May 23 July 21, 2021 6 dates

  Online Registration is Closed

Time: Sundays, May 23 – June 27 at 8:30 AM and Wednesdays, July 7 – July 21 at 6:30 PM
Location: H223–224
Teachers: Rich Harasick, Paul Ackerman

For more information call 818-909-5631. Space is limited, and sign-ups close May 16. Order curriculum at the bookstore.

“And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise.” —Deuteronomy 6:6–7

As the adage goes, strong families build strong churches. But more specifically, strong churches are made up of families who build their lives on the Word of God. Parents who commit themselves to faithfully raising their children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord contribute to the overall health of the body, and Grace Community Church has always invested in its families in light of this reality.

To that end, Parenting for Life shares the good news that the Bible contains everything parents need to know about raising their children. Indeed, the biblical pattern for parenting is superior to any psychological or pragmatic model. God’s guidelines for parents, set forth in Scripture, are surprisingly straightforward; the Bible is never cryptic or mysterious about raising children. With this in mind, we recognize that retaining these scriptural truths will strengthen families in our church. In Parenting for Life, parents will discover the Bible’s blueprint for raising children in a God-honoring way, from birth to adolescence.

Every moment of life is a teaching opportunity, and God's Word calls parents to make the most of their time (Deuteronomy 6:7). No curriculum or comprehensive “program” can ensure that parents will never struggle or fail; ultimately, we must depend on God’s grace. But at the same time, there is a mindset we must develop in order to be the kind of parents God wants us to be. Parenting for Life brings together the biblical doctrine and principles that apply to parenting, and presents it in a format that is clear and easy to apply.

It is our prayer that the Lord will use Parenting for Life to raise up a generation of families with a focus on and commitment to the authority of God’s Word, passed on faithfully from generation to generation. Whether you’re just contemplating parenthood, you have a baby or school-age children, or you’re shepherding sons and daughters through adolescence or young adulthood, come join us as we learn more about the biblical principles and fundamentals of parenting that enable us to fulfill the duties God has placed before us.


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Rich Harasick

Elder - Children

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Paul Ackerman

Shepherd - GraceLife Newbury Park Study

Next Event Occurrences

Sunday, June 13, 2021, 08:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Sunday, June 20, 2021, 08:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Sunday, June 27, 2021, 08:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Wednesday, July 7, 2021, 06:30 PM - 08:00 PM

Wednesday, July 14, 2021, 06:30 PM - 08:00 PM

Wednesday, July 21, 2021, 06:30 PM - 08:00 PM