Hosting a FamiliesAlive® Retreat or Seminar
A ministry team from FamiliesAlive® can come to your church to host a Friday night and Saturday morning retreat/seminar for the parents and grandparents of your church. If you have different needs, we will seek to accommodate them. Seminars and retreats can be customized in length and content to meet your specific needs.
All of our retreats include a notebook and handouts for each family participating. Below is a list of the retreats we have done in the past and are currently offering churches and other groups.
Retreats Offered by FamiliesAlive®
Job One For Moms & Dads
FamiliesAlive is pleased to announce this newest retreat in our partnership plan with churches. Every church needs a way to proactively address the needs of their young families. And every young Mom and Dad need a way to train their children to know, love and serve the LORD. In this retreat, Friday night is devoted to giving parents and grandparents a Biblical rationale for intentionally passing the faith to their children. On Saturday morning, we make it practical, unpacking the tools for doing the job effectively. It can also be offered as a one through two session seminar, to meet the needs of your families. Your church will be strengthened and your parents will receive the coaching they need to succeed in job one!
Strategies For Great Family Relationships
Suppose you could ask 500 family professionals – teachers, doctors, pastors, Boy Scout and Girl Scout leaders, social workers and others – what makes for a great family? Then suppose these professionals consistently pointed to 15 qualities they saw time and again in families that were successful. You’d like to check them out and try to make them a part of your family life as well, wouldn’t you?
With the help of these sessions, the families of your church or group can learn how to evaluate their strengths and weaknesses, how to work on problem areas and how to make their family relationships better than ever. No matter if they’re young adults just starting out, Moms or Dads wondering how to cope or a Grandparent just hoping to help, this three to five session crash course will help strengthen your families.
What Matters Most
Sure we know what really is important, don’t we? But everyone is busy and besides, there are so many good things vying for our time. Before you know it, what really matters most gets pushed to the sidelines.
Here’s an opportunity for the families of your church or group to call “time out!” and just refocus. Three fun sessions will get your families thinking about the time crunch families face today and how they can keep focused on the things that matter most. Here is solid, biblical help with lots of skits, multi-media punch and interaction. Your families will be encouraged and get a better sense of how the Lord can help them pass eternal values to the next generation.
Ordinary People, Extraordinary Families
A look at God’s covenant loyalty in action in the lives of his people as they learn to live by grace. The Covenant of Grace takes center stage as the stories of Noah, Abraham and Ruth show how God can make a dramatic difference in your family. In four to six sessions, the families of your church or group will learn how God is faithful in fashioning families of faith. Your families will be encouraged in all their relationships as they see firsthand how God works in the midst of the real stuff of life.
A Simple Formula For Raising Faithful Kids
Ever wish you could come up with a simple formula for raising faithful children? (There really aren’t any, you know.) But the Bible comes as close as possible in Ephesians 6. Equip your families with what they need to raise faithful children. Three or four sessions with skits, multi-media and more will grab the attention of your families and help them to fulfill their role as parents and grandparents. A fun time for kids and parents alike!
The Priesthood of Parents
This is a new retreat/seminar series that is grabbing a lot of attention! It is based on the simple premise that Moms and Dads are part of the Royal Priesthood of all believers and that they have a special ministry to their children. In two or three sessions we unfold the unique role that God has given parents as family priests, and help them learn how to model the Lord Jesus’ High Priestly ministry in the way they relate to and train their children.
Seasons In A Family’s Life
As children grow up, and families change and mature together, families go through different seasons. Besides that, who knows what storms or difficulties lie ahead for any one of us? This three-to-four session seminar, based on the book of Ecclesiastes, gives families practical help and the encouragement of God’s grace as they face the changes that are an inevitable part in a family’s life.
Training Children to be Spiritual Champions
Using the unique relationship of the Apostle Paul to Timothy, Moms, Dads and grandparents are encouraged to raise faith-full servants of King Jesus. Your families will be refreshed by the relevant application of Paul’s letters to his son in the faith. Four through six sessions.
How to Raise Wise Children
This series deals with the main topics of Proverbs. In this seminar, we will walk through the “6 Rs” of Wisdom – which are just as contemporary now as in the days of Solomon! In two through four sessions, your families will learn how to apply the principles of wisdom in this book to impact the lives of their children.
Wouldn’t it be nice it there was a way to share with other families and maybe find some of the answers about parenting? Got Kids? is a fun and practical opportunity to do just that. In three or four sessions, we’ll take a look at what God’s Word says about raising the next generation to know, love and serve the Lord, and we will talk about what that means for parents, children and the Church.