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Parent Resources

we will tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the Lord, his power, and the wonders he has done. Psalm 78:4

We believe that parents are the primary influence on their child’s faith and are committed to partnering with you through every age and stage. When the church and the family work together to raise the next generation, we are living out our God-given calling to pass on the faith.

 

Supporting Faith at Home

Parenting in the Age of Technology

Can Bringing Your Kids to Worship Help Faith “Stick”?

Parenting Encouragement & Intergenerational Community

Using Media for Christ & Keeping it Safe

Help Your Kids Want to Read the Bible

10 Extraordinary Ways Everyday Parenting Reflects the Cross

 

Parenting Groups

Moms Connect Small Group

1st Wednesdays, 7:00-9:00 pm in the 1st floor parlor

Feeling tethered to your elementary schoolers’ schedule? This may be overwhelming, but parents in this stage learn to make time for what matters. And parenting with a Christian worldview matters! Get the support and wisdom you need from women who get where you’re at, care about where you’re at and will pray for where you’re at. Small group discussion is facilitated based on renowned Christian parenting resources. No prep required – just get here and be welcomed by friends. For more information, contact Pam Sellars at pam.sellars@viennapres.org

Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS)

1st & 3rd Thursdays, 9:30-11:30 am in the 1st floor Great Hall

The early years of being a mom are just as foundational to you as they are to your baby, and those years are filled with unique needs that other moms instinctively understand. Childcare is provided so moms can recharge, have brunch, and enjoy crafts, speakers, and conversation! Click here for more information and to register.

 

What We Teach in Sunday School

Join our Realm parent groups to access Sunday morning cues to engage your kids in discussing what they’re learning at home.

PreK and Kindergarten “Bridges to Worship”

The Holy Spirit is indescribably present as…

1st-3rd Grade “Gospel Project”

Using dramatic presentation and small group activities…

4th-6th Grade “Connect”

As preteens prepare for future adolescence…

 

 

Right Now Media is Free

Sign up for unlimited access to thousands of Christian videos. VPC has purchased a church-wide subscription, giving free access to everyone. Whether you are trying to keep a child entertained with an uplifting video, doing a study with your family, working on your own personal Bible study, or leading a small group, one of these engaging and informative videos will meet your needs. Think Netflix streaming for Christians!

 

Intentional Parenting Through Every Phase

From preschool to adulthood, help your children be responsible with technology, understand sexual integrity and build authentic faith with these concept maps of quick tips from The Phase Project – a ministry company that is leading the way in faith resources for parents.

tech responsibility phase chart

 

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Parent Cue Live Podcast

Monthly podcasts designed to help parents do family better. Check out the May 1st episode “You’re Not Enough”, featuring the creator of the Phase Maps, Kristin Ivy, and author/comedian, John Acuff. Who knew 20 minutes of parenting tips could be so encouraging, smart and funny?

 

Looking for more ideas? Contact us in the Children’s Ministries department.