2018 Rooted Conference Parent Track: Workshops II

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Parents: For the second year in a row, the Rooted Conference will feature a parent track. Now is a great time to  register for the 2018 conference in Nashville, TN (October 4-6); early-bird registration ends June 1st, and we want you all to get the discount!

This year’s conference theme is Heaven: For Today and Forever. Our children live in an age of instant gratification, where next week seems like the distant future. Scripture, however, points to heaven as the place of our deepest hope, comfort, and joy. It points to heaven as the motivator for obedience and mission. Come have your soul restored and invigorated as we talk about the great inheritance that Christ has won for us in heaven and how it affects our lives and the lives of youth.
Rooted Ministry affirms the Biblical truth that parents are the primary ministers to their teens. With this in mind, Rooted Ministry seeks to educate and encourage parents in this challenging calling. Rooted Ministry begins with the Gospel as the starting point and considers all matters in parenting, student ministry, and youth culture from that axis. These conferences feature great preaching, engaging biblical teaching, practical workshops, sincere worship, and the most intimate atmosphere you’ve ever encountered at a conference. Just the Gospel, relationships, and conversations.
Here are four of the parenting workshops we have scheduled; check last Tuesday’s post for more workshop previews:

What Were You Thinking??!!! Getting to the Root of Your Child’s Behavior
Speaker: Julie Sparkman
The loudest and most powerful voice your child will hear today is the one in their own head. We are often unaware of our true thoughts, yet thoughts are the drivers of all emotion and behavior. In this workshop, parents will learn a very simple method to discover and replace those “old thought tapes” with ones based on the truth of the gospel … which sets whole families free to true and lasting change.

What Grieving People Wish You Knew about What Really Helps and What Really Hurts
Speaker: Nancy Guthrie
When someone we know is grieving, we want to help. But sometimes we stay away or stay silent, afraid that we will do or say the wrong thing, that we will hurt instead of help. In this workshop, Nancy Guthrie provides us with the insight we need to confidently interact with grieving people. Drawing upon the input of hundreds of grieving people, as well as her own experience of grief, Nancy offers specifics on what to say and what not to say, and what to do and what to avoid.

The Art of Meaningful, Heart-Level Conversations
Speaker: Dr. Jim Coffield
Parents and youth leaders all want to connect with kids at a deeper level, but we often struggle to get below the surface. This workshop will offer a framework for meaningful, pastoral conversations with teenagers.

Law, Gospel, and the Wisdom to Know the Difference
Speaker: Joe Gibbes
One of the most helpful and empowering theological paradigms for ministry and parenting is that of “Law” and “Gospel.” This talk will look at the theological definition and differences between “Law” and “Gospel.” Drawing from Reformation sources and Scripture this workshop will help parents and youth pastors make application in the contexts and the lives of teenagers.

Rooted 2018 has an incredible line-up of speakers and workshops. Register TODAY!

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