Parents

Parents, there is no higher calling than shaping and molding a child whom God has uniquely made you accountable for. Just like every other person, they are made in the image of God and God has given you the task of raising them up to fear and follow the Lord. Here at Oakwood we are serious about coming alongside you, as you fulfill this God-given mandate. This page will be a landing spot for you as you look for resources, equipping and events that will help you in this adventure called parenting.


Family Discipleship Resources

 

Be sure to like the Oakwood Kids Facebook page, where we will have weekly posts to encourage you to intentionally engage your family this holiday. We invite you to share how God is using this tool in your home.

Oakwood Kids Facebook Page
 
 

 

Axis Technology Resources

Oakwood has now partnered with Axis to help equip you to disciple your children when it comes to technology.

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Parent Guides

Talking about issues like smartphones, eating disorders, Snapchat, video games, and sexting with children and teens can be scary and complicated. But it doesn’t have to be! We created these downloadable PDFs to help you understand the things your teens face, how to have conversations about them, and how to biblically disciple your teens into lifelong faith through it all. Click on the image below.

 

Is My Child Ready For Baptism?

Do you think your child is ready for the next step in their faith journey? Use this resource with your family to guide you through this special milestone in your child's life.

 

Pastor Picks

The Oakwood Kids staff each recommend a great resource your family can use to grow in your faith at home!

This book serves as a quiet time companion for preteens. On the first day of each week there is a prompt and a place to record prayers and a verse to memorize. For the remainder of the week there is a small portion of Scripture (eventually giving the reader an overview of all the Bible) to read and one question to answer. On the final day, Sunday, there is simply a summary thought and then prompts to help the child follow along with the sermon at church with some basic questions. This is realistic for a child to do and at the same time will teach them how to develop their daily time with God.

Foundations for Kids is a 260-day Bible reading plan for kids. Each week includes 5 days of reading and while it doesn’t cover every single verse of the Bible, it covers the most important pieces of Scripture to help kids understand the big story of the Bible. This is a great tool to help kids how to learn how to study the Bible on their own. Older kids can take it and run with it on their own, younger kids might need help and guidance from parents first before they complete this journey on their own. Who doesn’t want their children to be confident in how the study Scripture? Foundation for Kids will help equip them with the tools they need to highlight, explain, reply and respond to God’s Word.

If you want your preschoolers to connect their daily lives to Biblical principles in language they will understand, then this is the book for you! These devotions are short and sweet and the perfect length for the young child. Easy to read, understand and a great way to get your child interacting with Scripture daily. What a great way to end the evening with your preschooler, a great devotional and prayer time!

The Laugh and Learn Bible for Kids is a storybook Bible that the entire family can enjoy together. The book itself is written in 52 Bible stories which is a great way to create a weekly time to read one five-minute story each week. Following each story is a family connection page so the family can ask questions, go a little deeper, and pray together at the end of every story. As our church family is reading the Bible together this year, this is the perfect tool to guide your family through the story of Scripture together at home.

 

Family Audio Series

Go on an audio adventure that the whole family will enjoy!  

This audio series shares 15 short stories about Jesus’ final days on Earth, followed by discussion questions to lead your family further.  

The people of Dewberry despise the Pie-Slinger Outlaws. However, one brave little boy does his part to share the true meaning of Christmas to even the most despicable of folks.

 

This is a story where a group of rebels who are banished by their king. But hope is coming! Ultimately this work of fiction points us to the greatest story every told.

A four part tale about a bear named Frank who learns the true meaning of Christmas.

 

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