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Bookable via the BRF website.
Nurturing Babies and Toddlers' Spiritual Lives Training Morning
Right from their very earliest days, babies and toddlers can meet and know God and we can help them to do that. Parenting for Faith’s new slimline book ‘Babies and toddlers: nurturing your child’s spiritual life’ by Rachel Turner helps you to go on this journey and to support those in your church and community to do the same.
During this training morning, we’ll be sharing this brand new book with you and giving you inspiration and ideas how to get the most from it. Included in your £10 ticket price is a pre-release copy of the book posted to you. We’ve given you three different seminar slots, so you can pick the topics that most interest you. There’ll be short and snappy with thirty minutes of teaching and ten minutes of Q&A, discussion or reflection.
The Parenting for Faith Zoom Course
The Parenting for Faith Course is available free on our website, to watch on your own or with others. Many people find it valuable to do it with others and so we are facilitating a version with online small groups. It will run on Thursday evenings from 8 - 9pm, for eight weeks, starting on 25 February. The groups will stay the same each week and put you with people with children or teens at a similar age and stage so you can get the most out of the sessions and learn, grow and support each other. This is ideal if you are one of just a few parents in your church, if you'd like to try the course out before running it yourself or if you would like a safe place to share your ideas and questions. The £20 ticket price includes a copy of Parenting Children for a Life of Faith (normally £12.99 + £2.99 postage) delivered to your door and access to the course and small groups for your household for all eight weeks. Places are limited and will be on a first come, first served basis.
Parenting as Church Leaders Sessions
We have created training sessions especially for the unique challenge of parenting for faith when you're a leader in the church too. Our next sessions run will run via Zoom on Monday nights in March 2021.
The Forge Gathering
The Forge Gathering is an annual residential retreat for children's, youth and families workers (both paid and voluntary) hosted by Rachel Turner and the Parenting for Faith team. We will be closely following government guidelines but hope to hold two in person gatherings in 2021, in June (Shipston-on-Stour) and in November (The Peak District).
The Certificate in Parenting for Faith course in association with Cliff College will be available from early 2021 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
For parents and carers
Our monthly free event for parents and carers is called Bedtime Drinks and happens on the teenth Tuesday of the month at 8.00 pm (under 5s), 8.30 pm (5-11s) and 9.00 pm (11+).
Our next events are:
- 19 Jan: Reconnecting with church community
- 16 Feb: Coping with grief and loss
- 16 Mar: How do we explain sin, shame and guilt?
- 13 Apr: Telling the whole story of the Bible
- 18 May: Accessing God's word with dyslexia or reading difficulties
You can also join our Parents and Carers Facebook group to carry on the conversation, ask questions and share ideas.
For children's, youth and family leaders
Our monthly free events for children's, youth and family leaders is called Lunch with Rachel and happens on the teenth Wednesday of the month at 1.00 pm. Bring your questions and watch live from our Children's, Youth and Family Leaders Facebook Group.
Our next events are:
- 24 Feb ( a week later to avoid half term): Next steps for supporting families of babies and toddlers (interactive breakout session)
- 17 Mar: Supporting families under stress
- 14 Apr: Preparing for spiritually significant moments (baptism, first communion, confirmation etc)
You can view the videos of all our previous Facebook Live events on our Facebook page.
- 6 February, Hand in Hand Conference
- 11 Februrary, 9.30am - 12.30pm : Nurturing Babies and Toddlers' Spiritual Lives Training Morning (via Zoom)
- 25 February, 8 - 9pm (for 8 consecutive weeks): Parenting for Faith Zoom Course with online small groups (via Zoom)
- 1 March, 8 - 9pm (for 4 consecutive weeks): Parenting as a Church Leader Training Evenings (via Zoom)