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Aug '18

Parent Conference

August 18, 2017 — August 19, 2017 | Conference Center

How often do we find ourselves in a situation where we wish that our kids had come with an instruction manual? The kind of manual with sections for normal operation, maintenance, and troubleshooting.  While our kids didn’t arrive with a manual, God has given us His Word and His people to help us navigate the parenting journey. We want to bring together these God-given gifts for a special weekend event.  At Shades on August 18-19 we will host our first Parent Conference with the goal of equipping parents to pass down their faith through everyday experiences

Join us for a Friday night/Saturday morning conference for parents with children of all ages - preschoolers, children, and teenagers. Main sessions will be led by Andy Blanks and Dr. Gordan Bals, with ten life-phase specific breakout options.  

The cost is only $15 per person for the conference and $10 per family for childcare (available for babies thru 6th graders). Click here to register.

Conference Schedule

Friday, August 18

7pm - Main Session (Andy Blanks)
8:30pm - Breakout #1

Saturday, August 19

9am - Main Session (Gordon Bals)
10:30am - Breakout #2
11:30am - Breakout #3

Breakout Sessions

Descriptions for All Breakout Sessions Meet the Speakers

Breakout #1

  • Special NeedsManaging Our Children’s Behavior
    (Bobby Hudson)
  • PreschoolPractically Parenting your Preschooler
    (Brian & Heather Hinton)
  • ChildrenOne Size Doesn't Fit All
    (Dr. Gordon Bals)
  • StudentsGrace Based Parenting in the Age of Technology
    (Traylor & Melody Lovvorn)

Breakout #2

  • PreschoolGrace Based Parenting
    (Traylor & Melody Lovvorn)
  • ChildrenManaging Our Children’s Behavior
    (Bobby Hudson)
  • StudentsHelping Our Children Become Who God Wants Them To Be
    (Andy Blanks)

Breakout #3

  • PreschoolManaging Our Children’s Behavior
    (Bobby Hudson)
  • ChildrenGrace Based Parenting in the Age of Technology
    (Traylor & Melody Lovvorn)
  • StudentsDialogical Parenting
    (Gordon Bals)