Independent research affirms the work of Parenting for Faith

As one of two ministries supported by The Vine Programme, Parenting for Faith has recently been evaluated by the NCVO (National Council for Voluntary Organisations).

‘My parenting has changed for the better. My relationship with my children has changed. My children have engaged with God because of the suggestions… I can open a window into my life and just show them what it looks like for me to relate to God.’

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Key findings

Commissioned by The Douglas Trust, funder of The Vine Programme, the evaluation…

  • highlights how through engaging with Parenting for Faith, carers gain new insights that lead to a more child-centred approach and more frequent and relaxed conversations about God in the home.
  • identifies three key elements for success and suggests recommendations for further development of this transformative ministry.
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About The Vine Programme

The Vine Programme is a five-year project set up by The Douglas Trust to develop and deliver programmes that support Christian parents to nurture faith at home. It comprises both Parenting for Faith (BRF) and The Kitchen Table Project (Care for the Family). The NCVO research was commissioned by the Douglas Trust and undertaken by Amira Tharani on behalf of the NCVO.