Timothy Smith is the creator of Creative Family Times and the author of 52 Creative Family Time Experiences. He is a Family Coach, speaker and trainer from Southern California.
He is married to Suzanne, and they have two grown and married daughters.
Experiential, intergenerational learning has fascinated Timothy Smith for years. How can we effectively teach and train our children in ways that our fun and that will help them retain the content?
The Bible expects parents to be the primary influencers of spiritual formation with their children, with the church, Christian school, and other ministries in a supportive role. But most parents have not seen this modeled and don't know where to start. Let's learn together! Let's take the risks to talk with our kids about faith and morals and let's make it fun! Then let's swap stories on what worked and what didn't. That's the purpose of www.CreativeFamilyTimes.com
Tim has served as a youth pastor, family pastor, and national leader in the faith at home conversation. His passion is to see healthy, Christ-centered families. He spends much of his time in his family coaching practice in Southern California and online via Skype counseling and coaching families, parents and teens. www.ParentsCoach.org He is the author of twenty books and a stress-relief tool for teens: www.stress-o-meter.com He is an avid surfer in Ventura County.
EPIC Family Moments is Tim's new seminar based on 52 Creative Family Time Experiences. Parents will discover the Biblical mandate tor parents to be the primary leaders in the spiritual formation of their children; they will learn how outsourcing is failing and they will develop their own customized Family Faith Plan that will realistically work with their family schedule and engage each child with his/her unique learning style. The seminar can be 2-3 hours long and is presented with humor, media, and practical tools.
Family Time Experience is a fun, all-family event that trains parents and kids together on how to have a family time by actually doing one of them from 52 Creative Family Time Experiences. Typically done over a simple meal (pizza) parents learn how to lead faith talks over a meal; use simple art to engage children, and guide the family through the elements: focus on the main point, Bible reading, Slogan, Activity, Discussion and Prayer. Each session can be adapted for preschool children and teens. The Family Time Experience takes 75-90 minutes and works with children 3 on up. Contact us for more info on either presentation.
The Relaxed Parent Coaching Clinic - February
Children's Ministry Expo - St. Louis - February 6 'Relief for Frantic Parents'; 'Empowering Parents to Impress Faith'
Children's Ministry Expo - Tulsa - March 6 Keynote: 'Peanut Butter Faith' www.ChildrensMinistryExpo.com
Family Ministry Roundtable - Westlake Village, CA - March 17
(Not all presentations are listed here.)