FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER

At Crossway, our vision is to see the living hope of Jesus surging through the next generation. To accomplish this, we focus on reaching families and equipping them to disciple and launch young people who passionately love and follow Jesus above all else. Basically, families are a big deal. We've created the Family Resource Center to help support parents and caregivers as they navigate the ups and downs of raising kids and guiding them towards a healthy and full life. Below you will find links to many of the resources we have collected for you and we encourage you to stop by one of the Family Resource Centers set up at any of our three campuses for quick access to conversation guides, phase books, and more.

Back to School Plan 2020

Considering how 2020 has gone so far, it’s likely that school year will be unpredictable, too. But one thing is certain—back to school means a new rhythm for the entire family.

In all the chaos and adjustment, it can be difficult for families to create intentional moments to connect in meaningful ways. This worksheet is designed to help them do just that—be intentional about the things that matter to their family during the 2020-2021 school year. 

Printed copies of the worksheet are available at each campus at the Family Resource wall.


Click here to access the Family Back to School Worksheet and Family Goals: 2020 - 2021 School Year

In the Preschool Phase, every kid is looking to resolve the "Am I..." questions:

Am I safe?

Am I able?

Am I okay?

The answers to these questions provide a critical foundation for their future.

Learn more here.


Parents: Visit our Kidsway at Home page for weekly Preschool/Elementary Bible lessons and more great resources.

In the Elementary Phase, every kid resolves the "Do I Have..." questions.

Do I have your attention?

Do I have friends?

Do I have what it takes?

The answers to these questions provide them with important knowledge and resources. 

Learn more here.


Parents: Visit our Kidsway at Home page for weekly Preschool/Elementary Bible lessons and more great resources.

Middle schoolers think like an engineer. They're blending wonder, discovery, and passion to solve problems. They draw on past experiences to understand the world and answer their own questions.


Learn more here.

High schoolers think like philosophers. They want to understand what is unseen and find deeper meaning. Your high schooler is developing their own style and becoming independent. Celebrating who they’re becoming today will help you mobilize their potential to become who they’re meant to be.


Learn more here.

AXIS

Do you want to bridge the gap with your preteen and create a deep connection through the midst of a loud culture? Crossway Student Ministries has partnered with AXIS to bring you a library of resources that dig deep into young adult culture and provide you with ways to be in the know, be ready, and bridge the gap. 


For more information please contact Andrea Andris our Family Life Pastor.

CONVERSATIONS ABOUT RACE

If we want to live authentically in the fullness of God’s love, we have to step over racial divides, acknowledge God’s creativity in all things, and seek to mend broken relationships. We can start working toward racial unity by having conversations and teaching our children about race and equality.

 

Why You Need to Talk About Race With Your Kids

PODCAST


Raising Kids Who Will Initiate Racial Equality

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How To Talk To Kids About The Stories We Tell Ourselves

BLOG POST


Talking to Your Kids About Racism

ARTICLE


A Note to My Grandkids about Racism

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Teaching Kids to Value Everyone

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What I Want to Teach my Kids

ARTICLE

THE PHASE GUIDES

You have approximately 936 weeks from the time your child is born until he or she graduates from high school. It goes by fast, and kids change and grow quickly. It’s as if they shift or move on just as you’re starting to figure them out. It all makes the responsibility to shape a child’s faith and character feel overwhelming.

Phase Guides are an 18-part series of concise and interactive journal-style books that simplify what parents need to know about each phase of a kid’s life and give them the opportunity to discover more about their children—so they can make the most of every phase.

Discover...

  • what’s changing about your kid over the next 52 weeks,
  • the 6 things your kid needs most,
  • and 4 conversations to have in this phase.

The Phase Guides are a byproduct of The Phase Project, which is a synthesis of personal experience, academic research, and gatherings of leaders and educational experts from across the child development spectrum. Created by Orange in partnership with Parent Cue, these guides are designed to help you parent your child through every year.

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