I remember the day we left the hospital after my wife gave birth to our first son. I was afraid and nervous and clueless! I think we took 20 minutes making sure our precious bundle was in the car seat correctly. We were literally reading through Graco’s Instruction Manual to make sure we got everything right. That night, strong storms blew through our neighborhood and knocked out the electricity. My wife and I huddled in the basement with a candle and our newborn son. Both my son and wife were crying like babies and I was thinking, “so this is parenthood?”
It took one day for me to realize, what all parents realize; parenting is the hardest thing you will ever do! And, just to add a little more pressure, parenting is also the most important thing you will ever do. I wanted to be a great father because I grew up without one; but quickly learned that I was over my head. I’m sure I am not alone in this insecurity.
Sixteen years later, I am still insecure as the diapers have been replaced by a driver’s license. As the Children’s Pastor of The Chapel for the last 13 years, I believe, more than ever, that God wants us to band together with parents for the benefit of our children. We all know that our culture is not always building up families and parenting. That makes it even more important for the church to come alongside parents and help them strengthen their families.
The purpose of every product created by Tadpole Tails is to help your ministry “Join parents on the adventure of raising kids who are livin’ for Jesus”. Parents need help and are open to partnering with you for the benefit of their children. One of the best products we’ve seen at partnering with parents in a fun and effective way is The Great Adventure cards. These Bible-based Trading cards use children’s natural enjoyment of collecting to connect them to your ministry, godly friendships, their parents, and ultimately God’s Word. Check them out today!