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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.
The team is hard at work refreshing the course, and is hoping to make the updated version available for download at some point during 2024, with the next online course 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 11.06.2024, 9.00 am – 3.00 pm GMT.
Grandparenting for Faith
Grandparents play a significant role in the lives of their grandchildren. How can Christian grandparents use their position to nurture faith in the next generation? How can church leaders support and empower the grandparents within their communities to help the kids and teens in their life meet and know God?
This one-off, half-day training event will take place on 08.02.2024, and is based on the book Grandparenting for Faith, due for release 19.01.2024. Ticket price includes a discount on the book.
This brand new course will launch early in 2024 and there will be a half-day training event in mid-March 2024. Watch this space or keep an eye on our social media for more details.
We will be running the Parenting Teens course online over Zoom starting in May 2024 (six weeks), for church groups to sign up to if they wish. Watch this space or keep an eye on our social media for more details.
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.
Our next Forge is in Staffordshire in November.
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.
Our provisional themes for 2024 are:
- 16 January – chat and catch (prayer)
- 19 March – worship
- 14 May – exciting your kids about the Bible
- 16 July – TBC
- 17 September – Halloween
- 19 November – Christmas (when your children have heard it a million times)
Shareable ‘save the dates’ image will appear here soon.
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 01.02.2024. Watch this space for dates and topics.
Here are the events we’ll be speaking and presenting at for the remainder of 2023.
21 Oct, York, £15
Sarah Hogben, a member of the Parenting for Faith speaking team, will be speaking at this event.
A day packed with workshops and resources for all those involved in mission and ministry with children and young people in churches, schools and communities across Yorkshire.
Hand in Hand Children’s Ministry Conference
2-4 February 2024, Eastbourne, £79 (if booked before 31.12.23 – then £99) – discounts available for concessions and young leaders
Parenting for Faith will be represented at this event, leading a seminar and exhibiting in the resources area.
A whole weekend of refreshing for children’s and family leaders, with a mix of keynote sessions, seminars and a lively exhibition. Come expecting to be inspired, challenged and encouraged as you meet with other children’s leaders and hear from leading practitioners. Pick up the latest resources available and be equipped to nurture your children in their faith and grow the kingdom of God in your community.
New Wine Leaders Conference
27-29 February 2024, Harrogate
Parenting for Faith will be represented at this event.
Designed for leaders (in any capacity, paid or voluntary) within the New Wine network, this two-day conference will equip and inspire you to return to your church refreshed for ministry, with a stack of helpful resources and contacts.