For the Weekly Record Herald
TIPP CITY — Parents, teachers, school counselors and administrators join other parents, ministry leaders and church staff from across the Miami Valley for an opportunity to learn from Josh Shipp, best-selling author and global youth empowerment expert, on Tuesday, Sept. 26, from 6:30-8 p.m. at Ginghamsburg Church.
A former at-risk foster kid turned youth advocate, Josh is renowned for his documentary TV series that followed his groundbreaking work with teens. His ultimate goal is to help as many young people as possible. Learn more at joshshipp.com.
“Parents are requesting resources to assist them in parenting their kids,” said Erica Sharp, Pastor of Family Ministry at Ginghamsburg Church. “This seminar is targeted to parents, teachers and leaders of kids in grade 3-12, but all are welcome to this free event.”
Family Ministry at Ginghamsburg Church is a specially designed place for children age 6 weeks through grade 12 to grow in their relationship with Jesus. Kids are met right where they are through powerful worship, engaging teaching and relationship-building moments.
The Orange strategy is used at Ginghamsburg to grow champions for Christ. Orange is a nationally known and widely praised curriculum. It is family-friendly and family-focused to drive home key lessons from God’s word through fun and adventure and equips parents to be their children’s primary faith builder all week long.
For this event, Ginghamsburg is partnering with Family & Youth Initiatives (FYI) whose mission is Empowering Families, Providing Hope.” FYI began in 1978 as the Tri-County Right to Life Educational Foundation. It has transformed over the years to encompass multiple programs addressing the needs of our communities. Providing pregnancy/parenting skills, educating youth about making healthy decisions, helping clients get their GED, preparing preschool children by helping them develop necessary social and emotional skills and providing mentors and leadership skills for at risk middle/high school students are all programs designed to partner with families at various stages of life.
“We seek to empower families for a better future and give youth tools to grow in character, responsibility and self-sufficiency,” said Pat Banaszak, Executive Director and Co-Founder of FYI.
According to Sharp, “This parent forum with Josh Shipp is the first of four opportunities for parents, school and community leaders to gather together to gain valuable insight in raising, guiding and encouraging our children. The topics for the next forums will be racial reconciliation, relationships and technology.”
For more information on these events, contact Pastor Erica Sharp at 937.667.1069 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The church is located at 6759 S County Rd 25A, Tipp City.