Phase 4 — Plan Activities Activities are vehicles for discipleship to take place.
Sometimes you don’t know which activities will hit the spot for parents. Planning and starting three in the next few months will help you see what best touches parents. Here are a few ideas to get you thinking, but you might choose others as well.
Preach a series on parenting and family or run the Family Challenge 90 Day Adventure. Learn more here.
Organize a monthly Family Night where parents are trained while children are learning things that complement what the parents are learning. The National Center for Biblical Parenting has a Family VBS program that can take place once a month for 8 months. Learn more here.
Encourage Biblical Parenting University for individual parent development, small group interaction, and teacher training. Learn more here.
Plan a Family event or activity. The best events or activities that will contribute to your mission as a Parent Training Center are those that provide opportunities for parents to discuss ideas and challenges. However, even having families working together on a service project or playing games together allows parents to watch other Christian parents and learn from healthy modeling.
Start a Prayer Team. Parents need prayer and so do their kids. It might be helpful to provide a vehicle like a closed Facebook group or an email to a grandparent prayer team to continually lift up specific prayer requests to the Lord.