Family Resource Series
Family is at the heart of what we do here. We want to do everything we can to support and enrich your family life. The sessions we offer are designed to equip parents and encourage families toward healthy, fulfilling relationships.
The Family Resource Series is held on Tuesday evenings at Heart of the Shepherd. Each session starts with a family/group meal followed by a workshop or discussion group. Childcare is provided. Advanced registration is requested so that we can do our best to provide the necessary food, childcare, and course materials. You can register on this page or in the CDC office.
6:00-6:30pm Family Dinner (no cost)
6:30-8:00pm Session Time (childcare provided)
Session 1: Present over perfect
Sept 19 - Oct 17 (5 weeks)
In a culture that values speed, efficiency, and productivity, we find ourselves busier than ever and aching for another way to live - a way that leaves time for the things that matter most. Join us as we explore how to leave behind a frantic and tired life for one that is more intentional and more connected. This 5-week video series features author Shauna Niequist, as she shares her own journey based on her NYT best-selling book, Present Over Perfect: Leaving Behind Frantic for a Simpler, More Soulful Way of Living.
Session 2: Family i.d.
NOV 7 - NOV 28 (4 weeks)
We all want to be a part of a great family, with great relationships. But great families don’t just happen by accident. They need a vision to set the course. In this 4-week workshop, we will help you discover God’s unique vision for your family, based on your particular values and gifts. We call it your “Family I.D.” and you’ll walk away from this session with a renewed, written vision for your family and a clear plan for how to make it happen in real, messy family life.
Session 3: Sharing faith in your family
In a single 90-minute session, you can make a workable plan to hold your family together and foster faith in your children by investing just five minutes each day. We are sharing a 5-step method that is easy enough for any parent to use. We simply call it “Faith-5” and we know it will add meaningful communication and bonding moments to the end of every day.
Session 4: Financial Peace University
jan 23 - Mar 20 (9 weeks)
Cost: $90 (per family)
Get out of debt and make a plan for your money in this 9-week video class, featuring money expert Dave Ramsey. This in-depth session will walk you through the basics of budgeting, dumping debt, planning for the future, and much more. It will change your life and bring peace to all areas of your finances, starting on week 1. The class fee includes a workbook, Dave Ramsey’s Complete Guide to Money book, online access to course content, and lots of extra resources.
Session 5: How to talk so kids will listen and listen so kids will talk
APR 10 - May 15 (6 weeks)
Cost: $10 (per book)
Together, we will walk through the bestselling book by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish, How To Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk. We will highlight time-tested methods to solve problems and build the foundations for lasting relationships between parents and children. You will learn how to cope with your child’s negative feelings, express your strong feelings without being hurtful, set firm limits while maintaining goodwill, use alternatives to punishment that promote self-discipline, understand helpful vs. unhelpful praise, and resolve conflicts peacefully.