Classes & Training

We believe that the Bible is the authoritative Word of God and provides guidance for our lives.  We believe in chastity outside of marriage and fidelity within.  We believe in the sanctity of marriage between one man and one woman as taught in the Bible.  We teach our classes according to these beliefs.  You may or may not agree with our viewpoint, but we want you to be aware that we hold those values and teach according to them.

 

*Cell phones must be quiet and no texting permitted

Reading with My Child Class

The Decatur Hope Clinic

October 25, 12:30pm - October 25, 1:00pm

November 08, 12:30pm - November 08, 1:00pm

November 22, 12:30pm - November 22, 1:00pm

Baby Bucks: 2.00 per class / Childcare: Yes

Earn 2 Baby Bucks per class & free gifts. Can join anytime.  Bring your child(ren)!

Nutrition Classes

The Decatur Hope Clinic

Baby Bucks: 4.00 per class / Childcare: Yes

Learn to provide low-cost, healthy, and homemade meals to your family.  Children encouraged to participate.  Letting children help in the kitchen at a young age teaches them responsibility, encourages them to make healthy food choices, and allows one-on-one time between you and your family.  A series of 4 classes. 

 

Wednesdays, September 27, October 4, 11, and 18 from 3:30- 4:30 PM   (Decatur Clinic)

Wednesdays, November 15, 22, 29 and December 6 from 3:30- 4:30 PM (Decatur Clinic)

Earn 4 Baby Bucks per class. Attend all 4 classes and earn a bonus of 4 baby bucks. Bring your child(ren)! 

Limit of 5 families per class.  Sign up early.

 

When you come to class, you can put your name in a drawing for a free Crock Pot.  Drawings will be held on October 28 and December 6.  Must be present to win.

Holiday Nutrition Classes

The Decatur Hope Clinic

November 15, 6:00pm - November 15, 7:00pm

December 06, 6:00pm - December 06, 7:00pm

Baby Bucks: 4.00 per class / Childcare: Yes

Series of 2 classes, can join anytime. Earn 4 Baby Bucks per class.

Doctor Dad Workshops

The Decatur or Berne Hope Clinic Office

Baby Bucks: 10.00 per class / Childcare: No

These workshops teach about health and safety for babies and toddlers.  Workshop Titles:  The Sick Child, The Safe Child, The Injured Child and The Well Child

 

Classes will be held by appointment only. (For couples, fathers, and single moms) Participants must register by calling either the Berne or Decatur location or emailing Ken Christener.

 

**We do not provide childcare. However, you may bring your baby who is 6 months old or younger.

Building a Foundation for a Family Series- Part 1

The Decatur or Berne Hope Clinic Office

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Baby Bucks: 6.00 per class / Childcare: No

Designed for couples and single parents.

Classes are scheduled by appointment- call or email Ken Christener at 

260-403-5991

 

Overview

Session 1- Planning a Foundation for your family: Types of family structures, Characteristics of a foundational family

Session 2- Love and Respect for Partners: Fundamentals of love vs affection

Session 3- Effective Communication: Effective and ineffective methods of communication

Session 4- Dealing with Conflict in the Relationship: Why couples fight, Effective ways to resolve conflict

Session 5- Dealing with Stress: Definition of stress, Signs of stress in a relationship, Management and reduction of stress

Session 6- Budgeting: Establishing a budget, Pitfalls of lacking budgets in relationships

Session 7- Spiritual Foundation Building in Relationships: Understanding the importance of a God honoring family foundation, Understanding a "Christ-centered" relationship

**We do not provide childcare. However, you may bring your baby who is 6 months old or younger.

Building a Foundation for a Family Series- Part 2

The Decatur or Berne Hope Clinic Office

Baby Bucks: 6.00 per class / Childcare: No

Part 2- Foundation for Effective Parenting

 

Designed for couples and single parents.

Classes are scheduled by appointment- call or email Ken Christener at 260-403-5991.

Childcare Assistance Vouchers and Baby Bucks are available for attending classes.

 

Overview

Session 1- Family of Origin: Influence previous generations have on parenting techniques

Session 2- Child Development: Information of development milestones

Session 3- Discipline of Child: Proper understanding of discipline with children

Session 4- Dealing with Emotions: Healthy approach to dealing with emotions

Session 5- Balancing Work and Family: Maintaining proper balance between work and family

Session 6- Financial Responsibilities: Process of developing a healthy relationship with money

Session 7- Power and Control: Understanding implications of power and control in relationships

Session 8- Anger Issues: Proper approach to dealing with anger in relationships

Session 9- Listening and Mutual Respect: Developing listening skills; Value, respect and worth in a relationship

 

**We do not provide childcare. However, you may bring your baby who is 6 months old or younger

Life Skills Class - Assistance with Job Application and Resume Writing

The Decatur or Berne Hope Clinic Office

Baby Bucks: 4.00 per class / Childcare: No

Learn how to fill out a complete and accurate application/ resume.  Scheduled by appointment- 1 hour sessions.  Starting March 1st. Contact Ken Chrstener at 260-403-5991 or ken@hopeandanswers.com to sign up.  

 

Childcare assistance vouchers are available- $20.00 per family per visit.  Earn 4 Baby Bucks during classroom session. 

Addiction Recovery Classes

The Decatur or Berne Hope Clinic Office

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Baby Bucks: 8.00 per class / Childcare: No

Classes are scheduled by appointment- call or email Ken Christener at 260-403-5991 to set up a time that works for you. Can join/sign up at any time.

 

**We do not provide childcare. However, you may bring your baby who is 6 months old or younger.

Becoming a More Effective Father and Partner

The Decatur or Berne Hope Clinic Office

Baby Bucks: 8.00 per class / Childcare: No

This study will help equip you to build a foundation in becoming a better person in your relationships at home and in building a lasting relationship with your children. 

 

Topic: A Man and His Wife/ Partner- Part 1

Sign up anytime.  For more information contact Ken Christener.

What Does God Say About Being a Mom (or Dad)?

The Decatur or Berne Hope Clinic Office

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Baby Bucks: 8.00 per class / Childcare: No

We have mentors to help you be the best mom or dad that you can be!

 

We know that you want to be a good mom. You want your kids to be happy and successful. But how do you do that when life is so hectic packed with work, school, a baby, children, sports, family obigations, cell phones, texting and the internet? The first thing is to begin right now. Today!

 

We have a mom's mentor group where you will learn to share your love, your faith and your values with your children. We have mentors in both Berne and Decatur. Call us at 260-589-3561 (T/Th) or 260-728-4191 (M/W) or email Gidget.

 

 

What Will You Learn?: 

  • Easy to implement principles that make parenting effective
  • Specific ways you can teach your children that God loves and cares for them
  • Apply principles to your own life

 

 

DADS! We didn't forget about you. We will discuss the 7 Secrets of Effective Fathers book with you. Call us if you want to join.

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