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Restore the Table Conversation Cards

Restore the Table Conversation Cards

Use this set of downloadable Conversation Cards to spark authentic, meaningful connection around the table with your loved ones. Find ...
EH Podcast: Episode 172 Teaching Kids Spiritual Disciplines + The Stanley with Maggie Bertram

EH Podcast: Episode 172 Teaching Kids Spiritual Disciplines + The Stanley with Maggie Bertram

WATCH OR LISTEN! About Episode 172 Don't call it a comeback! We are soooo excited to welcome back former Empowered ...
EH Podcast: Episode 171 God's Word The Key to Our Faith

EH Podcast: Episode 171 God’s Word The Key to Our Faith

WATCH OR LISTEN! About Episode 171 God gave us the key to grow and understand our faith in Him through ...
EH Podcast: Episode 170 Adoring Christ with Kori de Leon

EH Podcast: Episode 170 Adoring Christ with Kori de Leon

WATCH OR LISTEN! About Episode 170 How can we learn to read and love God’s word as a fruitful spiritual ...
Identity in Christ for Kids

Identity in Christ for Kids

When we are walking with Jesus, the enemy wants to do everything he can to pull our children away from ...
New Year Prayer for Families

New Year Prayer for Families

New Year Prayer for Families The purpose of ABIDE is to seek God through prayer, rely on the Spirit as ...
EH Podcast: Episode 169 Exiles of Gender Ideology with Katie McCoy

EH Podcast: Episode 169 Exiles of Gender Ideology with Katie McCoy

WATCH OR LISTEN! This special episode of the Empowered Homes Podcast is a recorded session from The Empowered Homes Conference ...
Phases of Parenting Download Card

Phases of Parenting Download Card

Parenting children comes with its fair share of challenges when it comes to communication, discipline and discipleship.  Are you a ...
EH Podcast: Episode 168 Responding Philosophically to the Transgender Movement with Andrew T. Walker

EH Podcast: Episode 168 Responding Philosophically to the Transgender Movement with Andrew T. Walker

WATCH OR LISTEN! This special episode of the Empowered Homes Podcast is a recorded session from The Empowered Homes Conference ...
Ocho Consejos Para Hablar Con Tus Hijos Sobre la Muerte

Ocho Consejos Para Hablar Con Tus Hijos Sobre la Muerte

“Estad quietos, y conoced que yo soy Dios” Salmo 46:10 Todo ser humano tiene dos cosas en común. Todos respiramos ...
EH Podcast: Episode 167 Love Thy Body with Nancy Pearcey

EH Podcast: Episode 167 Love Thy Body with Nancy Pearcey

WATCH OR LISTEN! Professor Nancy Pearcey, answers questions about life and sexuality. In the last few years, transgender ideology has ...
EH Podcast: Episode 166 A Biblical Approach to Sexuality and Gender with Pastor Ed Newton

EH Podcast: Episode 166 A Biblical Approach to Sexuality and Gender with Pastor Ed Newton

WATCH OR LISTEN! This special episode of the Empowered Homes Podcast is a recorded session from The Empowered Homes Conference ...
3 Immediate Steps to Take When Your Teen is Hurting

3 Immediate Steps to Take When Your Teen is Hurting

My phone rang late one evening and on the other end of the line was an upset parent. This parent ...
7 Ways to Navigate Tragedy with Children

7 Ways to Navigate Tragedy with Children

Global events in the Middle East and around the world break our hearts. And the scary thing is, our children ...
Sexual Purity Discussion Guide for Parents

Sexual Purity Discussion Guide for Parents

A study of the Scriptures reveals that sexuality in the context of marriage is one of the most beautiful gifts ...
7 Maneras de Navegar la Tragedia con los Niños

7 Maneras de Navegar la Tragedia con los Niños

Los acontecimientos mundiales en Medio Oriente  y en todo el mundo nos rompen el corazón y lo aterrador, es que ...
Guía de Discusión Sobre Pureza Sexual

