If we are to fulfill our calling as Christians, we need to be continually equipped. This page will be periodically updated and includes links to books, apps, and podcasts, to help equip you for ministry and nurture your relationship with Christ.
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Parenting with Purpose
This activities resource is designed to encourage and equip parents/guardians to be the primary faith trainers of their children through building daily, weekly, and monthly habits with them […]
ONLINE: The New City Catechism
The New City Catechism is a modern-day resource aimed at helping children and adults alike learn the core doctrines of the Christian faith via 52 questions and answers.
BOOK: Raising Passionate Jesus Followers
This book is full of practical, biblically based, and time-tested guidelines for parents. Starting at birth, into grade school, through the daunting teenage years, to launching them into college, and finally letting go, this book contains the whys and the hows parents need.
BOOK: The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind
This book a must read. It will help you understand what’s going on developmentally within kids’ brains at different ages and stages, and give you strategies to overcome day-to-day struggles.
PODCAST: Courageous Parenting
A weekly podcast with Isaac & Angie Tolpin on Biblical parenting, and how to equip confident Christian kids in an uncertain world. Topics include purity, self-control, obedience, discipleship, relationships, Bible-time, marriage, etc.
PODCAST: Let’s Parent on Purpose
Let’s Parent on Purpose is a weekly podcast designed to strengthen your marriage, parenting, and personal relationship with Jesus.
Kids Read Truth
Equipping children with biblical literacy and instilling in them a love for God’s Word. Kids Read Truth creates resources designed to introduce kids ages 2–12 to God and Scripture, including study books, journals, card sets, and storybooks.
BOOK: Simplicity Parenting
In the midst of our culture of busyness, which now often includes over-scheduling and overwhelming kids, this book will give you ideas and strategies for how to slow your family down and deepen your relationships so that your family can flourish.
BOOK: Triggers: Exchanging Parents’ Angry Reactions for Gentle Biblical Responses
This book examines common parenting issues that cause us to explode inappropriately at our children. Moving beyond simple parenting tips, this book offer biblical insight and practical tools to equip and encourage you on the journey away from anger-filled reactions toward gentle, biblical responses.
BOOK: Raising Disciples
By Hamilton’s own Natalie Frisk, this book will encourage you to make raising your child as a disciple a priority by reconnecting faith and parenting, and equipping parents to model what following Jesus looks like in daily life.
Pastor Seán Recommends
BOOK: None Greater: The Undomesticated Attributes of God
In this fantastic book, Matthew Barrett shows us exactly why God is worthy of worship: there is none like him! If you want to improve your theology, and read something that will draw you towards worship, this is the book for you!
BLOG: Think Theology
THINK is a fantastic collaboration of theologians who are passionate about Jesus and his Church, and who enjoy spending time wrestling with deep theological questions and helping others to engage with them. If it isn’t already, you should make this blog part of your internet reading routine.
PODCAST: This Cultural Moment
One of the best podcasts around, each episode will help you think through what it means to follow Jesus in our increasingly post-Christian world. This Cultural Moment is a collaboration of Bridgetown Church in Portland, USA and Red Church in Melbourne, Australia.
BOOK: Gospel Fluency: Speaking the Truths of Jesus into the Everyday Stuff of Life
This book will help you learn how to speaking the truths of Jesus into the everyday stuff of life, helping you to make the gospel a natural part of everyday conversation because of how it shapes every part of life.
BOOK: Delighting In The Trinity: An Introduction to the Christian Faith
This brief book really packs a punch. It will help you understand the doctrine of the trinity, and why this doctrine is so important to the Christian faith. This may be one of the best Christian non-fiction books published in the 2010’s, and should be on your reading list.
BOOK: Thinking Through Creation: Genesis 1 and 2 as Tools of Cultural Critique
This book will help you reframe how you read Genesis 1 and 2, and show you the profound truths these two chapters speak to many of the major issues and controversies in the church and world today. If you’re not used to academic writing, this book may be a slow read—but it is worth it!
APP: She/He Reads Truth
Women and Men in the Word of God every day; She Reads Truth (and He Reads Truth) offer paid-resources as well as a free daily devotional app to help you study the scriptures every day.
BOOK: A Praying Life: Connecting with God in a Distracting World
One of the best books on prayer you will read, Paul Miller lays out a pattern for living in relationship with God that includes helpful habits and approaches to prayer that will enable you to return to a childlike faith.
BOOK: How to Pray: A Simple Guide for Normal People
Written by Pete Greig (founder of 24/7 Prayer), this book will help you converse with God by making prayer achievable and enjoyable, and ultimately life-giving and life-changing.
APP: Dwell — Scripture Listening
If you struggle to find time to read scripture every day, this audio Bible might might be for you! Built for iOS and Android phones, this app will keep Scripture in your ears and on your heart throughout the day.