Frederick Family resources

Resources recommended at our last Family Conference. Many of these are also available for purchase in our church foyer.

View the video recordings of presentations from our conference here.

  • Written for parents with children of any age, this insightful book provides perspectives and procedures for shepherding your child's heart into the paths of life. Shepherding a Child's Heart gives fresh biblical approaches to child rearing.

  • We don’t have to lose the next generation to culture. In this practical guide, John Stonestreet and Brett Kunkle explore questions including:

    • What unseen undercurrents are shaping twenty-first-century youth culture?
    • Why do so many kids struggle with identity?
    • How do we talk to kids about same-sex marriage and transgenderism?
    • How can leaders steer kids away from substance abuse and other addictions?
    • How can we ground students in the biblical story and empower them to change the world? 

    With biblical clarity, this is the practical go-to manual to equip kids to rise above the culture.

  • An easy-to-understand guide to the Bible that provides valuable insights and answers to tough questions while leading students through God’s Word with selective reading plans. A great tool for evangelism.

  • The Bible is a cobbled-together selection of ancient writings that have been changed so many times by so many people over hundreds of years that it is surely the text can no longer be trusted--right? Certainly, there are plenty of people who take this view. In this book, Timothy Paul Jones addresses the fact that the Bible is a difficult book to believe, filled with of incidents that seem highly improbable, if not impossible. Written for people who are skeptical when it comes to the Bible's accuracy and authority, this book takes a reasonable look at the claims made about the Bible.

  • God doesn't demand hectic church programs and frenetic schedules; he only wants his people to know him more intimately, says top-selling author D. A. Carson. The apostle Paul found that spiritual closeness in his own fellowship with the Father. By following Paul's example, we can do the same. This book calls believers to reject superficiality and revolutionize their lives by embracing a God-guided approach to prayer.

  • Do you find yourself threatening, repeating your instructions, or raising your voice in an attempt to get your children to obey? Are you discouraged because it seems you just can t reach the heart of your child? Through personal experience and the practical application of Scripture, Ginger Hubbard encourages and equips moms to reach past the outward behavior of their children and dive deeply into the issues of the heart. Ginger s candid approach will help moms move beyond the frustrations of not knowing how to handle issues of disobedience and into a confident, well-balanced approach to raising their children.

  • Last words are important. As the Lord Jesus prepared to ascend back to heaven, there were many issues he might have addressed. He chose, however, to give the Great Commission.

    Daniel Akin argues that good theology and good missiology are more caught than taught; that there is a vital role for parents to play in conveying and modelling a missional life for their children who, with God's grace, might follow in their footsteps. In Raising Kids with a Heart for Mission, he suggests ten principles for building Great Commission families.

  • What did God use to draw a radical, committed unbeliever to himself? Did God take her to an evangelistic rally? Or, since she had her doctorate in literature, did he use something in print? No, God used an invitation to dinner in a modest home, from a humble couple who lived out the gospel daily, simply, and authentically.

    With this story of her conversion as a backdrop, Rosaria Butterfield invites us into her home to show us how God can use this same “radical, ordinary hospitality” to bring the gospel to our lost friends and neighbors. Such hospitality sees our homes as not our own, but as God’s tools for the furtherance of his kingdom as we welcome those who look, think, believe, and act differently from us into our everyday, sometimes messy lives―helping them see what true Christian faith really looks like.