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
Mom's Fellowship Group
The first 3 Wednesdays of each month Sept-May (with adjustment for holidays)
September 6th - May 1st / Room 214 / 9:30-11:30am
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 our Parenting Coordinator JennyBramel for more information and details.
Weekly Classes - Wednesday evenings
Wednesday Night Class
January 11 | Studio A and 214 / 6:15-7:30pm
First Session: Parental Guidance Required: How to Enhance, Advance, and Influence Your Children's Relationships
Aug. 16 - Sept. 27 | Rm 214 | 6:15-7:30 pm
Leader: Jenny Bramel
Join us to hear about the Fall offerings for children, parents and adults on Wednesday nights and beyond as we kick off another school year.
In the first session of parent classes this fall we discuss in Andy Stanley’s video based study, what parents can do to enhance our own relationships with our kids, influence their relationships with those outside of the home, and advance their relationship with God. We will consider how we are investing our time with our kids over the long haul, prioritizing tools to help them grow more in loving dependence on God, and maintain healthy relationships outside of the home.
Nursery, Children’s and Student’s programs are all available during parent classes on Wednesday evenings. (Nursery is best provided by reservation via email firstname.lastname@example.org).
Second Session: 14 Gospel Principle that Can Radically Change Your Family
Oct 4-Nov 15/ Rm 214/6:15-7:30pm
Leader: Jenny Bramel
In this life-giving book by Paul Tripp, we are presented NOT with a to-do list, but rather with a big-picture view of God’s plans for us as parents. Outlining 14 principals centered on the gospel, we are reminded that we need much more than the latest strategies or techniques. Rather we need the rescuing grace of God that has the power to shape everything we do as parents and people.
Weekly Classes - SUNDAY evenings
AUGUST - OCTOBER
August-October (8/20 ,8/27, 9/10, 9/24, 10/1 and 10/15/ Rm 214/ 5:15-6:30pm
Leader: Jenny Bramel
As your students are in their small groups, join us for 6 weeks as we discuss Paul Tripp’s ideas that flip the script on the cultural cynicism toward the teen years. Instead of tools for controlling behavior, we will discuss how and where scripture points us toward opportunities to open our kids’ hearts. This study will provide Biblical wisdom and practical tools for walking alongside your child during these years of growth and guidance.
Sunday, August 13
Small Group Kick-Off and Welcome for New Parents / Dinner for Students and Parents
Sunday, Aug. 13 | 5-7 pm | 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.
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.
For more information and instructions, please contact Rachel Campbell 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.
Parent RESOURCE Library
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 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 too early or too late, no issue too big or too small. Contact Jenny to set a meeting.
NOTICE: If programs are updated or canceled due to Covid or weather, we will send out email communication and update our website.