Plan A Parent Gathering Event

The term we usually use for this type of event is “conference.” Sometimes we call it a workshop or seminar. And although there are elements of those things in this parent event I really see it as something more. Words like connect and community and encourage and empower are also part of what we want to accomplish together.

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Years ago I would do a meeting with our staff and volunteers just before an event, and we called it “Gather.” It was a time to connect with each other, support and pray for each other, talk about strategy with each other and ask God for help in the areas we needed it most.

I see this parenting event more like a Gathering than a conference.

We want parents who attend this event to be encouraged, equipped, energized and empowered as a result of being together. We want parents to walk away from our time together feeling good about their next steps, not guilty for what they have or haven’t been doing.

I see this gathering of parents as a catalyst for you to grow your family ministry at your church and reach out into the community to make a difference in the lives of families who are searching for answers. Launch parenting small groups, get them into community so love and support can become a way of life for parents who so desperately need connection. Look at this Gathering as a starting point, a launching pad, a new beginning of something dynamic in the lives of the parents and families in your church and community.

Huge Blessings on You!
Craig