5 Ways to Connect Church and Home

Nov 28, 2019 10:00:00 AM / by Dawn Rundman

Sparkhouse publishes resources for early childhood (Frolic), elementary-age kids (Spark: Activate Faith, Whirl, Holy Moly), preteens (Connect), and youth (Here We Stand, Re:form, Colaborate, Echo the Story, T.B.D.).

You may know about these resources because you’re using them on Sunday mornings.

Did you know? We also offer resources to help you connect church to home. Connecting church and home is a vital part of raising Christian kids because it conveys that God is with them all the time, not just on Sunday mornings. Taking time to engage with faith at home also communicates to kids that faith is for all ages, not just something that kids do in the nursery or Sunday school classroom. Take a look at these five resources published by Sparkhouse and our sister imprints.

Frolic Prayer Cards


Cost: $7/family

A perfect gift for new parents, these cards introduce the faith practice of praying with cards for the ups and downs of caring for a little one.

Families Celebrate Advent and Christmas


Cost: Between $5-10/family depending on quantity ordered

Published by Augsburg Fortress, this deck of 56 cards helps family celebrate the season of Advent in a different and deeper way than just a countdown to Christmas. Cards for the 12 days of Christmas are also included. The first edition of these cards launched two years ago, and last year they sold out! Families told us they loved having ways to connect with each other and the Advent season in meaningful ways.

Spark Family Quarterly Magazine


Cost: Less than $8/family per year

This quarterly magazine is perfect for families of preschool and elementary-age kids, with lots of lively activities that help families talk about and live out faith. Whether you use Spark Sunday school or another curriculum, you can gift these to families each quarter and encourage them to try out what’s inside. They’re also great for your narthex or worship activity bags. Call our toll-free number at 877-702-5551 and our friendly sales and service agents will sign you up.

Don’t Forget to Flush: A Bathroom Devotional for Kids


Cost: $12-15/family depending on quantity ordered

Did you know that Sparkhouse’s sister imprint is Beaming Books, a publisher of children’s books that help kids thrive? This Beaming Books title was written for preteens who may not touch a devotional unless they trusted it to match their comic sensibilities. Designed to go in a family’s bathroom, it invite kids (and others!) to peruse its pages with entries like “Do You Ever Read in the Bathroom?” and “I Have Been Trying to Imagine a Full Orchestra in My Bathtub Shower” and “Plungers Are Strange Things.”

Whirl Kids: Now on Amazon Prime!


Cost: No cost to families with Prime membership

Whether you use Whirl or another Sunday school, everyone will love the Whirl kids and their adventures! Let parents know that you can recommend this funny, faith-based programming. Finding it is easy on Prime: just search for “Whirl” and you’ll see the free 25-minute Christmas episode, along with “Leo and Friends” and “Ada & Friends” episodes with runtimes of 26 and 29 minutes. Kids love watching Whirl videos during Sunday school—now they can watch the Whirl kids anywhere!


Topics: Faith Resources, family, Family faith

Dawn Rundman

Written by Dawn Rundman


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