FAMILY GROWTH PATHWAY
Below you will find some steps and resources to help develop faith in your family:
Kids and Families are an important part of The Journey. As part of Child Dedication, we have set up a process to support parents. We have two special sessions for parents & two events for dedications each year. Get more details on our Child Dedication brochure.
TALK TO YOUR KIDS ABOUT GOD CONSISTENTLY
It's important to communicate and celebrate what is most important so your kids can know and grow. The Journey Kids Parent Resources like the Parent Cue App and Take Home Sheets are designed to help you talk to your kids about God.
READ THE BIBLE & PRAY TOGETHER
Have a set time to do this as a family. Even if its meal time, bed time or drive time. Check out the Bible App & the Bible App for Kids. A great place for teen to start is by engaging with the daily Bible verse. There's also reading plans for kids, teens, families, on parenting and more. We also have Kids Bibles for sale at church at the Kids Check-in booth.
GIVE YOUR KIDS OPPORTUNITIES TO TAKE NEXT STEPS
As you are taking steps with God, share them and do them as a family or even make it a family challenge. Everyone in your family can invite someone, serve on a network team, talk to God or learn something new at church.
DEVELOP A FAMILY VISION
What are the most imporant things you want to develop in your kids and family.
Here's a series and a worksheet to help you develop your family vision.
JOURNEY KIDS RESOURCES
Journey Kids is focused on partnering with families to help kids take first and next steps in their relationships with Jesus and each other. Our curriculum is based on a simple idea referred to as “being orange”. The idea is to combine YELLOW (the light of God) with RED (the love of the family) to create the combined influence of ORANGE in the lives of our kids. Two combined influences tend to create a greater impact than two influences alone. We want to provide fun and instruction on Sunday mornings, but also resources for parents to use at home. Check out the Parent Resources here.
BOOKS & SERIES
Find a list of helpful books to develop your family here. You can also use the search tool on our Series page to review previous Sunday messages about kids and families.
WINNING AT HOME
Winning At Home encourages people at all ages and stages of family development. They offer a variety of resources designed to offer hope and renewal to individual lives. Check out their radio podcast, videos and their store for other great ideas and resources. They also offering counseling and help for marriages and families.
Winning at Home Wellness Center 300 S State St, Ste 13, Zeeland, MI 49464. ph: 888-wah-team.