Parenting as a Church Leader: Helping your family thrive

Parenting as a Church Leader: Helping your family thrive

Author : Rachel Turner
£9.99

Delivers essential parenting and family life skills for church leaders

When spiritual leadership is the day job, how does it affect family dynamics?

How do we spiritually parent our children while also needing to lead the church? How do we balance the many hats we wear? How do we live in a goldfish bowl and yet enable our children to flourish? How do we parent for faith without giving in to the pressure to perform for our congregations?

Drawing on extensive research, this book explores the issues and builds a set of simple tools and approaches to help leaders and their families to flourish together.

Title Parenting as a Church Leader: Helping your family thrive
Author Rachel Turner
Description

When spiritual leadership is the day job, how does it affect family dynamics?

How do we spiritually parent our children while also needing to lead the church? How do we balance the many hats we wear? How do we live in a goldfish bowl and yet enable our children to flourish? How do we parent for faith without giving in to the pressure to perform for our congregations?

Drawing on extensive research, this book explores the issues and builds a set of simple tools and approaches to help leaders and their families to flourish together.

Details
  • Product code: 9780857469373
  • Published: 20 March 2020
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 192
  • Dimensions: 130mm wide and 198mm high

When spiritual leadership is the day job, how does it affect family dynamics?

How do we spiritually parent our children while also needing to lead the church? How do we balance the many hats we wear? How do we live in a goldfish bowl and yet enable our children to flourish? How do we parent for faith without giving in to the pressure to perform for our congregations?

Drawing on extensive research, this book explores the issues and builds a set of simple tools and approaches to help leaders and their families to flourish together.

Rachel Turner is an author, speaker and the Parenting for Faith Pioneer for The Bible Reading Fellowship. She presents the Parenting for Faith course, a free video-based resource for church groups and individuals.

 

Cathy Madavan

How I wish this book had been out a decade ago when our children were younger. Packed with wisdom, common sense and a good dose of humour, this book encourages us that God is with us in the journey as parents as well as leaders. It’s great. Highly recommended would be an understatement. 

 

Rachel Ridler 28 September 2020: Rachel Reviews

I was sent this book by the lovely people at The Bible Reading Fellowship, but I’m so glad I got sent it! I wouldn’t have said a year ago that I am a church leader or that this would apply to me, but now I would.  As a new “Youth, Children’s and Families Worker” at a local church I am now up front at some of the services and leading more activities.  People see me as a leader in the church and they’re watching what I’m like with my kids.

So this book got me thinking about things I need to consider in this new role that I never even thought about, such as whether to use them in sermon/talk illustrations, how to connect with them when in that place of leadership, how to protect them from the expectations of the congregation.

The book is really well structured, easy to read and Rachel always has this relatable and friendly tone. I love all her real life examples!!!

This book is a must buy if you are in any kind of church leadership and have kids, or are expecting kids. It helps the scales fall of your eyes on some of the things you thought were ok or helping your relationship with your kids but actually aren’t. It helps you to start planning good practices to love your kids better around the restrictions and responsibilities of your roles. It is refreshing and practical.

I FINALLY finished reading this during lockdown and I am so glad I did!!!!