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Parenting for Faith training
Bookable via brfonline.org.uk.
Original Parenting for Faith course
Parents and carers are perfectly positioned to help their children meet and know God. But sometimes we struggle to know how to do that. This course goes through five key tools which can be implemented in any family situation, with any age children.
We have just finished our online Parenting for Faith course, but you can still download the videos and run your own course anytime.
Our next online course is scheduled for January 2025.
Babies and Toddlers course
Right from their very earliest days, babies and toddlers can meet and know God.
Parents and carers get to be a key part of helping them to do that, and churches, friends and family all make up the supportive community that encourages and equips them on the journey.
Our next online Babies and Toddlers course will take place across four Thursdays in November 2024: 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th – but in the meantime you can still download the videos and run your own course.
Parenting as a church leader
Being a church leader affects every part of our lives, including our children. We all want to be good parents and good leaders. We want to see our children flourish spiritually and emotionally. But how?
Parenting as a church leader requires unique skills and choices, and it can feel like a lonely journey. Join other church leaders for an online day designed especially for you – as a parent. Hear the results of research, share your experience with others, talk honestly about your journey and hear from those who’ve walked this path before.
Our next online day will take place on 11 June 2024, 9.00 am – 3.00 pm BST.
This brand new course will launch early in 2024 and there will be a half-day training event on 13.3.2024 – book here.
We will be running the Parenting Teens course online over Zoom starting on 4.6.2024 (six weeks) for church groups. Sign up here.
The Forge Gatherings
The Forge Gathering from Parenting for Faith is a residential retreat for local children’s, youth and families’ leaders (both paid and voluntary) hosted by the Parenting for Faith team.
The Certificate in Parenting for Faith course in association with Cliff College is now available as an online course.
Designed to stretch, inform and inspire those working in a professional or voluntary capacity with children, young people and families in churches, this course will equip you to successfully support parents and carers as they disciple their children and explore what parenting for faith might look like in your church and community.
Facebook Live events
You can view the videos of all our previous Facebook Live events on our Facebook page.
Pop-up Small Groups
Happening every other month on a Tuesday at 8.00 pm, these Facebook Lives are designed for parents and carers to watch individually or as part of a group. You provide the coffee and we’ll provide the content.
Why not invite a friend over to catch up, watch together and chat it through afterwards? Or could you host a parents and carers event in your church or in someone’s home? If meeting in person is tricky, why not meet online? Just make sure people know it’s happening and arrange a group call for after the event.
There’s no ongoing commitment. We broadcast live on Facebook from 8.00 – 8.30 pm but if meeting with others we’d suggest you allow from 7.45 – 9.00 pm to gather and for some discussion afterwards. There is no need to sign up, just head to the Parenting for Faith Facebook page on the night.
We hope these are great opportunities for you to get together, get some helpful input on what you most need, and share, learn and grow together.
In 2024, we’re looking at different ways to engage kids and teens with:
16 January – Chat and catch (prayer)
19 March – Worship (in partnership with Worship for Everyone)
14 May – Mission
16 July – Bible
17 September – Halloween
19 November – Christmas (when your children have heard it a million times)
Here is a shareable ‘save the date’ term card, for you to share on social media, Whatsapp or email – or even print out and display at your church to publicise these events:
Catch up on our 2023 small groups:
You can watch our previous age-specific Facebook live events for parents and carers here.
Lunch with Leaders
For the first part of 2023, we ran Lunch with Leaders events over Facebook Live. These have now ended, but you can catch up with all the events right here:
- Supporting adoptive and fostering families (January)
- Tackling big questions from parents (February)
- Adapting resources and courses for your context (March)
- Supporting families who have experienced trauma (April)
- Equipping grandparents (May)
- Praying with kids and teens (June)
- Teaching Parenting for Faith to your team (July)
You can watch all previous Lunch with Leaders events here.
For 2024, the Parenting for Faith team is planning a series of short video training events to be released every two months, starting on 1 February 2024. Watch this space for dates and topics.
Here are the events we’ll be speaking and presenting at during 2024.
The Baptist Assembly
17-19 May 2024, Telford, £120 (full price weekend ticket; day tickets, concessions and early bird available)
Kate Irvine from Parenting for Faith will be coming to this event. She’s excited to get to know you, and how Parenting for Faith can support you as a family, children’s ministry or whole church as you equip the children and teens in your life to meet and know God.