Parenting, Its Not What You Think It Is
When: Will be repeated in the Fall, date to be announced.
Where: Zoom Online Video Chat
As parents today, we receive a lot of mixed messages about the best way to raise our children. Many of us haven’t had Christian parents growing up, so we find ourselves looking for models of Christian parenting. Scripture is clear that parenting is primarily about helping our children love Jesus. The goal of parenting is not to produce well-behaved children, rather it is to help our children internalise and love the gospel. Paul Tripp lays out a simple foundational framework as a tool for parents to help their children see the beauty of God’s gospel.
Give Up Control: The goal of parenting is not to control your child’s life; they will quickly outgrow your authority and be independent individuals. Don’t miss the big picture of what God has called you to do.
Shape Their Character: Your children will reveal their lack of character over and over again. Learn how to lovingly expose the sin in their hearts and point them to the forgiveness of Jesus.
Thrive In The Teen Years: Culture portrays this period of life as a chaotic season to be survived, but the Bible is very optimistic about what can be accomplished. Learn how to make the most of the teen years and help them successfully transition from childhood to adulthood.
Rest In God: Parents who rest in God will experience abounding joy as a mother or father. This hope-infused conclusion will remind you that God never calls you to raise your kids without first providing you everything you need.
Here is a special invitation from our Children’s Ministry Team Leader as well as a “trailer” for the course: