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“There is a place near me where you may stand on a rock. When my glory passes by, I will put you in a cleft in the rock and cover you with my hand until I have passed by."

9 Week Parenting on Purpose Video Series by Bob Barnes

Parenting on Purpose

Location: Online Video Conference:

  • February 23, 2020-April 19, 2020 | Time: 8:30pm | Sundays (Virtual POP)

  • March 17, 2020-May 12, 2020 |  Time: 7:00pm | Tuesdays (Virtual POP)

  • March 19, 2020-May 14, 2020 |  Time:  6:00pm | Thursdays (Virtual POP)

  • March 21, 2020-May 16, 2020 |  Time:  9:30am -11:30am | Saturdays (Virtual POP)

  • July 17-19, 2020 Weekend Retreat - Naples Florida

We all know that children don’t come with instruction manuals, and with today’s barrage of seemingly opposing information and uncharted societal issues, parenting can seem overwhelming. The 9-week Parenting on Purpose Video Series seeks to help parents make sense of all the information, through proven and practical parenting solutions created by Dr. Bob Barnes. Dr. Bob Barnes has a doctorate in counseling and received his education at Maryville College and Florida Atlantic University and he presents seminars and conferences on Parenting and Marriage throughout North America.

Parenting on Purpose Weekend Retreat

Location: Naples Florida | Date: July 17th -19, 2020


We are looking forward to hosting the Parenting on Purpose Video Series in a weekend retreat. It will be an opportunity for parents to immerse themselves in the series and connect with other parents. It will be hosted just a few hours away, so it's easy to get to. We encourage parents to bring their children and make this a fun family get away. We will also be offering surprise give-aways. The retreat will be Friday- Sunday. We look forward to seeing you there. More information coming soon.


Parenting on Purpose Support Sessions


Cleft Of The Rock is committed to supporting each family we encounter. We recognize that in these times, it’s incredibly difficult to plan ahead or fit self-improvement as parents into our already jam-packed schedules. From hour-long commutes, to our kids’ extra-curricular activities, to overtime, or a million other time-consumers, it can seem impossible to keep your head above water much less commit to getting somewhere, even if you will leave that somewhere fulfilled, refreshed and better equipped to parent deliberately. 


We have good news! We’re introducing our Parenting On Purpose Support sessions (POPS), every Tuesday evening. The great news is you can dial in or join by Video chat from wherever you are! Jump in to let off steam, chime in, or just listen to the topic of the week...whatever you need.


POP or COP Alumni, stay tuned for details on how to join in!


Here's what a few of our attendees have to say about the Parenting on Purpose Series

So far, the Parenting on Purpose series has given me great insight on what true parenting is. I look forward to the learning and conversations each week, and hope to be able to host both "Conversations on Parenting" and "Parenting on Purpose" very soon.  

                                                                - Dawn Adderley

"Although I don't have kids yet, I saw the benefit of learning and gaining great wisdom for the future. I learned a lot that I would like to integrate into my life right now to help the children of the future."

                                                                                                  - Andre Robinson

I feel so fortunate to have Latina as my neighbor. In sharing with her my ups and downs of being a single mom, she invited me into her home for the Parenting on Purpose teaching series this past September. It has been so great to grab my workbook and just walk next door each week for class. This series has been so good and insightful. I've learned so much and really enjoy the discussions after each video. Our conversations have been so open and honest, sharing our experiences as parents; the successes and the struggles. Latina's encouragement and understanding, as someone who has walked this road before me, has been God sent and in His perfect timing. Thank you Cleft of the Rock for all that you are doing for this community.


Looking forward to the next class.


Thanks again for inviting us to the Friendsgiving Hoedown. The kids had so much fun, especially the boys chasing the chickens around.


-Katie Kabler

I Was Raised By The Village

Zhivargo Laing Jr. 

University of the Bahamas


Every Family Has a Story

Parenting two young girls as a single parent in a new town, away from family and any support has not been easy. Especially as they girls are coming into the preteen ages. One is 10 and the other is 11.  I am so grateful to have been invited by Founder Latina Newsome to attend the Parenting on Purpose classes offered by Dr. Bob Barnes.  


After each class I have been able to leave with tools that I am able to apply when disciplining and parenting the girls.  These classes seem to have come in the perfect time to help me and my family. I feel that Dr. Barnes is speaking to me directly, but also lets me know that I am not the only one going through the struggle of parenting preteens.  


It is so important for me to raise independent and responsible young ladies who will be successful in this world, but did not have the tools. These classes have been the key that I was missing to help me make this possible, and would recommend it to anyone who have children or planning on having children.

- Natacha Villedrouin

Am I Still Daddy's Girl?

by Melanie Lightbourn-Rowe

Are you a daddyless daughter? Don't despair. There are many young ladies that share your disappointment as well as your pain. "Am I Still Daddy's Girl?" provides hope for the young daughter that wishes she still captures her father's heart. When the lines of communication remain open to change, than change just might come! The question is, "Are you willing?"

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