The Art of Parenting

Starting February 2nd at 6 PM!

The Art of Parenting is a small group series that Dan and Lavada Klinger offer to parents in the area. TFC highly recommends this training to all parents. Every parent brings into this journey a mixed bag of good and bad experiences from his or her family of origin.  Those experiences need to be looked at with fresh eyes as you decide what to keep and repeat or what to set aside or overcome.  Part of God’s intent for you as parents is to continue growing you up, to continue transforming your mind and heart.  God will use children to change you as parents.  Thank you for considering The Art of Parenting.  It will challenge and encourage you to parent your children even better. 

To sign up, email dan@tfcconnection, call 785-302-0204, or facebook us!


The Art of Parenting

The Art of Parenting helps to set a solid foundation for raising children.  In this six week faith-based series, you will learn key priorities as a parent.


  • Setting priorities helps parents define what success in life really means.
  • Setting priorities requires parents to consider what kind of adults they want their children to become.
  • Setting priorities means parents must realize that their children have eternal souls.

The Goal of Parenting

The moment a crying baby make his appearance in the delivery room, or a judge signs the document to make the adoption official, the responsibility of another human being falls on your shoulders and on your heart. You’re determined to do it right, to provide well, to teach and train effectively, and eventually to launch a responsible adult into the world.

Building Relationships

Children learn to build relationships at home. Dennis Rainey says that the essence of a parent’s job comes down to this:

  1. Let the children know they are loved
  2. Train them to love God
  3. Train them to love others who are imperfect, just as they are.

To a great extent, the coarse of our life is set by our capacity to give and receive love. The ability to build, maintain, and restore healthy relationships is a must-have skill, and your home is the ideal place for your children to develop it.

Understanding & Nurturing Identity

At an early age children ask, “Who Am I and Why Am I Here?” The search for identity building relationships
begins in God, not within ourselves. Unless we understand this, we will arrive at incorrect and incomplete conclusions about the purpose of life and who we are. The Art of Parenting will help you understand how identity is formed and how to nurture it in the lives of your children.

    Forming Character

    As parents, we want our children to have character. We want them to act with honesty, kindness, integrity, wisdom, and so on. But the process of helping form their character can be quite challenging. It will require your patience, endurance, forgiveness, understanding, and much more. In other words, it takes character in you to train character in them.

    Applying Discipline

    Parents often wonder how to effectively discipline their child. Discipline and character go hand in hand, and love connects the two. Every parent knows that turning children over to indulge their own wills is a setup for heartbreak. That’s why Hebrews 12:6 says, “the Lord disciplines the one He loves.” To put this in the parenting context, all children need discipline, and all discipline should be done in love.


    The Importance of Family

    By God’s design, the family is the building block of civilization. One generation brings up another, and then another, and then another. And that which connects the generations, again by God’s design, are the eyewitness accounts of His greatness and grace that we can pass on to our children.

      The best tool for discipline is to catch them doing something right.


      Ron Deal

      Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one’s youth. Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them!

      Psalm 127:3-5

      Dan & Lavada Klinger

      Dan & Lavada Klinger

      If you have any questions please contact us.

      Dan & Lavada Klinger

      Dan & Lavada Klinger

      If you have any questions please contact us.

      Join by January 29th


      To sign up, email dan@tfcconnection, call 785-302-0204, or facebook us!