Choose a Parenting Workshop Topic.

Transform Families.

We want the parents in your community to parent with confidence, and lead their families with grace.

Choose a Parenting Workshop Topic.

Transform Families.

We want the parents in your community to parent with confidence, and lead their families with grace.

Watch our VIRTUAL workshops in action:

Virtual or In-Person Parenting Workshops

Connected Families offers a variety of workshop topics through both live, in-person workshops AND virtual formats. We understand that some churches around the world have adapted to the need to "church at home," and we have pivoted to support these needs.

Watch our IN-PERSON workshops in action:

Which parenting topic is needed in your community?

DTC workshop option (2)

Discipline that Connects

Foundational Workshop

Well-intentioned parents miss their kids’ hearts during discipline. But it doesn’t have to be that way!

Transform discipline.

Target audience:
Parents of kids ages 2 to 12

Presenters:
Jim and Lynne Jackson , Chad Hayenga, or Stacy Bellward

Length:
From 45 minutes to 6 hours

Read more here

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Be a Family with Purpose

A family without vision is like a boat without a rudder. God is calling you to “set sail” for his purposes.

Clarify what matters.

Target audience:
Parents of kids ages 2 to 12

Presenters:
Jim and Lynne Jackson or Chad Hayenga

Length:
From 2 to 4 hours

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Why Kids Misbehave

It may feel random and crazy, but... In actuality misbehavior is very logical and goal-driven.

Escape the cycle of misbehavior.

*Understand the motivations behind your kids’ misbehavior.

*Recognize the triggers of false beliefs about misbehavior.

*Develop a plan to skillfully move your child from a negative goal to a positive one.

Target Audience:
Parents of kids ages 2 to 18

Presenter:
Chad Hayenga

misbehaviors and giftings

Misbehaviors... And the God-Given Gifts Behind Them

Buried beneath the surface of children's selfish or impulsive behavior is a valuable raw talent.

Find the gift gone awry.

Strengthen the best in your kids.

Target audience:
Parent of kids ages 2 to 12

Presenter: 
Jim and Lynne Jackson or Chad Hayenga

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How to Grow a Connected Family

Foundational Workshop

Don’t wait for the storms of life or the strong currents of cultural influence to shipwreck your family.

Get intentional.
Get close.

Target audience:
Parents of kids ages 2 to 12

Presenters:
Jim and Lynne Jackson, Chad Hayenga, or Stacy Bellward

Length:
From 45 minutes to 3 hours

Based off the content of our book with the same name.

Grace & Truth workshop (1)

Grace & Truth for Moms

Transform unhelpful thinking driving anxious or angry parenting.

Learn to speak the truth in love.

This workshop was previously titled Peaceful Mothering.

Target audience: 
Moms of kids ages 2 to 18

Presenters:
Lynne Jackson or Anna Braasch

This topic shares content with the online course of the same name. 

sibling conflict workshop

Sibling Conflict

"Now say you're sorry!" Sound familiar? It may make a parent feel back in control, but it most likely teaches kids to lie to get out of trouble.

From bickering to bonding

Facilitate joyful connection and true reconciliation.

Target audience:
Parents of kids ages 2 to 12

Presenters:
Jim and Lynne Jackson or Chad Hayenga

This topic shares content with the online course of the same name.

sensitive child workshop

Understanding Your Sensitive or Intense Child

About 15-20% of children have difficulty processing sensations and experiences. These overwhelmed kids often take out their stress in unhealthy ways.

Learn practical strategies for calming and encouraging.

Target audience:
Parents of kids ages 2 to 12

Presenter:
Lynne Jackson, a pediatric occupational therapist with over 30 years experience working with children sensory challenges

Length:
45 minutes to 3 hours
 

Note: This workshop adapts well as a training for ministry leaders or volunteers working with children.

Power of Questions workshop (1)

The Power of Questions

*NEW Content* 

Is the amount of arguing in your house wearing you out? Have you ever TED-talked your children to their near death?

Less arguing.
More wisdom.

Target audience:
Parents of kids ages 4 to 18

Presenters:
Chad Hayenga or Stacy Bellward

Length:
From 90 minutes to 2 hours

Based off the content from our related online course. 

Entitlement workshop

The Entitlement Fix

You need insight into what’s going on underneath self-centered attitudes. Gain a Biblical response to a cultural epidemic.

Cultivate a culture of responsibility.

Target audience:
Parents of kids ages 2 to 18

Presenters:
Jim and Lynne Jackson, Chad Hayenga, or Stacy Bellward

This topic shares content with the course with the same name. 

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Gaining Cooperation in the Home

Learn how to use family meetings to teach cooperation and thrive as a family.

Learn how to enjoy family meetings.

From chore plans to spiritual teaching and growth, family meetings invite kids into the process. Learn more about this topic here.

Target audience:
Parents of kids ages 4 to 14

Presenter:
Chad Hayenga

DTC workshop option (1)

Discipline that Connects IMPROV

An energized, entertaining follow-up to the Discipline that Connects workshop. Laugh while practicing real parenting solutions.

Get ready to laugh!

A great combination of inspiration, practical learning and fun!


Target audience:
Parents of kids ages 4 to 18

Presenters:
Jim and Lynne Jackson or Chad Hayenga

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