Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.”
– Proverbs 22:6
Through support and encouragement, we equip parents of kids of all ages and stages to be God’s Plan A for their child’s spiritual development. We walk parents through real-life topics with a Biblical perspective and provide pastoral care and practical tools for the parenting journey.
Weekly Programs - Sunday Mornings
- March, 2022
PARENT CONFIRMATION CLASSES
9:30-10:30 AM | Room 305 | January - March, 2022
Confirmation Sunday class schedule:
January - March
Student classes on 1st floor/ Parent classes in Room 305
Special Confirmation Events:
Student Celebration in the Underground (6-10 pm) - Mandatory
Parent Time of Prayer/Communion in S305 on N Campus (6:15-7 pm)
Confirmation Sunday/Baptisms (all students at the 11 AM service)
Parents of 6th-8th grade students meet for their own class (while their students are in class) for fellowship and to learn/or review the basics of the Christian faith: God, Sin, Jesus, the Holy Spirit, Grace, the Bible, and Keys to Discipleship, the Church and Service and explore the roles of parents within each of those topics. Parents will be encouraged and equipped to have meaningful discussions about life and faith with their confirmands as well explore weekly how God uses this crazy ride called parenting to sharpen and deepen our own faith. Contact Jenny Bramel (firstname.lastname@example.org) for questions and more information on the Parent Class.
Weekly Programs - wednesday Mornings
Informal Summer Gatherings
Mom's Fellowship Group
9:30-11:30 AM | Room 214 | Will resume meetings and Bible study in September
An open and ongoing Bible Study, service, and support group for moms of infants and children.
Although we will not have any formal meetings on site this summer, we will continue to stay in touch and connect for informal playdates in various locations and Mom-Nights-Out for dinner, support, and adult conversation. Contact Jenny Bramel email@example.com to get connected with us this summer.
We meet the first 3 Wednesdays of each month during the school year to support, encourage, and grow together in their faith journey and role as imperfect, loving mothers. We look to God’s Word for guidance through the ups and downs of parenting and marriage. Loving child care provided with reservations. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Weekly Programs - Wednesday evenings
June 2 - 30
Wednesday Night Parents
6:15-7:30 PM | Room 214 | June 2 - 30
We will continue our classes for parents this summer during Nursery, Childcare (infants-5th grade), and Student Life programs. Join us as we lighten up for summer through Brad Montague’s book, “Becoming Better Grownups”. Through a series of interviews with both the very young and very old, we will explore and discover how we might be better grownups, both for other grownups as well as the kids in our lives. Topics we will discuss range from success, fear, and regret to gratitude, love and dreams.
- April 28
Practices of the Faith for Families
March 17 - April 28 (no class 4/7 due to Fulton Co. Spring Break)
6:15 - 7:30 PM | Room 214
Join us as we explore fun and creative ways to get you and your family engaged in activities and meaningful conversations that can draw us closer to God at every age and stage. We will use a hands-on workshop format to explore practices such as prayer and family devotions, Bible study and journaling, meditating on scripture, the sacraments of Baptism and Communion, worship at home, telling our faith stories, serving as a family, sharing the gospel message and creating sacred moments and spiritual traditions in your home.
Intro to Student Life
12:15 - 1:30 PM | 3rd Floor | April 25
Current 5th-grade students and their parents are invited to join Jenny Bramel and the Student Life staff for lunch and an introduction to our student ministry. As their students have fun and games with ministry leaders after lunch, parents will join Jenny and Michelle Gray to hear about the many opportunities which await them in Student Life this summer and into next fall, including Confirmation, small groups, worship, retreats as well as service and mission trips.
Parents will also discuss the transition from elementary to middle school and how our ministries can partner with them to help their child grow spiritually as well as get connected and find support for themselves during this time of transition.
Pisgah Fosters: Fill the Freezer for Foster Families
Whether by yourself or with your family or a group of your choice, help us fill our freezer with meals prepared and packaged in your kitchen, with your ingredients with recipes and supplies we will provide from the Loaves and Fishes ministry that is a part of Pisgah Fosters. These meals will provide support and love to foster families in our community as the pace of life once again heats up in the fall. Please email Jenny Bramel with any questions at email@example.com
FOLLOWING JESUS- NEXT STEPS FOR PARENTS
Resources and meetings (upon request) for families of children who made a recent decision to follow Christ. Parents will be given practical steps to encourage and equip them in their role as God’s Plan A for their child’s faith journey.
Choose from hundreds of titles from a parenting resource library including books, DVDs, and CDs. Topics available cover a wide range of topics including praying scripture for your child, adjusting to the new role of parents, life skills for preschoolers, instilling Biblical character traits, teaching children about the sacraments, discovering your and your child’s love language, setting boundaries, having “the talk”, transitioning to middle school, parent confirmation, staying calm in discipline, the challenges, and blessings of technology, youth entitlement, awareness of alcohol and drug abuse, anxiety, and depression in children and adolescents, money management, preparing for college and the admissions process, praying for adult children, preparing for an empty nest, embracing grandparenting, and more.
Contact Jenny Bramel (firstname.lastname@example.org) to make an appointment to stop by and peruse the titles. Resources may be checked out for up to two weeks at a time and are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
God is not asking you to navigate the roller coaster of parenting alone. Jenny Bramel is available (upon request) to listen, encourage and support you with any questions or challenges along your parenting journey- there is no stage to0 early or too late, no issue too big or too small. Contact Jenny at email@example.com.
NOTICE: If programs are updated or canceled due to Covid or weather, we will send out email communication and update our website.