Brentwood Academy, Brentwood, TN
Oct
23
7:00 PM19:00

Brentwood Academy, Brentwood, TN

David Thomas to present “Wild Things”

This event is open to the public!

“Why can’t he focus?  Why is he always moving?”

“He won’t talk.  I can tell he’s struggling, but he won’t open up.  Help!”

“How can I help my son experience more success in school?”

“He was so tender when he was young, and now he seems so angry.”

“Is this normal for a boy his age?”

These are questions, declarations and some of the most common cries for help I hear every day in my counseling office.  They represent the playful, puzzling, passion-filled, sometimes exhausting, fascinating and mysterious journey of raising boys. 

Wild Things: The Art of Nurturing Boys helps parents, grandparents, and educators understand and explore the hearts, minds and ways of boys and the vital role we play along his journey to manhood.  We will look at the different stages of his development and define what he needs from us in each of those stages.  

This class is packed full of practical suggestions for how to parent, teach and discipline more in tandem with the way he is designed rather than in opposition to it. Come enjoy some fresh insight and much-needed encouragement on the road to raising boys, from birth through adolescence.  

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Nov
13
7:00 PM19:00

Brentwood Academy, Brentwood, TN

Sissy Goff to present “Raising Girls”

This event is open to the public!

Every young girl longs for you to delight in her.  Every elementary aged girl is trying to make friends and figure out how she fits in to the complex and sometimes painful world of peers.  Every 7th grade girl is narcissistic, to some degree.  Every 11th grade girl is desperate to find herself as separate from you, yet still stay connected.  And every girl, of every age, is looking to you to help them discover who they are and who they are becoming.

In this seminar, we break down a girl's development.  We look at what's normal and what's not in each stage of her growing up.  We'll talk about who she is and what she needs specifically from you.  Girls define themselves against a backdrop of relationship.  They need us, as adults who love them, to help them understand who they are and how they can navigate the world around them.  They need us to help them find the strength and confidence necessary to grow into the young women they are uniquely designed to be.  This class will help you do just that.

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Feb
29
9:00 AM09:00

Fearless Moms Conference, Austin, TX

David Thomas will be joining Lisa Harper among others and presenting at the conference.

Register here!

Join moms of ALL ages and life stages for a full day of laughter & learning at the first ever FEARLESS MOM CONFERENCE! Moms will leave the conference with a renewed sense of self, clarity of purpose, AND practical parenting tools.

FEARLESS MOM is a judgement-free, guilt-free, shame-free community of moms who are working to be the moms they were created to be! We are all about no-nonsense, common sense parenting and equipping moms to ENJOY the motherhood life!

OUR SPEAKERS

JULIE RICHARD and her husband Mac founded Lake Hills Church in Austin, Texas in 1997. Julie’s experience covers a diverse background, including special education, elementary reading, along with early childhood, kids and student ministry. She is the founder of Fearless Mom, where she combines her unique experiences and applies all she’s learned to empower moms with skills and tools to actually ENJOY parenting their kids. With humor and joy, Julie explains the practical, everyday relevance of the Bible. She and Mac have two children, Emily (24) and Joseph (22).

LISA HARPER is a gifted communicator, whose writing and speaking overflow with colorful pop culture references that connect the dots between the Bible era and modern life. Her style combines sound scriptural exposition with easy-to-relate to anecdotes and comedic wit. Lisa has a Masters of Theological Studies and she uses her background in youth and women’s ministry to speak Biblical truth on television and radio programs, national and international women’s events and churches around the world and through her published works – including 13 books and 5 best-selling Bible Study curriculums. Lisa sites her greatest accomplishment to date as getting to be Missy’s mama. Because in April 2014, after a difficult two-year journey and several adoption losses, she finally got to bring her little girl home from Haiti and she’s been smiling ever since.

This conference is an opportunity for moms to rest, refuel and recharge without the distractions of daily life. Therefore, this conference is for moms only. Please leave all children at home. Even if you feel that your child will not prohibit you from engaging fully, your child may be a distraction to others. No children of any age will be permitted to attend.

TICKETS:
Super Early Bird Registration until 6/30/19 – $79
Early Bird Registration from 7/1/19 until 10/31/10 – $89
Regular Registration from 11/1/19 until 1/31/20 – $99
Late Registration from 2/1/20 until event – $109

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Mar
15
9:30 AM09:30

First Baptist Church, Arnold, MO

David Thomas to present “Being a Purposeful Parent”

Parenting is one of the most important callings of our lives. We step into this life- changing process without a road map or an instruction manual. This class centers around five basic concepts for being an intentional parent. We'll discuss the purpose of parenting, the significance of our contribution, and some foundational ingredients our kids need from us. This time will also invite you to consider some important questions your kids need you to ask.

You will leave with five questions to answer on behalf of your kids, as well as instructions on some great experiential activities to do with your family.   This class is designed for parents of kids from pre-school to college who want to take a more intentional, purposeful journey. 

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