Help For Hurting Families: When a Child is Diagnosed with a Disability or Illness

Withing your church, when a child is diagnosed with a disability or serious illness, here’s some ideas on how you can help that family… Read: Help For Hurting Families: A Big Diagnosis.

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I Am A Child of Divorce

During a Divorce
Children who are going through their parents’ divorce need practical steps for dealing with their circumstances and emotions. You can point them to Jesus as their ultimate source of hope and healing. Children of divorce need help understanding and identifying the intense emotions they’re feeling (many of which they’ve never felt before). Free resources such as the “My Feelings Workbook” (available at iamachildofdivorce.com) can also be printed and provided to the child.

 I Am A Child of Divorce.

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It Begins With You and Your Family

“What you accomplish for God beyond your home will never be greater than what you typically practice with God within your home. What have you done in the past seven days to disciple your own family?” – Dr Timothy Paul Jones

Parents, what is your “at home” discipleship plan? How do you spend time in the Word with your children? How do you pray with them and teach them how to pray? How do you model to them worshiping God alone, serving Him through helping others, connecting with your friends, neighbours and extended family, and sharing Jesus’ love with others? If you don’t have a plan, take some time tonight and come up with a plan…

Need some help? Ask a fellow Ross Roader for some ideas! Find a family with kids around the same age as yours and ask them how they disciple their children. Are you both at a loss? Find an older couple who has older kids, or a retired couple with grown children whom you’d love for your kids to grow up to be like! Ask them over for coffee and if they’d be willing to talk with you about parenting and family faith building.

My husband and I once invited a couple 10 years older than us to join us in such a discussion. Their teenage sons even joined in! It was an incredible learning experience. We were blessed to hear both from parents and teenagers what was effective in family discipleship.

Be intentional.

Look for mentors.

Make a plan.

Start your plan.

Begin to grow together as a family.

It begins with you and your family. And think of how your family line will be wonderfully impacted!

Psalm 103

17 But from everlasting to everlasting
    the Lord’s love is with those who fear him,
    and his righteousness with their children’s children—
18 with those who keep his covenant
    and remember to obey his precepts.

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Videos for Your Kids at Home: What’s in the Bible?

whatsintheBibleHey Parents,

As you know, our theme for the year in Kids Zone is “Come and See!” as we are inviting kids to be investigators in God’s Word in order to know Him better.

“What’s in the Bible?” is a perfect partner which you can utilize at home for free!

Simply go to: https://www.rightnow.org/Media/JustForKids/ and login with your Ross Road account! Search for ‘whats in the bible’ and you’ll find a library of fun lessons.

Buck Denver and his friends take your children through the WHOLE Bible. Perfect viewing for the entire family—laugh and learn together. In his project since VeggieTales, Phil Vischer has set out to teach kids (and parents!) the story of the Bible—God’s great rescue plan! We know the stories of Moses, Noah, David, and Jesus, but in this groundbreaking new series, we learn how they all fit together to tell one big, redemptive story. Vischer’s signature wit shines through with his all-new cast of characters, fast-paced flash animation, and catchy tunes. This is one journey through the Bible you won’t want to miss!

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Gr 1-5 Bible Memory for 2014-2015

This year in Grade 1-5, your child will be given a bookmark Bible Memory Verse to post up somewhere and work on at home with you!

Here’s what it looks like…

http://rossroadkids.wordpress.com/bible-memory-with-your-child/

You’ll see the list of verses which we will review throughout the Kids Zone year.

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Come and See! Join us for Kids Zone 2014-2015

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Our theme this year in Kids Zone is “Come and see!” We want to partner with you as parents in discipling your children to be investigators in God’s Word, to learn truth, and His plan for us!

John 1:35-39 NIV

35 The next day John was there again with two of his disciples. 36 When he saw Jesus passing by, he said, “Look, the Lamb of God!”

37 When the two disciples heard him say this, they followed Jesus. 38 Turning around, Jesus saw them following and asked, “What do you want?”

They said, “Rabbi” (which means “Teacher”), “where are you staying?”

39 “Come,” he replied, “and you will see.”

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One Habit that Radically Changes a Family (re-post from: A Holy Experience)

You never leave the table without chewing the Real Bread…

An excellent example of intentional faith at home building. Be inspired… One Habit that Radically Changes a Family.

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