Grow@Home

Parent Resources

...a churchwide commitment to encourage spiritual growth at home.

Beyond growing in Life Bible Study and Milestones, we believe growing at home is essential to true spiritual maturity. Imagine if, as a child, you had only grown physically on Sunday mornings or Wednesday nights. That wouldn’t be healthy.


For parents, it is vitally important that you have the resources, training and skills to properly disciple your kids at home. To help you receive the preparation needed, we have created Parent Path. Parent Path consists of classes, resources, seminars and conferences. Here are the opportunities available to you.

G@H Celebrations

Events that celebrate the impact of growth at church and in the home.

Parent Commitment (infants through 12 months)

Welcome to First Kids Breakfast Bash (kids entering 1st grade)

First Grade Bible Presentation (kids entering 1st grade)

Welcome to the HUB - 5th Grade Launch (kids entering 6th grade)

G@H Parent Path

A path of resources (books, classes, seminars and conferences) to equip parents to disciple their children.

Preschool (birth to K)

  • Boundaries for Kids
  • Growing Up Social
  • Grace-Based Parenting
  • Shepherding a Child’s Heart

Children’s (1st – 5th Grade)

  • 5 Conversations You Must have with your Son/Daughter
  • Impress Faith on Your Kids
  • Raising Kids for True Greatness
  • Visionary Parenting

Student’s (6th – 12th Grade)

  • Sticky Faith
  • Artificial Maturity
  • Parenting by Design
  • Tech Savvy Parenting

Parent Path Classes (Fall 2017)

The Story of Me
Parents of Preschoolers

Every Wed, Aug 30–Oct 4 @ 6:30–8p — Rm 336B
T Phyllis Wells
C Jeanne.Bolin@HoustonsFirst.org

Based on the book written by Stan and Brenna Jones, The Story of Me starts at birth, forming your child’s identity, forming a healthy self-image, using the proper language and teaching them the values that will guide them into a healthy sexuality.

The Talks
Parents of Kids - Grades 1–5

Every Wed, Aug 30–Oct 4 @ 6:30–8p — Rm 334B
T Catherine Harvey
C Rae.Edwards@HoustonsFirst.org

This video-based class covers the biblical basis for helping your kids navigate their sexuality. We will provide the practical tools that every parent needs to have meaningful conversations along the journey. Regardless of your kids ages, these sessions will help you get a plan to help them make wise choices in a world that works against them.

13 Reasons Why & What You Need to Know
Parents of Kids – Grades 6-12

Every Wed, Aug 30–Oct 4 @ 6:30–8p — Rm 336A
F Adam Mason and Counseling Center Staff
C Becca.Wooldridge@HoustonsFirst.org

Understanding the topics addressed in the popular Netflix series, 13 Reasons Why. Such topics will include suicide, sex, relationships and many more. Mature content.

Seminars and Conferences

Parenting Seminar (Featuring a presentation by Axis)

Sun, Aug 27 @ 9:15, 10:45, 6:30p — The Loop Campus (FRC Gyms)
For parents, grandparents, singles, and anyone interested in the culture facing today's kids.

Be part of this great training opportunity to learn more about the culture your kids are growing up in and more importantly, ideas on what you can do as a parent or grandparent to keep kids safe. This live and engaging presentation will be given by one of the leading Christian media organizations in the country – Axis. They provide lots of resources to families on living out biblical values in a tough world.
Parenting Conference – Coming August 2018

G@H Experience

One-day or weekend events designed for parents to teach a value (service, purity, responsibility, etc.) in a way that is interactive and fun.

  • 3rd Grade and Above: Family Israel Trip — Spring Break 2020
  • 4th Grade: Passport 2 Purity — Spring 2018
  • 8th Grade: Outback Texas — Mar 23–25, 2018
  • 10th Grade: Rite of Passage Weekend — TBA

Here’s our TOP Five list of how to start making disciples of your child:

  1. Use dinner time to pray and to talk about spiritual things.
  2. Encourage them to read their Bible (or read to them) each day and plan a weekly time to discuss what your family is learning.
  3. Ask how you can pray for them and then do!
  4. Encourage them to talk about their faith as part of their everyday experiences.
  5. Fall in love with Jesus yourself and share that experience with your son or daughter.

Parent Toolbox App

The Grow at Home app is a toolbox for parents, full of resources that focus on a specific topic for the year. Available soon in the App Store and Play Store.


Additional Resources

Preschoolers (Birth–K)

Books

Children (1st–5th Grade)

Books
Devotionals
Enewsletters
  • Family Connect - Weekly email on Sundays from the First Kids Staff which contains: Iparent podcast and Life Bible Study material to help parents connect Sunday to Sunday. Email Hannah.Bush@HoustonsFirst.org to start receiving this resource.
  • Splink - It’s a FREE weekly email packed with ideas to help connect your family. Splinks are creative ways of interacting with your children through the use of faith talks, devotional starters and ideas for family time.

Teenagers (6th–12th Grade)

Books
Downloads
Websites
Devotionals