PARENT RESOURCES

You are the primary shaper and mover in your child’s life and we want to partner with you as you parent and disciple your child. As a first step, here are some resources that cover child development, catechism, and Bibles that our team recommends to help equip you in this journey.

This list includes links for you to order these resources online, however we also have many of these resources available for purchase at our Parent Resource Center in the Deer Creek Kids Area.

Child Development/Parenting:

  • Don’t Miss It: Reminds parents that phases are not just periods of time to be survived, but opportunities to be maximized. It gives parents a simple strategy for parenting every week like it counts. It can help you reprioritize your time with your kids; it may even change how you see your kids and yourself. (And because parents are busy, it's designed to take an hour or less to read.)

  • Phase Guides: You have approximately 936 weeks from the time your child is born until he or she graduates from high school. Phase Guides are an 18-part series of concise and interactive journal-style books that simplify what parents need to know about each phase of a kid’s life and gives you the opportunity to discover more about your children—so you can make the most of every phase.

  • Are My Kids On Track: Helps you identify and measure 12 key emotional, social, and spiritual milestones in your children's lives. Moreover, you will discover practical ways to guide your kids through any stumbling blocks they might encounter and help them reach the appropriate landmarks. Along the way the authors pinpoint the different ways boys and girls develop, so you can help your child flourish in his or her own way.

  • Parent Cue App: This app is directly tied to the lessons your children are learning each Sunday and gives you prompts for how to incorporate these Biblical truths during drive time, meal time, bath time, and the like. This isn’t something else to add to your busy life, but a way to incorporate what your kiddos are learning into your life now.

Catechism:

  • New City Catechism: Throughout the history of the church, Christians have used catechisms—collections of questions and answers designed for memorization and recitation—to teach others the core doctrines of the faith. The New City Catechism is a modern-day resource aimed at reintroducing this ancient method of teaching to Christians today. This short book lays out 52 questions and answers related to God, human nature, sin, Christ, the Holy Spirit, and more.

    • The New City Catechism is even published in different forms, including the kids version, the devotional version, or download the free app to your phone which has both the devotional version and the kids version which includes songs that help kids learn each question and answer.

Bibles:

  • Jesus Storybook Bible: This is a great Bible that not only helps your children, but you as well; see the thread of Jesus throughout the Big Story of Scripture.

  • Adventure Bible for Early Readers (NIrV): Takes you on a fun, exciting journey through God’s Word. Along the way you’ll meet all types of people, see all sorts of places, and learn all kinds of things about the Bible. Most importantly, you’ll grow closer in your relationship with God. (Great for Early Elementary Students)

  • Kids’ Devotional Bible (NIrV): Complete with a year’s worth of devotions, and will help children develop a habit they’ll want to keep. Engaging weekday devotions, fun weekend activities, interesting illustrations, and a dictionary make this a Bible they’ll want to read and apply to their lives. (Great for Preteens)