Thursday morning Mom to Mom begins Sept. 15, 2016
Our mission is to educate, encourage, and equip women for the most important yet toughest job in all the world - parenting. Through practical, Biblically-based teaching on parenting and through supportive interaction in small groups led by experienced mentor moms who follow the Titus 2:4 model in the New Testament, we wish to foster growth, not only in our parenting skills, but in our wholeness as women - intellectually, relationally, and spiritually.
Who are we
We are women of diverse backgrounds from many different churches and communities all over the Lodi area who have children of all ages (infancy through high school). Though at various stages of parenting, we share a common desire to grow as women and as mothers.
A Typical mom to mom morning
First we gather for a large group session on a topic pertinent to our lives as moms. Our main lecturer is Linda Anderson, via DVD. She has a background as an educator and reading specialist. She is the wife of a Boston oncologist and mother of three young adult children. Linda has been teaching parenting groups and Bible studies for over a decade and integrates much of her own life and reading into her Biblically-based teaching.
The morning session is followed by a coffee break, after which we gather in small groups, each led by an experienced mother to discuss the topic of the morning and apply it to our own families. Here we have safe place to share the joys and frustrations of motherhood and to explore the promises and purposes God gives to us as parents.
In addition, we have occasional workshop days, panel discussion, and celebration brunches.
Mom to Mom is for any mother who may feel isolated, intimidated by information overload, or insignificant in her role as a parent. This Biblically-based parenting program is designed around the Titus 2:4 concept of older women teaching and encouraging younger women in their relationships with their husbands and children.
Linda Schultz Anderson relates intuitively to the needs of today's women. A strong Biblical and literary background, energetic teaching style, and personal warmth and humor permeate her speaking and infuse her listeners with encouragement, hope and inspiration.
"Likewise, teach the older women to be reverent in the way they live, not to be slanderersor addicted to much wine, but to teach what is good. Then they can urge the younger women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled and pure, to be busy at home, to be kind, and to be subject to their husbands, so that no one will malign the word of God."
When, Where, who & How
When: Thursday Mornings 9:15-11:15
Where: First Baptist Church of Lodi
Who: Moms and kids! Children participate in special programs of their own guided by a dedicated team of childcare workers.
How: Show up any Thursday morning (or Wed. night) and we will get you registered! Our registration begins each year at our Fall Fest.
Our leaders are volunteers, but materials, supplies, and childcare cost require a $25
The Heart Talk curriculum begins with the need to nurture who we are as women and wives (with special care and sensitivity to the needs of single moms in the group) then moves to what we do as parents to how we can grow as daughters of God, building firmer spiritual foundations for our families. It is designed to be "seeker friendly," progressing from universally held "felt needs" of moms to gradually deepening spiritual foundations
Check Out: www.momtomom.org
For more information you can contact Carol Alexander, director of Women's Ministries.