Parent Ministry of IBC

Parenting Resource

I want to pass on another parenting resource that I hope is helpful to you.  Earlier this past year Mar Hill Church in Seattle brought out Tedd Tripp to do a parenting seminar.  By the time we found out it was happening it was really too late to organize a trip or get the word out adequately…  but the beautiful thing about Mars Hill is they video EVERYTHING and make it available free of charge.  I would highly recommend you bookmark this link and view the videos from this conference when you have the time and hopefully you find them helpful.  I am sold on the solid Biblical view that both Paul and Tedd trip present in their teaching to parents.  I hope they are a blessing to you.

You can find the videos at


Technology Help for Parents

I have recently come across a website that I hope will become a HUGE asset for our parents in keeping up with the technology our kids are dealing with and being exposed to.  The website is maintained by a “Tech Guy” in his 30’s that tries to bridge the gap between parents and their teens in the area of technology.  He runs a Blog at He keeps the material on this Blog free for 1 month and then moves the older articles to “Tech Bundles” which he sells on His web.

I found the site very easy to use and understand and thought it would be a great resource for our parents.  I especially liked the fact that he did “Video tutorials”  where parents could follow along.  Current articles include a video tutorial on Facebook as well as an overview of the use of twitter.  If you do use twitter make sure you subscribe to crossroads twitter.

Whether you choose to do a payed subscription (Which some might find worth the money) or just use the free resources on his web, I think you will learn a great deal from this site.  Hope that it helps.

If you have questions I would be happy to answer those in the comments section.

What does sucess look like?
October 9, 2007, 9:01 pm
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One of the many issues that Barna present in his book is that many parents have the wrong definition of success for their students. The desire that their child would graduate H.S. and get into a good college without being pregnant or addicted to drugs is far short of the Biblical example that we should strive for. So the question I would like to pose and have you respond to is:

“What would ‘success’ look like to you in your child’s life?” Or, “What characteristics do you want to see in your child’s life” and “What are we doing to help them achieve this?” Then… How can we as a ministry help in this process?