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Parenting in Our Times

  • Forward Baptist Church 1891 Gerrard Street East Toronto, ON, M4L 2B9 Canada (map)


What you do as a parent of young children shapes your children for life and eternity - and is the foundation of a thriving society. But parenting young children is difficult in the best of times, and these are no ordinary times. Politics, law, culture, and technology make our time uniquely challenging.

Join us to explore the dynamics of early childhood parenting, the story of love presented in the Bible, and the daily practices that lead to flourishing for families and communities.

Friday evening families will need to find a childcare, but a children's program will take place on Saturday.


Graham Scharf is a father, the husband of a developmental pediatrician, and the author of The Apprenticeship of Being Human: Why Early Childhood Parenting Matters to Everyone. He has worked in team development, taught early elementary grades as a NYC Teaching Fellow, co-founder of 2 Gen Cville, an initiative in Charlottesville, Virginia to establish a residential program for low-income single mothers and their young children.


7:30-8:45 - The Story of Love 

9:00-9:45 - Born to Love
10:00 - Love and Learning
11:00 - Love and Literature
12:30 - Loved to Love Parenting 

For more information and to register please click here.

Earlier Event: July 29
Unity in the Community
Later Event: August 14
August Backyard Bible Club