Guía de Discusión Sobre Pureza Sexual

Un estudio de las Escrituras revela que la sexualidad dentro del contexto del matrimonio es uno de los regalos más ...
7 Ways to Affirm Your Kids Every Morning

7 Ways to Affirm Your Kids Every Morning

My son is a creature of habit. Every morning, he wakes up, gets dressed, stampedes downstairs, and grabs a bowl ...
Hacking Conversations on Sensitive Topics with Children

Hacking Conversations on Sensitive Topics with Children

"HACKing" Conversations on Sensitive Topics with Children Approaching conversations about sensitive topics with our children can be challenging.  Many fears ...
Everyday Rhythms For Your Family

Everyday Rhythms For Your Family

We often talk about using the meal time, drive time, bed time and mornings as discipleship tools with our children.  ...
Stoplight Conversation Starters Download

Stoplight Conversation Starters Download

Stoplight Starters Printable Download Did you know, statistics show that the average family is in the car for about an ...
3 Facts to Be Honest About in Fatherhood

3 Facts to Be Honest About in Fatherhood

I’m not exactly sure what my expectations were when I became a dad. My wife and I often joke that ...
Finding a Church

Finding a Church

Finding a Church Home Finding a church can be hard and overwhelming.  Perhaps you are new to an area or ...
The Lord's Supper - A Family Resource

The Lord’s Supper – A Family Resource

The Lord's Supper - A Family Resource Jesus commanded us to do two important things together as the church community ...
Journey to the Cross Family Activity

Journey to the Cross Family Activity

Holy week is a time to prepare your heart to reflect upon the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.  ...
Holy Week Download: Preparing for the Empty Tomb

Holy Week Download: Preparing for the Empty Tomb

Holy week is a time to prepare your heart to reflect upon the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.  ...
Holy Week Resurrection Story

Holy Week Resurrection Story

Holy Week Resurrection Story On each day of this guide, you will find a passage of Scripture to look up ...
EH Podcast: Connecting Church and Home Special Needs Ministry

EH Podcast: Connecting Church and Home Special Needs Ministry

CONNECTING CHURCH AND HOME SERIES PART 4: Partnering with Parents of Kids with Special Needs The Empowered Homes Team sits ...
EH Podcast: Connecting Church and Home Student Ministry

EH Podcast: Connecting Church and Home Student Ministry

CONNECTING CHURCH AND HOME SERIES PART 3: Partnering with Parents of Teenagers The Empowered Homes Team sits down to talk ...
EH Podcast: Connecting Church and Home Children's Ministry

EH Podcast: Connecting Church and Home Children’s Ministry

CONNECTING CHURCH AND HOME SERIES PART 2: Partnering with Parents Through Children's Ministry The Empowered Homes Team sits down to ...
EH Podcast: Connecting Church and Home Preschool Ministry

EH Podcast: Connecting Church and Home Preschool Ministry

CONNECTING CHURCH AND HOME SERIES PART 1: Partnering with Parents Through Preschool Ministry The Empowered Homes Team sits down to ...
Family Advent Cards

Family Advent Cards

These family advent cards were created to help your family prepare for the celebration of Jesus' birthday. Printable Option:  Download ...
Student Ministry: Partnering With New Families in Your Ministry

Student Ministry: Partnering With New Families in Your Ministry

In Student Ministry, a huge part of working with students is learning to engage with their parents. It is not ...
Family Discipleship Bucket List

Family Discipleship Bucket List

Summer Family Discipleship Bucket List Summer is a great time to build intentional rhythms of discipleship for your family.  The ...
Turbo: Family Devo

Turbo: Family Devo

A Fun Family Devo that goes along with the movie Ice Age ...
Summer Family Discipleship Collection

Summer Family Discipleship Collection

Parents!  Summer is a great time for discipleship!  The Summer Family Discipleship Collection is a list of resources to help ...
GriefTalk: Printable Conversation Cards for Families

