|Parents are a child's first Sunday School teacher!
They could use guidance, but they often get lost in the demands of
youth programming. Here are 8 real reasons why your church needs
parenting education opportunities:
- To support families
The world has changed since the last generation of parents. Just
"doing what my parents did" isn't necessarily going
to work. Today's children are more exposed to outside influences
and even more connected than before, and doing more things on
their phones than earlier generations. In fact, a recent study by Pew Research Center indicated
that 7% of Americas youth consume web-based content from
their mobile devices. Today's parents are dealing with a different
A parenting education course provides them with the safe environment
of their church home to explore new approaches and to share joys
and challenges with others going through the same stages.
- To help with their most important job
Parenting is a Godly vocation. A good class will lead moms
and dads to grace-filled parenting skills
while guiding them in living out their Christian faith with their
children at home.
- To develop lifelong relationships
Here's a great way for church members to form supportive,
religion-based relationships with other parents in their
church home—relationships that will last a lifetime.
- To strengthen parent-child bonds (and marriages, too)
A Christian parenting class
will help strengthen the parent-child bond in preparation for
teen years. It also teaches communication and conflict skills
to strengthen the bond between parents. And—most of all—parents
develop a deepened relationship with God.
- To reach out and inspire others
If you open your class to the community, it could attract
young families who might not otherwise attend church on their
- To turn parents into teachers
A faith-based parenting class alerts parents to their responsibility
for Christian education at home—and shows them how to do it effectively.
- To form a powerful and trusted faith team
When parents, grandparents, and family ministry leaders take
the class together, they will find themselves discussing important
issues using the same language. Not everyone will agree on every
point—but they will have a common ground for faith-based discussion.
- To revel in the sheer JOY of children!
Christian Active Parenting
is a new parenting education curriculum that will help you achieve
all 8 of these goalsand more! Click for
information about this powerful family ministry tool! (or
go to ChristianActiveParenting.com)