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First Baptist Church, Hendersonville, TN

  • First Baptist Church 106 Bluegrass Commons Hendersonville, TN, 37075 (map)


Sissy Goff presents:

Raising Girls 

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.


David Thomas presents:

Wild Things: The Art of Nurturing Boys

  • “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. 


Melissa Trevathan, Sissy Goff and David Thomas presents: 

Modern Parents, Vintage Values

  • "All of my other friends have iPhones."
  • "I hate you!"
  • "Everyone else gets to ________."
  • "No one else has to do chores at their house."

If you have ever heard any of the above sentences, this class is for you.  If you've ever said the words, "If I ever treated my parents the way my child treats me," this class is for you.  If you're trying to figure out how to teach your fourteen year-old daughter how to be grateful...your ten year-old son to respect you...your twelve year-old daughter to be more confident, then we've got the class for you.

In this seminar, we look at what it means to bring those good old vintage values into a modern world.  We'll talk specifically about how to deal with issues that are more rampant and concerning than ever before:  disrespect, entitlement, and the trappings of technology.  We'll also look practically at how to teach your children values like confidence, forgiveness, and responsibility.  And then we'll land on some timeless truths...ideas of ways to lead your child to become sure of who they are in the security of you as their wise, connected, respected modern parent.