GriefTalk: Printable Conversation Cards for Families

GriefTalk Conversation Cards Death and loss can be a difficult concept for all of us to comprehend, especially for kids.  ...
8 Tips for Talking to Your Kids About Death

8 Tips for Talking to Your Kids About Death

Be still and know that I am with you. Psalm 46:10 Every human has two things in common.  We all ...
Empowered Homes Podcast: Celebrating Easter with Your Family

Empowered Homes Podcast: Celebrating Easter with Your Family

Easter is more than eggs, bunnies, peeps and baskets.  Bobby Cooley and Dr. Steve Jones are talking about 3 things ...
Empowered Homes Podcast: The Power of No

Empowered Homes Podcast: The Power of No

A Leadership Conversation with Pastor Ryan Rush. In this episode, we talk about the power of "NO." How do we ...
Teaching Kids Their Place in Worship

Teaching Kids Their Place in Worship

Teaching Kids to Understand Their Place in Worship Growing up in a family of music ministers and music missionaries, I ...
Advent Devotional

Advent Devotional

When using this guide we recommend that you work through the material in this way: Read the passage, read the ...
Family Advent Devotional

Family Advent Devotional

Use this Advent Devotional to encourage families to reflect on Jesus this Advent season. When using this guide we recommend ...
Leadership Podcast: Episode 10 - Criticism in Leadership

Leadership Podcast: Episode 10 – Criticism in Leadership

Criticism in Leadership A Leadership Conversation with Pastor Ryan Rush. In this episode, we talk about criticism in leadership. Every ...
Fruit-Filled Christmas-Advent

Fruit-Filled Christmas-Advent

A Fruit-Filled Christmas It’s the Christmas season, and you know what that makes me think of? Fruit! Ok, not really ...
Ice Age: Family Devo

Ice Age: Family Devo

A Fun Family Devo that goes along with the movie Ice Age ...
Christmas Conversation Cards

Christmas Conversation Cards

Use this set of downloadable Advent cards to create Christmas Conversations and point your family to Jesus. Each daily card ...
Preschool Advent Project

Preschool Advent Project

Use this set of downloadable Advent cards to help point your preschooler to Jesus. Each daily card includes a scripture ...
Leadership Podcast: Episode 09- 10 Minute Conversation with Cody Moore

Leadership Podcast: Episode 09- 10 Minute Conversation with Cody Moore

Ten Minutes on the clock. Bobby interviews ministry leaders with a blast of questions to spark conversation. Get insight, encouragement, ...
7 Practical Ways to Get Your Kids to Sing

7 Practical Ways to Get Your Kids to Sing

There’s a common misconception in the Christian home about singing, and it’s one I’d like to clear up. People often ...
Leadership Podcast: Episode 08- Traps of Leadership

Leadership Podcast: Episode 08- Traps of Leadership

A Leadership Conversation with Pastor Ryan Rush. In this episode, we talk about traps in leadership and how we can ...
Three Keys to Restoration

Three Keys to Restoration

Have you ever been lost or found yourself in a place you didn't want to be? John the Baptist asks ...
Leadership Podcast: Episode 07 - 10 Minutes with Jordan Reese

Leadership Podcast: Episode 07 – 10 Minutes with Jordan Reese

Ten Minutes on the clock. Bobby interviews ministry leaders with a blast of questions to spark conversation. Get insight, encouragement, ...
5 Reasons You Stink at Fighting With Your Wife

5 Reasons You Stink at Fighting With Your Wife

You would think after 15 years of marriage, my wife and I would have figured out how to argue well ...
5 Good Ways to Discipline Your Kids

5 Good Ways to Discipline Your Kids

An older mentor told me a story once of how his daughter had made some regrettable decisions in high school ...
7 Questions to Extend Conversation With Your Kids

7 Questions to Extend Conversation With Your Kids

Our kids are growing up in a text message, quick answer world. While I love the quickness of our communication ...
Leadership Podcast: Episode 06 - The Meeting Before the Meeting

