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CF-virtual-workshop-promo from Connected Families Connected Families offers a variety of workshop topics through both live, in-person workshops AND virtual formats (including webinars and workshops).
We understand that churches around the world have adapted to the need to “Church at home” and we have pivoted to support these needs.
We love to discuss innovative ideas and opportunities .
Don’t hesitate to reach out and see how we can partner with you.

View our COVID-19 Workshop Policy Here Foundational Workshops

Connected Families’ workshops are geared to inspire and equip parents

We’ve learned over time that the more parents engage with our presenters and materials, the deeper and greater impact our teaching will have in the lives of parents and families.
As a starting point, we would recommend one of our two foundational workshops. Course Title: Discipline that Connects with your Child ‘s Heart What kids learn when they are disciplined will last a lifetime.
But well-intentioned parents miss their kids’ hearts during discipline.
It happens all the time.
Instead of building the wisdom and respect they hope for, parents inadvertently build discouragement and resentment, which drives their kids to misbehave more.
But it doesn’t have to be that way.
(Read more here) Target audience: Parents of kids ages 2 to 12 Presenters: Jim and Lynne Jackson , Chad Hayenga, or Anna Braasch Length: From 45 minutes to 6 hours  Course Title: How to Grow a Connected Family In this workshop, you’ll learn a framework of four timeless biblical principles for building strong relationships and anchoring your family in God’s grace and truth.
Don’t wait for the storms of life or the strong currents of cultural influence to shipwreck your family .
You can become an insightful, proactive parent, despite today’s frantic pace.
Parents consistently tell us these four principles stick with them for years and change the course of their family forever.
Target audience: Parents of kids ages 2 to 12 Presenters: Jim and Lynne Jackson or Chad Hayenga Length: From 45 minutes to 3 hours Additional Workshops.
These additional workshops will continue to encourage and challenge your church or organization .
Start the conversation to find out what workshop is right for your community.*NEW content alert* Course Title: Less Arguing.
More Wisdom.
The Power of Questions for Parenting Course Description: Is the amount of arguing in your house wearing you out.
Have you ever TED-talked your children to their near death.
Your children are uniquely gifted and capable- right now, no matter their age!  This fun, hands on workshop will equip you with the practical tool of using questions to grow wisdom and take the arguing out of getting chores done.  There’ll be lots of group discussion and application for parents of children at all ages.  You will walk away having laughed with friends while you learned the tool of asking powerful questions, a tool you can use with your kids right away.
Read more about the topic here.  Target audience: Parents of kids ages 4 to 18 Presenters: Chad Hayenga or Stacy Bellward Length: 90 minutes – 2 hours Course Title: Discovering God’s Unique Purpose for your Family Successful companies identify clear values and have a vision statement that guides everything they do.
Unfortunately most parents simply randomly reach for the latest parenting method, only to find out its effectiveness is short-lived.
A family without vision is like a boat without a rudder: either floating aimlessly or drifting into trouble.
This life-changing workshop will clarify what’s really important to you for your unique family and how God is calling you to “set sail” for his purposes.
Target audience: Parents of kids ages 2 to 12 Presenters: Jim and Lynne Jackson or Chad Hayenga Length: From 2 to 4 hours Course Title: Grace and Truth for Moms The intense emotions of parenting are a “window into the soul.” If you feel stuck in anxious or angry responses to your kids, you can begin to transform the unhelpful thinking driving those patterns.
The rich scripture, profound insights and gut-level authenticity of this talk will guide you to “speak the truth in love” to yourself about you and your children.
As one mom stated, “Now I can protect my kids from my own baggage.” Even better, now you can watch the grace and truth of the gospel come alive in your closest relationships.

