Parenting Milestone Classes

Parenting Milestone Classes 2017-11-02T09:37:37+00:00

The Legacy Milestone Pathway is Grace Chapel’s way of making a long-term commitment to you for building a strong and healthy family from birth to graduation. On this journey, we want to position parents to be the primary influence for the spiritual growth of their children.

What is it?

A milestone is “An event, preceded by a period of instruction from parents which celebrates a spiritual development point in a child’s life.” Jim Weidmann, Spiritual Milestones: A Guide to Celebrating Your Children’s Spiritual Passages.

Milestones are key spiritual development points in the life of a child or teenager. Parents need to know these critical milestones and how to walk their son or daughter through them from a biblical perspective? This is our legacy to our families.

    • Parenting Infants – Milestone 1 – Parent/Child Dedication (age birth–2) This one-week class will cover: how to lead your children to each Milestone, understanding child dedication, understanding parental roles, and growing a healthy marriage. *Upcoming classes: March 4 or 11, 2018
    • Parenting Young Children – Milestone 2 – Salvation & Baptism (age 3–9)
      Focused on parents of 3-9 year olds, step 2 of our Milestones is about growing your relationship with your child. This 4-week class covers:
      * how to plant seeds of biblical truth
      * how to lead your child to Christ
      * how to form boundaries for attitude and behavior
      * how to discipline and correct
      * how to instruct the mind and heart
      * how to model spiritual disciplines
      * how to practice the “one-anothers.”
    • Parenting Adolescents – Milestone 3 – Adolescence & Purity (age 10–13)
      Focused on parents of 10-13 year olds, step 3 of our Milestones prepares parents for adolescence.
      This 4-week class covers:
      * how to plan your weekend retreat (puberty and purity)
      * facing the challenges of middle school
      * cultural changes,
      * bullying
      * peer pressure
      * cyber battles/controls
      * infatuation, friendships and dating
      * forming your child’s identity in Christ *Upcoming classes: November 5-26, 2017
    • Parenting Teenagers – Milestone 4 – Rite of Passage (age 14–18) This four-week class will cover: how to plan for the Rite of Passage Ceremony, how to foster manhood/womanhood with your teenager, how to stay relationally connected, how to negotiate boundaries and decisions, how to mentor your teenager, how to instill financial stewardship, how to encourage purposeful dating, how to plan a joint service/mission project, and how to prepare them for college/career. *Upcoming classes: January 7–28, 2018
    • Milestone 5 – Graduation (age 18+) This one-day seminar will cover: their role in God’s Kingdom and Church, how to defend ones faith (apologetics), how to be a leader (making disciples), life skills for singlehood, dating with a purpose to marry, and discerning the will of God. *Upcoming classes: June 3, 2018

 

For more information about the Milestone Classes, contact Ron Brenning, Marriage and Family Pastor, at RBrenning@GraceChapel.org.