Fighting For Our Families

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Parents. We are with you on this journey. Partnership is powerful. We will be updating this section monthly with content to help you lead your family.

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RESOURCES TO HELP YOU CONNECT WITH AND LEAD YOUR FAMILY

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Hey Parents!

We want you to know that we see you! Parenting is hard work. Whether you are currently raising littles or walking through the teenage years, the responsibility of raising kids can feel overwhelming. That’s why we’ve planned a night that’s just for YOU! This will be a time to be filled back up with building relationships with other parents and getting equipped to raise your kids into a God honoring life. We are eliminating every barrier we can think of so you can be there: from dinner to childcare, we got it covered! All you have to do is register today.

We are fighting for our families. Let’s do this together!

Resources To Help You Connect With And Lead Your Family

Missed the latest Parent Night?

Watch the message from GenZ Expert, Dr. Tanita Maddox, where she equips us with four questions on connecting with your children.

Dr. Tanita Maddox Resources

Check out Dr. Tanita Maddox’s talk “Intro To Gen Z Apologetics” or pick up her book “Ever-Changing Culture Never-Changing God” by clicking the link below.

Messages We Love About Parenting.

Here's a few messages from our friend Pastor Andy Stanley about parenting that we thought would be great to share with you.

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The Race Set Before Me: A Daily Practice for Parents from Hebrews 12

"In a season of "busy", here is a practical way to use scripture as a way to seek the Lord and focus your day as a parent."

Some Helpful Technology Resources

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Here are a few resources to consider if you are looking for things to help create boundaries and accountability with Technology. With the world at their fingertips let's help our kids Guard their hearts and their minds. 

  1. https://cellphonepermit.com - Cell Phone Permit is here to demonstrate healthy digital citizenship which promotes anti-addictive behavior, understanding of helpful vs harmful online practice, and adherence to high standards when conducting yourself on mobile devices. This is an 8 hour interactive comprehensive course that teaches students how to navigate the challenges and opportunities of having a cell phone.

  2. https://canopy.us - Canopy’s app for families blocks pornography, deters sexting, tracks location, and more.

  3. https://www.bark.us - Bark’s affordable, award-winning dashboard proactively monitors text messages, YouTube, emails, and 30+ different social networks for potential safety concerns, so busy parents can save time and gain peace of mind.

How to Host a Weekly Family Meeting (And Why You Should Start!)

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At Champions Centre, our #1 priority is to help you Move Life Forward in every area of your life. This includes family! The Bible says in Proverbs 22:6; “Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” We believe there is no better training ground for raising up mighty men and women of God than the home and we want you, parent, to be fully equipped with the tools you need to train them up well.

One of the best ways to train up your children is to start by laying a foundation of trust and connection with them. Let’s face it: your kids are going to go through, or maybe already have gone through, some tough situations as they grow up, and you want to be someone they trust to come to and confide in. That doesn’t come without intentional effort, though, which is why we want to introduce the concept of Family Meetings to you and give you some tools to help you start your own family meetings!

The goal of the family meeting is to intentionally create a space where you have the ability to lead and connect with your family on a weekly basis. Family meetings can look however you want them to look, and they can change weekly, too. The only real requirement is that you meet as a family every week - preferably on the same day and time each week as well.

Some questions to ask as you plan your family meeting:

What day and time work best for our family?
Commit to a day and time and stick to it - nothing else interferes with this space in your week.

What is the purpose/goal of this meeting?
To have fun? To hash some things out? To grow together? Practice faith? The purpose can change depending on the needs of your family each week.

How will the meeting flow?
Come up with an idea of how your family meeting will flow.

For example:

  • Share purpose/goal of meeting 
  • Highs/lows of the week for each person
  • Share calendars/get on same page for the week
  • Do shared activity together
  • End in prayer for each other's needs

The family meeting really can be whatever you want it to be. You have freedom to make it unique to your family. The important part is that you are meeting weekly to create this intentional space of connection with one another. 

Here are some ideas of what your family meetings could look like:

FUN
Game night, cook a meal together, bake, quick trip to get ice cream, movie night, let your kids choose the game or movie, invite some of your kids friends over and their families, serve in the community together.

