Date posted: Jan 30, 2019
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How has parenting impacted your relationship with God? This course builds on the conviction that spirituality is at the heart of parenting. The gift of grace and other spiritual supports can sustain us through the ups and downs of being a parent.
Guided by Kathy Hendrick's book The Spirituality of Parenting, we will touch on four dimensions of parenting, a parent's spiritual gifts, potential companions for support on the journey, and prayer for the state of parenthood.
The course is part of the Adult Faith Formation Library series published by Twenty-Third Publications.
This course has a required text: Kathy Hendricks. The Spirituality of Parenting: Connecting Heart and Soul. The Adult Faith Formation Library. Twenty-Third Publications, 2015. ISBN: 978-1-62785-127-5 (Currently out of print, digital text available in course with author's permission)
Getting Started Week: Introduction to the course
Week 1: The Vigilant Heart
Week 2: The Joyful Heart
Week 3: The Heavy Heart
Week 4: The Hopeful Heart
This course includes:
All Crossroads courses include these features:
Additional Materials Needed:
Kathy Hendricks. The Spirituality of Parenting: Connecting Heart and Soul. The Adult Faith Formation Library. Twenty-Third Publications, 2015. ISBN: 978-1-62785-127-5 (Currently out of print, digital text available in course with author's permission)
A participant can expect to spend an average of 3-4 hours each week. This commitment includes both preparation and interaction online.
Kathy Hendricks (text) has a master's degree in adult Christian community development from Regis University in Denver and certification as a spiritual director from Benet Hill Center, Colorado Springs
"I'm really happy that I stepped out of my comfort zone and joined this class. Reading everyone's post was incredible and truly filled my Ã¢ spiritual tankÃ¢ if there is such a thing!:) I learned that I am not alone- that there are other parents out there struggling, searching, and desperately wanting to be a parent of God. I loved the questions after each reading that made me dig a little deeper and go places in my heart that were happy and painful and made me realize God's presence in all of it! I think for me." -Participant from Fall 2018