Family Resources

Family Movie Night

Larryboy: The Cartoon AdventuresPlease join us on Friday, October 16th starting at 6:30pm for an outdoor Kids Movie Night! We will be watching Larryboy: The Cartoon Adventures. We know that during this season it has been difficult to connect with other families and we hope that this is a way to facilitate that opportunity. Please be sure to bring chairs for seating, blankets for warmth, and some delicious movie snacks! This movie night is superhero themed so we encourage kids and parents to come dressed up as your favorite superhero. We are asking that you register for this event so that we can make sure you have reserved seating for your family. We look forward to seeing everyone!

Important Information for Family Movie Night:

  • Seating will not be provided. Please plan to bring your own chairs, stroller, or pack ‘n play.
  • Face coverings are required as you enter and exit the seating area.
  • Children must remain seated with your family at all times before and during the movie.

Children's Programming

Register your 1st – 5th grader for In-person children’s programming during our 9am and 11am courtyard services.

Family Devotionals

Spending time in Scripture as a family will help model for your child the importance of Biblical Engagement, which happens to be one of our 7 Spiritual Growth Markers at Shoreline Church. Here you will find weekly family devotionals that we pray will help your children and you grow spiritually.

Spiritual Markers for Kids

At Shoreline Church we want to support you and your children on your journey of spiritual growth. We have developed 7 Spiritual Growth Markers that help guide your spiritual journey. This page can serve as a resource for you as you share with your kids how they can be growing to look more like Jesus. There are RightNow Media videos for each marker that you can watch and discuss with your child.

Bible Engagement for Your Family

Bible EngagementWant your kids to read the Bible? Here are a few tips to help guide their spiritual growth in the Marker of Biblical Engagement!

Read it yourself! Modeling Scripture reading is especially important as you parent your kids! Instead of finding a quiet corner in the morning, read your Bible in front of them, beside them, or out loud with them!

Read it like a story. The Bible IS a story—the greatest story ever told! Resist the temptation to read quickly or in a monotone voice. Give the people voices, use tempo and volume, and stop and ask questions along the way, just as you would when reading a children’s book.

Draw it. Or sculpt it, or paint it, or build it out of legos! After you read the Bible, challenge your kids to visually represent what they just read with art supplies. You might even buy canvases and make art for your home!

Let them listen. Sometimes reading feels like work to a kid. Instead of telling them what to read, either use a Bible app to read it to them or allow them to sit or lay down and listen.

Bring it to life. Our tech-savvy kids love to use mobile devices to make videos, and what better subject matter than a Bible story? Give them your phone and encourage them to write a rap, craft a stop motion, get some friends and act it out, or draw on a whiteboard. They could even start their own YouTube channel! For younger kids, use their toys to act out a story, or play in a sandbox or bathtub to bring stories into their “original” settings.

Mark it up. Show your kids how to really study the Bible. Give them highlighters and a paper Bible or a print out of what you want them to read, and tell them to highlight the verbs in one color, names of God in another, connect things that relate or highlight certain repeating words or themes.

Ask the right questions. Studying Scripture is really all about asking the right questions about a passage. Ask your kids these questions as you study together:

  • What is happening right before this? What happens right after it?
  • What words or phrases are repeating?
  • What seems strange or out of place?
  • What is God saying, or what does this passage say about God?
  • If you were to write a statement about God based on this passage, what would you write? God is.
  • What can you learn from this passage? What will you do about that?

Make it a word-find. Before you start reading with your kids, choose a word that you know appears multiple times in the passage. Tell your kids to listen for that word, and keep a tally of the number of times they hear it.

Use resources and show your kids how to use them. There are some incredible books to help kids study God’s Word (The Radical Book for Kids by Champ Thorn- ton), as well as online video resources like The Bible Project videos.

Hear their voices. Study the Bible with your kids. Right alongside them. Listen to their insights, and acknowledge that the same Holy Spirit that lives in you, lives in them. This means they can have knowledge far beyond their years and insight that will challenge your faith. Rather than feeling like you always have to teach or interpret for them, allow them to tell you their thoughts, and then gently guide them to be sure they are discovering truth. You have a sacred calling to parent and to walk alongside, and this is the perfect area to do both!

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