Parenting Resources

Welcome to the Children’s Ministry Resource page. We want to enfold you into our ministry, encourage you as Christian parents, and help you teach your children Truth from God’s Word. Help yourself to all the resources found below and if you think we should add any, please let us know!

Online Resources

Blogs and Websites

www.allprodad.com – daily email 
www.biblicalparenting.org – weekly parenting tips 
www.focusonthefamily.com – parenting “tab” includes articles, tips, activities, etc. 
www.christianitytoday.com/momsense – for people passionate about Christian parenting 
www.TheBetterMom.com – blog for a daily email
www.kidology.org

 

Christian Movie Reviews

www.pluggeinonline.com
www.dove.org

 

Booksellers

www.heritagebooks.org
www.graceandtruthbooks.com
www.lamplighterpublishing.com

 

Music

www.seedsfamilyworship.net – Seeds Family Worship – Scripture memory set to music that sounds like contemporary Christian hits.

 

Books

Did you know we have a free video and book library at the church in the B-building, room B-101? Come check out what’s there!

For Parents

Age of Opportunity by Paul David Tripp
Creative Correction by Lisa Whelchel
Dare to Discipline by Dr. James Dobson
Don’t Make Me Count to Three by Ginger Plowman
Gospel Powered Parenting by William Farley
Heirs of the Covenant by Susan Hunt
Parenting Beyond Your Capacity by Reggie Joiner and Carey Nieuwof
Parenting in the Pew by Robbie Castleman
Parenting with Love and Logic by Jim Fay
Rediscovering Catechism by Donald Van Dyke
Shepherding a Child’s Heart by Tedd Tripp
Teach Them Diligently by Lou Priolo
The Heart of Anger by Lou Priolo
Time with God for Fathers by Jack Countryman
Too Small to Ignore by Wes Stafford
Withhold Not Correction by Bruce Ray

For Parents with Special Needs Children

Autism and Your Church by Barbara Newman 
Dancing with Max by Emily Colson
Disability and the Gospel by Michael S. Bates
Same Lake Different Boat by Stephanie Hubach 
Streams in the Desert by L.B. Cowman
The Red Sea Rules by Robert Morgan

For the Kids

77 Fairly Safe Science Activities for Illustrating Bible Lessons by Donald B. DeYoung
Big Book of Bible Crafts by Gospel Light
Big Book of Bible Games by Gospel Light
The Everything Kids Bible Trivia Book by Kathi Wagner and Aubrey Wagner
The Jesus Storybook Bible by Sally Lloyd-Jones

Community Resources

Christ Our Shepherd Ministries

Daycare, preschool, afterschool program, and mother’s morning out. They also have a fantastic Christian library, providing materials to strengthen, support, and educate Christian families. Located in downtown Matthews. Check out the fees and other information at www.cosministries.org or call 704-845-4673.

  • Online catalog
  • Adult, teen and children fiction and nonfiction
  • DVDs (1 week check out)
  • Books, magazines, CDs
  • Small meditation room and biblical garden

HINTS

Home Instructors Need Team Support: Resources for homeschooling and book fairs. http://hintsonline.org/

Parenting Seminars

2014 Parenting Conference (January 2014)

Parenting in a Sexualized Culture: Biblical and Practical Solutions for the 21st Century Parent
by PureHope Ministries
Audio: [Part 1] [Part 2] [Part 3]