Parenting With A Purpose

We get how hard it is to parent and we want to support you!

WE UNDERSTAND

We understand how difficult raising children in today's world is and we want to help equip and encourage parents in all stages. Monthly we are offering a workshop on topics that most parents are dealing with or will be dealing with soon.

 

You are invited to join us early for a free meal at 5:45 and a short worship service at 6:30 or you are welcome to just attend the class.

 

Childcare and children/youth activities are provided for birth to high school.

First Wednesday Workshops

7:00-8:00 PM


September 7

Parenting & Social Media

Worship Center

Heather Kyle-Harmon from University of Tennessee Extension Agency joins us to share about Digi_Life.  Digi_Life” is the shortened name for “Digital Life” and is a guide to educate about the relationship between technology and our everyday lives. This guide does not offer “how-to” sessions with specific software or hardware. Instead, the topic offers information on how to integrate and manage technology in a manner that contributes to a healthy and positive quality of life. Digital life starts early for children and has been proved to be useful in small amounts. Come learn how to balance the digital life from 1 year olds to 91 year olds. 

October 5

Post-Covid Parenting

Worship Center

Even though the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic is over, doesn’t mean everything is back to normal. And if you’ve got children, you may be underestimating the impact that the pandemic had on their brain's development during this unusual time.


Ellie Kittrell, Bright Start Fellow and Director of Early Care and Education with United Way of Greater Knoxville, will discuss how to develop socialization skills, build self-confidence, and how safe, stable, nurturing relationships play crucial roles in childhood and adolescent development.

November 2

Parenting Resilency

Worship Center

Dr. Keith Baily, Training Director at Harmony Family Center, will lead this workshop session focused on parenting resiliency.  Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), which includes those things that cause high levels of stress and trauma, can have a negative impact on children’s physical and mental health.  The good news is that Positive Childhood Experiences (PCEs) can reduce those negative impacts. Learn how parents, caregivers, community members and the faith community can be part of the positive path to healthy development, healing, and resilience for children.

February 1

Being Aware of Substance Misuse as a Parent

Worship Center

Substance misuse prevention starts as early as a baby can learn to crawl or put items in their mouth. Parents can provide the foundation to keep children safe around alcohol, over-the-counter medication, prescription medication and illegal substances. Come learn how prevention on substance misuse can be an ongoing conversation from preschool to high school.  Courtney Neimann, Senior Prevention Coordinator at Metro Drug Coalition, will lead our discussion about substance misuse prevention. 

March 1

Mental Health and Eoc & TCAP's

Worship Center

Children’s own test anxiety and an unhealthy emphasis on high performance during standardized testing can undermine both their academic capabilities and their physical and mental well-being.  Learn some tips for supporting children during the stress of testing and how to put the focus on living well and learning well instead of just performing well.  Courtney Neimann, Senior Prevention Coordinator at Metro Drug Coalition, will lead our conversation about mental health and end of course testing.  

April 5

Parenting with Faith

Worship Center

We want to support You!

If you have questions or need help, please contact Brooke Hartman, 865-966-6728, ext. 236