How do we effectively parent the children God has given us? Many of us come into parenting only knowing the examples we had as children growing up – positively and negatively. This class will address, through varied speakers and discussion leaders, principles of biblical wisdom and then seek to apply that to situations in parenting. A class for parents and future parents, come prepared to ask questions, hear perspectives and then be free to discuss. 

In this class: 

  1. Parents/future parents are encouraged and challenged to see God’s call on them as parents.
  2. Parents/future parents are equipped with simple, memorable biblical framework for making decisions for their families.
  3. Parents/future parents develop friendships and meaningful relationships
  4. Parents/future parents are encouraged to ask questions and discuss the topics each week


Date Topic Teacher(s)
December 10, 2023 The Starting Point: The Sovereignty of God Dr. George McFarland
December 17, 2023 The Role of Wisdom: What Scripture Doesn't Say Rev. Colin Howland
December 24, 31 NO CLASS. Families are encouraged to worship at the 9 or 11 service
January 7, 2024 God’s Ordinary Means Rev. Colin Howland
January 14, 2024 Everything is Spiritual Mr. and Mrs. Jamin and Angie Ferner
January 21, 2024 Shaping Family Life: Committing to the Ordinary Means as a family Rev. Josiah Vanderveen
January 28, 2024 Shepherding a Child’s Heart: Pt. 1 Positive disciplines Mr. and Mrs. Tom Molieri
February 4, 2024 Shepherding a Child’s Heart: Pt. 2 Corrective discipline Mrs. Katherine Savage
February 11, 2024 Applying Biblical Wisdom in Considering Educational Options (A panel of Professional Educators) Mr. Daniel Steinfield, Mrs. Katherine Savage, Mr. Tom Thompson
February 18, 2024 Applying Biblical Wisdom in Current Cultural Challenges: Technology and Social Media Dr. Leonard Sax
February 25, 2024 Applying Biblical Wisdom in Current Cultural Challenges: Gender and Sexual Identity Rev. Josiah Vanderveen, Mr. Zachery Reardon
Sundays at 9:00am, through February 25, 2024
1710 Spruce, 1 Rear
Crys & George McFarland