Online Children's Ministry Course

Partnering With Parents to Build Faith in Families

Course Goal

Design ministry practices that partner with the family so, together, everyone grows closer to Jesus.

Course Price
Coming May 2019

Course Overview

Frustrated by family ministry? You want to partner with parents, but it doesn’t feel like a two-way street. In this children’s ministry leadership training course, you’ll get a pulse on family life today and discover how family ministry leaders like you can come alongside parents to help faith permeate all of family life—far beyond a ministry hour on Sundays. You’ll draft a practical, doable game plan for equipping parents to lead the way in helping their kids grow in friendship with Jesus. Plus, in this family ministry training course, you’ll encounter fresh ideas that energize your existing family ministry efforts and inspire new ones—all with the goal of bringing families closer to Jesus and each other.

Course Outcomes

U Discover

Challenges that families face today.

Ideas for how the Bible can permeate everyday family life.

Family ministry leaders get a game plan for partnering with parents that includes giving choices, active learning, collaboration, and fearless conversations.

U Will

Design ministry practices that partner with the family so, together, everyone grows closer to Jesus.

About the Instructor

Gary Lindsay

Gary Lindsay has partnered with parents for 28 years as a children’s ministry director—long enough to know what works...and what doesn’t. Gary is currently serving as an executive pastor at Northshore Community Church in Kirkland, Washington, and continues to be involved with kids. Though he’s traveled the world training, equipping, and presenting children’s ministry workshops, Gary has never lost his South African accent (which makes everything he says sound 15% smarter!).

Ministry Certification

If you complete three online Church Leadership courses and three Children's Ministry courses, you'll receive a Children's Ministry Certification from Group U.

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