Leadership Podcast: Episode 06 – The Meeting Before the Meeting

A Leadership Conversation with Pastor Ryan Rush. In this episode, we talk about the "Meeting before the Meeting." When there ...
Leadership Podcast: Episode 05 - 10 Minutes With Grady Watson

Leadership Podcast: Episode 05 – 10 Minutes With Grady Watson

Ten Minutes on the clock. Bobby interviews ministry leaders with a blast of questions to spark conversation. Get insight, encouragement, ...
Leadership Podcast: Episode 04 - Passing Negatives Up and Positives Down

Leadership Podcast: Episode 04 – Passing Negatives Up and Positives Down

A Leadership Conversation with Pastor Ryan Rush. In this episode, we talk about how to pass negatives up and positives ...
4 Ingredients for Parenting Self-Care

4 Ingredients for Parenting Self-Care

How many flights have you taken where you ignore the instructional video before taking off? Most of the time I ...
Shopping Spree Date Night

Shopping Spree Date Night

Looking for new and exciting ways to date your spouse? Try the Shopping Spree Date. This date night will be ...
Progressive Dinner Date Night Challenge

Progressive Dinner Date Night Challenge

Looking for new and exciting ways to date your spouse? Try the Progressive Dinner Date Challenge. This date night will ...
Leadership Podcast: Episode 03 - Ten Minute Conversation With Jerry Hendrix

Leadership Podcast: Episode 03 – Ten Minute Conversation With Jerry Hendrix

Ten Minutes on the clock. Bobby interviews ministry leaders with a blast of questions to spark conversation. Get insight, encouragement, ...
Healthy Church is full of Healthy Men: with Drew Pittman

Healthy Church is full of Healthy Men: with Drew Pittman

Drew Pittman joins the Men of Kingsland Baptist Church for a night of encouragement. Drew is sports agent, and throughout ...
3 Small Assignments Church Leaders Should Do Well

3 Small Assignments Church Leaders Should Do Well

Church leadership is full of clear and detailed expectations and key measurables. It is also full of random tasks and ...
Leadership Podcast: Episode 01 -10 Minutes with John Keim

Leadership Podcast: Episode 01 -10 Minutes with John Keim

Empowered Homes 10 Minute Leader Conversations:  Ten Minutes on the clock. Bobby interviews ministry leaders with a blast of questions ...
4 Principles for Creating Family Contracts

4 Principles for Creating Family Contracts

Raising two teenagers has many unique challenges and obstacles.  One way my wife and I have navigated these milestones is ...
Family Contracts-Downloads

Family Contracts-Downloads

As parents, we have to balance establishing boundaries with our kids, while training our dear ones to create their own ...
2020 Vision: Focus on Christmas

2020 Vision: Focus on Christmas

2020 has not turned out quite like any of us were expecting. But here's the thing, the coming of a ...
Christmas Resources

Christmas Resources

Check out these resources designed to empower families to make every moment count this Christmas season! ...
Partnering with parents

5 Steps to Partnering with Parents

During my first few years of ministry, parents scared me. I thought that they all hated me, so I avoided ...
Communication and Your Family: Parent Open Forum

Communication and Your Family: Parent Open Forum

Invite families to tune in to this Parent Open Forum and learn how to use conversation to create connection in ...
How to Spell Worship

How to Spell Worship

My Father was in worship ministry for almost 45 years which gave me the honor and benefit of living and ...
Tenneessee Boys Ranch

Growing Up in a Broken Home: Tennessee Boys Ranch

In this episode, Bobby gets on the phone with Jeff Epps. Jeff is a leader at a boys ranch for ...
Roundtable Talks for Leadership

Roundtable Talks for Leadership

In response to the current events happening due to COVID-19, ministry leaders held a roundtable to discuss how to practice ...
Back to School Toolbox

Back To School Toolbox For Families

This Back To School Toolbox is designed to equip and encourage families as they head back to school ...
Parent One Page

