The Parenting for Faith course

Based on the book Parenting Children for a Life of Faith, the Parenting for Faith course is a video-based resource for communities that can be downloaded or live-streamed.

It's normally run in a church or small group, but can be used by individuals as well. The course, handbooks and promotional materials are all free to download.

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You can also see if there is a course already running near you or register your course, with the option of allowing others to join.

The goal of the course is to help parents discover that they are perfectly positioned to show their children the reality of a life with God and to empower them to have their own vibrant two-way relationship with him.

This is an amazing course. I have a better understanding of how I can help my children in their walk with God and feel empowered and equipped to do it. My kids are asking more questions about God.

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Sessions in the course

1. Positioned for Influence

This session of the course shows how as parents, we are perfectly positioned and perfectly equipped to daily and easily show our child the reality of a day-to-day life with God.

2. Making Sense of Life

This session of the course explains why and how we can give our children a spiritual framework for navigating life. This framework will help them connect the knowledge they have about God with their experiences of life.

3. Unwinding Wrong Views

This session of the course helps us to see how we can accidentally contribute to wrong views of God, and gives us tools to proactively unwind them.

4. Conversational Prayer - Chat

This session (and the next) will help release our children into a two-way conversation of sharing life with God. 'Chat' is the first stage of that conversation and this session will equip you to introduce your child to chat.

5. Conversational Prayer - Catch

This session (and the previous) will help release our children into a two-way conversation of sharing life with God. 'Chat' is the first stage of that conversation and this session will equip you to introduce your child to catch.

6. Surfing the Waves

In this session, we will learn about a simple six-stage model that will enable you to proactively disciple your child.

7. Prayer Ministry for Children

In this session, we will be looking at a simple model of prayer ministry designed for use with children and teens to ensure we keep our high-priest hats off and our coach heads on, and we will be giving it a go ourselves.