Parent Resources

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Journey Students believes that it is the parent's primary role to disciple their children. We desire to come alongside and help them to do this. Every aspect of our student ministry wants to help resource, train and/or involve parents.

DISCIPLE6 – STUDYieS ON TOPICS WE WILL BE COVERING THIS YEAR

Want to go a little deeper into the topics and truths we will be learning about this year in Journey Students? Disciple6 has a number of lessons that will go along with our topics. They can be studied on an individual basis or as a family. 

HELPFUL RESOURCES

We'd like to equip you as a parent with tools that will help you in raising your child in a way that will ignite him/her to pursue God together. Below you'll find links that we've found helpful.

Plugged In Online // Plugged In is a Focus on the Family publication designed to help equip parents, youth leaders, ministers and teens with the essential tools that will enable them to understand, navigate and impact the culture in which they live. Entertainment is a potent influence on our culture for both good and evil. Through their reviews and discussions of entertainment, they hope to spark intellectual thought, family discussion and spiritual growth.

Covenant Eyes // Covenant Eyes monitors Internet use and reports to your accountability partners (at no charge to them). Objectionable sites score high and are presented in an easy-to-read report, either by e-mail or at their member center. Parents can also use this tool to monitor their children's use of the Internet. Men, women, churches and businesses can use it to provide discipline and training in responsible use of the Internet.

Center for Parent/Youth Understanding // The Center for Parent/Youth Understanding is a nonprofit organization committed to building strong families by serving to bridge the cultural-generational gap between parents and teenagers. At a time when an already confusing youth culture is changing quickly, CPYU helps parents, youth workers, educators and others understand teenagers and their culture so that they will be better equipped to help children and teens navigate the challenging world of adolescence.

Focus on the Family // Family.org is the official site of Focus on the Family, the organization founded by Dr. James Dobson, which is dedicated to helping preserve traditional values and the institution of the family. It contains a wealth of resources in such areas as family ministry, college student ministry, community impact, business, government and public policy and various other topics.

www.inquest.org // Inquest is a ministry designed to help parents, youth pastors, and students live their lives for God. On this website you may order devotionals and discipleship material for your children.

Big Truths for Young Hearts // Big Truths for Young Hearts is a great book by Bruce A. Ware that helps teach the "big" truths about God in a simple way. The book came about when Dr. Ware would teach his young girls about the greatness of God before bedtime. You can order this book at Amazon. 

ApParent Privilege // ApParent Privilege is a book by Chris Graves and Steve Wright that helps parents see how God has designed them to be the primary influencers in their child's life. This book is filled with great resources, research, and practical steps to help parents. This book can be purchased online at Amazon.com or Inquest.org  

For Instruction in Righteousness // A Topical Reference Guide for Biblical Child-Training by Pam Forster 

"Don't Make Me Count to Three!" // A Mom's Look at Heart-Oriented Discipline by Ginger Plowman 

Shepherding a Child's Heart // by Tedd Tripp 

Girl Talk // Mother-Daughter Conversations on Biblical Womanhood by Carolyn Mahaney & Nicole Mahaney Whitacre 

Wise Words for Moms // by Ginger Plowman 

The Jesus Storybook Bible // Every Story Whispers His Name by Sally Lloyd-Jones