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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SUMMER IS HERE!

We’ve kicked off our “Summer in the Psalms” series and we want your family to dive into Psalms together! Each week you can find a new family devotional plan here for your family to enjoy. It’s so simple and is a practical tool to spiritually lead your home. Have fun getting in the Bible together!

Speaking of Summer. . .

We have a jam packed summer full of fun & purpose that we want your family to be a part of. Mark your calendars and don’t miss a beat!

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Team Church Kids Conference

ATTENTION TEAM CHURCH KIDS!

Team Favor Force has a special mission that's just for kids! Our assignment is to locate Superhero Good Finders to uncover God's Truth. Prepare yourself for onsite water parks, squad wars, and more superhero fun! Side effects may include finding new friends and discovering God purpose in your heart. Are you up for the challenge?

REPORT FOR DUTY
At Team Church Conference
Champions Centre Tacoma, WA
August 1–3

See you at Church Kids Headquarters!

Note to the authorities of the small humans: childcare options are available for ages 0–2. To register, click the button below!

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Team Church Conference Youth Track

August 1–3

Ages 12–18

Team Church believes in the youth of this generation. This year's Youth Track schedule runs parallel to the Adult Conference. The days consist of sessions with amazing speakers, workshops, Q&A, small group time, worship, leadership development, time to hang with friends and so much more! We are building youth that build the Church. Bring your core, student leaders, and those that are passionate about seeing God's house move forward.
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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.

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Messages We Love About Parenting.

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

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Prepping Your Kids for Pride Month

Here is a great article that can start some Kingdom conversation around sexuality with your student.

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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.

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Book - Boundaries With Teens

With wisdom and empathy, Dr. Townsend applies biblically based principles for the challenging task of guiding your children through the teen years. Using the same principles he used to successfully raise two teens, he shows you how to:

  • Deal with disrespectful attitudes and impossible behavior in your teen
  • Set healthy limits and realistic consequences
  • Be loving and caring while establishing rules
  • Determine specific strategies to deal with problems both big and small
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Book - Boundaries With Kids

With wisdom and empathy, they take you through the ins and outs of instilling the kind of character in your children that will help them lead balanced, productive, and fulfilling adult lives. Learn how to:

  • Set limits and still be a loving parent
  • Bring control to an out-of-control family life
  • Apply the ten laws of boundaries to parenting
  • Define appropriate boundaries and consequences for your kids
  • . . . and much more!
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Awareness Of Laws & Bills - Get Involved

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

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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.

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