Family

RESOURCES FOR PARENTS

The Heights Baptist Church is committed to equipping parents with practical and relevant tools to help raise Godly kids of all ages.

PRESCHOOL (Pam Nicholson, Minister to Preschool)

  • The Three Big Questions for a Frantic Family: A leadership fable about restoring sanity to the most important organization in your life by Patrick Lencioni
  • The Pregnancy Book by Sears & Sears
  • The Baby Book by Sears & Sears
  • The Successful Child by Sears & Sears
  • The Discipline Book by Sears & Sears

Mobile App

Parent Cue $1.99 (Apple App Store and Android Market)
This Parent Cue App provides you with simple CUES throughout the week that remind you to pause and make the most of everyday moments. Every month, Parent Cue will focus on one specific virtue, or life application, that coincides with what we are teaching each Sunday at The Heights. After downloading the app, simply select “Preschool” to access the resources.


CHILDREN (Rhonda Brittain, Minister to Children)

  • www.focusonthefamily.com
  • 5 Conversations You Must Have With Your Daughter by Vicki Courtney
  • Cracking the Parenting Code by Laura Lee Heinsohn
  • The Strong Willed Child by James Dobson
  • Making Your Kids Mind Without Losing Yours by Kevin Leman
  • Bringing Up Boys by James Dobson
  • How To Have A New Kid By Friday by Kevin Leman

Mobile App

Parent Cue $1.99 (Apple App Store and Android Market)
This Parent Cue App provides you with simple CUES throughout the week that remind you to pause and make the most of everyday moments. Every month, Parent Cue will focus on one specific virtue, or life application, that coincides with what we are teaching each Sunday at The Heights. After downloading the app, simply select “Elementary” to access the resources.


STUDENTS (Bo Behenna, Minister to Students)

  • www.cpyu.org (The Center for Parent/Youth Understanding)
  • www.relevantmagazine.com
  • Hurt: Inside The World Of Today’s Teenagers by Chap Clark
  • Youth Culture 101 by Walt Mueller
  • The Space Between by Walt Mueller
  • Age Of Opportunity: A Biblical Guide to Parenting Teens by Paul Tripp
  • A Parent’s Guide To Helping Teenagers In Crisis by Rich Van Pelt
  • Dad’s Words Of Wisdom by David Horner

We interviewed a panel of high school and college students to ask them about what their parents did that seemed to “work” (we defined “work” as getting that student to be a passionate Christ-follower). To view a video of this panel discussion, click here.

Mobile App

The Heights Student Ministry (Apple App Store and Android Market)
The Heights Student Ministry app gives you the ability to stay updated with upcoming gatherings, share our newest videos, and have access to all social media with the tap of your finger. You will also be able to gather contact information for all THSM staff and daily Infuse readings. Don’t wonder what The Heights Student Ministry is doing. KNOW! Our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts will stream to one place giving you clearer insight into what is happening.


Prayer

Blessing our children is part of rich Biblical heritage. In the Old Testament, fathers regularly pronounced blessing on their children. In Genesis 49:1-28, Jacob blesses each of his sons. In Numbers 6:22-27, Moses blessed the people of Israel. So during this next week, we want to encourage you to use the following acrostic to pray blessings over your children. Each day there will be scriptural references that you may use to guide your prayers for your child. Then, a final prayer will be for your child’s salvation and for the salvation of generations to come in your lineage.

Sunday
Pray Luke 2:52 over your children. It might look like this: Today as I pray for my children, I ask that they would grow as Jesus did in wisdom, in stature, and in favor with God and man. May You, oh Lord, increase their desire to know you more, drawing them into an eternal relationship with you, Lord.

Monday: B – Body
Pray today for your child to be healthy, strong and confident. Ask that God keep them physically safe and to guard them from the evil one. James 5:14-16, John 17:15, 1 Corinthians 10:13, Ephesians 2:10, Psalm 51:10

Tuesday: L – Labor
Pray today that whatever your children work at, they do so for God’s glory and not the praise of man. Pray that your children will develop a servant’s heart. Colossians 3:23, Ephesians 6:7

Wednesday: E – Emotional
Pray that your child will be self controlled. Pray that they will be strong and courageous in their actions. Pray that they might choose virtues of love, honesty and integrity. Psalm 25:21, Galatians 5:22-25, 1 Thessalonians 5:6, James 1:5, Deuteronomy 31:6.

Thursday: S – Social
Pray that God will provide your child with friendships that are supportive to them and truthful. Ask that the friendships will be one where iron sharpens iron, and that they draw close to God together. Pray that in your child’s friendships, your child will be a light that helps to draw others to Christ. 1 Thessalonians 5:15, Ecclesiastes 4:9-12, Matthew 5:13-16, 2 Corinthians 2:15-17, 1 Peter 2:17

Friday: S – Spiritual
Pray that your child would be filled with a passion to follow after God, and to hunger to know His Word. As they come to faith, they would be directed by the Holy Spirit. Psalm 19:10, Psalm 63:8, 2 Peter 3:18, Luke 17:5-6

Saturday
Pray that your children would be drawn into a forever relationship with Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. Psalm 27, John 3:16, 2 Timothy 2:10, John 10:27-29, James 4:8, 2 Peter 3:18, Proverbs 3:3-6, Ephesians 3:3-14