Family Discipleship

Parenting Resources

Parents are encouraged and resourced through our preschool, kids, and youth ministries to spiritually influence their kids at home to make Jesus their all. In addition to this encouragement from church, parents are encouraged to use the following year-round resources. 

Ministry Grid  resources for parents are available on-demand. These video resources help parents understand the biblical foundation for family discipleship as well provide practical equipping for stepping into the role of primary disciple maker of your children. Access the following recommended parent-equipping course pathways, or select specific courses from the course catalog -- all at no cost to you.
Family Discipleship

The RightNow Media  library is full of video resources for kids' and family viewing, building your marriage, strengthening your parenting, and biblically-based encouragement for life's journey. 
RightNow Access Code 

Famous at Home provides practical and grace-filled resources for parents. A free podcast and downloadable guides from Dr. Josh Straub will keep you and your spouse connected to, and intentional with your kids for Christ. 
Famous at Home


Marriage Resources

In addition to marriage encouragement at church, couples need real-time resources as marriage issues quickly arise. Every couple needs to tend to their marriages with a steady stream of attention and investment into their marriages. The following resources provide the flexibility and availability where and when couples need it.

Ministry Grid is an on-demand, high-quality resource library featuring experts from pastoral and marriage-helping professions. Couples can work through courses together, or along with a mentor couple recommended by the church. Access the following recommended marriage-building course pathways at no cost to you, or select specific courses from the course catalog: : 
PREPARE for Marriage  STRENGTHEN Your Marriage  RESTORE Your Marriage

Fierce Marriage provides a free gospel-saturated podcast and high-quality resources to keep your skills sharp and your heart engaged with your spouse. 
Fierce Marriage


Mark your calendars for these Fall 2021 dates:

  • September 3, Friday, 6:30pm |  Doorpost Songs: this event encourages younger families with a night of worship together, along with encouragement to use family worship resources at home -- sponsored by our Kids Ministry and other area churches -- at Central Church.
  • September 17, Friday, 6:30 - 9pm |  Parents Night Out: while your birth - 6th graders enjoy a fun night at the church, you can have a kid-free night out as a couple or with friends. Register using the thumnail event photo shown below.
  • September 27, Monday Night |  E6 Men's Ministry Fall Kickoff
  • Saturdays or Sundays October 9 - November 7, 10am - 6pm |  Family Fun Day @ P6 Farms: come enjoy a day at P6 farms www.p-6farms.com with your family, friends from your GroupLife class, and your unchurched friends. Registration is 10/person, 40$ max per family through October 9 -- a fraction of the cost. Register using the thumbnail event photo shown below. 
  • October 29, Friday - October 30, Saturday |  Men's Retreat
  • November 14, Sunday morning |  Family Dedication:  attendance at "Family Dedication Workshop" required (offered Sunday October 31 in Room 120F) -- if interested, please contact
  • FALL MAIN EVENT: November 19-21, Friday night - Sunday noon |  Weekend to Remember Marriage Retreat: FamilyLife ministries has been putting on Weekend to Remember events at destination locations for decades, helping thousands of marriages. Cost is only $250 for the conference fee and resort hotel (a $600 value) through October 1, $350 afterward. Registration assistance is limited to the first 20 couples who register. Register using the thumbnail event photo shown below. 
  • December 3, Friday, 6:30 - 9pm |  Parents Night Out: while your birth - 6th graders enjoy a fun night at the church, you can have a kid-free night out as a couple or with friends. Registration opens November 3.


VOLUNTEER | Serving in Families Ministry

 Our Families Ministry serves married couples before the empty nest years begin. There are a number of opportunities to serve in marriage building, parent equipping, and family discipleship programming. Click below to explore these service opportunities.

Service Opportunities



David Booth
Pastor of Discipleship & Families

office: 979-776-1400