Making Community Connections - We placed the various ministry links into four specific categories, which include:
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Christian Family Heritage (CFH) - Christian Family Heritage is a non-profit ministry established to encourage and support families in the principles taught in the Growing Families International materials. Our services and resources include our volunteer group of certified Contact Moms, local area GEMS® Fellowship Groups, and our audio CD & .mp3 library made possible solely on the tax-deductible donations of those who have been helped and desire to establish a Christian family heritage for future generations. For more information please visit our website.
OneFamily: Anchored by GFI curriculum, OneFamily was created to provide sustainable encouragement and support to help parents and families thrive – One Family at a time. In addition to emailing out daily thought provoking quotes and a weekly letter of practical advice, OneFamily also provides materials, programs and events to encourage men and women to be proactive in the growth and development of their marriages and parenting. For more information, please visit our website or contact Shelly Howard.
Mom's Notes: The Mom's Notes presentations give practical application (for all ages of children) to the principles learned in the GFI parenting curriculum. The 40 Mom's Notes presentations, written by Joey and Carla Link, cover most of the topics and principles taught in the Growing Kids God's Way series. Topics include: understanding 'first-time obedience', transferring ownership to your children, being 'wise in their own eyes', building healthy family identity, understanding character training, temperaments and the 'besetting sins' of each, and much more.
The Miracle Books: A wonderful presentation relating to protecting your child's moral innocence, while sufficiently educating your daughters and sons on matters pertaining to the changing bodies. The books that make up this series, have been carefully written, and beautifully illustrated to facilitate that often-skirted discussion and to ease your child into a wholesome first awareness. You can purchase these at their website: http://miraclebooksweb.wordpress.com
Alimenta Mis Ovejas: GKGW DVD Series in Spanish. Phone: (817) 265-0715
Worldview Matters: Assumptions that Affect Our Lives: Providing materials and training sessions on the subject of a biblical worldview, to make a difference in the way people live, by making a difference in the way people think. This excellent resource is available at this site or please call (425) 702-9741.
International Ministry Hubs
Listed below are the International and Communities with active websites, set up to help parents with resources and find which curricula and classes that may be available. If your community or country is not listed below, and you are seeking more information than this website provides, please contact ministry support. Please provide your name, city, state and zip code and class you are inquiring about. Thank you.
Growing Families Australia
Andy and Robyn Hamdorf
PO Box 824
Happy Valley, SA 5159 Australia
Pastor Dinart & Norma Barradas
Universidade da Família - GFI Brasil
Caixa Postal Pompéia - SP Brazil 17580-000
Parasource Marketing & Distribution formerly David C. Cook Distribution Canada
PO Box 98, 55 Woodslee Ave.
Canada N3L 3E5
Ministry Support Growing Families Canada
Ute and Juergen Hug
US Ministry Hubs
Click on the city below or the Facebook Page if one is listed
970 Toa Payoh North #07-04
Allan and Gabi Dixon
PO Box 642
Simon's Town, Western Cape
South Africa 7995
Phone: 27 084 462 4879
Christian Education Europe
Arthur and Vivienne Roderick
Unit 5, Northford Close
England SN 6 8 H L
Phone: 44 1793 783 783
Fax: 44 1793 783 775
C/O 81 Lomagundi Road, Avondale West, Harare, Zimbabwe
PO Box EH 165, Emerald Hill, Harare, Zimbabwe
Phone: +263 (4) 302451
Fax: +263 (4) 334104
Florida - Tampa Bay
Facebook - Growing Kids Gulf Coast
Georgia - Atlanta
Facebook - Growing Families Atlanta
Kansas / Missouri - Kansas City
Louisiana - New Orleans
Facebook - Growing Kids NOLA
Michigan - Detroit
Facebook - Growing Kids Detroit
Texas - Dallas
Facebook - Growing Kids Dallas
Support Ministries and Blogs
Parentingmadepractical.com: Joey and Carla Link are known for making parenting practical. They have a unique and fresh understanding how to make biblical principles work in the lives of parents and children. They are the authors of the book, Why Can’t I Get My Kids to Behave? and over 40 Mom’s Notes presentations which provides practical application to the principles shared in the GFI parenting curriculums. Here you will find blog posts dealing with parenting topics of interest, including posts that share how to take a specific Scripture verse and teach it to children. A bookstore with over 200 resources for parents and children of all ages is on this site as well as their traveling schedule. What’s different about this bookstore? All the books have been pre-read, are biblical in their foundation and are consistent with the teaching found in GFI material in their content. It is well worth your time to check this site out!
Ezzotruth.com: A voice of truth and clarification. In a day and age when all matters of truth are viewed as relative commodities, effective leadership, built on principle, will always be tested by criticism. With more than eight million parents and twice as many children influenced by the Ezzos values-based teaching, there will always be a critic or a cynic here and there. Ezzotruth.com separates fact from fiction, and truth from error, when it come to the voices of those who criticize value-based parenting. It not only provides independent responses to criticisms, but also provides character profiles of the many critics.
Daddylife.net: The "DaddyLife.net" blog and podcast encourages, equips, and challenges men to be the leaders of their families, lovers of their wives, and examples to their children. Daddy Life also provides parents with detailed advice on Internet and technology safety.
Pastor Joe Barlow: Perspective, devotional and practical
When Blessings Come Five at a Time: Meet the Shier quints and their amazing parents.
Changing the World One Trillion Cells at at Time: A wellness resource for body, soul and spirit.