Kids & Families
Kids & Families
Park Church Family Ministry exists to empower parents to be the primary disciplers of their children.
Park Kids In-Person
Park Kids Highlands
Park Kids is back in session at the Highlands Congregation through the use of pre-registered cohorts. The current cohorts run through the month of May, but you’ll be able to register for our next cohort soon. Contact us if you want a reminder when the next registration opens for Park Kids Highlands.
Park Kids Downtown
The four Sundays in March are an opportunity for families to explore and get involved in our new Downtown congregation prior to our official public launch on Easter Sunday, April 4. Park Kids will be available at these Preview Services. Contact us if you’d to register children for Park Kids Downtown.
Volunteer at Park Kids
Interested in playing a part in the communal joy of showing kids the Gospel? We need your help! Click the button below to get started or to simply learn more.
Park Kids at Home
As the majority of our church remains scattered, we want to remind you that discipleship happens in the everyday things of life (Deuteronomy 6:4–9) and that this season of increased time in the home is allowing new opportunities to just that.
We want you to know that you can do this. For many families, you’ve had to do new things or at least shift your daily rhythms. Instead of feeling overwhelmed or frustrated, be encouraged to stick with it, using this as an opportunity to create a foundation of discipleship in the everyday things of life. Below, we have created and curated some resources we hope you find helpful. Use as many or as few of these resources and feel free to reach out if you have any questions!
Jonah, Prophet to Nineveh
God gave Jonah a message for the people of Nineveh: “Nineveh will be destroyed in 40 days, tell them to stop sinning and look for me.” But Jonah did not want to tell the people in Nineveh God’s message! But God helped Jonah go to Nineveh, and God forgave the Ninevites. God is merciful to His enemies, even when we wrongfully are not! In Jesus, God gives mercy to the whole world.
Worshiping at Home with Kids
First of all, we know that this idea kind of crazy, so here are some thoughts to help!
Engaging at Home with Families
One of the best things you can do for your kid’s development is to read. We recommend having books all around your house so that you are more likely to read. Furthermore, having books that teach them truth is always a sweet win.
As you spend more time with your children, you may find it helpful to read books encouraging you as the primary disciplers of your kids.
Find online resources, media resources, and apps to use with your family. We categorized resources into family (a resource your family can engage in together), parent (a resource directed primarily for parents), and kids (a resource that your kids can engage in with minimal supervision).
- Story Time with Miss. Melanie
- New City Catechism Apps
- The Verses Project: Musical and visual art to help people memorize and meditate on scripture
- Listen to scripture being read over you apps like Streetlights IOS and Streetlights Android or Bible by Life Church: IOS / Android
- Anything by The Bible Project
- Storytime by @sallyloydjones on Instagram
Activities & Education
Tap into this time to create meaningful memories through family activities.
There are some new opportunities to educate your children in some unique ways while your family is at home all together now. Remember that you can use these everyday moments to disciple your kids and point them to biblical truth.
- How to talk to your kids about anxiety: preschool, elementary, middle school and high school
- Managing your family’s fear and anxiety during this pandemic by Parent Cue
- Emotional intelligence chart: Boysandgirls.com Feelings Chart
- Movement activities by GoNoodle
- Tiny Theologians Cards
- Birds & Bees Book Recommendations