Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Book Discussion: "Shepherding a Child's Heart"

We want to continue engaging our parents and assisting you in leading your children, so we are launching an online discussion of the book "Shepherding a Child's Heart" by Tedd Tripp. The book is available on our web site here, and is one of our Children's Ministry's most highly recommended parenting books.

If you are interested in participating, buy the book (if you don't already own it), and read the first chapter by Feb. 11. At that time, we'll post a bit of a discussion starter on that chapter here on this blog, and you can post your own comments or questions.

If you have any questions about the book discussion, e-mail Joey Espinosa.

Grace Church Children's Ministry Intentional Parenting Conference

We held our very first Grace Church Children's Ministry Parenting Conference Jan. 23-24, and from the feedback we've gotten, it was a hit! We had almost 150 families in attendance -- about 250 parents.

Over the course of the two-day conference, five Grace Church leaders spoke to parents about the topics of authority, freedoms, kindness, parenting as a lifestyle, and passing heart change on to your children.The speakers and their wives also directly addressed questions submitted by parents at the conference during three Q&A sessions.

We plan to have a podcast of the conference available on the Grace Church web site soon.