Here are some recommended websites:
- Spife.org is a rural small town congregation revitalization that our district's congregations are using
- DivineRx.com - fighting cancer with faith devotional
LHM Church and School Resources
Christian Parenting Workshop Series Helps Churches and Schools Reach Out In Their Communities
Lutheran Hour Ministries' Parenting Families: From ME to WE is a great workshop series to host at your church or school this fall. Invite neighbors in the community or parents of students who attend your school but not your church. The video-based series is a non-threatening way to invite new families to your church and begin building a relationship with them.
Parenting Families, based on a concept developed by Christian psychologist, LCMS minister, and professor Dr. David Ludwig, is a six-week DVD resource for improving parenting skills and building a stronger family - traditional, single parent, or blended. The sessions are fun and interactive; parents get ideas to use immediately, build relationships with other parents, and hear the message of forgiveness in Jesus.
More than 230 churches or schools have used or are currently using the Parenting Families workshop series. One mother says, "We are currently using the From ME to WE study at church. I LOVE what we are learning. My husband and I have sat with our jaws dropped when using 'We' with our children and seeing it work!"
For $149 (additional discounts are available based on participation in LHM programs), your church or school can purchase the Parenting Families: From ME to WE hosting kit, which includes:
* DVD of the six sessions on 2 discs (additional sets available at a minimal cost)
* Hosting Guide, including preparation and volunteer notes for promotion through follow-up
* Leader Guide for facilitating small group discussion, tips on maintaining relationships and extra session notes
* Web access to customizable multimedia downloads, containing publicity and participant materials
* 25 participant folders
* 50 promotional brochures
* 100 invitation postcards
* "Practical Strategies" companion parenting booklets
For more information about Parenting Families: From ME to WE, visit