Healthy Families, Healthy Children – The First Thousand Days and Beyond
Integral Disciple Making Movement (IDMM) is a new CHE approach integrating CHE and Disciple Making Movement (DMM) principles.
In this workshop, you will:
- Learn about God’s Big Story and the restoration of four fundamental relationships
- Envision the outcomes of a transformed community.
- Learn importance of effective prayer and finding the person of peace
- Understand basics of Discovery Groups that are growing spiritually, physically, socially and emotionally.
How can we work together to build healthy families and healthy children?
The first 1000 days of a child’s life, from conception to birth to age two, is the time when the future of that child is shaped in very important ways.
Scientific research reveals that this is a time of important brain development that can build children’s capacity or keep them from developing to their full potential. Good nutrition, stable responsive relationships, and nurturing and safe environments are all needed for a child to thrive. When some of these are absent, a child’s physical, mental, emotional and social development can suffer, leading to lost opportunities in life. Developing nations are recognizing this lost potential in their economies. From Scripture, we know that spiritual nurturing is foundational for becoming all that God intended. Family relationships are hugely impactful including parental relationships. The value of fathers in nurturing children is explored.
Children and families also continue to develop and grow. Through wholistic ministries such as Children’s CHE, children grow in Christ and learn to share their faith with their families and friends. Through games, stories, activities, and projects, they also learn practical ways to stay healthy and to build up their community.
Come explore First 1000 Days and Beyond and consider how these ministries can help to positively transform the communities in which you work.
Presented by Dr. Jody Collinge, Maggie Conrad, Kelly Pick and Vern Pick