Free conference offers help to parentsLeading experts on Christian family life skills will keynote a two-day, multi-denominational conference at Freedom Hall Civic Center in Johnson City on Sept. 28-29 Admission is free to the public.
The mission of the Worldview on the Family Conference is to assist Christian parents in raising their children with a Biblical view on today’s controversial issues.
Dr. Voddie Baucham and Bill Jack are noted experts on the relevance of God’s word to everyday life. “These men are nationally-recognized leaders in the effort to shore up the strength of Christian parents in fulfilling their responsibilities as Godly leaders of their family,” said Steve Trinkle, a member of the organizing group of the conference and local minister.
Activities begin on Friday, Sept. 28, at 10 a.m. with a session for parents and their elementary school-age children. A session for parents and their middle- and high school-age students will begin at 1 p.m. The adult program for the day begins at 6 p.m.
On Saturday, Sept. 29, the agenda begins at 9 a.m., and speakers will be scheduled throughout the day. At 6 p.m., a teen and college event will be held at Freedom Hall. The Curtis Band will provide music.
Six nationally recognized Christian leaders will speak during the event. Baucham will make three appearances on the topic of the “Culture War” affecting the Christian perspective and how to become a “Family Shepherd.” He currently serves as the pastor of preaching at Grace Family Baptist Church in Spring, Texas.
Jack is an educator and faculty advisor for Worldview Academy, an academic leadership program that seeks to train Christian students to think and live in accord with a Biblical worldview.
Other speakers include Doug Phillips, founder of Vision Forum Ministries; Dr. Henry Morris III, the CEO of the Institute for Creation Research; Dr. John D. Morris, the President of the Institute for Creation Research; and Dr. Randy Guliuzza, a scientist and expert on Biblical creationism.
In partnership with the Summit Leadership Foundation, the organization is sponsoring the Worldview on the Family Conference because of the need to integrate Christian values into parenting skills.
“Statistics from the U.S. Health and Human Services show that 33 percent of families in Tennessee with children under the age of 18 are headed by a single parent,” Trinkle explained. “We know the challenges of raising up children and grandchildren with a Godly perspective on troubling secular issues. The challenge is even greater for single parents or grandparents who are trying to raise children who will continue a Christian life when they reach adulthood.”
For more information on the conference, visit www.WorldviewOnTheFamily.org or contact Trinkle at 741-1663.