“We will tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the Lord, his power, and the wonders he has done.”
Psalm 78:4
SEPTEMBER 1-3, 2017

Parenting Track

BREAKOUTS  (more to be added soon)

AGE-BASED WORKSHOPS

Pre-school Workshop

“Planting the seeds: The power of a family culture” 

“Discipline and Character”

 

Elementary School Workshop

“Solid foundations: The habits of a godly family”

“It takes a Village: Partnering with family, friends and teachers”

 

Middle School Workshop

“Shifting Gears: Growing with Your Child”

“Storm Proof: Getting ready for the Teen Years”

 

High School Workshop

“The Teen Years: Identity and Independence”

“Raising them to let them go”

 

NEEDS-BASED CLASSES

Single Parenting 

Single parents are perhaps some of the greatest heroes in our fellowship. In fact, the task can often seem impossible. This class provides spiritual values and practical insights from those who have walked the path to help you accomplish the greatest goal of any parent, passing on your faith to your children.

 

Blended Families

An increasing number of us are experiencing the adventure and challenge of blending two families. The joy of finding your life partner is often accompanied by difficulties in creating a unified, nurturing family culture. How to develop a new home that will bless your children’s faith.

 

Media & Technology

Every aspect of our society has been transformed by continuous access to media and technology. Technology is ingrained in our children’s daily lives, relationships, and worldview. How can our families harness its blessings while spiritually navigating its very real dangers?

 

Help! My kid hates church!

The divine gift of free will also carries with it the pain of rejection. God knows this, and many Christian parents experience this as well. By faith, however, we believe that no matter what our child’s attitude is currently, we can sow seeds every day that will lead to a harvest whether short time or long.

 

Finding balance in your crazy schedule

The whirlwind of school, lessons, practice, devotionals, bible talks, family devos, etc. are enough to drive us crazy – and that is just our children’s schedules!  How to balance the craziness that is parenting with our own needs as spouses, employees, friends, and disciples. Well…at least how to try!

 

Same-sex attraction

Few issues have impacted our children’s generation as much as the LGBT movement. Our kids experience this impact daily in the halls of their schools, in the media, and sometimes in their own hearts. As parents, we can afford neither the extreme of ignorant insensitivity nor the extreme of weak and wavering convictions. God provides deep, enduring biblical truths to guide our families through these confusing times.

 

A new legacy – Breaking the cycle of generational dysfunction

It has been said that dysfunction is the gift that keeps on giving. Many of us did not experience an upbringing in a Christ-centered home. We know parenting principles, but we don’t know what they look like in daily practice. We often get pulled back into our childhood dysfunctions by the gravity of our past. Thank God that He provides guidance through his word and his church to break the cycle and create a new legacy to pass on to our kids.

 

Grand-parenting is GRAND!

As our churches age, some of us are now tasting the sweet joys of being a grandparent. Yet, did you know that God has always intended for grandparents to play an important and vital role in the emotional and spiritual growth of their grandchildren?  Learn how you can pass on an unsurpassed legacy to your precious ones.

 

And many more….

 

SPECIAL ALL-DAY WORKSHOPS

Forever Families – Adoption Track

 

Should We Adopt?

Have you thought about adopting? This class will offer great insight into whether or not adoption is right for you.

 

We want to Adopt

Once you have made the decision to adopt, where do you start? There are so many things to think about, we will discuss how 3 families started to process to adopt.

 

Life After Adoption

A frank discussion about the highs and lows of life after adoption.

 

Staying Connected

Your child is home but forming a strong bond or attachment may not come easily. This class will provide practical tools and tips to form strong Attachments and Bonds with your adopted child.

 

Discipline is Different

. . . do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.
—Ephesians 6:4  We will discuss the unique challenges of disciplining children who have been adopted, we will talk about discipline methods that may or may not be effective and how to handle the differences in discipline among siblings.

 

Our Stories

Adoption affects everyone in the family, hear about what is it like to be adopted and a sibling’s perspective.


Families with Exceptional (special needs) Children