Upcoming events

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Keep up to date with upcoming events by joining our email list or browse below to see when we are next near you.

We host day and residential events, as well as running free online events so everyone can attend. We also speak at other events and conferences, see if we are coming to a town near you.

BRF Events

Bookable via the BRF website.

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. Our next event is:

Find out more   Book your place 

The Qualification

The Certificate in Parenting for Faith course will take place at Cliff College. Unfortunately it has been postponed for 2020 but we look forward to having new dates for you soon.  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. 

Cost is £435 which covers all teaching materials, tutorial support, board and accommodation in single en suite rooms.

Find out more   Book your place 


Parenting as Church Leaders Days

We have created a training day especially for the unique challenge of parenting for faith when you're a leader in the church too. 

We will also be running the Parenting as Church Leader Day as an online watch party either as four evening sessions (27 April, 4, 11 and 18 May) or as a daytime event (19 June, 9.30am - 2.30pm).

Find out more   Join the watch party

Facebook Live Events

For parents and carers

Our monthly free event for parents and carers is called Bedtime Drinks and happens on the teenth Monday of the month at 8.00 pm (under 5s), 8.30 pm (5-11s) and 9pm (11+). We are running some extra events at the moment, to answer the questions you are asking around how to navigate spiritually parenting in these unusual times.

Watch here

Our next events are:

  • 30 Mar: When church doesn't look like church anymore.
  • 6 Apr: On the front lines: when you are a key worker and a spiritual parent
  • 13 Apr: Everyday experiences
  • 19 May: How to help your kids worship (on the Tuesday not Monday this month)
  • 15 Jun: Disengaged or disinterested
  • 13 Jul: Being a Christian when your friends or family aren't
  • 14 Sep: Learning to let them go

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:

  • 15 Apr: Loneliness as a leader
  • 13 May: Recruiting and equipping team
  • 10 Jun: Dealing with difficult parents (a week earlier than usual this month)
  • 15 Jul: Framing from the front
  • 16 Sep: Necessary endings
  • 14 Oct: Giving kids and teens skills for ministry

You can view the videos of all our previous Facebook Live Events on our Facebook page.

Other Events

  • 17 Jun: Come and Worship, High Leigh Conference Centre
  • 17 Jun: Parenting for faith in under fives and Parenting for faith in teens, Bedford
  • 22 Jun: Parenting as Church Leaders Day (Salvation Army), Northern Ireland
  • 26 Jun: Curry and Conversation as part of Cherish Ed conference, Leeds
  • 26 Sep: Playtime Conference, Cardiff
  • 2 Oct: Parenting as Church Leaders Day (Salvation Army), Inverness
  • 3 Oct: Community of Faith: Family Ministry, The Vine Conference Centre, Dumfermline
  • 14 Oct: Boost Conference, Emmanuel Centre, Westminster
  • 24 Oct: Teach Me to Teach Conference, Jesus House