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Parent Resources

This is a unique moment that may only come once in a lifetime for our families. We want to help you make the most of the time with your children! These guides contain suggestions for activities, conversation starters, and service opportunities. There are 7 sections for each age group - one for each day of the week! Click on the bar with your preferred age group to get started!

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Sunday morning kids activities

Week of October 18:

PRE-SCHOOL

Something To Grow Closer to Jesus

  • Preschool Worship Video 
  • Read Genesis 21:14-20
  • Who is always with you? God is always with you 
  • Who loves you so much? God does!

Parent Cue App: This free app gives parents weekly cues that are aligned with the content in the video presentations

Something to Watch

Grab your favorite snack and drink, because your family is about to watch a fantastic movie!  After watching, take some time to talk as a family about the themes and ideas presented in the story.

The Jungle Book

  • Which scenes in the movie scared you?  Why? 
  • Who is Mowgli’s family?  How did they become his family and what does this say about the way you see your family? 
  • Which animals in the movie were your favorite?  Would you consider these animals role models? 
  • Do you agree that Mowgli belongs in the man village with the other humans?  Why or why not? 
  • Why would it be scary for Mowgli to go live with the humans?  What would you want to do if you were him?

Something to do for Others

Just want to give thanks! 

This week, take a moment to think about who you are around frequently. Whether that’s a family member, babysitter, school administrator, custodian, teacher, friend, etc. Find a way to tell them “thanks!”. It could be surprising them with their favorite candy or writing them a card. Feel free to get as creative as you’d like!

Something to Improve Our Health

(Physical, Mental, Emotional, or Spiritual)

Something to Talk About

Spend some time together as a family discussing these fun questions:

- What is something that you think kids understand, but adults do not?
- How would you feel if, for one day, you were the parent and your mom and dad were the kids?



ELEMENTARY

Something To Grow Closer to Jesus

Parent Cue App: This free app gives parents weekly cues that are aligned with the content in the video presentations

Something To Watch

Grab your favorite snack and drink, because your family is about to watch a fantastic movie!  After watching, take some time to talk as a family about the themes and ideas presented in the story.

  • The Jungle Book
  • Which scenes in the movie scared you?  Why? 
  • Who is Mowgli’s family?  How did they become his family and what does this say about the way you see your family? 
  • Which animals in the movie were your favorite?  Would you consider these animals role models? 
  • Do you agree that Mowgli belongs in the man village with the other humans?  Why or why not? 
  • Why would it be scary for Mowgli to go live with the humans?  What would you want to do if you were him?

Something to Do for Others

Just want to give thanks! 

This week, take a moment to think about who you are around frequently. Whether that’s a family member, babysitter, school administrator, custodian, teacher, friend, etc. Find a way to tell them “thanks!”. It could be surprising them with their favorite candy or writing them a card. Feel free to get as creative as you’d like!

Something to Talk About

Spend some time together as a family discussing these fun questions:

- What is something that you think kids understand, but adults do not?
- How would you feel if, for one day, you were the parent and your mom and dad were the kids?

PRE-TEEN

Something to Grow Closer to Jesus

  • Preteen Worship Video 
  • Read 2 Kings 5 
  • Recap what the word “integrity” means (Choosing to be truthful in everything we say and do.) 
  • What does it mean to be trustworthy?
  • Who can we trust most of all?
  • Why can we trust God most of all?
  • What is something you can trust God with? 
  • Pray and ask God to help you trust Him in a deeper way this week. 
  • Preteen God Time Card

Parent Cue App: This free app gives parents weekly cues that are aligned with the content in the video presentations

Something to Watch

Grab your favorite snack and drink, because your family is about to watch a fantastic movie!  After watching, take some time to talk as a family about the themes and ideas presented in the story.

The Jungle Book

  • Which scenes in the movie scared you?  Why? 
  • Who is Mowgli’s family?  How did they become his family and what does this say about the way you see your family? 
  • Which animals in the movie were your favorite?  Would you consider these animals role models? 
  • Do you agree that Mowgli belongs in the man village with the other humans?  Why or why not? 
  • Why would it be scary for Mowgli to go live with the humans?  What would you want to do if you were him?

Something to Do for Others

Just want to give thanks! 

This week, take a moment to think about who you are around frequently. Whether that’s a family member, babysitter, school administrator, custodian, teacher, friend, etc. Find a way to tell them “thanks!”. It could be surprising them with their favorite candy or writing them a card. Feel free to get as creative as you’d like!

Something to Talk About

Spend some time together as a family discussing these fun questions:

- What is something that you think kids understand, but adults do not?
- How would you feel if, for one day, you were the parent and your mom and dad were the kids?

