Four Major Cultural Shifts
Knowing the undercurrents of culture is more important than the topics that dominate the news headlines. There are four major cultural shifts happening in our lifetime—in this very moment—and you might not even notice them. This session will examine these seismic shifts, their impact on our families and culture, and the antidote for each one.
How to Build a Family Life That is "In But Not Of"
In our culture, family dysfunction and brokenness is pervasive. For many, broken families are simply the new normal. As such, Christians cannot overlook the powerful impact a healthy and harmonious home will have on those around us. So how can we cultivate a family life that brings stability, strength, peace and harmony? This session will provide practical guidance on raising a family in the midst of a culture where families are falling apart and show how a healthy home can be a bright light in a dark culture.
Like Me, Follow Me: How Social Media Shapes Hearts & Minds
How carefully have you thought about the nature of social media? Is it harmless? Or does it have a powerful influence on our hearts and minds? At what age should we allow our kids on social media platforms? Or should we avoid them altogether? In this talk, we’ll take a balanced look at social media and very practical steps to help our kids navigate a social media world.
The Dominant Worldview Strongholds of Our Culture
There are three dominant strongholds (i.e. worldviews) that permeate our culture and hinder people from coming to a salvific knowledge of God. In this session, you will learn what they are, how to identify them, and how to respond accordingly.
Motivation Matters — Start with the Heart
Understanding how and why your relationship and character development are the foundation of motivation is vital. But what should we focus on and what beliefs do we emphasize? In this session, you’ll learn the four roles you must play, how to respond when children are frustrated, and how to compliment and correct effectively.
How Not to Read the Bible: Cultivating a Biblical Worldview in the Next Generation
Have you taught your kids to handle the Bible properly? Are you passing along bad Bible-reading habits to them and thus minimizing the impact of God’s Word on their lives? If the Bible is indeed God’s authoritative Word, it isn’t merely true in what it says, but also in how it chooses to say what it says. In this session, you’ll learn how to unleash God’s Word in your homes.
Why Isn't My Discipline Working & How Could it Undermine My Kids' Faith?
Is discipline merely a matter of getting kids to obey the rules? How does unsuccessful discipline actually undermine our kids' faith in God? How does our kids' view of authority influence their conscience and their response to discipline? In this session, you'll connect the dots between authority, conscience, and moral instruction and learn practical steps to discipline your kids in truth and love.
How Do We Help Our Kids Really Own Their Faith?
Why do so many kids eventually walk away from the Christian faith in which they were raised? How do we help them to grow spiritually? What do our kids need to stop borrowing their faith from parents or church leaders and make the Christian faith their very own? You can’t focus on everything…so where do you start? In this session, you'll discover the 5 things every child needs to build a lasting faith and start building a practical plan.
A Practical Plan for Walking in Racial Unity
What does biblical unity look like? How can we overcome ethnic differences? How can the church live out Ephesians 4? This talk will sketch out a clear picture of how the church can model biblical unity in race relations and will also outline very practical steps that Christians can take in accordance with God’s design for unity.