This workshop was previously titled Peaceful Mothering

Read more about the topic here.  Target audience: Moms of kids ages 2 to 18 Presenters: Lynne Jackson or Anna Braasch Note: Chad Hayenga and Jim and Lynne Jackson present this topic together to moms and dads as Peaceful Parenting.
Course Title: The Entitlement Fix: A Biblical Response to the Cultural Epidemic There has never been a time in American history when children had so much but were expected to do so little to get it.
Research says narcissism has tripled in three generations.
To counteract this trend, you need insight into what’s going on underneath the self-centered attitudes.
What are the subtle cultural messages shaping your child’s beliefs.
How might your parenting be unintentionally contributing to this sense of entitlement.
What you can do to change the momentum.
In this workshop you will learn practical Biblical principles to cultivate a family culture of responsibility, gratitude and service.
Read more about the topic here.  Target audience: Parents of kids ages 2 to 18 Presenters: Jim and Lynne Jackson or Chad Hayenga Course Title: Why Kids Misbehave Sometimes it may seem like kids’ misbehavior has no rhyme or reason, but in actuality misbehavior is very logical and goal-driven.
Escape the cycle of misbehavior and reactions by learning to: * Understand the motivations behind your kids’ misbehavior.

* Recognize the triggers of false beliefs about misbehavior

* Develop a plan to skillfully move your child from a negative goal to a positive one.

Target Audience: Parents of kids ages 2 to 18 Presenter: Chad Hayenga

Course Title: Sibling Conflict: From Bickering to Bonding “Now say you’re sorry!” may make a parent feel back in control after a sibling skirmish, but it most likely teaches kids to lie to get out of trouble.
By facilitating joyful connection and true reconciliation you can help your children become devoted friends and allies.
Learn to prepare your kids with the skills and values they’ll need to become grace-filled spouses, parents, friends, coworkers, and members of the body of Christ.
Read more about the topic here.  Target audience: Parents of kids ages 2 to 12 Presenters: Jim and Lynne Jackson Course Title: Gaining Cooperating in the Home Most families are in survival mode much of the time.
It takes prayer, thought and commitment to know where your family is headed and how to guide it effectively.
Parents will learn to develop a plan to make family life purposeful and even enjoyable by guiding their family into a model of respectful and productive family meeting times.
Family meetings, when parents use them well, can be great vehicles for everything from chore plans to platforms for spiritual teaching and growth.
Target audience: Parents of kids ages 4 to 14 Presenter: Chad Hayenga Course Title: Misbehaviors.
And the God-Given Gifts Behind Them Buried beneath the surface of children’s selfish or impulsive behavior is the treasure of valuable raw talent, created for God’s purposes.
Because it is often used in hurtful ways parents tend to punish the misbehavior without regard for the raw talent.
In this workshop you will learn to identify and constructively build on your child’s “gift-gone-awry” so he or she will be motivated to use it for more honoring ways.
This grace-filled approach is both solidly biblical, and highly effective in addressing misbehavior as you bring out the best in your kids.

Target audience: Parent of kids ages 2 to 12 Presenter: Jim and Lynne Jackson

Course Title: Understanding your Sensitive or Intense Child Do you ever shake your head and wonder what in the world drives your child to do some of the things he or she does.
About 15-20% of children have difficulty processing the sensations and experiences of everyday life.
When this is the case, these overwhelmed kids often take out their stress on those around them.
Understanding what’s going on in your child’s brain and body gives essential insight about how to help.
You’ll learn practical strategies to calm kids’ bodies, focus their brains, and encourage their hearts.

Lynne Jackson worked as a pediatric occupational therapist for 30 years

primarily with children with sensory and behavior challenges.
She speaks extensively on parenting, and more specifically on how to help children with sensory processing disorder – at home or in the classroom.
As a certified life coach, she has helped hundreds of parents with their challenging kids through individual parent coaching.
She and her husband Jim founded Connected Families and have written two books: “How to Grow a Connected Family” and “Discipline that Connects with Your Child’s Heart”.
Note:  This workshop adapts well as a training for ministry leaders or volunteers working with children.
Target audience: Parents of kids ages 2 to 12 Presenter: Lynne Jackson Length: 1 ½ to 3 hours (can be condensed to 45 minutes if presented to a moms/MOPS group) Course Title: Discipline that Connects with your Child’s Heart IMPROV This energized, entertaining workshop is a great follow up workshop to Discipline that Connects with Your Child’s Heart.
It is helpful for all parents, whether they are “veterans or rookies” in implementing the Discipline that Connects principles.

After a brief review of the Connected Families  Parenting Framework

insightful solutions come to life (and laughter) in the form of “improv” skits developed from the hot-button discipline challenges that parents bring to the workshop.
A great combination of inspiration, practical learning and fun.
Target audience: Parents of kids ages 4 to 18 Presenters: Jim and Lynne Jackson or Chad Hayenga.

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