Leaving a legacy

The Family map explained

Milestone 1: The Birth of A Baby


Milestone 1 is used to introduce parents to God’s desire to walk with them through this journey. 


Resources:

Bedtime Blessings Vol. 2 by John Trent

Complete Marriage and Family Home Reference Guide by Dr. James Dobson

God and Me: Devotions for Girls: Ages 2-5 by Lynn Marie-IttnerKlammer

Gotta Have God: Fun Devotions for Boys: Ages 2-5 by Lynn Marie-Ittner Klammer

Parents Guide to Spiritual Growth of Children by John Trent P.H.D. (In the church library!)

The Five Love Languages of Children by Gary Chapman and Ross Campbell (In the church library!)


Click to read a note from Pastor Clark about this Milestone


Milestone 2: Faith Commitment


Milestone 2 is used to encourage kids to make a public affirmation to follow Jesus which often happens when they’re between the ages of 7 and 13.


Resources:

Gotta Have God: Cool Devotions for Boys: Ages 6-9 by Diane Cory

The Story of Me by Stan Jones, Brenda Jones, and Joel Spector

Your Boy: Raising a Godly Son in an Ungodly World by Vicki Courtney

Your Girl: Raising a Godly Daughter in an Ungodly World by Vicki Courtney (In the church library!)


Click to read a note from Carrie about this Milestone


Milestone 3: Preparing for Adolescence


In Milestone 3 the church will partner with parents to help children between the ages of 9 and 12 prepare spiritually, emotionally, and physically for adolescence. 


Resources:

God and Me!: Devotions for Girls: Ages 10-12 by Linda Washington

Gotta Have God: Cool Devotions for Boys: Ages 10-12 by Linda Washington and Jeanette Dall

How and When to Tell Your Kids about Sex: A Lifelong Approach to Shaping Your Child's Sexual Character by Brenna Jones and Stan Jones 

Logged On and Tuned Out: A Non-Techie's Guide to Parenting a Tech-Savvy Generation by Vicki Courtney

Preparing for Adolescence (Family CD Repack): How to Survive the Coming Years of Change by James C Dobson (In the church library!)


Click to read a note from Carrie about this Milestone


Milestone 4: Commitment to Purity


In this Milestone parents and children learn God has a clear plan for life, relationships, marriage, and sex.


Resources:

30 Days: Turning the Hearts of Parents & Teenagers Toward Each Other by Richard Rossand Gus Reyes

Every Young Man's Battle: Strategies for Victory in the Real World of Sexual Temptation by Stephen Arterburn, Fred Stoeker, and Mike Yorkey

Every Young Woman's Battle: Guarding Your Mind, Heart, and Body in a Sex-Saturated World by Shannon Ethridge and Stephen Arterburn

Five Conversations You Must Have with Your Daughter by Vicki Courtney

Questions You Can't Ask Your Mama about Sex by Craig Gross and Mike Foster


Click to read a note from Pastor Brad about this Milestone


Milestone 5: Passage to Adulthood


Milestone 5 delineates the responsibilities associated with becoming a man or woman of God.


Resources:

The Five Love Languages of Teenagers by Gary Chapman (In the church library!)

Raising a Modern-Day Knight: A Father's Role in Guiding His Son to Authentic Manhood by Robert Lewis (In the church library!)

Parent's Guide to the Spiritual Mentoring of Teens by Joe White and Jim Weidmann


Click to read a note from Pastor Brad about this Milestone


Milestone 6: High School Graduation


Milestone 6 focuses on preparing teenagers who are in the last two years of high school for the realities of life away from home. 


Resources: 

The Blessing by Gary Smalley and John Trent (In the church library!) 

The Ever-Loving Truth: Can Faith Thrive in a Post-Christian Culture by Voddie Baucham

How to Stay Christian in College by J. Budziszewski (In the church library!) 

Opie Doesn't Live Here Anymore: Where Faith, Family, and Culture Collide by Walt Mueller


Click to read a note from Pastor Brad about this Milestone


Milestone 7: Life In Christ


Every adult has a place at the table of Milestone 7 - single or married, kids or no kids, young or old, all of us must abide in Christ and join him in the mission.


Resources: 

Dangerous Surrender: What Happens When You Say Yes to God by Kay Warren

Extreme Grandparenting: The Ride of Your Life by Tim Kimmel and Darcy Kimmel (In the church library!)

The Jesus Creed: Loving God, Loving Others by Scot McKnight

Prayer: Does It Make Any Difference? by Philip Yancey (In the church library!)

The Parent Adventure: Preparing Your Kid For A Life With God by Rodney and Selma Wilson (In the church library!)

The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman (In the church library!)


Click to read a note from Pastor Clark and Ken Pond on this Milestone