Gospel Centered Family

Helping families and churches share Jesus with the next generation.


We are really grateful for these gospel centered resources for parenting and family ministry. Check them out!


parenting

“The one encouragement we can always give our children (and one another) is that God is more powerful than our sin, and He's strong enough to make us want to do the right thing.” 
Give Them Grace: Dazzling Your Kids with the Love of Jesus by Elyse Fitzpatrick

Also check out: 
Hearts and Minds by Kenneth Boa and John Alan Turner
Gospel-Centered Family by Tim Chester and Ed Moll
Sacred Parenting by Gary Thomas
Age of Opportunity by Paul David Tripp


Story Bibles

"God was getting ready to give the whole world a wonderful present. It would be God’s way to tell his people, ‘I love you.’ Many years later, another Son would climb another hill, carrying wood on his back. Like Isaac, he would trust his Father and do what his Father asked. He wouldn’t struggle or run away. Who was he? God’s Son, his only Son – the Son he loved. The Lamb of God." 
The Jesus Storybook Bible: Every story whispers his name by Sally Lloyd-Jones

Also check out:
The Big Picture Story Bible by David Helm
The Gospel Story Bible by Marty Machowski
The Child's Story Bible by Catherine Vos


Family Devotionals

"Has anyone ever kept a secret from you? Maybe it was a birthday present or a special trip you were going to take or what your mom was planning to fix for dinner. No matter how much you might want to know the secret, until someone tells you, you just cannot know what it is. It is this way about knowing who God is. The only way that we could be thinking together about the greatness of God in this book is because God has shared with us the secret of who he is." Big Truths for Young Hearts: Teaching and Learning the Greatness of God by Bruce Ware

Also check out:
Long Story Short, Old Story Newand Prepare Him Room By Marty Machowski
Exploring Grace Together by Jessica Thompson


Ministry to kids, youth, and families

"Church kids come in one of two types – saved and unsaved. Both types desperately need to see Jesus."Show Them Jesus: Teaching the Gospel to Kids by Jack Klumpenhower

Also check out:

The Fabulous Reinvention of Sunday School by Aaron Reynolds 
Their God is So Big by Stephanie Carmichael
Family Ministry Field Guide by Timothy Paul Jones
Think Orange by Reggie Joiner


Keeping kids safe

"Sexual offenders are not dumb. They are deliberate and calculating. The very thing Christians see as strengths—love for others, a trusting disposition—perpetrators see as weaknesses on which they can prey." On Guard: Preventing and Responding to Child Abuse at Church by Deepak Reju

Also check out:
Better Safe Than Sued by Jack Crabtree
Protecting Children from Abuse in the Church by Basyle Tchividjian
Suffer the Children: Developing Effective Church Policies on Child Maltreatment by Victor I. Vieth
Understanding and Preventing Child Sexual Abuse by Victor I Vieth and Alison Feigh