Past Parent Points


Are you saying what you're saying in a way that it can be heard by the one you're saying it to?


8 to 1: What our positive to negative quotient should be for our kids... minimum!


"Our kids are good, not because of us (parents), but in spite of us."


"Puppy love is the real thing for puppies..."


In exasperation sometimes we exclaim: "Kids don't know the meaning of the word no!" Sometimes that's a good thing!


"Love + Mercy =

Powerful Parenting"


"Our kids don't need two more tall friends, they need us to be their parents!! Sometimes being a parent is counter-cultural."



"These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up."

(Deut. 6:6-7)


"I want to be like my heavenly Father, because my son wants to be like me."

- Craig Groeschel


"Don't worry that your children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you."

- Robert Fulghum


"Don't become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God."

Romans 12:2 (The Message)


"Like Jesus, we must parent with grace and truth."

- Craig Groeschel


"Let's teach our kids not to flee from tough circumstances, but to endure."


"Parents, when your children mess up, you should restore them in a spirit of gentleness." Gal. 6:1


"If you never let your kids struggle through some things on their own, they'll only know what YOU'RE capable of."


"Say less. Pray More."


"It's our job to cooperate with what God is ALREADY doing in our kids' lives."


"Make a mole-hill out of a mountain... TALK!"


"Crying isn't a sign of weakness; it's a Divine expression."


"Are you living the life you're expecting of your kids?"


"Parenting is a partnership between parents, hopefully; with God, for sure."


"Let me think about that" is an answer.


"Stop clinging. Start empowering"


"Garbage in. Garbage out."


"The loudest voice I have with my kid is my own life."


"Humillity is one of anger's greatest enemies."


"Loving our kids isn't something they earn, it's a decision we make"


"Lift your hands toward God for the life of your children."

- Lamentations


"Being a perfect parent doesn't matter. Being a praying parent does."

- Stormie Omartian

Parent Blog...


Words Do Matter (Jan. 24, 2011)

God's Handiwork (Feb. 3, 2011)

Yes vs. No (March 2, 2011)

Wipe It On Your Pants (March 23, 2011)

Grace Prevents Choking (November 23, 2011)

Take Back Christmas! (November 30, 2011)

Welcome to the New Wine Parent Page! Here is some information we want you to know about how we view raising kids in the church. As with everything else at NWC, we desire to remain steadfast in our commitment to raise up our kids in the way they should go, but continue to evolve in our thinking of what works to get the job done.


We believe:

  • Every child is a gift of God, deserving of the very best the Church has to offer, each one possessing a contribution to be made to the Kingdom.
  • Spiritual, emotional, and physical safety are our first priority.
  • Biblical teaching, prayer practice, and godly relationships are our primary agenda.
  • It has to be fun. If kids don't want to come, everything else is short-circuited. This doesn't mean empty entertainment, but it does mean remembering that learning and Christ "followership" ARE fun already. When they cease to be fun, the fault is with the presentation, not the content.
We promise:
  • Every adult working with our children (infant thru high school senior) has cleared an interview with church staff and has an OSBI background check.
  • Prayer is the primary tool for developing, planning, and implementing ministry with NW children.
  • All volunteers working with children are accountable to church elders for philosophy, content, and processes.
  • Babysitting is not congruent with our desire to raise up fully devoted Christ followers. Our desire is to make every moment count with purposeful, meaningful experiences for all ages.


At NWC we believe children and their families are interwoven. Therefore, ministries with either must recognize the other. Parent/guardian interaction is celebrated and expected.