MIDDLE SCHOOL

Something To Grow Closer to Jesus

Join us- Encourage your student to join us for The Bridge online Wednesday nights at 7pm. The Bridge is a service specifically created for your middle school student. We have service at 7pm on YouTube HERE (http://tiny.cc/doxbridge)  and small groups at 7:30pm on zoom (text 817-523-9393 for group links). 

This week- This week we continue our new series called Holding Patterns focusing on the different ways to draw closer to Jesus in this season. The last few weeks have felt like we’re in a holding pattern flying around waiting for this season to end BUT we look forward to engaging in conversations with your kids about how we can all instill new practise to our lives to draw closer to God today. This week Richie Fike shares about worshipping God in this season. We’ve created a 5 week devotional for students to participate in HERE (http://tiny.cc/doxologyyouthjamesdevo). They can participate on their own, with friends, as a family, or in their small group. 

Passages- Hebrews 10:39-11:2, Matthew 6:20-21, Psalm 37:4

Start a conversation- 

  • After service check in with your student- ask what their group talked about and what they think of finding time to worship even in this season of isolation. 
  • Live it out yourself- seek out your own opportunities to worship through the week. Are there other things in your life you worship instead of God? Are there times you could sing or worship God but decide not to? Forming patterns in your own like can be an example to your student(s) as they practise the same thing. 
  • Spend time this week reading and digging into the series scriptures with your family. Even something as simple as spending 10 minutes together discussing what you’re reading.

Something to Grow Closer to Jesus

We encourage your student and your family to join us for our newest daily devotional series. We’re spending the month of August reading words Jesus spoke and applying them to our lives. We post videos and stories on instagram daily or have a full monthly outline for you HERE (https://linktr.ee/doxologyyouth)

Something to Do for Others

Appreciate those who serve others 

Write a note or draw a picture and mail it to a Sunday school teacher/small group leader letting them know you miss and appreciate them.

Something to Talk About

Wise Counsel

  • The Bible talks about having wise counsel in your life (Proverbs 15:22). What is wise counsel?
  • What does it look like for you, as a teenager, to have wise counsel in your life?
  • How do you make sure you have diverse wise counsel and not just an echo chamber with similar thoughts,viewpoints, and advice?

HIGH SCHOOL

Something To Grow Closer to Jesus

Join us- Encourage your student to join us for The Bridge online Wednesday nights at 7pm. The Bridge is a service specifically created for your high school student. We have service at 7pm on YouTube HERE (http://tiny.cc/doxbridge)  and small groups at 7:30pm on zoom (text 817-523-9393 for group links). 

This week- This week we continue our new series called Holding Patterns focusing on the different ways to draw closer to Jesus in this season. The last few weeks have felt like we’re in a holding pattern flying around waiting for this season to end BUT we look forward to engaging in conversations with your kids about how we can all instill new practise to our lives to draw closer to God today. This week Richie Fike shares about worshipping God in this season. We’ve created a 5 week devotional for students to participate in HERE (http://tiny.cc/doxologyyouthjamesdevo). They can participate on their own, with friends, as a family, or in their small group. 

Passages- Hebrews 10:39-11:2, Matthew 6:20-21, Psalm 37:4

Start a conversation- 

  • After service check in with your student- ask what their group talked about and what they think of finding time to worship even in this season of isolation. 
  • Live it out yourself- seek out your own opportunities to worship through the week. Are there other things in your life you worship instead of God? Are there times you could sing or worship God but decide not to? Forming patterns in your own like can be an example to your student(s) as they practise the same thing. 
  • Spend time this week reading and digging into the series scriptures with your family. Even something as simple as spending 10 minutes together discussing what you’re reading.  

Something to Grow Closer to Jesus

We encourage your student and your family to join us for our newest daily devotional series. We’re spending the month of August reading words Jesus spoke and applying them to our lives. We post videos and stories on instagram daily or have a full monthly outline for you HERE (https://linktr.ee/doxologyyouth)

Something to Do for Others

Appreciate those who serve others 

Write a note or draw a picture and mail it to a Sunday school teacher/small group leader letting them know you miss and appreciate them.

Something to Talk About

Wise Counsel

  • The Bible talks about having wise counsel in your life (Proverbs 15:22). What is wise counsel?
  • What does it look like for you, as a teenager, to have wise counsel in your life?
  • How do you make sure you have diverse wise counsel and not just an echo chamber with similar thoughts, viewpoints, and advice?

Looking for more activities and ways to connect with your kids? Check out the Parent Resources from previous weeks.

week of October 11
week of October 4
week of September 27
week of September 20
week of September 13
week of September 6
week of August 30th
week of August 23rd
week of August 16th