Family as God intended seems to be challenged greatly by our culture and the world we live in today. As a family-orientated church, we strive to build up the family as a whole as well as the individuals within it by filling hearts and minds with the truth of God’s Word. At Grace we offer ministries for people to engage God’s Word, apply it to their life circumstances, and witness growth toward spiritual maturity. No matter where you are in life you are welcome to be a part of our family.
Raising a family in today’s culture can often prove to be challenging. Choosing resources to support and supplement our efforts can often become an even greater challenge in a world where information is plentiful, but not necessarily beneficial. Below we have compiled a short list of some resources we would recommend as you seek out helps for your family’s spiritual growth and development. The descriptions posted here were taken directly from each resource’s own website.
Focus on the Family (www.focusonthefamily.com)
Focus on the Family
is a global Christian ministry dedicated to helping families thrive. We provide help and resources for couples to build healthy marriages that reflect God’s design, and for parents to raise their children according to morals and values grounded in biblical principles.
Plugged In Online (www.pluggedin.com)
Plugged In Online
is a Focus on the Family publication designed to shine a light on the world of popular entertainment while giving families the essential tools they need to understand, navigate and impact the culture in which they live. Through our reviews, articles and discussions, we hope to spark intellectual thought, spiritual growth and a desire to follow the command of Colossians 2:8: “See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the basic principles of this world rather than on Christ”.
Word of Life Ministries
Changed lives . . . this is what the ministry of Word of Life is all about. The ministry is focused on reaching young people around the world with the Gospel of Jesus Christ and teaching them how to walk with the Lord. …The ministry’s commitment to the evangelism and discipleship of youth continues on stronger than ever. We believe we have a responsibility that is best summarized by this statement from [our co-founder] Jack Wyrtzen . . . “I believe it is the responsibility of every generation to reach their generation with the Gospel of Christ.”
Thriving Family helps families thrive in Christ, offering reliable and time-tested solutions, practical advice and sensible marriage and parenting guidance. Whether in print or online, Thriving Family encourages, teaches and celebrates God’s design for the family and inspires people to be better parents and spouses.
MOPS stands for “mothers of preschoolers” – but don’t let that confuse you. MOPS is about meeting the needs of every mom of a child from conception through kindergarten. Whether you’re urban, suburban, rural, stay-at-home, working, teen, adoptive, special-needs, single or married, MOPS is for you!
Faith-filled fun for youngsters (ages 3-7). Creative stories, fascinating articles, puzzles, craft ideas and more are packed into each issue of Clubhouse Jr. magazine. You’ll love the way this bright and colorful kids’ magazine reinforces biblical values and helps boys and girls explore their world.
Christian Radio Stations
The following radio stations play Christian music in our area. Each can also be heard streaming online.
The Word FM – 88.1 (www.wordfm.org)
WJTL – 90.3 (www.wjtl.com)
K-LOVE – 88.5 – (www.klove.com)
Nancy Leigh DeMoss (http://www.reviveourhearts.com/about-us/nancy-leigh-demoss/)
David Jeremiah (www.davidjeremiah.org)
John MacArthur (http://www.gty.org/)
Beth Moore (http://www.lproof.org/AboutUs/BethMoore/default.htm)
Timothy Keller (http://timothykeller.com/)
Francis Schaeffer (http://www.amazon.com/Francis-A.-Schaeffer/e/B000APF76M)
R.C. Sproul (http://www.ligonier.org/about/rc-sproul/)