Parent One Page

The Parent One Page is designed to be a quick grab and go resource for your next newsletter or parent ...
Parenting Through Crisis: Parent Open Forum

Parenting Through Crisis: Parent Open Forum

Parent Open Forum: Parenting Through Crisis with Mark Gregston How do we equip families to parent through crisis? As director ...
Family Ministry Roundtable: Reentry

Family Ministry Roundtable: Reentry

In response to the current events happening due to COVID-19, Family Ministry Leaders held a roundtable to discuss summer plans ...
Podcast: Let's Talk Homeschool

Podcast: Let’s Talk Homeschool

In this episode, we talk about homeschooling and the blessing it can be. Erin has some great resources for parents ...
Love... Where You Live

Love… Where You Live

Church Leaders, This season of life is something none of us would have asked for and something we hope is ...
Easter Resources Collection

Easter Resources Collection

Family resources designed to help you connect church and home this Easter ...
Recursos en español

Recursos en español

Recursos en español ...
Podcast: COVID-19 / Family Ministry Leadership Update

Podcast: COVID-19 / Family Ministry Leadership Update

Bobby, Maggie, and Joe get together to talk about ministry in light of the newly extended quarantine address from President ...
Family Ministry Roundtable

Family Ministry Roundtable

In response to the current events happening due to COVID-19, Family Ministry Leaders held a roundtable to discuss crisis leadership ...
Podcast: Raising Boys, Technology and Hearing Truth

Podcast: Raising Boys, Technology and Hearing Truth

(Recorded Fall 2019) In this Interview, Bobby and Joe sit down with Jonathan McKee and discuss raising teenage boys, technology ...
Family Freedom Weekend 2020

Family Freedom Weekend 2020

Date Night: Kindness Challenge Main Session: Confident Parenting Purpose of Family Freedom Ministry: Our Family Freedom Ministry helps connect the ...
Journey to the Cross

Journey to the Cross

Your church can host an interactive, family-friendly Good Friday experience using this guide. Set up different stations where kids can ...
Frisbee Faith Talk

Frisbee Faith Talk

Encourage families to remain in God's word together through this fun Faith Talk. Order frisbees with your ministry logo and ...
Our Family Plan Guide

Our Family Plan Guide

Whether it's January or the beginning of a new school year or new season of life, every new year offers ...
Parent Open Forum: Suicide and Grief

Parent Open Forum: Suicide and Grief

Parents need wisdom as they parent their teens in the midst of their own fears around suicide. Listen in as ...
Legacy Milestones

Legacy Milestones

Legacy Milestones are a path of celebrating key markers in the development and faith journey of your child. The resources ...
Everyday Rhythms in Marriage

Everyday Rhythms in Marriage

One of the best ways for us to equip parents is to build strong marriages. When it comes to helping ...
B.L.E.S.S. Your Spouse Every Day

B.L.E.S.S. Your Spouse Every Day

This resource is a download card for you to use the next time you are encouraging married couples in your ...
Marriage Date Night: Four Things God's Word Teaches Us About Communication

Marriage Date Night: Four Things God’s Word Teaches Us About Communication

Four Things God's Word Teaches Us About Communication ONE: Gen. 2:24 " For this reason a man shall leave his ...
Parent Open Forum: Your Family and Technology

Parent Open Forum: Your Family and Technology

"Making good choices about technology is more than just using good internet filters and determining screen-time limits for our family ...
Mother's Day Prayer for Pastors

Mother’s Day Prayer for Pastors

Lord, thank you for every woman here today. Thank you for the blessing they are to you, to us and ...
Christmas Kindness Calendar

Christmas Kindness Calendar

God reveals so much to us through his kindness.  Encourage families to spend time showing kindness to others during the ...
Christmas Conversation Cards (Family Ministry)

Christmas Conversation Cards (Family Ministry)

You can help families point their kids to Jesus during Advent with this set of downloadable Christmas Conversation cards. Each ...