by John Kwasny
God's Word teaches us that the home is to be the primary location of the discipleship of children. Parents are charged for teach the Scripture to the next generation, and calling upon their children to love God and embrace Jesus Christ as their Savior and Lord. Yet, the reality is that many parents find it a challenge to have meaningful substantive conversations about the gospel and what it means to follow Jesus.
Established in the Faith will help guide your conversations systematically so that you can help your child build a foundational knowledge of God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit, and the Church. It also includes prompts to help you share your own faith story. Each of the 12 Conversations are grounded in God's Word and will encourage your child to think deeply about what it means to be a follower of Christ.
by Robbie Fox Castleman
"Daddy, I'd like you to meet my children." That's Robbie Castleman's attitude about taking her children to church. She believes that Sunday morning isn't a success if she has only managed to keep the kids quiet. And she knows there's more to church for kids than trying out their new coloring books. Children are at church for the same reason as their parents: for the privilege of worshiping God. Worship, Castleman writes, is "the most important thing you can ever train your child to do." So with infectious passion, nitty-gritty advice and a touch of humor, she shows you how to help your children (from toddlers to teenagers) enter into worship. In this significantly revised and updated edition Castleman includes a new preface and two new appendices that provide new perspectives on children's sermon and intergenerational community. She also provides a study guide for personal reflection or group discussion. More than ever, Parenting in the Pew is essential reading for parents and worship leaders who want to help children make joyful noises unto the Lord.
by Paul David Tripp
This book by Paul David Tripp sets forth fourteen practical and gospel-centered principles that help parents view their role through the lens of God's grace, radically changing the way they think about every interaction with their children.
by Susan Hunt
From the snuggliest infant to the wisest old matriarch, our congregations make up God’s covenant family, and we are indeed Heirs of the Covenant. The covenant that began in Genesis and unfolds all the way through Revelation is God’s promise to Abraham: I will be your God, you will be my people, and I will dwell among you.
God’s covenant faithfulness is multigenerational and the promises, privileges, and obligations of the covenant are to be passed from generation to generation. Regardless of where you fit in this big family we call the church, you will be motivated by this practical plan to see how God’s covenant promise integrates into all of life: a biblical legacy of faith for all generations.