Research shows that as a parent, the average amount of weekly time you spend with your children is 20-30 times more than any pastor or ministry volunteer. It has been shown to be abundantly clear through studies that even when students are plugged into healthy church ministries, parents still have the largest impact on the spiritual development of their children.
Even when students are plugged into healthy church ministries, parents still have the largest impact on the spiritual development of their children.
What all of this means is that parents are the most effective "youth pastors" for their children. At Woodlawn, we firmly believe that part of our responsibility is walking alongside parents so that they can equip themselves with the necessary tools to be able to nurture the spiritual growth of their students.
The best part is that you don't need a Bible degree to have meaningful conversations with your children about God and the Bible. While we want to equip you with ways to inform and prepare yourself for these conversations, we believe that if you are faithfully following God that you already have the most indispensable resource: the Holy Spirit.
You don't need a Bible degree to have meaningful conversations with your children about God and the Bible.
Therefore, we pray that as you navigate these resources that the Spirit would lead you with boldness and humility to start having meaningful spiritual conversations with your children TODAY!
The Bible Project is a Christian group whose goal is to help reveal the truths of Scripture in thought-provoking ways.
In addition to their informative podcasts, their website has a collection of videos that dive into understanding individual books as well as overarching themes found in Scripture.
They also have free online classes for anyone interested in taking their Biblical studies to another level.
RightNow Media has been described as "a Netflix for Christian Bible Studies." With over 20,000 video studies for all ages to choose from, there's sure to be something that will enhance your spiritual life or the spiritual life of your family.
The best part is that it is free to our church family! Click on the underlined "right now media" above to be taken to a page where you can create an account and begin using these resources today.
If you're looking for your next "family night" series to watch, look no further than The Chosen. This is a television series that takes a serious look into the life of Christ. This would be a great starting point for high-school-age-kids who are interested in knowing more about Jesus.
The website also offers studies that are suitable for small groups or families.
Please note: this show is probably too intense for children.
This website is a source for Christian Apologetics. There are videos, podcasts, and writings that can help wrestling believers (you and your teens!) reconcile doubts with what the Bible and Christianity present as truth.