The Big God Story by Michelle Anthony
Every home should have this book, and every parent should read
it often to their children!
The BIG GOD STORY is a framework that presents the narrative of the Bible in a way kids can get. It will remind them of stories they have already heard and prompt them to ask questions about stories which are referenced that they might not fully know. It is the perfect way to get kids interested in and excited about the Bible. Most importantly though, this book keeps the main thing the main thing. This is a book about God. It's about God's plan and God's work and God's grace, and those themes are presented throughout THE BIG GOD STORY.
Spiritual Parenting by Michelle Anthony
In Spiritual Parenting, parents learn
to create environments in the home
God can use to work in your child's
life. It’s a biblical, innovative, and
fresh approach to parenting, one
that’s long overdue.
It’s hard enough to train kids to behave, but good behavior isn’t what Jesus calls for in the Bible. He wants hearts and souls that are shaped in vibrant faith and love toward God and others. How can parents cultivate this in their children? In Spiritual Parenting, Dr. Michelle Anthony shares practical examples and biblical insight on the spiritual role of parenting.
Spiritual Parenting introduces the simple, but revolutionary concept that parents are, by the power of God’s Spirit, to obey and depend on God in order to create an environment God can use to beckon their children to Him.
Parenting Beyond Your Capacity
Leading Your Child To Christ
There is no greater responsibility or joy than leading your child to a personal relationship with Jesus. If you are a little uncertain if your child is ready, or the steps to take, CLICK HERE (check your computer's download folder once link is clicked) to download a valuable resource from Heritage Builders.
Got A Smart Phone? Be A Smart Parent!
_If you have an iPhone or Android? Download the HOMEFRONT APP! Connect easily to the HOMEFRONT MONTHLY MAGAZINE right on your smart phone! Guess that makes you a really smart parent!
Support for Parents!
Each week in Harvester Kidz we send home a fantastic resource called "HOME-FRONT WEEKLY". HomeFront Weekly cards are designed to help parents make being in God’s Word, together as a family, a priority in their homes. Each week, parents have the opportunity to read God’s Word with their children in a fun setting and the passage they read together will allow them to prepare for the upcoming weekend experience at church. Kids get to hear a specific part of The Big God Story from their parents first! How cool is that?
HOMEFRONT MONTHLY MAGAZINE is a resource that can be downloaded or viewed online and provides opportunities for families to come together and experience storytelling, God’s Word, new family traditions, fun games, recipes, family blessings, prayer, and more. HomeFront weekly is designed to equip parents and help families be in God’s Word together. CLICK HERE to view HOMEFRONT MONTHLY!
Once your child has decided to follow Christ, the next step is to follow this decision through believer's baptism. Before a child is baptized, it is important for them to understand the significance and symbolism of baptism. Please click on the link below to learn more. Baptism at First Baptist Church Harvester.
When you believe your child is ready for baptism, please email Kimberly Gingrich or call the church office to schedule an appointment to discuss your child's decision.
What Bible Should I Purchase For My Child?
Harvester Kidz uses the NIV & NIRV translations. We encourage parents to find a translation your child can read and understand. There are many wonderful bibles available and are packaged with kids in mind. There are Bibles with colorful pages, extra background information, and others with tips on how to study God's word. If your child enjoys more illustrations than words, we suggest the "ACTION BIBLE". The Action Bible is God's word put together in a comic book format. It makes a great companion to their regular Bible and encourages them to dig deeper into God's word.