Resources for Parents

Family Worship

At First Irving Students, we believe parents are designed to be the primary disciple makers of their children. Deuteronomy 6 says that parents are to teach the ways of the Lord to their children so that they may know God, and love him with all of their heart, soul, and strength. In the links below, you will see Family Worship Reading Plans, Guides, and other resources that are meant to help in teaching the ways of the Lord in your home, to encourage your family to love Jesus Christ with everything that you have. We would love to be a part of encouraging your family in whatever ways we can.

4 “Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. 5 You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. 6 And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. 7 You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise. 8 You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. 9 You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates." - Deuteronomy 6:4-10

31 Day Prayer Guide by Jonathan Williams:

New City Catechism:

Bible Reading Plans

Families, we would love for you to join us in reading through the Bible together in 2023.

Gospel Centered Resources


  • Risen Motherhood: Gospel Hope for Everyday Moments by Emily Jense and Laura Wilfler

  • The Faithful Parent: A Biblical Guide to Raising a Family by Stuart Scott and Martha Peace

  • Parenting by Paul Tripp

  • Shepherding a Child’s Heart by Ted Tripp

  • Family Worship by Donald Whitney

  • God & The Transgender Debate: What Does the Bible Actually Say About Gender Identity by Andrew Walker

  • Explaining LGBTQ+ Identity to Your Child by Tim Geiger

  • Homosexuality & the Bible by R. Nicholas Black

  • 15 Characteristics of a Godly Mom From (Article)

  • 11 Qualities of a Christian Father From (Article)


  • Desiring God by John Piper

  • Gentle and Lowly: The Heart of Christ for Sinners and Sufferers by Dane C. Ortlund

  • Spiritual Disciplines For the Christian Life by Donald S. Whitney