A number of times throughout the year, 412 Ministries will host events that we believe will equip you as parents to parent effectively in our changing world. These are FREE events! 

  • Sid Koops

    Thursday, September 16 from 7:00 - 9:00 pm

    From camp speaker to local youth pastor to youth ministry professor, Sid draws from a deep well of experience over a couple decades. He is the Executive Director of Youth Worker Community where he and his team are dedicated to filling in the gaps for youth workers by equipping, empowering, and supporting youth workers to help the next generation know Jesus.

    Sid has a Masters in Youth and Family Ministries and is currently working on his Doctor of Ministry in Emerging Generations at Gordon-Conwell Seminary.


    If your home is like mine, too often my kids come home saying that another one of their peers at school came 'out'.  Both my wife and I find ourselves not well equipped to talk to our teens about this topic.  How do we have a meaning, faith based, discussion with them and give them guidance as parents or as a youth mentor leader?  This is a difficult topic to navigate.  

    We want to make sure you're ready for this difficult conversation and can talk to your teens from a biblical and practical perspective.


    Gateway Community Church

    Multi-Purpose Room - North side of the building. 

    Dessert and beverages provided


Parent Resources. 

As parents, we can use all the help we can get to navigate parenting.  Here are a number of websites that may be helpful...

  • RIGHTNOW MEDIA - free resource! 

    Rightnow Media is an online Christian platform for all things media - teachings, Bible Studies, conferences, kids shows, documentaries and more.  Rightnow Media is the Christian version of Netflix. As a 412 Ministry parent, we want to offer this valuable resource to you free of charge. 

    All you need to do is set up you log-in and password.  Use this QR Code to the left or click on this link: https://www.rightnowmedia.org/Account/Invite/gatewaycrc

  • Inside this toolkit you’ll find a wealth of helpful information and resources, including the following:

    • family faith formation essentials for church leaders
    • seasonal and topical activities for families and churches
    • tried-and-true ideas from churches
    • recommended books, blog posts, and websites
    • and much more!

  • The mission of CPYU is to work with churches, schools, and community organizations to build stronger relationships between young people and those charged with helping them grow into healthy adulthood.

  • Axis creates Christ-centered resources that are timeless from great thinkers like CS Lewis while keeping our pulse on very relevant shifts in culture. We call this “Culture Translation.” We have three types of resources: written, audio and video.

  • Reviews for what your kids want to watch (before they watch it)

    Trusted ratings created with families in mind.

  • There's Something for Everyone!

    ReFrame Ministries produces a family of six programs in the English language. We invite you to see in a new way what God is doing in your life: God reshapes and restores your life according to his plan—that you might become more like his Son, Jesus Christ. (a ministry of the Christian Reformed Church)