Christ Presbyterian Academy

Parenting with Purpose

In such pressing times, with families facing new challenges and increasing distractions every day, CPA has launched an in-depth program designed with the heart of the child at its core. This series will present new information and timely topics that we hope you find helpful as you continue on your sacred journey called “parenting”.  

Parenting with Purpose is a unique series on the journey of parenting through a Christian worldview. With the understanding that we are emotional and spiritual beings created by God, this series seeks to assist parents in raising the next generation of engaged, faith-centered men and women who live fully in a difficult, hard, and sometimes tragic world.  

Led by Associate Head of School-Education Dr. Marcia Sutton and CPA administrators trained in TBRI, sessions are free and available to the public.

All sessions are free and open to the public. 

2021-22 Sessions

Attendance for all Parenting with Purpose sessions is free and open to all CPA parents.

Sessions are at 8 a.m. in the Sanctuary (Church building). Contact Wendy McCormick with questions at

  • Wednesday, October 13, 8 a.m.
    The Mind, Media, and Maturity: Connection vs. Distraction
  • Wednesday, November 10, 8 a.m.
    Freedom through Feelings: How to Live Fully in a Tragic World
  • Wednesday, December 8, 8 a.m. 
    Your Child’s Journey: Measuring Emotional & Spiritual Milestones
  • Wednesday, January 12, 8 a.m. 
    Love Languages: Effectively Communicating & Connecting With Your Child
  • Wednesday, February 9, 8 a.m. 
    Attachment Styles: Why it Matters & Makes a Difference
  • Wednesday, March 9, 8 a.m. 
    Growing GRIT: How to Help Your Child Persevere
  • Wednesday, April 13, 8 a.m. 
    Discipline: The Power of Connection Before Correction