What to do: (See resources below)
- Determine a reading plan – Bible or storybook Bible
- Sing – hymns and praise songs
How to get started: Read Family Worship by Donald Whitney. It’s short, but it’s not necessary. Remember: read, sing, pray.
Family Worship Resources:
- The Holy Bible
- Family Shepherds: Calling and Equipping Men to Lead Their Homes (Voddie Baucham Jr.)
- Shepherding a Child’s Heart (Tedd Tripp)
- Instructing a Child’s Heart (Tedd & Margy Tripp)
- Family Worship Bible Guide (Reformation Heritage Books): – short commentary on EVERY chapter of the Old & New Testament, to get dad thinking as he prepares to exposit the text, verse by verse.
- The Golden Children’s Bible – not a replacement for the real Bible. Just an incredibly well-illustrated tool to help visualize the words being spoken.
- Long Story Short by Marty Machowski
- The Big Picture Story Bible by David Helm
- Clubhouse Jr. (ages 3-7) & Clubhouse (ages 8-12) – The focus is on reinforcing biblical values, relationships, character building, and family activities. Think Highlights magazine but with biblical values.
Worship Music – diamonds in the rough!
- Operation Arctic, an immersive fictional audio musical by Patch the Pirate (Spotify) – Music quality is excellent, but 100% Gospel advancing songs with beautiful and doctrinally pure lyrics
- Hymns Every Child Should Know, album by Patch the Pirate (Spotify) – Beautifully orchestrated hymns sung by children
- Getty Kids Hymnal, album by Keith & Kristin Getty
- Little Creation Books series – explore God’s creation in a set of 6 board books that introduce our youngest kiddos to their Creator.
- The Adventures of Adam Raccoon series by Glen Keane – parables that illustrate biblical truths, incredibly engaging illustrations.