Faith at Home

Resources for Faith at Home

We are missing you and your family! During this season when we are apart, you can find weekly spiritual formation resources for your children and family here. Each week, you’ll see new virtual worship videos for pre-school & grade school, Family Faith 5 devotional that connects with the week’s videos, other family devotionals, and children’s book and Bible recommendations.

Week of August 2, 2020

Virtual Worship Videos

Pre-K – Kindergarten

Grades 1 – 5

Youth

This WEEK’S

Family FAITH Five

5 easy steps to nurturing faith at home in 10-15 minutes. Mealtime. Bedtime. Anytime. Each week, we list the Kids Community Bible story texts and the weekly adult sermon text—or you can select your own scripture passages. Either way, we love the easy-to-use format, and hope you will too!

Family-Friendly Volunteering with

Pack nutritious, shelf-stable meals with your “quaranTEAM” for the most vulnerable in our community! Youthfront’s Something to Eat program provides a safe environment under current safely guidelines so small groups can help tackle food insecurity during the pandemic crisis. There’s no charge to take part, but donations are welcome!

WHEN: Anytime, any day! (1-hour time slots available Monday-Saturday, 9am-5pm)
WHERE: Youthfront’s Snack Shack KC, 3112 Strong Ave, KCK

SIGN UP TO PACK MEALS!

Children’s Books that Support Conversations on Race & Racism

God’s Very Good Idea, by Trillia Newbell (ages 4-8)

All Are Welcome, by Alexandra Penfold (ages 4-8)

Say Something, by Peter H. Reynolds (ages 4-8)

The Skin You Live In, by Michael Tyler (ages 4-8)

Something Happened in Our Town,
by Marianne Celano, Marietta Collins, and Ann Hazzard, (ages 4-8)

The Whispering Town,
by Jennifer Elvgren, (ages 7-11)

Schomburg: The Man Who Built a Library,
by Carole Boston Weatherford, (ages 9-12)

Parenting in Support of Black Lives: How to build a Just Future for Kids

Virtual program by the Commonwealth Club in partnership with Common Sense Media

Here are some of our favorite resources to nurture faith at home:

Kids Bibles:
The Rhyme Bible Storybook, by Linda J. Sattgast (ages 2-4)
The Jesus Storybook Bible, by Sally Lloyd-Jones (ages 3- 6)
My First Message, by Eugene H. Peterson (ages 4-8)
The Biggest Story, by Kevin DeYoung (ages 6-9)
The Discoverer’s Bible (NIRV) – large-print Bible for young readers, (ages 7-9)
The Action Bible – comic strip-style Bible (ages 7-10)
The Kids Devotional Bible (NIRV), by Zondervan (ages 7-10)

Other Resources:
Jacob’s Well Family Facebook Page
Book List for Children’s Spiritual Formation
Pandemic Hope: A Family Devotional for Life During COVID-19
Thoughts to Make Your Heart Sing (daily devotional) by Sally Lloyd-Jones
The Garden, the Curtain, and the Cross by Carl Laferton
Indescribable by Louie Giglio
God Made All of Me by Justin and Lindsey Holcomb
God’s Very Good Idea by Trillia Newbell and Catalina Echeverri
Playing in the Advent Story
A Jesse Tree Devotional
Advent Books
Sacred Playtime
Children Remind Us

IMAGINATIVE PRAYER

A Yearlong Guide for Your Child’s Spiritual Formation

A playful children’s devotional to cultivate faith through imagination written by Jared Patrick Boyd!

We Wonder Podcast

Contemplative Bible Storytelling for Children & Grownups Alike

This podcast guides kids and families through the spiritual practice of Lectio Divina (latin for divine reading), a monastic practice of scripture reading, meditation, and prayer to promote communion with God and increase knowledge of God’s Word!