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Parenting For Faith

Enrollment in this course is by invitation only

About This Course

Our Parenting for Faith course is aself-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 October/November 2020.

You will have a total of 6 weeks to study 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 pay for your place on this course and complete the assessment with a passing grade in order to achieve the Cliff College Certificate in Parenting For Faith.

Course Staff

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Course Leader

The Course Leader for this course will be confirmed in due course.

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Ian White

Ian is Senior Tutor and the Programme Leader for the Short Course programme at Cliff College. He co-ordinates the non-validated training provision on site, through day and mid week events, as well as a series of Cliff Retreat weekends, week long Cliff College Certificates and longer Cliff College Diplomas. He also heads up the Cliff Summer School programme, co-ordinates the Methodist Worship: Leading and Preaching (WLP) training at Cliff, and is o-ordinating the Cliff Local initiative across the UK.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I pay for this course? uses Stripe e-commerce to pay, you can pay for this course securely online.

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 couple of days, or take a session a day. However it works best for you and fits around your life commitments. We suggest you aim to complete the course within 6 weeks.

I’ve got more questions about the course, who can I speak to?

You can contact Pete Anderson our Short Course Administrator on