Family Resources / Worshipers & Citizens Week Six

Feb 11, 2018



  1. ARTICLE: Stay At Home Mom And Career Mom: You Were Made For Something Greater (Jasmine Holmes)
  2. VIDEO: Vanishing American Adult (Ben Sasse) - How is our modern American culture challenging raising our families and contributing to perpetual adolescence.
  3. BOOK: Tech-Wise Family (Andy Crouch) - Most of us would admit that we’re not using technology and our devices in ways that support our family goals. Our pastors highly recommend this book to every family in our church who wants to be challenged for a better vision of pursuing wisdom and courage together as a family. Here is an interview with Andy Crouch over this topic.
  4. BOOK: Raising Kids for True Greatness: Redefine Success for You and Your Child (Tim Kimmel)


  1. VIDEO: 5 Questions to Ask Your Children (Paul David Tripp)
  2. VIDEO: Getting to the Heart of Parenting Q & A (Paul David Tripp)
  3. VIDEO: How to Raise an Alien Child (Jen Wilkin) - What does it look like to raise children in our complex world?
  4. ARTICLE: Fathering a Boy’s Heart (Stephen James)
  5. ARTICLE: Why Daughters Need Their Dads (Meg Meeker)
  6. BOOK: Shepherding a Child’s Heart (Tedd Tripp) - This is a staple that we recommend to all new parents in our church as they consider what it will look like practically to raise children who love Jesus and not simply modify their behaviour.
  7. BOOK: Don’t Make Me Count to Three (Ginger Plowman) - Practical guide to grace based discipline.
  8. BOOK: Parenting: 14 Gospel Principles That Can Radically Change Your Family (Paul David Tripp)
  9. BOOK: Missional Motherhood and Treasuring Christ When Your Hands Are Full (Gloria Furman)
  10. BOOK: Give them Grace (Elyse M. Fitzpatrick/Jessica Thompson)
  11. BOOK: Age of Opportunity: A Biblical Guide to Parenting Teens (Paul David Tripp)


  1. BOOK: Family Worship (Donald Whitney)
  2. BOOK: New City Catechism (Kathy Keller) - An easy way to daily rehearse together the foundations of Christianity with 52 questions and answers.
  3. APP: New City Catechism (Kathy Keller)


Each week we will have a round table discussion to expand on our conversation from Sunday's sermon. Listen here


  1. How would you describe the climate in your family growing up? What qualities or strengths have you seen in families that appeal to you and you want to replicate? Conversely, are there images of what it means to be a family that have built trepidation or disdain in your perspective?
  2. A study by Gallup found that in 2014 only 16 percent of 18-29 year olds were married.. How do you interpret this? What does this say positively and/or negatively about the value of families in our culture?
  3. How do you think our culture has shaped your perspective on having children and raising a family?
  4. How have the wounds you experienced from your family of origin shaped your confidence in raising a family? What are you fearful of passing down to your children?
  5. What is the role of a father in the home? What is the role of a mother in the home?
    Parents: Where do you need to increase intentionality for your family? Where do you need to decrease the validation you’re seeking in your family?
  6. The Bible tells us not to exasperate our children by coming down hard on them, but instead to discipline them to trust and obey Jesus. What are socially acceptable ways you have struggled with this?
  7. Consider what unspoken rules may exist in your family. How would your child complete this sentence? “What Dad and Mom want from me is…” How does the Gospel influence how we shape and discipline our children?
  8. How does Jesus’ invitation to join his spiritual family inform how we relate to our biological family?
  9. Within your circle of relationships… Singles: How can you bless and support families? Families: How can you bless and welcome singles into your family (beyond babysitting!)?


To listen to the sermon, click here

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