Whether you're a first-time parent of a newborn or a seasoned pro with teens, the ongoing challenge of parenting only seems to increase with time.
Whether you're a first-time parent of a newborn or a seasoned pro with teens, the ongoing challenge of parenting only seems to increase with time. With resources for parents diminishing as children grow older, Parenting at IBC is committed to providing resources and training for parents every step of the way.
Parenting at IBC is designed with parents of all ages in mind, so whether you're the parent of a six month old or a 16 year old, we're thinking through how to best connect with and encourage you.
We are working hard to make sure each gathering is planned and implemented with a high level of excellence. No one has extra time. We want you to walk away from each gathering encouraged and equipped.
Parenting at IBC is not just for you. Each of us have relationships with other families who need encouragement in this area. Sure, we're going to be presenting content that is Christ based but we believe that each Parenting at IBC event will provide great encouragement for all parents, even those who don't know Jesus yet.
Parenting at IBC includes three types of gatherings that will connect you with other parents and provide excellent training and resources.
On November 10th we presented Less Than Perfect Parenting, a half day gathering where we had a panel of parents, including Andy and Alice McQuitty and St. Ann's Kurt and Jenny Klement for a panel discussion with parents who have experienced both missteps and victories in raising children. Following the panel, participants were able to choose between several break out sessions on topics ranging from boundaries, communication, discipline, etc.
On February 4th we hosted our first "large event" where Dan Webster, an expert in training and coaching pastors, youth pastors and parents discussed the uniqueness of our kids. Dan has over 30 years of experience and is a gifted communicator in bringing clear teaching and authenticity to those he serves.
At Sunday night events you'll get answers to practical questions you may have about parenting. Questions like, "What does appropriate discipline look like?" or "Should my seven year old have an iPhone?" and "How do I handle technology?"
Shop Talk is a highly interactive gathering for parents of all ages and stages to sharpen their skills. Topics will include core principles of parenting as well as very practical discussion on issues parents face everyday. So come join us as we gain knowledge from other parents on the journey.
In addition to Parenting at IBC large events, we are working to develop an eight to ten week small group curriculum that will help you get to the heart of Biblical parenting while you interact with other parents who are seeking similar direction. We hope to pilot a few groups this summer.
Because God's Word is living and true, we value parenting that is rooted in Biblical truth.
Because God’s heart is gracious, we value parenting that centers on grace rather than performance.
Because true life change happens in the context of relationship, we value parenting that gives priority to relationships above rules and conformity.
Because strategies alone focus only on situations and behaviors, we value parenting grounded in lasting principles that reflect the love of God.
Because hypocrisy is the opposite of truthfulness, we value parenting that models transparency, humility and authenticity.
Because we are called to share the love of Christ, we value parenting that equips children and parents to serve others.
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