Parenting Skills (1 Credit)
Professor Steve Elzinga
There are many approaches to parenting. As Christian leaders, ministers, or life coach ministers, we want to be competent in a Biblical approach that launches children and young people into a confident God-glorifying life.
Professor Elzinga shares this parenting skills course for you to apply to your own life and lead others into confident Christian parenting!
This one-credit ministry skills course is designed to serve those who are:
- Life Coach Ministers who desire the Parenting Badge.
- Ministers who want parenting resources for their ministries.
- Parents who seek to launch confident Christian leaders.
- Christian grandparents who seek to help their children with raising children.
The sessions will focus on helping students learn how to better parent and lead others to better parent in the following areas:
- The "I am someone" attitude
- The "I will try" attitude
- The "I am needed" attitude
- The "I am not the center" attitude
- The Skill of Self-Discipline
- The Skill of Communication
- The Skill of Responsibility
- The Skill of Judgment
- Skills of Mothering
- Skills of Fathering
- Specialized Parenting Skills
View all online lectures and read all the articles on each topic. CLI computer tracks whether you do this. After viewing all lectures for the unit, take the quiz based on the talks. Each quiz has up to 20 questions. (100% of grade).
A 95-100% A- 90-94% B+ 87-89% B 83-86% B- 80-82% C+ 77-79% C 73-76% C- 70-72% D+ 67-69% D 63-66% D- 60-62% F 0-59%
Your average for the course must be at least 60%. Otherwise, you will fail the class and will receive no credit.
You have 180 days to finish the course. Complete all assignments before the final deadline, or you will be automatically unenrolled, and all coursework will be removed. You will have to start over and retake the class to receive credit.
"I am somebody" Attitude
"I will try" attitude
"I am needed" attitude
"I am not the center" attitude
The Skill of Self-Discipline
The Skill of Communication
The Skill of Responsibility
The Skill of Judgment
Skills of Mothering
Skills of Fathering
Specialized Parenting Skills
As you complete this tuition-free course, let's pray for and thank the Vision Partners! Their sacrificial giving supports these tuition-free courses so that those will little or no extra resources can access high-quality ministry training.
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Read the Inspiring Testimony of this Fellow Christian Leaders Institute Student
CLI Student Sam Atwell
"My name is Sam Atwell. I was born in Kansas City, KS and I now live in Olathe, KS. I live with my wife, Dawn, and we have been married for 30 years. We have three daughters and a son. Samantha and Amber are twins and they are both school teachers. My other daughter just graduated from college with her psychology degree. My son Kyle lives in Austin, TX and he is a graphic designer for a church app company and he is the drummer for the worship team at Planetshakers Austin.
I am a bi-vocational children's pastor at Hope Alive Church in Overland Park Kansas and I have been there for six years. I also work at a local television station in Kansas City.
I was raised in the church and have never really left. I was inspired to work with children by my children's church leader when I was a child. She devoted her life to working with kids and she left a lasting impression on my life. It was recently my honor to teach her great-grandchildren on Easter Sunday this year.
In my teen years, I began working with children ministries and took on a bus route. We brought in between 75 - 100 kids a week. Shortly after my marriage, my wife and I began working in children's ministry at several small churches over the next few years.
Over the 30 plus years that I have worked with kids, I have come to believe that church should be fun, exciting and engaging. Enabling children to create a dynamic and powerful relationship with Jesus through worship and the powerful word of God. Children will be equipped to grow in Christ through a fun and engaging atmosphere. I want them to know that they can trust God no matter what."
Please pray for Sam and his ministry!
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