2015 National Workshop
Engaging Parents - Forming Family Faith

Join the staff of the Center for Ministry Development in exploring practical strategies for supporting the faith of parents and families both at home and in the parish. This workshop is for all parish leaders whose ministries touch the lives of families.

At the workshop, you will learn about resources for supporting parent and family faith at home and in the parish. Resources will be available for purchase during the workshop day.

Schedule of the Day

8:30 a.m. Registration
9:00 a.m. Welcome and Opening Prayer
9:20 a.m. Introduction and Overview of the Day
9:25 a.m. Session 1: Listening to Today's Parents Understanding Parents/How They Learn and View Faith / Strategies to Reach Them and Support Them in Their Own Faith Growth
10:30 a.m. Break / Resource Display
10:45 a.m. Session 2: Visioning for Family Life-A Vocation to Love Church Teaching/Synod/Family as Sacrament/Church without Walls/Technology
11:30 a.m. Session 3: Exploring the Context for Family Faith Growth Synod/Contemporary Issues for U.S. Catholic Families
Noon Lunch / Bookstore Open
12:45 p.m. Session 4: Supporting Family Faith Parish Strategies / Families as Learners/Involving Parents in Faith Formation & Youth Ministry Family Prayer, Faith Conversations and Service
1:45 p.m. Session 5: Imagining the Parish as a Family of Families
2:10 p.m. Session 6: Connecting with Resources
2:30 p.m. Session 7: Choosing a Direction
2:45 p.m. Wrap-Up / Prayer / Evaluation / Resources Available

Registration Fee:$54 per person, includes workshop materials, lunch, and refreshments. Download the brochure with registration form to register by mail.

Contact Info

  • For additional information please contact Nancy Flint at (253) 853-5422 Ext: 11.
  • For content information about the workshop or sponsoring a workshop in your area, contact Tom East at (253) 853-5422 Ext: 14.