Whitefield PACK Parenting

"See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the basic principles of this world rather than on Christ."
Colossians 2:8

Dear Parents,

 

PACK Parenting (Parents Attaining Community and Knowledge) is a program that offers Whitefield parents an opportunity to gather together in parenting sessions that are led by subject matter experts as well as small group settings where we can learn from each other and build bonds in the community while discussing parenting strategies. Hebrews 10:24-25 says, "And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another." With this charge in mind, PACK Parenting will offer various opportunities for you to connect with parents in all grades. Our Evenings of Fellowship dinners, Parent to Parent small group studies and discussions, and Speaker Series will allow you to participate in sessions alongside parents in all grades, learning from experts and parents just like you. 

 

PACK Parenting is a resource offered in alignment with our mission “to bolster Christian families in rearing young people who go on to college and life with a passion for learning, for others ahead of self, and for the living and active Jesus.”  Our prayer is that you will feel more equipped to help your children navigate through these critical years in their education. We consider it a privilege to share this parenting journey with you.

 

Here to serve, 


The PACK Parenting Team
 
Allison Duncanson, Director of Spiritual Life      

Tiffany Turner, PACK Parenting Chair   

Valerie Pannell, Parent to Parent Chair         

Denise Marshall, Evenings of Fellowship Chair

 

The PACK Parenting Series dates for this year are September 12, October 10, November 14, February 13, and March 12. 

These gathering opportunities will include topics such as:

  • What’s App with all these Apps??? 
  • Navigating the Nuances of Middle School
  • Connect: Real Help for Parenting Kids in a Social Media World
  • March Madness: Emotionally Healthy in Anxious Times
  •  A Crash Course on Texting and Driving

 

 

PACK Parenting Session 1

What’s App with all these Apps????
Thursday, September 12, at 8 a.m., Barnett Gathering Room

Bethany Brant, Director of Instructional technology, will facilitate our first PACK Parenting session, “What’s App with these Apps?” She will discuss the ins and outs of the many changing technology applications our students have access to and discuss tools to increase our awareness as parents.

 

 

PACK Parenting Session 2

Navigating the Nuances of Middle School
Thursday, October 10, at 8 a.m., Barnett Gathering Room

Sherry Campbell, MS, LPC, Middle School Counselor, will facilitate this session, offering hope, help, and a host of other resources for the middle portion of our students journey as they navigate through their school years.  She will discuss the Middle School Landscape: Obstacles & Opportunities.

 


Parent Fellowship Events

 

Evenings of Fellowship

Whitefield parents gather in small groups for food and fellowship in family homes.  These dinners are adult-only, potluck gatherings focused on building community, hearing stories about how lives have been transformed, and deepening relationships in our shared journey within the Whitefield community.  No agenda, just fellowship! 

 

Signups will open individually or as a couple, and you will be grouped with parents who have children of all ages.  If you have any questions, please call or email Denise Marshall at 314-740-6404 or denisemarshall96@gmail.com.