Parenting Workshops at VBS
Faith formation among topics
As Pastor Jun Kim from New Westminster (British Columbia) Christian Reformed Church was planning the congregation’s annual Vacation Bible School program, he approached Faith Formation Ministries’ regional catalyzer Liz Tolkamp with an idea. He wanted to offer workshops for parents to attend while the children were in VBS. He invited Tolkamp to help him put together the workshops. She readily agreed.
Kim serves as the pastor of discipleship and multicultural ministry at New Westminster CRC alongside lead pastor Rev. Andrew Beunk. Kim and Tolkamp arranged to hold three workshops hosted by area CRC leaders on the topics of family faith formation, boundaries in the home, and digital technology and families.
Tolkamp herself led the boundaries workshop, using the Circle of Grace materials promoted by CRC Safe Church Ministries. Afterward one parent commented to her group, “I’m realizing this week that I need to be much more intentional concerning our home faith formation practices. Thank you.” Pastor Kim came away realizing that he needs to rethink some of his own approaches to discipleship.
Faith Formation Ministries staff members love to partner with congregational initiatives such as this one. It is part of our way of living out our “better together” cooperative relational model. How might your congregation benefit by taking a walk with us?
– This article was made possible through a partnership with CRC Ministries within Canada.