources

Printable Coloring Page (PDF)
Printable Crossword Puzzle (PDF)
Bible Story Review Activity (PDF)
Resources and Tips for Singing as a Family (Blog)

Youth

Watch

Watch the Sunday message together HERE.

Discuss

Discuss the following questions with your student:
1. Bevan said that, “worry is the emotional alarm that lets you know you’ve crossed the daily trouble limit.” What does this mean?
2. What typically makes you start worrying? What makes you worry the most during the coronavirus pandemic?
3. What can you do to remember your value and God’s power when you want to worry and react?

Pray

Pray something like, “God, I know that you have a plan for my life. You want me to grow and be more like you, and that means that there are some troubles that will come into my life. Help me to look to you first when trouble comes and remember that you are bigger than whatever comes my way. When I want to worry, please help me remember how much you value and love me. Amen.”

Bonus Mid-Week Activity

Try this fun activity to help your kids understand what God has to say about worry.

Youth Resources

We have more resources for youth! Click the link below.

Resources for Youth

Traction in Parenting

Here's a great message Ethan gave last Fall about how to get traction in parenting.

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