Parenting

Children are a gift from God.

As parents, we are to be good stewards of this gift that God has given to us by teaching and training them in the Word of God, so that the spiritual legacy can be pass on to the future generations.

Parents are the primary spiritual care-giver of our children. We work in partnership with the HopeKids teachers to lay a strong spiritual foundation in our children.

Child Dedication

The word “dedicate” means to set aside or commit to a sacred purpose. “Child Dedication” means committing a child to God and God’s purposes. Parents cannot actually make this decision on behalf of their children – as much as they would wish to! Each child will one day have to make his or her own personal decision about whether or not to commit himself or herself to God.

In our church, child dedication is really a matter of parents dedicating and committing themselves to the Lord – that they would do their best to bring up their child for the glory of God. Therefore child dedication is different from child blessing ceremony whereby we pray and bless the child. While we would still pray and bless the child in child dedication, more importantly, the focus would be on the parents and the commitment that they would be making.

The primary purposes for child dedication are:
· For parents, joined by their church community, to celebrate the birth or adoption of a child, joyfully thanking God for this new addition to the family and to the church community.
· For parents to commit themselves publicly to raise their child in the nurture and love of the Lord, and for the church to pray for them in their awesome responsibility as parents.

Criteria for participation:
· Child is 9 years old and below.
· Both parents are believers in Christ and at least one parent is a Hope Church Singapore member.

 

Child Dedication is usually conducted in the 4th quarter of the year (around October/November).

Alpha Parenting - Parenting Children Course (0-10yrs)

This course is for any parent or carer of children, whether they are expecting their first child, are a single parent or a step-parent. It is designed to empower parents to be the best parents they can be.

While the foundations are based on Christian principles, it is also suitable for non-Christians as the course provide skills and methods on parenting, but does not require the participant to know Bible scripture. Many non-Christian parents have benefited from the program and enjoyed the sessions.

Date: 7, 14, 21, 28 July & 4 August 2018

Time: 1:30pm – 4pm

Venue:  2 Kallang Avenue #06-05 (Studio 2), CT Hub, Singapore 339407
              Uspace 3, Blk 466 Crawford Lane, #03-06, Singapore 190466 (14th July)

Fee: $45 per couple, $30 per person 

Member sign up here, Non-Member sign up here

Registration is currently open and closes on 1st July 2018 or when class is full.

Parenting Preparation Course

For married couples who are preparing for parenthood, the Parenting Preparation Course will equip and prepare them to be parents. This course will empower participants to navigate the challenges of becoming a parent for the first time – from planning to conception and before the baby arrives.

Date: 7,14 and 21 July (Saturday)

Venue: Uspace 3

AddressBlk 466 Crawford Lane, #03-06, Singapore 190466

Time: 10 – 1pm

Fee: $20 per couple (Please indicate your Spouse’s name in the comments column of the sign up form)

Members sign up here, Non-Member sign up here

Registration are now open and closes on 2 July or when all seats are taken.

Child Dedication

The word “dedicate” means to set aside or commit to a sacred purpose. “Child Dedication” means committing a child to God and God’s purposes. Parents cannot actually make this decision on behalf of their children – as much as they would wish to! Each child will one day have to make his or her own personal decision about whether or not to commit himself or herself to God.

In our church, child dedication is really a matter of parents dedicating and committing themselves to the Lord – that they would do their best to bring up their child for the glory of God. Therefore child dedication is different from child blessing ceremony whereby we pray and bless the child. While we would still pray and bless the child in child dedication, more importantly, the focus would be on the parents and the commitment that they would be making.

The primary purposes for child dedication are:
· For parents, joined by their church community, to celebrate the birth or adoption of a child, joyfully thanking God for this new addition to the family and to the church community.
· For parents to commit themselves publicly to raise their child in the nurture and love of the Lord, and for the church to pray for them in their awesome responsibility as parents.

Criteria for participation:
· Child is 9 years old and below.
· Both parents are believers in Christ and at least one parent is a Hope Church Singapore member.

 Dates for Child Dedication in 2018 will be announced at a later time.

Orange Parenting Sessions

Orange parenting sessions are created for parents who are believers to guide their children in the ways of God. The  age-appropriate courses are held after services on Sundays and last only 30 minutes.

27 May: Parenting 7 years old

24 June: Parenting 8 years old

29 July: Parenting 9 years old

26 Aug: Parenting 10 years old

30 Sep: Parenting 11 years old

28 Oct: Parenting 12 years old

30 Dec: Parenting 2 years old

Venue: Textile Centre, Connect 702

Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm 

Class Fee: Free

No registration required. Interested parents please approach Hopekids teachers for more information. 

Contact us

Email: flm@hopesingapore.org.sg

Call: +65 3157 3965 (office hours)