Baptism: A Study and Celebration Guide – The family is the most important place for your child to learn about faith in Christ. The ministries of the church can help in the process, but it is the parent’s privilege and blessing to play the most important role. God calls parents to “bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.” (Ephesians 6:4)
Baptism and Communion are milestones for our kids. We all want to be able to say “My child has experienced the outward showing of their maturing inward faith walk.”
This guide includes two sections of study – one for parents, and one for the parents to do with their child in preparation for baptism.
The book of Proverbs is a book of wisdom written to the young people of a nation. It is full of references to family, father, mothers, sons and daughters. There are 31 chapters in Proverbs with 28-31 days of the month it is the prefect one month study. We have created this resource to allow you to share daily words of wisdom and blessing with your children.
Each “Parent Proverbs” has a heading, personal message and includes a few key verses from that day’s chapter. Use these as a “lunch box” or “mirror” note, as part of a dinner time devotional/discussion, or in whatever way you feel fits your family best.
Change: Helping Any Child at Any Age with Any Problem by Scott Turansky and Joanne Miller is designed to give parents the road map for helping children change. Some people think we’re crazy, but it really works if a parent makes a focused effort over an 8 week period of time.
Often, there are very common and normal fears children face as they develop. Parents can deal with these common fears before they become something more serious.
Christian parents have the opportunity to turn to God’s word to help them deal with the common levels of these negative emotions in their child’s life.
Here is a quick helpful resource to consider, pray over, and help parents deal with the 4 Kinds of “Fears” and 4 stages of “Fears” that their children may face.
Parents may use this prayer guide in any way that fits their family and time. It is broken down into 7 sections based on the breakdown of the “Lord’s Prayer” passage. They may consider using this guide over a 7-week period, with each week being a week of considering and praying over the specific parts of prayer described.
Another great option would be for parents to use this guide as part of a vacation or spiritual retreat away as a family, spending 7 days considering each of the 7 parts.