In Luke 8:20, Jesus’ biological family interrupted his teaching. “Your mother and brothers are standing outside, wanting to see you.” Jesus replied by describing a strong Christian home: “My mother and my brothers are those who hear the word of God and do it.” On February 5-7, for our annual Connections Weekend, our church will be strengthening homes the way Jesus told us to do.
Families face challenges like never before to follow and pursue Jesus. There has never been a greater opportunity, however, than to identify with Jesus and apply his way to our households. Whether, single, married, divorced, or widowed, every person has a household that can reach others for Christ. Our church is comprised of people from all walks of life who have discovered the grace and truth of Jesus as they’ve dealt with difficulty. This weekend gives us a chance to learn from each other, from God’s word, and from experts in their field.
Our keynote speaker will be Dr. Chap Clark from Fuller Seminary. Chap is a nationally known researcher and teacher in the areas of adolescent and parent issues. His book Sticky Church has equipped generations across the country to strengthen the family and encourage caring adults to take an active role in the lives of younger adults. To complement Chap’s teaching, Josh Hall has enlisted First Baptist persons and friends to equip our households. Just take a look at this great lineup of workshops.
- aging with grace
- dealing with grief
- help for families in crisis
- dealing with divorce
- ministry with an empty nest
- parenting your grandkids
- parenting your parents
- intergenerational connections
- personal financial planning
- how to share your faith
- help for victims of human trafficking
- what I wish my parents knew
- what I wish my teen knew
- exploring vocational ministry
- communication in relationships
- dating and waiting
- strengthening your marriage
- adoption and foster care
- how to “Dad”
- family Bible study and prayer
- family mission projects
- local resources for parents
- parenting teens with technology
- racial reconciliation with families
Register online now and make sure to invite your friends from the community to join us; This conference is open to anyone. Through this training, we hope that you’ll be ready for life’s family interruptions.