Last Saturday we hosted a training day for parents at JCC. It was the best one we've done yet by pretty much all accounts. In case you missed it (or showed up at like 10am) or maybe you'd like to do one in your own church, here's the grand summary of it all in one post.
- Parenting is Communal. We can't do this alone at the church or at home. We need one another and we need to mutually own a vision. Specifically that we are "Inviting a Generation to Understand, Own, and Live out a life changing faith in Jesus."
- As a parent, I am my kids biggest influence. So leverage it by meeting one on one with your child regularly and face to face. Read more about this here.
- We are raising a generation of autonomous, Jesus-following adults. So we're trying to work ourselves out of a job. To this end we split up the groups into parents of infant through 4th grade and a second group of 5th-12th grade and talked specifically and practically about how we do that both at home and at church.