Resources to inspire, equip, and support our families in empowering a generation.

Watch Families Service

Families Service (geared towards families with kids 5th grade and younger) goes live every Sunday at 10:30am PDT on rockharbor.live, but you can rewatch here.

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Watch Youth Service

Youth Services are streamed each Sunday at 5pm PDT on rockharbor.live or available all day on demand. They are designed to be watched by your Middle School and High School student before joining their community for life groups. Watch the latest one here.

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Kids' Resources for This Week

Get Connected

Zoom Hangouts

 

Have your kids participate in a Zoom hangout for a chance to spend time with their leaders and friends.

Costa Mesa Zoom Hangouts

Mission Viejo Zoom Hangouts

 

Charlotte Kids

 

Sundays at 9am EST

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Worship

 

Youtube Playlist

Costa Mesa

 

Life Groups | Wednesdays at 6:30 PDT

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Mission Viejo

 

Middle School Life Groups | Thursdays at 6:30 PDT

High School Life Groups | Sundays at 7:00 PDT

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Charlotte

 

Life Groups | Sundays at 6 EST

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Nurture

 

If you’re looking to be in community with other moms, look no further than Nurture.

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Resource Archive

Parents

Parents of Kids:

 

 

Podcast Resources:

  • In a time of crisis, it’s easy to just panic and react. Michelle Hill and Lisa Anderson discuss life during this pandemic, especially for the 30% of people in the country who live alone: divorced, widowed, or single. They share practical strategies and routines, and how to look outside yourself and use this time to care for your neighbor. Listen here.
  • Rachel Shaver joins the podcast to discuss books that are great to read with your family. Recommended Reading: Christian Kids Books For Families

 

Prayer Resources:

 

  • Navigating the “New Normal”: None of us planned on becoming homeschool parents or sharing office space with our spouse — overnight. But here we are. Speaker couple Brian and Jen Goins provide some humorous encouragement here.
  • 1o Date Night Ideas: Quarantine Edition.

Activities for Families

A Family Game

  • Managing Fear and Anxiety During a Health Pandemic – a blog post for parents on managing anxiety during any number of life disruptions: https://bit.ly/2Q6kJTG
  • Anxiety Conversation Guides – Helping a child with anxiety is a challenge. Parents can download these age-appropriate resources to find tips and practical ways to help their children.
  • Helping Kids Navigate Anxiety Podcast – On this episode, Sissy Goff, Director of Child and Adolescent Counseling at Daystar Counseling Ministries in Nashville, Tennessee, shares tools for leaders helping kids process anxiety. https://bit.ly/2TZx1OR

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Parents of Teens:

 

 

Podcast Resource: In a time of crisis, it’s easy to just panic and react. Michelle Hill and Lisa Anderson discuss life during this pandemic, especially for the 30% of people in the country who live alone: divorced, widowed, or single. They share practical strategies and routines, and how to look outside yourself and use this time to care for your neighbor.

 

Parent Guide: Depression and Anxiety

“According to YPulse.com 93% of Gen Z (current teenagers) report being impacted by COVID19. Some of those impacts have led to higher rates of depression and anxiety. This resource unpacks the difference between clinical definitions vs normal ups and downs, steps to assess if your teenager suffers with anxiety or depression and ways to support your teenager.”

 

Why does God allow bad things to happen? A podcast sharing how we can see God in this pandemic.

More Free Time = More Screen Time

Students will have more time than usual behind a screen, which is not entirely a bad thing, but a great opportunity for your family to initiate a conversation.

With so many teens stuck at home, unable to see their friends or take part in their normal activities, they’ll turn to their devices. All that extra device time only increases the chances of students encountering harmful content or potentially engaging in inappropriate behavior. The best parental control option for your teenager isn’t an app… but is you having honest conversations with them. I would encourage you to start these conversations sooner rather than later so your student is set up for success when using devices.

Consider using one of the following statements to start a conversation:

• “Hey! I know with this extra free time you have the opportunity to be on your phone/video games more often. I wanted to remind you that the things you view or words you exchange, need to be honoring to the values of both God and our family.”
• “I made some mistakes when I was a teenager when it came to hiding things from others. I want to remind you that I love you so much and that you can always turn to me if you find yourself in a bad situation related to technology. The conversation will always look different if you choose to share something vs. you being caught.”

Thankfully, the company, Protect Young Eyes, provided a resource recently online. They reviewed 14 different monitoring and filtering options available to parents, comparing and contrasting all the features and options to help us figure out the best option for your family. Review all their findings and tips by clicking here!