Parent resources

Parent resources

The Disciple-making parent

“Compelling and faithful to the gospel” — Dr. Albert Mohler, President, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. 
” A fantastic parenting book. Unique in a crowded genre.” — Tim Challies, Author and Blogger, 
Your children will either live forever with Jesus or apart from him. Too many growing up in Christian homes will not follow Christ as adults. Do you have a strategy for parenting in today’s hostile culture?
The Disciple-Making Parent will give you confidence in your journey.

Parenting: 14 Gospel Principles That Can Radically Change Your Family

What is your calling as a parent?

In the midst of folding laundry, coordinating carpool schedules, and breaking up fights, many parents get lost. Feeling pressure to do everything “right” and raise up “good” children, it’s easy to lose sight of our ultimate purpose as parents in the quest for practical tips and guaranteed formulas.

In this life-giving book, Paul Tripp offers parents much more than a to-do list. Instead, he presents us with a big-picture view of God’s plan for us as parents. Outlining fourteen foundational principles centered on the gospel, he shows that we need more than the latest parenting strategy or list of techniques. Rather, we need the rescuing grace of God―grace that has the power to shape how we view everything we do as parents.

Freed from the burden of trying to manufacture life-change in our children’s hearts, we can embrace a grand perspective of parenting overflowing with vision, purpose, and joy. 

GOD MADE ALL OF ME: A Book to Help Children Protect Their Bodies (God Made Me)

God Made All of Me by Justin and Lindsey Holcomb is an invaluable resource and beautifully illustrated story to help families talk about sensitive issues with two- to eight-year-old children.

Because the private parts of our bodies are private, home is the ideal environment for a child to learn about his or her body and how it should be treated by others–without conveying a message of shame.

Through carefully written language and relatable storytelling, God Made All of Me helps parents navigate discussion that can so easily be warped into confusion, embarrassment, and secrecy.

Reliable Publishers

Here are three publishing companies who produce consistently reliable resources. While one should never blindly trust any resource, these publishing companies produce materials Pastor Carsten trusts.

The purpose of Crossway has been, from its founding as a not-for-profit ministry in 1938, to publish gospel-centered, Bible-based content that will honor our Savior and serve his church. We seek to help people understand the massive implications of the gospel and the truth of God’s Word, for all of life, for all eternity, and for the glory of God.

The Good Book Company is passionate about the Lord Jesus, his Word, His church, and His gospel of grace. Motivated by his passion and our involvement in local churches, it is our privilege to produce biblical, relevant, and accessible resources that will encourage you and your church family to keep going, keep growing, and keep sharing your faith.

The mission of NGP is to reach every church and home with gospel-centered resources that point to Jesus and help every person grow closer to Christ. NGP is also passionate about teaching the good news of the kingdom to the next generation and has created an exclusive line of children and family products for homes, churches, and schools. Each curriculum, family devotional, and book has Jesus as its foundation and focus. Children are drawn to the fun and colorful illustrations and appealing story lines that teach them the Bible and reach young hearts with the lasting truth of the gospel.

Parenting sites

Paul Tripp

The Gospel Coalition

CCEF Christian Counselling and Education Foundation 

Teach the Bible to children

Bible App for kids (both in English and German)

 The Bible Project

Music to help memorise scripture

Getty Music

Seeds Family Worship

Steve Green Ministries


Here are some books you might like to get for reading time with your younger ones, you can order them here, 10 Of Those or on And for your older children we can recommend the Lee Strobel (for older children) below, also available on both mentioned sites.

  • God wants us to talk to Him, Prayer is more than asking God for things, God’s people have always prayed, the Psalms give us word to pray, Jesus teaches us to pray, let’s pray. What Every Child Should Know
  •  Children will meet 52 Christian men and women (one for each week of the year) from all walks of life who wanted to live for their friend Jesus. There are missionaries, martyrs, writers, reformers, politicians and poets. Everyone a Child Should Know

Lee Strobel: Lee Patrick Strobel is an American Christian apologetic author. He has written several books, including four which received ECPA Christian Book Awards and a series which addresses challenges to a Biblically inerrant view of Christianity.

Case For Faith

Case For A Creator

Case For Christ

RightNow Media

All members of ICF have been given access to this resource site RightNow Media. The first time you have to fill out a short form to activate your account. Remember to tick the box that you are affiliated to the church. There are several family devotions for kids.  For instance The Real God for older kids. (There is a deep sense of unease in our rapidly changing world. Our distorted view of God is at the root of all our problems. Join Chip Ingram in this multi-faceted study of seven attributes of God. First, help your child discover The Real God with eight different family devotional stories. Help them to see what God has to say about who He truly is through His word. Because to know the real God—changes everything.)

And movies for the younger ones for instance “The Story Keepers” for children from 4 to 9 years. (A children’s animated adventure series which tells the story of the adventure of four children on the run from persecution in Nero’s Rome. They are hidden in a bakery by Ben, a Christian Baker, who tells them stories of the life of Jesus. Each action-packed episode features an escape from Nero’s soldiers. With a target age group of 4-9, this award-winning animation series sets stories from the life of Jesus within a natural adventure story context. Commissioned by ITV Network, for whom it has topped the UK ratings 3 time in 3 years, the series and the 2 specials based upon it have sold in 108 countries).