Number of weeks: 2
Required books?: Yes, required
Live video session?: No
Part of a certification or series of courses?: No
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Are you feeling overwhelmed as a parent in today’s world? If you answered a resounding “yes, ” this is the course for you.
The current world of parenting is scary with multiple world crises, technology overload, and distrust of leaders. This course, “Parenting on Purpose,” attempts to find a way forward through the turmoil to raising healthy, self-aware children who are filled with empathy and trust while remaining rooted in the age-old idea of following Jesus. Using Biblical strategies of social justice-based problem-solving as well as practical advice on fostering empathy and kindness, parenting can be intentional and purposeful.
Learners will look at two different strategies for parenting from the books “Parenting Forward” by Cindy Wang Brandt and “Intentional Parenting” by Doug and Cathy Fields. This course will also explore how you can start a parenting group in your local congregation or community to continue the conversation.
This course is eligible for 1.0 CEU.
About the Instructor
Rev. Chrissy Ruehl is an ordained deacon in the United Methodist Church. She has served in various capacities in church settings as associate pastor, music director, and youth director, and currently is minister of children and families at Isle of Hope United Methodist Church in Savannah, Ga. She earned her master of divinity degree from Candler School of Theology (Emory University) and a bachelor of music education from Stetson University. In addition to being a certified K-12 music teacher she is a trained conflict mediator and frequent school volunteer.