Parenting as a church leader

Parenting when you are also a church leader can bring up some unique situations and challenges!

But there are practical things we can do to enable our families to flourish in the goldfish bowl of church life.

Read ?

Parenting as a church leader written by Rachel Turner, is based on years of research and experience in church leadership, and explores four practical things to think about when you are parenting and in leadership.

Watch ?️

You can book a Parenting as a Church Leader day (in person or online) for your region or denomination.

We also have a seminar ‘Parenting as a church leader in this time of change‘ to help you navigate the current situation.


Join our online community* to ask questions and share experiences with people in similar situations. You can ask anything, big or small and problem solve whatever you’re facing together.

We at Parenting for Faith are here to support you too, so if you have questions for us, or specific resources that would be helpful, just get in touch, we’d love to help.

*Please note to keep this a safe space, you need to answer three quick questions before being admitted to the group.

Explore ?️

In our online community group, you will also find six Q&A sessions with Rachel Turner, discussion questions/journalling prompts and session outlines.

We have four pages – Connected, Prioritised, Covered and Empowered – each of which have content to help you dig deeper into these ideas.

Connected Prioritised Covered Empowered

We also have separate articles below which you might find helpful.

Wearing two hats

28 Jul 2020
Many parents in church serve in the kids’ groups, and when your child is part of the group, it can be difficult. So how can we wear both our leader and our parent hat well?

Preaching © Lee Turner licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 / Cropped & Scaled