The Let’s Chat Parenting series equips parents to better face the challenges that come with raising children in today’s world.

Orangewood Student Ministries exists to make disciples to advance Christ’s kingdom. It is our desire to see students being formed into the image of Jesus and ultimately desiring to see His kingdom come. We believe that this can only be accomplished if the church is in partnership with the home. The Let’s Chat Parenting series was created in partnership with Orangewood Christian School to come alongside parents and help equip them to better face the challenges that come with parenting in today’s world.

Let’s Chat Parenting addresses topics relating to the mind, body and spirit of children and teenagers and offers parents two different platforms–live meetings and a monthly podcast–in which to learn and connect.

Let’s Chat Parenting Live are teaching and discussion sessions for parents to better understand the realities that their children face every day, and to learn and encourage each other through this phase of parenting. Let’s Chat Parenting has welcomed local counselors, teachers and pastors to address topics such as identity, sexuality, creativity and mental health. These live sessions are an excellent forum for parents to ask the speaker questions about the topic, and to discuss with other parents.

This semester, we’ve been going through a series, “How to Raise a Healthy Adult.”

The next session of Let’s Chat Parenting Live is on November 2 at 8:00am in The Space. While we’re enjoying coffee and breakfast, we’ll talk with Taylor Kelly (OC High School Coordinator) and Lisa Mishkin (OCS Director of Guidance) about how to prepare your children to make that giant step out of the nest. Click here for more info on this month’s event.

Let’s Chat Parenting Podcast is a monthly conversation with experts in different fields, including counselors, social workers and teachers. The podcast will also occasionally feature recordings of the teaching portion from the live meetings. Through monthly episodes, Let’s Chat Parenting Podcast will be able to cover a wide variety of topics and gives parents the ability to listen anytime, as well as share with friends! Stream the podcast online by clicking the links below or subscribe on iTunes.