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What is a faith tutor? 

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Faith Tutors, a new endeavor led by Rev. Dr. Olivia Bryan Updegrove, invites you to a transformative journey of faith. Faith Tutors serves as a valuable resource for busy families seeking practical ways to engage in Christian faith at home, extending its support to churches as well. With a focus on making faith a meaningful part of everyday life, Faith Tutors collaborates with families and churches to tailor strategies that suit their unique dynamics.

Whether you opt for a single session or commit to multiple engagements, each interaction equips families with tools to boost their faith foundation in the complexities of daily life.


Over 25 years of research consistently affirms the profound impact of family-centric faith practices outside traditional church environments. Many individuals, regardless of their religious affiliation, find themselves uncertain about how to navigate a faithful life amidst clichés and judgmental misconceptions.

Faith Tutors operates on the principle of leading with love, providing compassionate guidance.

  • Faith Tutors offers monthly sessions, spanning 3-to-6-month or even up to a year increments, providing a collaborative space to evaluate what works, what doesn't, and identify areas for improvement.

  • Faith Tutors seeks to help your family elevate its spiritual practices. Access to curated online resources simplifies the vast landscape of faith-related content, offering valuable recommendations. Recognizing the constraints of time, our primary 20-minute meeting option is designed to maximize impact without overwhelming your schedule.

  • A faith tutor is more than an instructor; we are companions on your spiritual journey, offering expertise in biblical and spiritual growth. We acknowledge the unique challenges families face in a world brimming with activities and mixed messages.

By providing tangible resources and personalized coaching, Faith Tutors serves as an accountability partner, empowering you to embrace God's love through small, achievable steps in your daily life.

Embark on a faith-enhancing adventure with Faith Tutors!

Schedule a free 20-minute meeting and discover how we can help your family or church family thrive in faith.

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Hello, I'm Rev. Dr. Olivia Bryan Updegrove (but you can just call me Olivia). As a fellow busy person juggling the demands of family life, I don't believe in adding more tasks to your to-do list. Instead, I'm here to help you discover ways to be more faithful, recognizing that even a little faith can go a long way.

  • Meeting you and your family in practical ways that still help you level up on your faith journey.

  • Engaging with the unique needs of your family and accommodating your busy schedules to create a seamless integration of faith practices into your daily life.

  • Holding you accountable with grace for a more fully faithful life, no matter where life takes you on this sacred journey of spiritual growth with Faith Tutors!


​ On the "adulting" side of things, I'm an ordained minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) with seminary training at Lexington Theological Seminary and a doctorate from Claremont School of Theology. I've authored children's books, written articles and curricula, and brought my passion for biblical education to various age groups. There's more to my story, but let's keep it short – I'm impressed if you've made it this far!

Rev. Dr. Olivia Bryan Updegrove
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