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classes

Our ParentLife Ministry offers year-round classes on various topics to help guide you through the challenges of parenting.

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workshops

One-time workshops at Mount Pisgah for parents are developed to help you deal with very specific and challenging issues that you will, or already are facing.

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resources

The Parent Library offers many resources that will help you more than you can imagine. Going through a tough phase in your child's life? Let us help!

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 classes - wednesday Mornings
September
- may
Mom's Fellowship Group

Day: The first 3 Wednesdays of each month Sept-May (with adjustment for holidays)

Dates:  Sept 7th – May 3rd/ Room 214/ 9:30-11:30am

Leaders:  Jenny Bramel

 

An open Bible Study for moms who support, encourage and grow together in their faith journeys.  Looking to God’s Word for guidance through the ups and downs of parenting, this group meets twice monthly to study God’s Word and share fellowship.  We will also incorporate “Mom’s Night Out” dinners monthly for our group and those who can’t joining us due to daytime work commitments. Childcare is available by reservation.  Contact Jenny at jbramel@mountpisgah.org for more information and details.

Weekly Classes - Wednesday evenings
September
- April
Wednesday Night Kick Off

Aug 17/Studio A and 214/6:15-7:30pm

Leader:  Children’s Ministry Team/ Jenny Bramel

 

Hear about and sign up for Collide programs for children, then go to Room 214 to hear about the offerings for parents on Wednesday nights as we kick off another school year. 

Nursery, Children’s and Student’s programs are all available during parent classes on Wednesday evenings.  (Nursery is best provided by reservation via email nursery@mountpisgah.org). 

Parent’s Workshop Series- 30 Days to Taming Your Tongue

August 24-Sept 28/Rm 214/6:15pm-7:30pm

Leader:  Jenny Bramel

 

As we get back to school and schedules heat up, it is easy to forget the power to “build up and tear down” we have with our words.  Using Deborah Pegues “30 Days to Taming Your Tongue”, we will discuss and challenge ourselves to focus on Biblical truths regarding what we say (and don’t) and how we say it (and don’t)- with our spouses, children, friends, teachers, co-workers and ourselves.   There is an additional companion devotion for the “Taming Your Kids Tongue” that we will discuss as a tool to use with your children. 

The Most Important Place on Earth

Oct 5-Nov 9/ Rm 214/6:15-7:30pm

Leader:  Jenny Bramel

 

Whether you grew up in a loving Christian home or not, join us as we discuss Robert Wolgemuth’s book, “The Most Important Place on Earth”.  Using God’s word, humor and practical tools, we will explore helpful ideas for building a home, not perfect, but filled with hope, laughter, loving guidance and grace. 

SundaY Mornings 
January 8
- March 26, 2023
PARENT CONFIRMATION CLASSES

9:30-10:30 AM | Room 305 | January 8 - March 26 2023

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 (jbramel@mountpisgah.org) for questions and more information on the Parent Class.

Confirmation Sunday tentative class schedule:

Sunday 1/8-Parent and Student Kick-off

Sunday 1/15-Class #1:  God

Sunday 1/22-Class #2:  Sin

Sunday 1/29-Class #3:  Jesus

Sunday 2/5-Class #4:  Holy Spirit

Sunday 2/12-Class #5:  Grace

Sunday 2/19-No Classes:  Student Life Retreat

Sunday 2/26-Class #6:  Bible and Practices of the Faith

Sunday 3/5-Class #7:  Wrap Up 

 

Special Confirmation Events:

  • Friday, March 3:

    • Student Celebration in the Underground (6-10 pm) - Mandatory

    • Parent Time of Prayer/Communion in S305 on N Campus (6:15-7 pm)

  • Sunday, March 26:

    • Confirmation Sunday/Baptisms  (all students at the 11 AM  service)

SundaY evenings
August
- October
Intentional Parenting

August-October (8/21 &28, 9/11 &25, 10/16)/ Rm 214/ 6:15-7:30pm

Leader:  Jenny Bramel

 

As your student begins their small groups on Sunday evenings, join us to discuss Doug and Cathy Field’s video-based study as we brainstorm their ideas on how to be an “exceptional parent” in a “quick-fix” world.  With practical resources to promote real and honest conversations with your pre-teen and teen, this study uses scripture and Biblical principles to explore our approach to beliefs, modeling, affection, consistency, grace, discipline, memory-creation and fun.

SPECIAL EVENTS/WORKSHOPS
August 14
Small Group Kick-Off and Welcome for New Parents / Dinner for Students and Parents

Aug 14/ 5-7p, / Underground, 214 and 215 / Jenny Bramel and Michelle Gray

Join your student for dinner as Student Life small groups kick off then parents of 6th grade (and those with kids in Middle School new to Student Life) will join Jenny for practical tips in tackling the celebrations and challenges that will come during this middle school season in your family.  Parents will also receive updated information on Student worship, small groups, Confirmation, mission trips and the other opportunities awaiting you and your middle-schooler in the Student Life and Parent Ministries. 

 

Parents of 9th graders and those with high school students (any grade) new to Student Life will join Michelle Gray for insights and tips and answers to your questions during this season of transition at home, school and in Student Life. 

August
- May
Middle and High School Monthly Breakfast Club

Tuesday Mornings:  8/23, 8/30, 9/13,10/11,10/25, 11/8,11/15,12/6)/ 7:45 AM | Underground Cafe

While your middle schooler enjoys breakfast, a short devotion, and fellowship with the Student Life staff, why not do the same with fellow parents in a different room of course!  You are invited to stay for coffee, a parent-friendly chat, devotion, and prayer before dropping your student off at their school- sweats and hats are encouraged!   

Saturday, 
November 12
Pisgah Foster's Parents' Day Out 

Saturday, November 12 |10:00 AM - 1:00 PM | Studio A

Mount Pisgah, save the date for Saturday, February 26th  from 10 AM- 1 PM to love on our local Foster Families during our Pisgah Foster's Parents Day Out! This is an afternoon break for Foster parents and an opportunity for lots of FUN for kiddos! 

Ongoing Resources
All Year
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. 

 

For more information and instructions, contact Rachel Campbell at rcampbell@mountpisgah.org.

All Year
FOLLOWING JESUS- NEXT STEPS FOR PARENTS 

All-Year

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.

All Year
Parent Library 

All-Year

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 (jbramel@mountpisgah.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.

All Year
One-on-One Support

All-Year

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 jbramel@mountpisgah.org.

NOTICE: If programs are updated or canceled due to Covid or weather, we will send out email communication and update our website.