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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.
Save the date for 2020: We will also be running the Parenting as Church Leader Day as an online watch party either as four evening sessions (26 April, 5, 12 and 19 May) or as a daytime event (19 June, 9.30am - 2.30pm).
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 events are:
- 11 - 13 November 2019 at YHA Ravenstor, Buxton
- 9 - 11 March 2020 at Dalesdown Conference Centre, Horsham
- 9 -11 November 2020 at The Mermaid Inn, near Leek
The new Certificate in Parenting for Faith course will take place at Cliff College from 1 - 5 June 2020. 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.
Nov - Dec 2019
- 23 November: Southcourt Baptist Team Training
- 30 November: Children and Youth Leaders' Training for Chichester Diocese, Hove
Jan - Mar 2020
- 25 January: Children's Ministry Day, Moorlands, Christchurch
- 24 February: Parenting as Church Leaders Day, London, Salvation Army
- 7 March: Birmingham Diocese Day
- 23 - 25 March: St Padarn's MTh
Facebook Live Events
For anyone interested in exploring the Parenting for Faith Course
On 21 November at 8pm, join us to discover How to run a Parenting for Faith course and get your questions answered.
The next Parenting for Faith Course Watch Party starts the week beginning 27 January 2020. This is a way to explore the Parenting for Faith course with others but from the comfort of your own home. You request to join a closed, online Facebook group and each week a session of the course is posted. You can watch live with others and comment as you go along or catch up during the week. Discussion happens as images with questions are posted in the group and you can make your own notes with the free participant guide provided. You might also want to advertise the watch party in your church or with local friends and arrange local meets up or a smaller Whats App group to help you learn, grow and discuss together.
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+).
The topics for our next event is:
- 16 December: Being Christians when your friends or family aren't
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.
The topics for our next events are:
- 20 November: In it for the long haul
- 18 December: 2019 review