GET ON THE SAME PAGE
Calendar for the family--school, practices, events, house rules, house projects, working late? Chores for the week? 

ADDRESS CONCERNS
Conflict resolution between family members, bad attitudes, contributing to/serving the family, chores, personal care and self-respect in appearance, manners, violating house rules, friend choices, phones, check in on school etc.

PRACTICE FAITH
Do a devotional together, worship together, spiritual disciplines, watch the Church Kids show and discuss with kids what they learned and why it matters as a believer, Questions you could ask -how did you see God at work in your life this week? Who did you bless and encourage this week? Who is someone in your life you can be a light to this week? Share what God is doing in your life as their parent, include your kids in what you are praying for and walking through. Teach prayer outline - P.R.A.Y - Praise God, Repent, Ask him for help, Yield--be quiet and listen for him to speak.

DEVELOP CHARACTER
Identify areas of character you want to develop for your kids. Character development refers to the development of conscience, moral concepts, religious values, and social attitudes in the child.

(Examples: Teach kids how to have a conversation with an adult & practice it, develop public speaking skills by having kids offer a presentation on a topic (maybe a scripture, or something they have questions about) Use game time to teach how to be a gracious loser by congratulating a winner and being a humble winner by thanking the loser for being a worthy opponent. Do an activity as a family. Build something, problem solve something, work hard at something. Talk about working hard, perseverance, not giving up etc.)

ASK YOUR KID(S)
How can I be a better parent to you this week? Humility speaks loud and if we are going to see humility in our kids it must be modeled.

It’s never too early or too late to start this practice of weekly family meetings. Just start! Make the time. Connection with your kids will always be worth it, and we pray this is another tool in your toolbox to help you fight for your family and move your life forward.

 

Still stuck on what to do in your family meeting? Here are a few resources that can help you as you start planning!

100 Kids Activities To Build Character - Moments A Day

Teaching Character to Your Kids - Focus on the Family

Character Building Series - Meaningfulmama.com

 
 

Kingdom Race Theology

Pastor Kevin & Pastor Lonnie Keene have a conversation about Kingdom Race Theology.

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Active Christianity

Full of videos, blogs and content that will help you find a biblical perspective on issues, culture, and more.

Book - The Art of Parenting: Aiming Your Child's Heart toward God

In The Art of Parenting, Dennis and Barbara will help you to experience God's truth and apply his Word in your family by focusing your attention on four crucial elements in your children's lives:

1. Identity--understanding who they are in Christ
2. Character--learning to live wisely and honorably
3. Relationships--fostering godly connections with others
4. Mission--understanding why they are here

When you apply biblical truths in these four areas, you can feel confident your children will have a foundation they can build upon for the rest of their lives.


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Book - Emotional Purity (Includes Study Questions): An Affair of the Heart

 

Have you ever given your heart to someone who didn't love you back?

Do you feel like you've experienced heartache over and over again?

If you are emotionally attached to someone, it's easy to cross the line and become emotionally intimate. Then if the relationship doesn't work out, you're left with scars on your heart.

The church teaches us the importance of physical purity; but it teaches little about emotional purity. Christian singles often wear their hearts on their sleeves, which can lead to intense, emotionally intimate, male-female "friendships" with no commitment to pursuing marriage. People may have had several of these "friendships" and still consider themselves pure, but in reality they have given away pieces of their hearts that should be reserved for their future spouses. Emotional Purity will show you how to define and set boundaries in your relationships to avoid making the same mistakes. Learn how to guard your heart and keep it emotionally pure.

Using fictional and real-life examples along with sound biblical advice, author Heather Arnel Paulsen outlines the pitfalls of undefined relationships and presents guidelines for living an emotionally pure life.

Other Great Resources

PragerU

This site has resources for kids, young professionals, and parents. More of a political site but helpful resources that promote strong values.


Center For Biblical Unity

A great account for awareness, what the Historic Christian perspective is on that issue / what the Bible says and what we can do in response to fight for our families.