Date(s) - February 28, 2015
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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This one day seminar is for all volunteers, parents, and paid staff who are involved with children and family ministries in their local church. Carey Institute and the CBWC Children and Family Missional Network invite you to join them for an important day of resourcing, encouragement, and networking.
Research indicates that close to 50% of Christian kids walk away from their churches and their faith when they leave high school. As parents and partners (faith community) we can help children discover and grow a deep and meaningful faith that will last a lifetime. Deuteronomy 6 implores us to love God fully, to remember His commands, and to impress them upon our children as we walk through life together so that they will put their trust in God.
In this seminar we will consider the ancient words of the Shema and discover effective ways to nurture faith for a lifetime in our kids as we parent and partner together. Our goal is not simply morality for our kids, but rather holiness; seeing our children become faithful followers of Christ who reflect his character and have an impact for the Kingdom throughout their lives.
About the Presenter:
Sherry Bennett has been involved in education and ministry to children and families for over 30 years. She has a passion to see children and families fall in love with Jesus and become engaged, together with God’s people, in the advancement of the Kingdom of God. Sherry holds a Bachelor of Education degree and a Master of Pastoral Ministry degree which have equipped her for ministry to children and families in her home church as well as in her role as Coordinator of the Children and Families Missional Network (CFam) for the Canadian Baptists of Western Canada. Sherry also teaches grade 3 at Vancouver Christian School. She lives in Burnaby British Columbia with her husband and the youngest of their 3 children and enjoys their ministry together at Southside Community Church and just ‘doing life together’ with family and friends.