Parent TIPS is a resource for parents that provides knowledge, tools, and encouragement in four key areas that impact the hearts and minds of their students.
The TIPS stands for 
Technology, Identity formation, Perspectives, and Spiritual growth.

Technology

The internet is a complex reality, new Apps are constantly being created, and the need to use technology well and safely is great.
Ephesians 5:15

Identity

Knowing “who” we are and “whose” we are gives us a sense of self and a sense of worth that is crucial in the formation of how we see ourselves.
1 Peter 1:18-19

Perspectives

There is a great battle in secular culture against truth and morality, standing firm requires thinking with the mind of Christ
Romans 12:2

&

Spiritual

Growing in the likeness of Jesus is a lifelong journey of obedience and transformation that produces in us the supernatural qualities we need to flourish.
Galatians 5:22-23

Events

The Art of Parenting

As a parent, you are called to love and lead your children as Jesus loves and leads you. Join us on Sunday mornings beginning November 7th on the lower campus at 9:00 AM in room 21 to learn practical ways to integrate faith and biblical teaching into your everyday parenting moments. Click here to register or for more information contact Scott Wilson, Director of Spiritual Formation at scott.wilson@gracetyler.org.

Dads Alongsider Discipleship Adventure

Have you ever caught yourself telling your kids, “Do as I say, not as I do?” Here’s the truth: your kids are going to do what you do. Right or wrong, your kids are going to follow in our footsteps. The question is not, “Will our kids follow our example?” The question is, “What example are you giving them to follow?” 
 
We’ve all made mistakes in this thing called parenting. None of us is a perfect father. That shouldn’t even be our goal. Our goal is to become great examples for our kids to follow. The kind of dad who can say, “Do as I do.”
 
The Dads Alongsider Discipleship Adventure is an opportunity designed to help you reach this goal. Join with other dads in the journey of becoming better fathers. Dads who are leaning into the transforming power of God’s Word, and learning from others who’ve made mistakes. The groups meet weekly for 10 weeks starting October 12th.
 
Click here to register or for more information contact Scott Wilson, Director of Spiritual Formation at scott.wilson@gracetyler.org.

Resources

Parent & Family Resources

Cancel Culture Parent Guide
Check out this resource from the people at AXIS.  It’s a helpful guide to understanding and conversing with others about the issues of Cancel Culture. This content is protected, but you can access the pdf file by visiting the resources tab at the top of your myGCS.

Neptune Navigate

Neptune Navigate partners with schools to help educate people on how to be smart and safe in the digital world. They are helping Grace implement a curriculum that will address responsible digital citizenship, cyberbullying, managing your digital footprint, keeping social media in perspective, and so much more. It is vital that parents play an active role in helping their kids stay safe in the digital world. Each month we will post a “Continue The Conversation” link in myGCS to an overview of the content your kids are learning so that you can continue the conversation with them at home. 

Secret Sauce

This discipleship resource is designed with elementary kids in mind. Simply follow the 5 Step Process outlined in the curriculum and start enjoying the weekly focus on key passage of scripture with great ideas on how to engage it as a family.
 
Click here to learn more.

Discovery Bible Study

This discipleship resource can be used by all ages, but is especially helpful for Middle School and High School families. The focus in this curriculum is on discovering together what the Bible actually says. There is a short video presentation that explains how the process is designed to work, a study guide to walk you through the discovery process, and a library of scripture passages to dig into as a family located in the “Additional Studies” tab. Click here to learn more.

We Are Not A Melting Pot

Watch and listen as Michelle Silverthorn delivers a thought-provoking TED Talk on how to stop talking about implicit bias and start talking about race. Click here to listen.

 

 

Godly Teens: They’re Not Born…They Have To Be Built

David Smith says, “Building godly kids isn’t easy. It requires a constant effort and the process can be messy one at times. But just like an assembly line at a manufacturing plant, if done correctly, you can usually have a terrific product at the end.”  Click here to read more.

The Ultimate Guide to TikTok

With so many social networks to keep track of, it’s not surprising if your kid’s obsession with the TikTok app leaves you scratching your head.  So what is it exactly?  Read Common Sense Media’s full review of TikTok and help your kids use it safely with answers to parents’ most frequently asked questions.

Anxiety Conversation Kit

You or your kids feeling a little anxious?  Sit down with your family this week and watch our Conversation Kit to Anxiety completely free!

AXIS Resources

To access the AXIS resources, please log in to FACTS/RenWeb and look under the resources section for the links to the following.

A Parent’s Guide to Family Nights

As things seem to change daily due to COVID-19 we will likely be spending more and more time together as a family.  To help you make the most of this new found time, we made this guide.

Coming Together During Covid-19

This 10 page PDF walks you through the difficulties of dealing with a world in panic.  We also give you 34 tips on how your family can make the most of this pandemic. 

Home Scavenger Hunt by Jonathon McKee

Tired of being stuck at home watching Netflix?  Tired of your lack of social connection with your friends?  Try this…text a group of your friends and challenge their families to “Jonathan’s 15-minute home scavenger hunt.”  It’s simple. Tell them at 7:00PM sharp they will all receive a list. At 7:00PM send them Jonathan’s list (which probably has way more items than any one family can get) and give them these instructions:

  • In a group text, send ONE picture of as many of these items as you can by 7:15PM—gather all the items on the floor and take one clear picture where all items can be seen in one shot.  
  • For each item in the picture you will get 100 points.  
  • For each minute after 7:15 you get minus 100 points.  
  • No pictures will be accepted at all after 7:20. 
  • Family with the most points wins!

We hope you will enjoy this with your family! You can find this Home Scavenger Hunt on Jonathon’s website at https://jonathanmckeewrites.com/.

Here’s the list:

  • A set of black shoelaces
  • An expired driver’s license
  • An unopened pack of toilet paper
  • A wedding picture
  • A dead bug
  • A dog collar
  • A fried egg
  • A crescent wrench
  • A crescent roll (cooked)
  • A picture of a crescent moon
  • A feather pillow (which is perfect for a pillow fight)
  • A VHS tape
  • Any Star Wars film on disc or tape
  • A cassette tape
  • A cat
  • A set of AirPods
  • A flip phone
  • A bow and arrow
  • A book by James Patterson
  • Any KitchenAid brand appliance
  • A can of some diet drink
  • A NFL jersey (not t-shirt)
  • A red stapler
  • A black leather Bible
  • A business card
  • A crock pot
  • A deck of cards
  • A yellow pages phone book
  • Flushable wipes
  • A blow dryer
  • Vitamin C tablets
  • A bobby pin
  • A swim cap
  • A bird (good luck with the cat)
  • A flashlight
  • 10 cans of soup stacked in a pyramid
  • A McDonalds bag or wrapper of any sort
  • A bottle of Pepto Bismol (a necessity if you have the above item)
  • A silver dollar
  • A barbie
  • A roll of quarters

Meet Our Team

Scott Wilson

Scott Wilson

Director of Spiritual Formation/High School Bible & Varsity Tennis

Scott was born in Phoenix, AZ. He is married to an amazing woman, Shari GCS Director of Admissions, and they have six children. He earned his master’s degree at Western Seminary. He enjoys sports and values the life lessons that can be learned through them. Coach Wilson loves to cook, eat, watch movies, and spend time with family, friends, and students.