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! 

Parent Nights

Due to current Covid-19 restricvtion, we are unable to host our Parent Nights at this time. Stay tuned because as soon as current restrictions lift, we will begin  with our Parents Nights, once again

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...

  • A 18 page guide to discipling our teens.  Document includes helpful resources, discussion questions and more. 

  • (NEW) Sticky Faith

    Sticky Faith delivers positive and practical ideas to nurture within your kids a living, loving faith that lasts a lifetime.


    Research indicates that almost half of high school seniors drift from their faith after graduation.


    Struck by this staggering statistic, and recognizing its ramifications, the Fuller Youth Institute (FYI) conducted the "College Transition Project" in an effort to identify the relationships and best practices that can set young people on a trajectory of lifelong faith and service.


    This easy-to-read guide presents both a compelling rationale and a powerful strategy to show parents how to actively encourage their children’s spiritual growth so that it will stick with them into adulthood and empower them to develop a living, lasting faith.


    Written by Fuller Youth Institute Executive Director Dr. Kara E. Powell and youth expert Chap Clark--authors known for the integrity of their research and the intensity of their passion for young people--Sticky Faith is geared to spark a movement that empowers adults to develop robust and long-term faith in kids of all ages.


    Fuller Youth Institute. 

  • (NEW) Irreversable Damage

    Until just a few years ago, gender dysphoria—severe discomfort in one’s biological sex—was vanishingly rare. It was typically found in less than .01 percent of the population, emerged in early childhood, and afflicted males almost exclusively.

    But today whole groups of female friends in colleges, high schools, and even middle schools across the country are coming out as “transgender.” These are girls who had never experienced any discomfort in their biological sex until they heard a coming-out story from a speaker at a school assembly or discovered the internet community of trans “influencers.”


    Unsuspecting parents are awakening to find their daughters in thrall to hip trans YouTube stars and “gender-affirming” educators and therapists who push life-changing interventions on young girls—including medically unnecessary double mastectomies and puberty blockers that can cause permanent infertility.


    Abigail Shrier, a writer for the Wall Street Journal, has dug deep into the trans epidemic, talking to the girls, their agonized parents, and the counselors and doctors who enable gender transitions, as well as to “detransitioners”—young women who bitterly regret what they have done to themselves.


    Coming out as transgender immediately boosts these girls’ social status, Shrier finds, but once they take the first steps of transition, it is not easy to walk back. She offers urgently needed advice about how parents can protect their daughters.


    A generation of girls is at risk. Abigail Shrier’s essential book will help you understand what the trans craze is and how you can inoculate your child against it—or how to retrieve her from this dangerous path.

  • A fresh new approach to the Heidelberg Cataechism.  There are many resources to help instill these Biblical teachings into the hearts and minds of your children. 

  • REading: Boys adrift

    Something scary is happening to boys today. From kindergarten to college, American boys are, on average, less resilient and less ambitious than they were a mere twenty years ago. The gender gap in college attendance and graduation rates has widened dramatically. While Emily is working hard at school and getting A’s, her brother Justin is goofing off. He’s more concerned about getting to the next level in his videogame than about finishing his homework. Now, Dr. Leonard Sax delves into the scientific literature and draws on more than twenty years of clinical experience to explain why boys and young men are failing in school and disengaged at home. He shows how social, cultural, and biological factors have created an environment that is literally toxic to boys. He also presents practical solutions, sharing strategies which educators have found effective in re-engaging these boys at school, as well as handy tips for parents about everything from homework, to videogames, to medication.

  • 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)

  • REading: Why gender matters

    Overview

    Twelve years ago, Why Gender Matters broke ground in illuminating the differences between boys and girls–how they perceive the world differently, how they learn differently, how they process emotions and take risks differently. Dr. Sax argued that in failing to recognize these hardwired differences between boys and girls, we ended up reinforcing damaging stereotypes, medicalizing bad behavior, and failing to support kids to reach their full potential. In the intervening decade, the world has changed drastically, with an avalanche of new research which supports, deepens, and expands Dr. Sax’s work. This revised and updated edition includes new findings about how boys and girls interact differently with social media and video games; a new discussion of research on gender non-conforming, LGB, and transgender kids, new findings about how girls and boys see differently, hear differently, and even smell differently; and new material about the medicalization of misbehavior.