ROOTS & WINGS
What God’s Family Needs to Know About Equipping the Next Generation
Friday evening, February 8 & Saturday morning, February 9, 2013
Hosted by First Presbyterian Church, 709 S. Boston Avenue, Tulsa, OK 74119, Stephenson Hall
Friday, February 8
5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Registration
6:00 - 6:45 p.m. Dinner
6:45 - 7:00 p.m. Welcome and Introductions
7:00 - 7:55 p.m. Keynote Speaker: Damon DeLillo
7:55 - 8:05 p.m. Break
8:05 - 9:00 p.m. Keynote Speaker: Larry Fowler
Saturday, February 9
8:30 - 9:00 a.m. Breakfast
8:45 - 9:05 a.m. Praise and Gathering
9:05 - 10:00 a.m. Keynote Speaker: Denise McKinney
10:00 - 10:10 a.m. Break
10:10 - 10:55 a.m. Breakout Session #1*
11:05 - 11:50 a.m. Breakout Session #2*
12:00 p.m. Lunch
12:15 - 1:00 p.m. Panel Discussion
* All six breakout sessions will be offered twice.
Early Bird Discount - $20
Registration is $25 after January 15.
Scholarships Available. Please contact Megan Korn at 918-301-1008 or mkorn@email@example.com
Christian Educator Group Discount: 3+ registrations, $18/person. Registrants must be from the same church.
Childcare available with reservation for infants - pre-kindergarteners ($10). Student activities in the Powerhouse for grades K - 8 ($10). Space is limited and on a first come basis. Childcare must be reserved by February 4, 2013.
Dinner on Friday and Breakfast and Lunch on Saturday will be provided.
Registration online only. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.
For questions and volunteer opportunities, please contact Megan Korn at 918-301-1008 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Take advantage of our special “Roots & Wings” discount rate of $89/night at the Holiday Inn Downtown Tulsa (17 West 7th Street, 1-888-465-4329). Just let them know you’re attending the conference!
Family Ministry Director at Mission Church in Ventura, California, and Creative Director at Gospel Light
Damon is Family Ministry Director at Mission Church in Ventura, California, and Creative Director at Gospel Light Publishing. He moonlights as a co-host at Discovery Kidz Ministries and consults with family ministry leaders and church planters. He is a former Lead Pastor and Church Planter with North Point Ministries. Damon is a husband and father of 5 children. He has his own blog at www.damondelillo.com. “I do kidmin every day.”
Keynote Topic: Wired That Way: Raising Spiritual Champions
God does something unique at each stage of life, not just physically, mentally or emotionally, but spiritually as well. Learn how to recognize and leverage the unique spiritual opportunities God has hardwired into our lives.
Breakout Session Topic: Building a Faith that Lasts: The Elementary Years
Not only will people make the most important decision of their lives between the ages of 4-14 (to become a follower of Jesus) they are also shaping the beliefs they will carry into adulthood. Learn practical ways to shape a faith that lasts in your home and in your ministry.
Executive Director of Global Training for Awana
Larry is an author of four books – Rock-Solid Volunteers, Raising a Modern-Day Joseph, Rock-Solid Kids, and Rock Solid Children’s Ministry. He is a speaker to audiences worldwide both inside and outside of Awana. He is also a recognized expert in issues facing families and churches in the 21st century. He and his wife, Diane, have enjoyed 39 spectacular years of marriage and are passionate about passing on their legacy to their two children and five incredible grandkids.
Keynote Topic: Seeing the Bigger Picture
Are you aware of all that the Bible says about family? Walk through the Bible, and learn the big picture of how ministering in our homes is a primary way to fulfill God’s plan for the world.
Breakout Session Topic: Spiritual Power in Your Home
Discover what the Bible says are the secrets to spiritual power and learn how to be a catalyst to the Holy Spirit doing incredible things in your home and family!
Spiritual Life Director at Metro Christian Academy, Author and Former Youth Pastor
Denise McKinney has been walking the road of faith with students and their families for about 19 years as a youth pastor and now as the Spiritual Life Director for K-12 students at Metro Christian Academy in Tulsa, OK. She is the author of the book, Mile Markers: A Path for Nurturing Adolescent Faith, and the free online resource, Real Life Field Guide. Her big passion is coaching people in ministry and leadership and facilitating meaningful and lasting spiritual growth in students.
Keynote Topic: Upside-Down Kingdom Ministry to Our Kids
As adults in a fast-paced culture, it’s easy to slip into applying our best energy in our careers. What are some practices that can help us lead our kids spiritually in the midst of work and responsibility? We’ll look at how Jesus led and lived with those closest to him and how he might be calling us to live differently in leading our kids.
Breakout Session Topic: Mile Markers: Ideas for Helping Adolescents Walk a Meaningful Road of Faith
In our culture, when we see athletic, academic or artistic potential in kids, we make a plan for growing that potential. How do you create a path or a plan for growth and success in your kids’ spiritual lives? This breakout will introduce the concept of spiritual mile markers and give practical ways to use them as parents and ministry leaders.
ADDITIONAL BREAKOUT SESSIONS
Dr. Barbara Wright, Licensed Professional Counselor
Helping Children Cope with Adversity and Trauma
Dr. Wright will discuss the most common types of trauma that children face today: divorce, car wrecks, natural disasters, violence, and vicarious trauma seen in TV and in movies. How do these types of events affect children and what treatments are most effective in helping the children cope? How can parents and educators best support children affected by these events?
Angela Brown, Prevention Education Coordinator for DVIS/Call Rape
Technology Safety for Parents
This session will focus on how technology affects you and your children. Learn the positives and negatives of social media. You will learn warning signs of online dangers and we will discuss vital online safety tools for your family.
Drew Files, Leader and Speaker, What's Your Legacy?
Dad-to-Dad—Strengthening Father/Child Relationships
Learn new ways to be a strong father, role model, leader and nurturer for your child in the eyes of God. This session will offer our Dads tools for and conversation about challenges and opportunities when ministering to their children in today’s complicated world.