PARENT RESOURCES

GS Family Ministry is excited to partner with you as you help lead your children into their living relationship with Jesus Christ. Beyond our weekly programming, here are some tools and resources to help you along the way. 

Good Shepherd is offering a 6 week Parenting Through the Phases class for new parents of kids up to 3 years old. The class is designed to teach how to create healthy home rhythms and guide them through the phases of childhood.

Raising kids is a difficult challenge and it requires a plan—without a plan, parents often default to what we call “Quick-Fix Parenting.” Let’s be honest: it’s just a lot easier to try to solve the immediate problems rather than deal with the deeper and more important issues (that’s what “Quick-Fix” parents do). Surviving each day is much easier than taking the time and energy to consider how your current parenting actions are impacting a child’s future. Unfortunately, quick and easy isn’t the same as good and effective. To be an exceptional parent, you need to be an intentional parent. 

 

Good Shepherd is offering a 6 week Intentional Parenting class to parents of elementary aged children and teens. There is a $10 per person cost for the workbook and class materials. Classes begin 9/15 at the Moss Campus from 5-7 PM.

PARENT CUE EMAILS

Parent Cues are weekly emails that include activities, Bible verses, questions and short devotions to help reinforce the Bible lesson from Sunday. These are designed to help parents engage with their kids throughout the week. 

PARENTS GUIDE TO CELL PHONES

Phones aren't just "phones" anymore. They function as mini-computers and give your teen access to tons of information. Giving your teenager a cell phone is actually a life skill that helps prepare them for adulthood.

CONVERSATION GUIDE & RESOURCES FOR DATING

At some point, you'll need to have a conversation with your teen about dating (followed by many more conversations). We want to help you get started by giving you some words to say and words not to say.

FAMILY DINNER TABLE GAMES