Our Parenting for Faith course is a self-paced short course designed to stretch, inform and inspire as those questions are explored. It is designed for those working in a professional or voluntary capacity with children, young people, and families in churches. This course will equip you to successfully support parents and carers as they disciple their children and explore what parenting for faith might look like in your church and community.
What is it to share Christian faith within the family? How can we better parent the children of our communities to grow in God, or as adults accompany children on the Christian journey? What can it mean for the Church to support a family and have effective input into young people’s lives? How can we develop confidence in parents around prayer and the sharing of the Bible story?
This short course will help people working with children, youth and families in their churches and communities learn how to position themselves for maximum impact; develop foundational values and practices to operate out of, and establish practical steps to shape a culture where parenting for faith can flourish.
Subject areas include:
the current crisis in spiritual parenting
an overview of Parenting for Faith and its five key tools
skills and values you need to successfully support your families
Parenting for Faith in children’s and youth work and intergenerational spaces
working with your church and planning your next steps.
The launch of this course is scheduled for February 2021.
You can work through the material at your own pace.
When you have completed this course you will receive a completion certificate in acknowledgement of your engagement with the course material.
This course has the fee of £150.00
Please be aware that there is also a "Certificate in Parenting for Faith" which has a assignment at the end of the course and gains you a Cliff College Certificate in Parenting for Faith. This is not that course.
Becky Sedgwick is the Parenting for Faith local coordinator, having joined the Parenting for Faith team in April 2017.
Before this, she was a children and families' worker for nine years at St James’ Church, Devizes, where she ran Parenting for Faith courses.
A long time ago, Becky got a degree in theology. Before St James’, she worked in all sorts of non-theological places – at the Bank of England, as a PA to a millionaire, in a small company’s sales office and then as an admin officer for a primary school.
She lives in Devizes with her daughter Hannah and an annoying small dog, Max. She spends her spare time playing at and coaching the wonderful Devizes Netball Club..
Rachel is the Parenting for Faith pioneer at BRF. God gave her the vision for Parenting for Faith in 2005 in response to a need in her local church, and it has grown from there.
She has worked in a variety of churches as a family life pastor, children's pastor and youth pastor since 2004. She consults, speaks at conferences and runs training days for parents and church leaders around the UK and Europe.
Rachel moved to the UK from southern California in 2002 and now lives in Yorkshire with her husband and son. She once taught herself Irish Gaelic for three years for fun and is fascinated with obscure history. Her love language is new and beautiful stationery.
Frequently Asked Questions
How can I pay for this course?
CliffCollege.TheologyX.com uses Stripe e-commerce to pay, you can pay for this course securely online.
How is the course delivered?
All the content is accessible within this course. There are hyperlinks to external resources and recommedations of further reading to try which you would need to find your own access to. The teaching is pre-recorded for you to work through at a suitable time to you. There are activities and reflections to engage with following each of videos that teach on that unit's theme.
Do I have to complete this course all at once?
This is a self-paced course. You may choose to do this all at once over a week, or take a session a day. However it works best for you and fits around your life commitments. The Parenting for Faith team suggest you try and complete a unit each month to keep you progressing.
What's the estimated time commitment?
The minimum time is about 2 hours per unit. The teaching videos average about 45 minutes, and then the rest of the time will depend on how you learn and how much you use the optional reflections and activities. Potentially if you completed all the reflections it is about 4 hours per unit. There are 12 units.
I’ve got more questions about the course, who can I speak to?
What's the difference between the two course types?
This version is the course will gain you a completion certificate when you've worked through all the content at your own pace. The Cliff College Certificate version is the same teaching material and additionally has one written assignment to submit to help you further engage with the learning of the course. The Cliff College Certificate version will have content released weekly and at the end you'll have a number of weeks to complete the assignment. It is important to make your decision before your purchase access to the course as you cannot switch part way through the course content.
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