At Scottsdale Bible Church, we believe families have been called to:
Love Your Spouse Sacrificially
Parent Your Children Graciously
Work in the Marketplace Humbly
Handle Your Money Carefully
Serve Your Church Enthusiastically
Reach out to the Lost Compassionately
Care for the Poor and Downtrodden Generously
Live for the Lord Entirely
Family Ministry at Scottsdale Bible Church has partnered with Family Matters in providing a grace-based relationship approach to our parent education and support program and by encouraging moms and dads to parent their children’s hearts instead of their behaviors. To learn more about Family Matters resources and view their current conference schedule here.
For an overview of the Grace Based Parenting philosophy, watch here.
Men’s Bible Study
Tuesdays, 6:30pm, Shea Venue
Cactus Men’s Studies
Wednesdays, 6:30pm & Fridays, 6:45am
North Ridge Men’s Studies
Tuesdays, 8am, Thursdays, 6:30am, and 1st/3rd Saturdays, 7am
2nd and 4th Wednesdays or Thursdays, 9:30am (programs at Shea and North Ridge)
MORE for Moms
1st and 3rd Wednesdays or Thursdays, 9:30am (programs at Shea and North Ridge)
Marketplace MOMS (for moms who work full-time)
2nd and 4th Tuesdays, 6:30-8pm, Zoom Group
Missional Motherhood (info & registration)
Thursdays, January 28-April 8, 9:30-11:30am, Cactus
Learn what it means to impart a godly legacy for your children through our Legacy Class and/or register for the next Parent-Child Dedication service. Learn more at Legacy Class & Parent-Child Dedications.
Sundays, January 10–February 21, 9:45am, Shea A9
Practical Parenting Program: Parenting of Teens
Sundays, January 17 & 24, 5pm, Shea A8
SBC has a full offering of support and encouragement for these special families. Learn more about how we can come alongside you or how you can be a part of supporting foster/adoptive parents at Foster Care & Adoption.
Launching a Young Adult
Wednesdays, May 5 & 12, 6:30pm, Shea A4
Parents are invited to join this special session in our Practical Parenting Series. In this two-week series, Pastor Bill Cavness will present material based on Jim Burns’ Doing Life with Your Adult Children, designed to help parents maintain a happy and healthy relationship with their children as they enter this new stage of life. Registration available Spring 2021.
Becoming Step Family Smart
Thursday, April 15, 6pm, Shea Venue
We invite couples in blended families to attend this informative and encouraging workshop presented by author and speaker, Ron Deal, to learn practical tools for building strength and intimacy in your home, increase understanding of the unique challenges for stepfamilies, and develop a game plan for successful family life! Registration available Spring 2021.
Parenting Philosophy & Discipline
We recommend the complete Grace Based Parenting series and more books by Dr. Tim Kimmel available at Amazon or at familymatters.net.
Grace Based Parenting
Raising Kids Who Turn Out Right
Raising Kids for True Greatness
Grace Based Discipline
Why Christian Kids Rebel
The High Cost of High Control
Parents are encouraged to explore the principles of Grace Based Parenting through Tim’s books and to participate in the Right Now Media (online streaming) studies that accompany the series. These studies are a great opportunity to join with friends to learn and grow together as you support each other in your parenting journey! Create an account to access the SBC subscription to Right Now Media.
Teaching Your Kids about Sex
In this important area of your parenting, remember that:
We recommend the following resources to help you with these conversations:
God’s Design for Sex Series – available on Amazon
Parenting in a Sexualized Culture – available at purehope.net
Pocket Guide to Age-Appropriate Equipping – available at purehope.net
A Communication Plan for Talking to Your Kids About Sex
Preparing Your Kids for an Online World
As our kids grow, we need to not only protect them, but also appropriately equip them to live in a digital age and be ready to make their own positive decisions about technology use in the future.
See a list of Internet and Media Resources here.
Parenting in a Sexualized Culture (available at purehope.net) includes an overview of a positive approach to technology that supports a protection/preparation balance.
Blended families face their own set of unique blessings and challenges. We recommend the Smart Stepfamilies organization for books and other helpful support and resources. You can also stream the Smart Stepfamilies study through Right Now Media. Access the SBC subscription and request an invitation to create your own account at Right Now Media.
Scottsdale Bible Church and Family Matters recommend this excellent resource by Gary Richmond for encouragement in the struggle of single parents to bring out the best in your kids while trying to balance finances, work, the and the needs of your children and yourself – on your own. It can be ordered through Family Matters or Amazon.
Parenting Adult Children
For help navigating a season of parenting adult children, we recommend Doing Life With Your Adult Children by Jim Burns as an excellent resource for guidance and encouragement. This book is available through Amazon.
If you are lucky enough to be in this season of life, we recommend Extreme Grandparenting resources from Dr. Tim and Darcy Kimmel. It is available at www.familymatters.net or through Amazon. It is also available as a small group resource through Right Now Media. Create an account to access the SBC subscription to Right Now Media.
If you have questions or need additional support in your parenting, please contact our Marriage Pastor at email@example.com.