…ACROSS A LIFETIME

THERE IS ONLY LOVE,

PSALM 30:5A (MSG)

Saturday, February 27 | 9:00am - 2:00pm | Faith & Arts Center

 

Admission: $30 Per Person

 

Children's Programming: $15 Per Child (Infant-5th Grade)

 

Our focus for the year 2016 is the family. We are intentionally working to nurture and support families and this Conference is the first step. We hope you will join us!

 

 

Speakers

Ceremony

Sacred Ceremony to Bless Our Families

Experience a sacred ritual to share with your family.  Develop the art of giving thanks together around your own dinner table.

Keynote Speakers

Establishing Loving Family Relationships

When we intentionally establish loving relationships, the benefits will last a lifetime. Mutual trust. Clear communication. Honest encouragement. When we are actively engaged with our family members, we are empowered to love no matter what.

Filled by God to Overflow

Our single task in life is to stay beneath God’s outpouring of unconditional love. Remaining open and receptive to the LORD each day, we are filled with love and grace as it overflows into our family.

General Questions: Amelia Simmons | AmeliaS@NorthsideUMC.org | 678.298.6333

 

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Breakout Sessions

Strong Together: Marriage Grows

Love from the center of who you are; don’t fake it. Romans 2:9

 

A strong marriage is built on the ability to respect and to complement one another’s differences. Attend this session with or without your spouse to learn about your own God-given personality, the unique personality of your spouse, and how, rooted individually in the Lord, you can grow strong together.

This small group is led by Martha Tate.

Shepherding Young Children

He tends his flock like a shepherd; he gathers the lambs in his arms and carries them close to his heart; he gently leads those who have young. Isaiah 40:11

 

As the Lord is our shepherd, we shepherd our children. In this session you will learn to effectively guide your flock, to redirect wayward sheep, and to use Christian active parenting skills with gentle strength and firm authority. Begin now to develop joy, character, and a living faith in the heart of each one of your children. This small group is led by Dr. Michael and Melody Popkin.

Supporting Teens

When he was still only a teenager, he began to seek the God of David his ancestor. 2 Chronicles 34:3

 

It takes a village to raise a teenager. Who is in your child’s village: coaches, teachers, extended family, family friends, Student Ministries staff? It's important to enlist the help of a circle of influential adults, who will speak into the life of your teen. Learn how to grow a strong network of support for yourself and your maturing young person. This small group is led by Rev. Steve and Sue Allen.

Successfully Parenting Young Adult Children

God is doing what is best for us, training us to live God’s holy best… it pays off handsomely, for it’s the well-trained who find themselves mature in their relationship with God. Hebrews 12:11

 

Now that our children are grown, we have important decisions to make. How best do we support our young adults financially, emotionally, and spiritually? In this session we will learn how to be caring without enabling dependency, how to respond in times of struggle, and how to be supportive yet not intrusive. This small group is led by Rev. Ron and Karen Greer.

Shifting Roles with Aging Parents

[Growing in grace] they will still thrive and bear fruit and prosper in old age; They will flourish and be vital and fresh [rich in trust and love and contentment]. Psalm 92:14

 

Over the years, how do we gradually and gracefully shift from receiving care to giving care to our aging parents? This delicate dance can be done well, beautifully balanced, and beneficial to all. Side-by-side, nearby or far away, when we keep our weight over our own two feet, we learn the next steps we are to take together. This small group is led by Triff Cook.

Sharing Life’s Burdens

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him. Romans 15:13

 

Many times life takes a turn and the life we planned is not the life we are living. We are confronted with heartache, infertility, divorce, addiction, loss of a loved one, mental or physical illness. How does the God of hope show up in our seasons of difficulty? This small group is led by Randy and Susie Eberhard.

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