Message Action Plan

What Every Kid Needs

From the moment a child comes into our lives, we are figuratively packing their bags with tools to carry once they leave the home. During the 1,000 weeks between infancy and graduation, we have the potential to influence our kids’ “now” to change the direction of their future. In this message, guest speaker Reggie Joiner teaches us how to examine the time we have left in parenting, and to place greater value on what happens to our child over time. You’ll learn six principles of intentional parenting, including love, words, stories, work, fun, and tribes. Find out why redefining how we parent is key to our success in leading a purpose driven family.

More from this series

Action Plan: Think of a way to remind yourself how precious your time is with your children (like the jar of marbles).

Action Plan: Start a family plan to read the Bible together everyday. Maybe it's for a few minutes after dinner, maybe it's sometime before bed. Choose a book (maybe start with Matthew or Luke) and start reading through it together. Consider taking turns reading.

Action Plan: Find a way to serve together as a family. If you want to serve at church, ask the connection center on the weekend or ask a Saddleback Kids team member.

Action Plan:  Encourage your kids to invite friends over to your home. Be intentional about being a positive influence on your kid's friends.
                        If you don't have kids or your kids are now adults, be conscientious about the influence you have on other peoples' kids.

Doable Discipleship: This week's episode of Doable Discipleship features an interview with Johnny Baker on his new book, The Road to Freedom. New episodes release every Tuesday. To watch or listen,click here.
Talk It Over: Have you ever discussed the weekend message in your small group? Talk It Over provides weekly small group discussion questions as a way to bring the weekend message into your small group. To view this week's Talk It Over,click here.

The Purpose Driven Family
June 17 - July 7, 2018Watch Series
  • How To Bring Out The Best In Kids (Or Anyone Else)
    June 17, 2018
  • How To Bring Out The Best In Kids (Or Anyone Else) – Part 2
    June 24, 2018
  • Love Powered Parenting
    July 1, 2018
  • What Every Kid Needs
    July 7, 2018