ROOTED IN CHRIST: APR 21 • A local conference with something for everyone!
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My Hope Is Built on Nothing Less: The Case for Christ-Centered Counseling
Jesús E. Reyes, A.M., L.C.S.W. - Individual, couples, and family therapist
This sectional will attempt to make a case for Christ-centered counseling through three avenues: (a) Reviewing several models of counseling or clinical therapeutic services for a host of life challenges; (b) looking at three basic approaches to Christ-centered counseling; and (c) providing suggestions on how to find and select a counseling or therapy professional who employs a Christ-centered perspective.
Mission Field: USA Gary
Rev. Delwyn Campbell
Missionary at Large for Gary, Delwyn Campbell will share about his ministry in the area through congregational work at St. John Lutheran, school ministry at Ascension Lutheran School, human care with Rebuilding the Breach Ministry, and outreach work. He will discuss his work and ways you can help.
Ten Commandments of the Dinner Table
Rev. Peter Speckhard
“The dinner is to the day as Thanksgiving is to the year.” Pastor Speckhard of St. Paul’s Lutheran will lead the discussion on setting the time in your day to give thanks to God and come together in fellowship. He will give ten suggests for you to practice this whether by yourself, with family, or with friends.
Developing a Sticky Faith
Have you ever wondered if you are doing enough to help your child form a faith that will truly last? If this question has every crossed your mind, then please come and learn more about developing a sticky faith that can stand the test of time. We live in a society that is separating itself more and more from God, bringing to light how crucial it is to lead our children in their faith and help them form a foundation that will not crumble as they get older. Over 50% of our youth walk away from God and their faith after high school. What can we do to help prevent that from happening? Join Cara Clausing as she shares with you information about our church, our society, our youth, and how we can help them form a stronger sticky faith that will last.
Rev. Chad Kendall
Pastor Chad Kendall of Trinity Lutheran in Lowell will discuss what many people fear to be the “Lost Generation” when it comes to church membership. Millennials, born mid-1980’s to early 2000’s, have a lot of concern and a lot of potential associated with them. Pastor Kendall will break down what that means for the church.
Adoption: How God Loves
Rev. Eric Kleinschmidt
Is love an emotion or a choice? What does it mean to live out our “Pro-Life” values? This sectional will examine one family’s adoption adventure and what the process says about our faith, about our God, and about the hot-button issues of our time.
Faith Milestones: Setting the Tone for the Christian Life
We all have key points in our lives— graduation, getting a first Bible, a pivotal anniversary, the passing of a matriarch— that helped us mark our growth and maturity. Marking those moments of spiritual growth with a gift, a family tradition, or exercise can enrich the Christian life and build a faith heritage for the next generation. Joce Boblink, the St. Paul’s Director of the Family Life Board, will discuss creative ways that we can bring deeper meaning to our journeys of faith, whether setting the tone at home or through the church family.
Thrivent Action Teams
Are you a Thrivent Member? Do you like to help your community? Come learn more about Thrivent Action Teams with Jason Gena of Thrivent Financial. This program helps you with seed money to support an event you have that reaches out to the community. Whether through your church, organization, or individually, this is a great way to connect with your community.
Peers and Mentors (Teens)
We are influenced by so many people in so many ways, but do we actually stop and think about what they are saying? Jaymes Hayes, DCE of St. Paul’s Lutheran, will discuss the many influences, from our friends and classmates, siblings, parents, and other adults, we have in our lives and where we should turn to help us live godly lives no matter where we are. We will specifically look at the benefit a mentor can be in your life.
Loving Well (Teens)
“No matter what type of family we come from or what ethnic or cultural background we have, deep within us is a universal desire to be loved well.” By God’s rich grace for you, you are worthy of being loved well - to be loved the way God designed love to be. Come explore practical tools for being able to also in turn love others well - whether it be friends, family, or a future spouse. This workshop is designed for teens, but also open to parents looking for tools to bring home to their children for when it comes to the dating era of life.