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Friday, November 8th, 2013 - 7:00PM (Doors Open at 6:30PM) Saturday, November 9th, 2013 - 9:00AM (Doors Open at 8:30AM) The Conference, a snack on Friday, breakfast on Saturday, and lunch on Saturday are included in the price of the ticket.
ABOUT THE CONFERENCE This conference, presented by Dr. Tedd Tripp, highlights primary themes from the best selling book, Shepherding a Child’s Heart. The major theme is that the heart is the wellspring of life. Since behavior is heart driven, it cannot be understood or addressed in isolation from the heart. Dr. Tripp explores common ways that we try to address behavior without shepherding the heart, helping parents gain skill at working back from behavior to the heart unmasking heart issues for their children.
WHO IS DR. TEDD TRIPP? Dr. Tedd Tripp is Senior Pastor Emeritus of Grace Fellowship Church since his retirement as Senior Pastor after 29 years of service. He was married to Margy in 1968. They have three adult children and nine grandchildren. Tedd is a graduate of Geneva College, B.A. in History, Philadelphia Theological Seminary, M. Div., and Westminster Theological Seminary, D. Min. with an emphasis in Pastoral Counseling. Tedd is the author of the popular child-rearing book, Shepherding a Child’s Heart, Shepherding a Child’s Heart Parent’s Handbook and co-author with Margy of Instructing a Child’s Heart.
CONFERENCE SCHEDULE Friday Evening - Laying the Foundation 6:30 - Doors Open and Registration 7:00 - Session #1 - Getting to the Heart of Behavior 8:00 - Break 8:15 - Session #2 - Helping our Kids See the Glory of God Children are worshippers. Like us, they will worship God or idols. As worshipping beings they filter life’s experiences through a religious grid. Since our kids are worshippers they are designed to dazzled by the God of the Bible. Parents are called to help them be fascinated and enthralled by God. Psalm 145 calls us to be one generation commending the works of God to the next generation.
Saturday Morning - Shepherding through the Childrearing Stages 8:15 - Door Open and Light Breakfast 9:00 - Session #3 - Ages 0-5: Living Joyfully Under Authority The early years are primary years for helping kids understand that they are designed to live under authority. God has placed them in a family and given them parents who possess wisdom, maturity and life experience. Our task is helping them see that God, who is good and kind, has designed for them to live as children under authority. God has promised wonderful blessings for children who learn to honor and obey Mom and Dad.
10:15 - Ages 6-12: Understanding and Identifying Attitudes of Heart Many issues arise in shepherding our children that cannot be reduced to living under authority. The Bible teaches that the heart strays long before behavior strays. We can help our kids understand the heart attitudes that lie behind common behavior problems. This session will present a paradigm for getting from behavior to heart attitudes and helping children understand ways that their straying hearts show their profound need for the forgiveness, grace and empowerment of the gospel.
11:25 - Teenagers: Internalizing the Gospel Teen years are the time to pass the baton of faith from one generation to the next. Proverbs 1 provides three foundations for the teen years: the fear of the Lord, remembering your parent’s words and disassociation from the wicked. Rich biblical communication is important in this stage of development. Remaining connected to our teens and finding delight in understanding them is key.
12:30 - Lunch (Optional)
The Couple Registration admits two people.
Saturday Lunch Please indicate if how many people in your party need to register for lunch on Saturday afternoon.