Train up a child in the way he should go... Proverbs 22:6
Parenting can be a daunting task. Be encouraged: we have a whole "extended family" to help. Children are members of our church community and at Redlands we desire to support parents as we raise our children in the gospel.
Here, we want to help you connect to the life of the church and help you find ministries in which to grow and serve as parents and as a family. In addition, we want to share practical resources to help you find your way, not just with our favorite pediatricians and playgrounds, but also good advice on the "how tos" of parenting from those who have gone (or are going) before you. We want to encourage and support you as you honor God's plan for your family by living out the gospel with you.
CatechizeMe is an online resource for parents and students to use in learning great Scriptural truths. It presents the questions and answers to the Westminster Shorter and Longer Catechisms, the Heidelburg Catechism, and the Catechism for Young Children.
52verses is an online tool to help you and your children memorize scripture in a simple manner. By learning 1 or 2 verses a week and having a easy way to review them, you can begin to hide the Word in your heart.
Download Family Worship (pdf), a short book on the importance of gathering as a family for Bible instruction, prayer and singing. "As goes the home, so goes the church, so goes the nation." The book argues that family worship is a decisive factor in how the home goes.
Download Love and Love Language (pdf), a three-session study covering the various expressions of love, communication skills, and forgiveness and reconciliation.
Download Parenting the Internet Generation (pdf), to learn practical tips about the online tools your kids use (like Facebook and YouTube) and how to parent them wisely on the Internet.
Listen to the series "Raising Covenant Families" by Dr. and Mrs. Wilson Benton.