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660 Mason Ridge Center Drive
Suite 100
St. Louis, MO 63141
Ph: 314.590.6200
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 Family Life/Youth Retention

 Only those resources found on the LCMS website and/or published by Concordia Publishing House have passed LCMS doctrinal review.  All other resources should be reviewed and used in light of our LCMS Biblical and confessional standards.
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Family Life/Parenting

LCMS website,  Click on “Resources” in the directory.  There you will resources for family ministry, and children’s ministry, etc. 

The Family Friendly Church, by Ben Freudenburg with Rick Lawrence – an LCMS author


Dr. Kevin Leman resources. He works closely with Focus on the Family. Video series: "Making Children Mind Without Losing Yours." "Have A New Kid By Friday" "Value-Packed Parenting."

DCE Jason Glaskey, recommends Leman resources. Leman comes from a biblical world view, and does a good job.

"Love and Logic"program is a discipline approach used by schools and parents alike.

6501 Cherokee Trail, Edina, MN 55439  612-202-8152
helping congregations  -  equip households  -  to nurture faith  -  in all of life together

Campus Crusade websitehas many family life resources.


Faith Inkubators "Faith Five" method of family devotions, and other resources.


Faith Legacy Seriesis a DVD-based training curriculum to help families grow spiritually in their homes. Parents meet for three 60-90 minute sessions with other parents of same-age children. The sessions include DVD teachings interspersed with small group discussions.

When the course is completed, parents speak a personalized blessing over their child while giving the child a blessing object. This blessing event can take place in a worship service so the whole church can better support parents helping their children know, love and follow Jesus.

College Ministry
Young Adult Ministry Quarterlife Fellowship: creates a place for young adults to network, meet new friends, and join in fellowship, Bible studies, and much more.
Youth Ministry Confirmation
Junior High

Retreat Planning 101

Senior High