Here are the answers to some of the most asked questions about Family Registration …
What do you mean by "family"?
When we say family, we mean “immediate nuclear family” and not “extended family.” But for the sake of clarity, just in case you are wanting to stick Cousin Joe, Uncle Fred, “Sister" Judy (from your small group Bible study), and Neighbor Natalie from next door into your family application — the definition of a family is a group of individuals connected through common parents. Technically, it doesn’t need to be a biological connection, or even a legal adoption connection, but if the individual in question looks to your family as the primary means by which they receive practical, monetary, emotional, and spiritual care — then that’s good enough for us — you can certainly include them. However, Cousin Joe, Uncle Fred, “Sister” Judy, and Neighbor Natalie will need to apply separately.
Is a family expected to stay on-campus in the dorms, or off-campus?
A family is able to join at our family rate and can stay on or off campus depending on the individual needs of your family and our availability. In choosing to stay on-campus, please note, we have limited married and family housing on-campus and most of our dorms are separated male/female. Married and family housing is on a first-come-first-serve basis, so there is no guarantee that all on-campus family members will be placed in the same room or suite.
If a family chooses to stay on-campus, can they all stay together in the dorms?
Yes, but the family would need to reserve either a private room or a suite (based on how many people are attending). Please note: we have limited married and family housing on-campus and most of our dorms are separated male/female. Married and family housing is on a first-come-first-serve basis, so there is no guarantee that all on-campus family members will be placed in the same room or suite. Email us for more information: (email@example.com)
Are there host families that a family can stay with while in Windsor?
That’s very possible. Our home church, The Church at Ellerslie, loves families and loves sharing their homes with hungry Christians. Of course, there is no guarantee that there will be a family with a home available during your stay, but, we would certainly be willing to check for you. If you are interested in exploring this possibility, please contact us.
How do I decide which of my children should participate in the sessions (what age is the material geared for)?
We believe that the truths shared through this program can impact your entire family! While the material is spiritually deep and biblically rich, we have had students as young as eleven or twelve participate in the sessions with great success. It all depends on where your child is at in their ability to focus and absorb spiritual truth. Younger children are also welcome to sit in on the sessions and do other activities if they are not quite old enough to take in what is being taught. (We do ask that any children who are crying or being a distraction be taken out for the sake of all the students participating.) In short, all ages are welcome to attend the sessions, and it is up to you as the parent as to the level of participation you would like your children to have. The 90 days of follow-up sessions online (required after the Weeklong Training and optional after the Classic Training) is another great way to involve your entire family in these life-changing messages; whether you watch the online sessions together or simply use the truths you are learning to disciple your children in a way that works for your family.
Are meals included if a family stays off campus?
Lunch is included (Monday through Friday) with a family registration for families who are staying off-campus – all other meals is the family's responsibility.
(Note: we do offer gluten and dairy free options with every meal on campus, but are unable to accommodate additional dietary restrictions, so please plan accordingly. You are welcome to provide your own food during your time on campus if you have special dietary restrictions or preferences.)