The Gurian Institute provides a number of training opportunities and modalities for Christian churches and communities.  A Gurian Institute staff member or team can come to your community to provide professional development, and/or you can send your staff members to our summer institute in Colorado Springs.  Our training has been inspiring and practically applicable in churches, religious schools, and faith-based initiatives.  Please contact Kathy@gurianinstitute.com to discuss collaboration.

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“Please check out our boy-friendly and girl-friendly Sunday School Programs.  We appreciated all we learned from your books and at your summer institute in creating these new programs for boys and girls.”

— Pastor Harold Bullock and Deborah Bullock, Ft. Worth, Texas


 Consulting Work with Christian Communities.

Michael Gurian and Kathy Stevens have provided consulting to Pastor Tim Wright as a collaboration project to create a unique Christian rite of passage program for boys and girls 12 – 14.  Pastor Tim and his church are now piloting the boys’ program (2010 – 2011) at Community of Grace.  Please sign up for our newsletter at www.gurianinstitute.com to get reports on the progress of this project and many others.

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“The Following Jesus Discipleship Programs for boys and girls that we are creating together will not only help the families in our Community of Grace church in Arizona, but families and churches worldwide.  Our mission is to create a one year confirmation program that inspires our young adults in ways similar to a bar or bat mitzvah Jewish children experience on their way to adulthood, but in a Christian context, for Christian boys and girls of 12 – 14, and with discipleship to Jesus as the long-term goal.”

Pastor Tim Wright, Peoria, Arizona


 To learn more about this pilot program,
click Boys Discipleship Program and Girls Discipleship Program.


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A “Tribe” for Sons and Fathers

Just outside of Mexico City, a mom named Gina Cuen gathered families together to create a “tribe” for  sons and fathers they called “the Batsi Tribe.”   “Dear Michael,” Gina wrote in July 2010, “here is our report after the first year of our tribe.  I hope this shares with you and other people the joy of this adventure named Batsi that started with your book THE WONDER OF BOYS!” Gina Cuen, Parent Coordinator, ginacuen @prodigy.net.mx   Here are excerpts of Gina’s wonderful report.  She, her whole team, and all of us at the Gurian Institute hope you will be inspired to start similar tribes in your neighborhoods, families, and faith communities.



 For more about the Batsi Tribe, click here.

 



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