Mom to Mom
Encourage, Equip, Energize
When: Wednesdays 10:00am - 11:45am, September 12, 2012 - April 24, 2013
Where: Westover Hills Church of Christ
Mom-to-Mom is a program designed to encourage, equip and energize mothers with children from newborn thru elementary age for the most important job in the entire world - parenting. Through practical, biblically-based teaching on parenting and through supportive interaction in small groups led by experienced mothers, called "Titus 2" women (after the Titus 2:4 model in the Bible) we wish to foster growth not only in our parenting skills, but in our wholeness as women - intellectually, relationally, and spiritually.
A Typical Morning
First, we gather for a large-group video series on a topic pertinent to our lives as moms. Linda Anderson, the founder of Mom to Mom, gives sixteen “core curriculum” video lectures. The mother of three married adult children and grandmother too; Linda has a background as an educator and reading specialist. She’s been teaching parenting groups and Bible studies for almost two decades and integrates much of her own life and reading into her biblically-based teaching.
The morning's lecture is followed by a coffee break, after which we gather in small groups led by an experienced mother, to discuss the topic of the morning and apply it to our own families. The small groups provide a safe place to share the joys and trials of motherhood and to explore the promises and purposes God gives us as parents.
Designed for both new and returning moms, the curriculum, “Inside Out Parenting,” will help us focus on our mission as moms—and what that looks like for 21st-century moms. As we explore God’s Word together, we will gain godly mom-confidence in a confused world, learn to create contagious Christian community amidst a chaotic culture, and grow in our ability to build Christlike character in our kids. The year is organized around three themes:
- Mission Possible: Intentional, Directional, Confident Moms
- Mission Practical: Creating Contagious Christian Community
- Mission Potential: Kids Who Look Like Christ—In This Culture?!