Parent Education

Parent Education Series 2018-19

St. Andrew’s presents a series of learning opportunities for adults that address topics important in the lives of today’s families. Sessions are open to all parents, grandparents, and other caring adults committed to strengthening families and caring for children and youth. Hosted as a partnership of the Children, Youth & Family Ministry and Congregational Care Teams. Childcare (for age 1 to grade 5) is available, unless noted.

Growing Family Faith – One Evening, Two Options!
Monday, April 8, 6-7:30 p.m.
Sanctuary Room 102

We’re offering two parent education events on the same night! Start with dinner at 6 p.m., then choose one of two workshops at 6:30 p.m. focused on strengthening and growing faith in your family.

Little Steps, Big Faith (Sanctuary Room 201)

It’s never too early to start forming faith in young children! The active brains and bodies of infants and toddlers are designed to learn, imitate, and remember. We’ll explore child development research and introduce faith practices you can use as you care for little ones. Open to parents and anyone who cares for babies and toddlers. Childcare is available – or bring your child with you. Led by Dr. Dawn Rundman, developmental psychologist, resource developer, and author of Little Steps, Big Faith: How the Science of Early Childhood Development Can Help You Grow Your Child’s Faith.

Making Room for Faith in Busy Times (Sanctuary Room 102)

On-the-go families often find it difficult to “make time for faith,” but sharing faith can happen anytime, anywhere! Explore how to engage faith in the routines and rhythms of daily life, starting with biblical stories of passing on faith and discussing practical ideas for developing faith in the family home. Great for parents and grandparents with children and youth over age 5. Facilitated by Mark Jackson, Director of Children, Youth, and Family Ministry.

Parent Education Series events are open to all adults who care for children and youth. Childcare is provided for children age 1 to grade 5.

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Questions? Contact Mark Jackson at 651.762.9146 or mjackson@saintandrews.org.