The Hang Time Challenge

Building a strong relationship with our kids is critical. This hang time challenge provides several fun ideas for hanging out and having fun with your family.


Every day, a child needs clean clothes, food to eat, places to go, money to spend, and at least 37 other things. Add in a couple of extra kids and the number of things to do every day simply multiplies.

ANTHEM High School Service Update

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6 Strategies for Parenting During COVID-19

Some kids see what is happening now as a temporary disruption. Other perceive this is a full-blown crisis. Regardless of your perspective, here are some strategies that can help you parent through the pandemic.

Helping Your Child Navigate Grief

Kids grieve differently from adults. Some are grieving the loss of events and activities they love or were looking forward to. Others are simply grieving the loss of normal life. What can you do as a parent, even when you are grieving yourself?

Surviving Quarantine with Preschoolers

As you already knew, parenting preschoolers is exhausting. Now add the fact that your brain has been in constant fight-or-flight crisis mode for about two months. Here’s the “How To Survive a Pandemic with Preschoolers,” cheat sheet.

14 Things to do with Your Teen

But in the midst of this pandemic, there is an opportunity to connect with your teens in new ways and make the best of difficult circumstances. Here are several light-hearted activities to help you navigate through the global event.

50 Dinner Conversation Starters

Are you tired of the silent stares and predictable conversations. With so much time at home together, it can be really tough to think of new questions to ask. Here are 50 conversation starters to give your family dinners a boost this week.

When Senior Year is Cut Short

Our graduating teens are hurting. For students at many schools, there will be no more sporting events, no closure with friends they may never get to see again, no senior prom, and for many, not even a graduation ceremony.

The Action Bible

The Action Bible includes over 200 fast-paced narratives in chronological order, making it easy to follow the Bible’s historical flow…

Every Parent’s Guide to Navigating Our Digital World

Feel like your kids are drowning in a sea of new questions, apps, and devices? Want to talk about digital media more with your kids?

The Radical Book For Kids

The Radical Book for Kids is a fun-filled explorer’s guide to the Bible, church history, and life for boys and girls age 8 and up.

The 3 Big Questions for a Frantic Family

Theresa Cousins had never been so mad at her husband. Ironically, the comment that sparked her anger wasn’t really directed at her…

Parenting Beyond Your Capacity

Engage your family in a bigger story that involves more than just your family – one that involves other influences who are on a…

Anxiety Conversation Guides

Helping a child or teen with anxiety is a challenge. Download the age-appropriate resource for your child or teen for tips and practical ways you can help.

Family Discovery Kit

Have you ever taken the time to discover what’s unique and special about your family? Sure, you know your family. But do you know who they are TODAY?

Cell Phone Agreement

Giving your child a cell phone is a challenging decision, one not to be taken lightly. A smartphone in the hand of a minor gives them access to the world…

Gabb Wireless: A Safe Phone for Kids

Gabb Wireless is a technology company that provides a sub $100 smartphone that is safe for children.

Bark: The Smart Way to Keep Kids Safer Online

As a busy parent, reading every text message, post, and email just isn’t realistic. Instead, Bark was created by parents, for parents to offer a better…

Circle Go: Their Internet. Your Rules.

Circle is devoted to helping families thrive with technology and with each other.

Grieving Our Losses

This week, the call was officially made. Schools will be closed through the end of the school year. A few kids may express happiness about the super long break they’ll have this year, but that’s not what most people are feeling.

Kids Need Stories

Several years ago, I read an impactful booked called “Playing for Keeps,” by Reggie Joiner and Kristen Ivy. The premise of this book states that kids (all kids) need six specific things over time.

Never Waste a Crisis

Just a few weeks ago, I would never have imagined we’d be living in the world we live in today. It seems that few people saw quarantines and shelter-in-place policies as a local reality. Now, this is life.

Perspective Shift

Apparently, everyone has more time for Facebook and social media right now. Everyone’s a little overwhelmed, but posting and sharing funny and insightful content is like a part-time job. Whatever it takes, right?

Mission Parents is a resource provided by Mission Community Church