Parent Resources

Your youth is on an important spiritual and faith journey. It is hoped that your youth will be asking questions and sharing ideas. This page is a collection of resources that may help you in understanding and guiding your child and your family through confirmation. 

As a parent, you have several important roles:
 
  1. Become regular attenders of worship with your child.
  2. Pray for son or daughter throughout this process.
  3. Use the journey to grow in faith as a family.
  4. Make your child's attendance at 8th grade Church School a priority each week.

What to Expect? 

This developmental overview covers what to expect in the intellectual, physical, social, emotional, and spiritual development of your youth.
Ages 10-14
Ages 15-18 





Bread Not Stones

This website has resources and reflections that help you articulate and contemplate your own faith and the theology of your own tradition. 
Plus How to engage in meaningful conversations about God, the Bible and the Community of Faith.
Plus "100 Things Your child Needs to Know Before Confirmation."



The Stories that Bind Us 

"The single most important thing you can do for your family may be the simplest of all: Develop a strong family narrative." 


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Vibrant Faith @ Home ideas and resources to equip and empower families and individuals to:
TALK with each other about their faith 
PRAY together in ways that are comfortable and comforting, 
RITUALIZE their important moments,
REACH OUT in service and support of others.



Online Bible biblegateway.com
A terrific resource for looking up bible passages using keyword, topic or passage search criteria. It has so much more: devotions, articles, audio Bibles, Bible reading plans.