Parent Workshop: When Kids Ask the Hard Questions

Nurturing your child’s curiosity about God, faith, and life’s big questions through the phases of development
Sunday, September 26th
As parents, we know the feeling of being stumped by our kid’s questions. When children ask hard questions or express doubts about faith, it can feel like the stakes are high — and if we’re honest, we often feel unqualified to respond. But what if we thought of these questions as opportunities to learn and grow with our kids, rather than having the all the right answers? We’re excited to welcome La Kesia Patton, an experienced pastor of young people and families, to present on strategies for navigating conversations about God and faith with kids. La Kesia will provide resources for parents with kids at different stages of development, helping us grow in confidence as we seek to foster kid’s curiosity and desire for truth. This workshop will be applicable for parents with kids of all ages, but focused on kids Pre-K-12th grade. Lunch and childcare will be provided.

Please register below and contact Brendan Dry at for more information.

Our Speaker: La Kesia Patton

La Kesia Patton is Director of Children’s Ministries/NextGen Team Leader at Grace Community Church in Detroit, Michigan, where she has attended for the last 19 years. Since 2010, La Kesia  has served in various capacities within the church including Children’s Preschool Director, accepting the position of Children’s Ministries Director in 2014.  In 2019 La Kesia took on the additional role of NextGen Team leader. In this capacity she leads a dedicated team in building and strengthening authentic faith in students who are the next generation of leaders.  

La Kesia uniquely sees the value and importance of personal relationships, and has brought that vision into strengthening partnerships between small group leaders, children, and their families in her role as Children’s Director/NextGen Team Leader.  It is her desire to bring that same passion and vision to parents, students in schools, and faith communities everywhere!

La Kesia grew up in St. Petersburg Florida and attended Florida A&M University in Tallahassee Florida,  where she received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Economics.  Shortly after completing college, La Kesia located to Michigan where she married her best friend and college sweetheart Sean Patton.  They have been married for 24 years and have three children, LaSean 22, William 19, and Yasmin 16.