Firm Foundation parenting series give participants the opportunity to explore some to the most common issues that impact the quality of our family life. These groups typically meet on a weekly basis for five weeks.



Parenting:  Tools of the Trade

We have been strategically placed in the lives of our children by God-- on purpose. That purpose is to help them grow toward maturity, to help them to be able to run the race of life. And just as God has given us purpose, He has also provided every parent with certain tools to help us accomplish that purpose.

In this series Mike and Becky examine the "tools" that every parent possesses and help parents evaluate how we use them to impact the hearts of our kids.

Parenting: Tools of the Trade is taught in two five-week series, preferably with a break in between to allow time to practice the concepts in part I before moving on to part II.  The following topics are covered in the series:

Part I  (five-week session)

Tool # 1:  Our Relationship

  •  Week 1   Not Just a Clanging Gong
  •  Week 2   Emotional Safety
  •  Week 3   Understanding
  •  Week 4   Acceptance
  •  Week 5   Enjoyment  


Part II  (five-week session)

Tool #2:  Our Expectations  Connecting Our Expectations to What Our Kids Need to Make It.

Tool #3:  Our Model  Drawing Our Kids to What We Have By How We Live

Tool #4:  Opportunities  When Teachable Moments are Also Heated Moments