Thursday, May 23, 2013
BREAKOUT SESSION #2 :: Saturday 9:30-10:45 AM
The following sessions will be available Saturday morning. Choose the one that most interests you.
Youth, it doesn’t matter if you’ve kissed dating goodbye or embraced dating with a bear hug, there are some things that you absolutely must know before hanging out with the opposite sex. Whether dating or waiting, join us for some straight talk and laughs about things you need to know B4UD8.
Dating 201: How to Be a Godly Single
Contentment is one of the most challenging things to learn when it comes to your finances and vocation, not to mention relationships. So come dialogue with us about singleness, dating, and what godly contentment looks like in both of these contexts.
Family Missions Not Impossible
Have you ever wished that you were more involved in missions and sharing the gospel—as a family, not just individuals? In this session, we will explore ways for families of all ages, shapes, and sizes to be involved in sharing Jesus’ love.
Halftime: Moving from Success to Significance
Out of the House but Still on Our Minds: What to Expect When Your Child Leaves for College or a Career
Jori Collette, Ed. S., LMHC
Having a child move out of the home often involves change on many levels. This includes change in daily routine, change in relationships, and change in identity – both for the son/daughter and the parent(s). The goals for this session are to describe common experiences and stressors associated with this phase of life, learn about the symptoms of empty nest syndrome and homesickness, and identify strategies for responding to these life changes in a way that strengthens you as well as your relationships.
Single Parents Are Not Alone
Laura Summerlin (facilitator), Shannon Salimone, Wayne Tedder, Shari Youngblood
For any parent who may find himself or herself single, you don’t have to figure everything out on your own. Our panelists will share some wisdom based on their different experiences as single parents and offer to answer any questions you may have. This discussion will both encourage and equip you as a single parent…and remind you that God’s grace is sufficient.
The Golden Years…How to Get to Them and Through Them
Bill and Carol Ann Boydston
This session will explore wow to prepare for and weather the “golden years” of retirement. Learn how to provide for yourself financially, mentally, physically and spiritually, so that you can enjoy what should be your comfortable years of reward for your busy years of family and career building.
The Ten Commandments of Grief
The pain of grief is real and often heavy. Sometimes, it’s sharp and pierces like a stabbing instrument. Yet the pain of grief means we are alive and human. God specializes in the “grief help” business. The Ten Commandments of Grief could be for you just what the Doctor ordered. Why not trust God, and give it a try? Ten Commandment examples include: Thou shalt grieve; Thou shalt grief honestly; Thou shalt grieve for as long as you need to grieve; Thou shalt fully participate in your grief. We will also explore “12 Steps from Grief to Healing.” Trust God and give grief a try.
What Do I Do Now? Help for Moms
Pam Cooke (facilitator…and mother of 2 teenagers), Dr. Joy Ablordeppey (physician and mother of 6 adult children), Kendra Hall (stay-at-home mother of 5 young children), Tina Mason (working mother of 3 teenagers), Joy Hooks (nurse practitioner and single mother of 1 child)
Are you a new mom? Are you exhausted? Did you think it would be this hard? Welcome to motherhood: one of the greatest joys in life. You may be wondering how can something that brings so much joy can be so difficult. Join us for a panel discussion designed to encourage you and answer many of the questions you have in caring for your children. We will begin with a targeted discussion for mothers of newborns and infants, but all moms are welcome to attend.