Parents and families in the 21st Century are pulled in directions previous generations could never have imagined, and they need support and community. Believing that the church can support them like no other institution in our culture, Living Compass has created resources for churches to use to support this important segment of our congregations.
Living Compass Wellness Pamphlets are used as discussion starters for four week education classes for groups of parents and grandparents that focus on topics that relate to family life. The following are some of the topics available soon:
- Divorce in the Family
- Parent Wellness
- When a Child Struggles
- An Addiction in the Family
- Mindful Eating
Living Compass for Families Podcasts This podcast provides inspiration and guidance for parents, couples, teens, and families of all sizes and shapes, helping them examine and navigate the day-to-day choices that create family wellness. This can be linked to your Church newsletter or shared by email by parent groups. Click here.
Parent Faith & Wellness Program can be offered several times a year for groups of parents with any age child. This can be delivered in an adult education format or in a more intensive small group format. When parents engage in the types of learning and discussion created in a Living Compass group, a deeper, more authentic community is created and builds a richer support network at church. This program helps families contemplate how their faith can help them cope more effectively with the stresses of parenting in the 21st century and helps them think of the church as a rest stop in their busy lives.
The Living Compass Parent Faith & Wellness six-week program has been adapted for use in churches in the following formats:
- Six-week Lenten Study for parents
- Sunday morning or mid-week sessions
- Personal study for parents
- In conjunction with pastoral care with clergy
- Couples group curriculum
- Group study in homes of parents
- Six-month program that meets once a month to allow more time to reflect and work on FAITH steps