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Spiritual Parenting: Raising Disciples at Home

Event Date(s): Sat, 2021/06/05 - 3:00pm
Event Location: Online - Zoom
Event Type: Tyndale Spiritual Formation Centre

The Spiritual Parenting course consists of four sessions, beginning on June 5, 2021 running through June 26, 2021.

  • June 5: 3 to 5pm
  • June 12: 3 to 5pm
  • June 19: 3 to 5pm
  • June 26: 3 to 5pm

About This Course

The Spiritual Formation of Children (0-7 Years Old) for expecting parents, parents of young children, and grandparents.

Pre-COVID, studies have shown that two out of three Canadian children who grow up in church leave as adults (Hemorrhaging Faith, 2012). Families face the reality that as congregations shrink, 9000 churches in Canada are projected to be closed, sold, or demolished in less than ten years (CBC, 2019). Since COVID, churches have been limited in their ability to pastor children throughout quarantines and lockdowns.

More than ever, parents and grandparents need to be empowered and equipped to raise disciples of Jesus at home. Through a combination of videos, live-discussions, and live instruction, you will have the opportunity to connect and come alongside other like-minded families who are also on the spiritual parenting journey.

Learning Outcomes

In this course, you will discover ways to navigate the faith development stages within the context of intergenerational relationships. Together we will explore several practical ways with which to implement family spiritual disciplines and practices such as:

  • Prayer
  • Sabbath
  • Service
  • Celebration
  • Confession

You will have the opportunity to craft a:

  • Family Value Statement
  • Family Rules for Life

Facilitator: Jenn Aspilla, M.Div., CSD.

Jenn Aspilla is the Instructor for Tyndale Seminary in the areas of Spiritual Formation of Children, Youth, and Families. She is also the Pastor of Spiritual Formation at Encounter Covenant Church and Lay Minister at Bramalea Free Methodist Church. Jenn resides in Brampton, Ontario with her husband and children ages 6 and 4.

Registration

Only 12 Spots Available

Cost: $279 Per Family for the full course (Including Grandparents)

There is a 10% discount for Tyndale full-time students, alumni and staff. You will need to contact the Tyndale Spiritual Formation Centre to receive a discount code before registering online. Email tsfc [at] tyndale [dot] ca to receive a promo code.

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