Sundays Oct 1 – Nov 12, 2017 | 4-6pm
Join other imperfect parents as we work together to figure out what it means to raise children who thrive in life and faith.
Rather than using one parenting program, system or method, this course will explore best practices for 7 crucial parenting topics referencing many different sources for each (i.e. Love and Logic, Boundaries, 5 Love Languages, the Blessing, etc.) The workshop format includes an introduction to the concept, time for discussion and questions and then the space to work out what implementation might look like for your own family. Each week is a self-contained study so you will still be able to fully engage even if you can’t make all 7 weeks. Childcare is available, and our youth ministry program (grades 6-12) will be going on simultaneously.
$15 per family (individual or for a couple)
$30 childcare per child for the whole 7 week course
* Scholarships are available - please don't let cost keep you from attending.
Pastor Caz Minter will lead this workshop.
the 7 Topics
3 Big Questions [approaching parenting with purpose and a plan] - 10/1
Parenting with Style [understanding your own parenting style, the stages of your child’s development and applying “situational leadership” to parenting] - 10/8
Your Little Snowflake [analysing the uniqueness of each child through DISC, Love Languages and StrengthsFinder and applying it to your parenting toolbelt] - 10/15
I’m Your Dad, Not Your Friend [discipline by setting clear expectations and following through with consistent responses & the art of employing boundaries, grace and logic] - 10/22
You Can’t Hate Me, I’m Your Mom [maintaining relationship through communication and conflict] - 10/29
Give them Something Worth Living For [developing thriving faith, handling tough questions, important conversations and discussing sex] - 11/5
We Raised You to Leave Us [parenting with the end in mind, equipping kids with the skills to thrive, and blessing them into adulthood] - 11/12