At home preparation for:

The Bay

November 4th and 11th

November 18th- 25th

The Tidepool

November 4th

November 11th

November 18th

November 25th

The Surf

November 4th

November 11th

November 18th

November 25th

 

 



How to use the HomeFront Resource:

The HomeFront Resources are a tool for you to help you lead your child spiritually.  Using these resources will help your child encounter the person of Jesus through Scripture and help your family connect with one another about what it means to follow Jesus.  We distribute the HomeFront Weekly flyers to you at the end of their time in Kids' Cove every week so that you have the opportunity to pre-teach the content for the coming Sunday's lesson, thereby helping your child be ready to receive and apply the truths to be taught the following Sunday.  The HomeFront monthly magazine is available for download or viewing online and provides more ideas to help your family create a rhythm of spending meaningful time together.

Ideas for using the HomeFront Weekly flyer:

  • read through the flyer on your own

  • find a time (at least once that week) to connect with your child using the Scripture passage, conversation prompts and activity ideas listed

  • write your child's remember verse on a card/chalkboard/window/mirror (dry erase markers are great for this!) where your child will see it regularly and can practice reciting it to you

  • have fun with the material -- your child will mirror your investment and excitement about this time together connecting about God

Ideas for using the HomeFront monthly magazine:

  • read through the articles on your own

  • plan a regular night (weekly or even monthly) to connect with your child using the suggested activities as a jumping off point

  • try some of the recipes, use the outreach ideas, and get into a groove of making space for fun times and spiritual conversation together

  • feel free to tweak the ideas... this resource is meant to inspire you!


For More Inspiration:

There are MANY wonderful resources out there to inspire you as you seek to lead your children to know and love Jesus.  Here are some links to get you started:

 

Bibles:

The Jesus Storybook Bible

The Action Bible

The NET Bible

 

Websites:

A Holy Experience

Emerging Parents

Steady Mom

Christianity Today

National Center for Biblical Parenting

 

Web and Media Resources:

RightNow Media (Christian children's programming and adult Bible Study video site that requires a free subscription through North Harbor... contact us for access)

Impress Kids (Scripture memory game site)

Seeds Family Worship (music)

Deliberate Kids (music)

Rabbit Room (collection of Christian literature and music)

Plugged In (movie reviews from a Christian perspective)

 

Books on Parenting:

The Biggest Job We'll Ever Have

Raising Great Kids

Your Family Journey

Spiritual Parenting

Sticky Faith

 

Books on Discipline:

1,2,3 Magic

Parenting with Love and Logic

Say Goodbye to Whining, Complaining, and Bad Attitudes in You and Your Kids!

 

Books for Developing Your Own Spirituality:

With

Developing Intimacy With God

The Message Remix: Solo

Emotionally Healthy Spirituality

 

Books to Read With Older Children/Students:

C.S. Lewis' Space Trilogy and The Chronicles of Narnia

The Lord of the Rings Trilogy

The Little House on the Prairie Series

The Wingfeather Saga Series (Book 1, 2, 3, and 4)