What does it look like to walk in the way of Jesus as a family? How can we create a sense of home that honors the best of where we come from and embraces the emerging challenges and opportunities of life in the 21st century? It’s easy to get stuck reacting to the unhelpful patterns. Or it’s tempting to mirror the default values of safety, security, self-focus and material success that have characterized our culture. We know that simplistic, rule-based and one-size fits all approaches won’t work. We invite you to explore a vision for family life that is imaginative, intentional, creative, soulful and globally aware. 

Families come in all shapes and sizes. Some have two parents, others have one, and still others have three or four. There are families with and without children, and children come into families by birth, by adoption or simply through love. Whatever the make up of your household, your family can be a space of belonging, where each person feels safe, loved, cherished and cared for, and a place of becoming, where each person is supported to to develop who they are for the good of the world. In this hands-on weekend intensive, we will explore skills and practices that can help you create a thriving family culture. 

    •    Value your family strengths and assess areas for growth.

    •    Create a shared purpose agreement. 

    •    Identify priorities and develop life-giving rhythms with time.

    •    Make space for important conversations and family fun. 

Friday April 22, 6-9 p.m. (dinner provided, childcare on your own)

Saturday April 23, 9-4 p.m. (Breakfast and lunch provided, childcare co-op available for an additional cost)

*A digital copy of Mark and Lisa’s new book is included with registration.

Hosted by Open Door Community East Bay. Register by contacting Open Door.