LISA – I feel hopeful that we can turn things around and have our ministry become what we want it to be for our kids.
ROCKY – We’ve heard and know this stuff. You’ve given us a “how” to do it. You’ve given us permission not just to do one model. We can make it our own, to fit our congregation.
LINDA – Being able to have hope for our families that we can fill a need and make a difference. Sometimes we forget that we are already doing many things right.
TERRI – I leave more equipped. It affirms the things I believe. Even though I am teaching pre-school today, it affirmed my gifts.
ARLAN – Showed me that God has already done the work through Jesus. We just have to share the story and send kids and families out to share the story.
LORI – Home altars are the first thing I want to get going. I didn’t realize it’s simple. I loved the warm affirmations and good conversations.
HEIDI – I’ve been wandering around for the last couple of years, but I am coming away with direction. I am leaving with joy – joy for ministry, permission to be who I am called to be. I can do this!
PENNY: Thankful. All of us want to change things. I appreciate the leadership. I will decide what I want to eliminate.
EMBER: I feel affirmed in my goals, objectives and mission. I’m not just the Sunday school lady!
MELANIE: I need to just “be.” I’m taking home the “Be still and know that I am God prayer.”
BETH: Empowered. People want to pass on the faith. I want to help people celebrate their gifts.
MARIA: When I have attended other continuing education in the past, I have felt overwhelmed. It was great being able to experience Building Bridges and Parent Share. These are simple tools I can bring back to church to engage parents.
RICK: Creating sacred time and space for the congregation. I want to empower people in how they worship at home, during church council and at staff meetings.
KRISTA. I feel affirmed. Family ministry is messy and it’s OK. Family Ministry is holy chaos and roll with it. The holy chaos is sacred and holy time.
MARK – Two things are most memorable: Today is the most vibrant day in the life of the Church. It’s not our job to teach parents, but to resource them.