As faith formation leaders, we know that we will see the children and youth in our care one hour per week (at best!). We're also aware of the research that tells us that parents and primary caregivers are the most influential people in a child's life in terms of faith formation and spiritual growth. How, then, can we help the parents in our care in developing a faith at home practice that truly supports faith formation at home? Join author and ordained pastor Traci Smith in this four week course on developing a sustainable faith at home practice. This course will include practical advice, research, and guidance in empowering your families. Participants will design their own events for parents and caregivers as a final project. Final projects will be shared in a common portfolio for all participants to use and modify in their own contexts. 

April 11 - May 2
Synchronous instruction times:

Thursdays, 12:00-1:30pm CST

April 11, 18, 25 & May 2

Course Format

This course includes 6 hours of synchronous instruction over the course of four 1.5 hour sessions.

There is also asynchronous work, including weekly readings and a final project.

Cohort Groups

Participants working towards certification will join with others in a monthly cohort, led by an experienced facilitator. These 60minute cohort gatherings will provide guided reflection on current ministry as well as time for prayer and support.

Rev. Traci Smith

Traci Smith is an ordained minister, mother of three, and author of the bestselling Faithful Families series of books. Traci’s passion is helping families find times for connection and spiritual nourishment amid the hustle and bustle of daily life. What began as a quest to help her own family has provided valuable insight for thousands of others. Traci believes faith practices should be fun, easy to fit into daily life, and accessible to all. Visit her at

Registration and Scholarships

Coaching and Guiding Parents in Building a Faith at Home Practice: $125

Scholarships are availableDeadline to apply: March 26

Registration deadline: April 9

Questions? Contact us.

Learn more about certification here.