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FEBRUARY 24, 2018

Simulcast rebroadcast on March 10th, 2018

The Parent's Summit is a one day experience hosted live in Plover, Wisconsin. It is built on the idea that local churches equipping local parents make the community a stronger, better place for families to thrive.

The 2018 Parent's Summit is February 24th, 2018 and features some of the top parenting speakers. Want to bring the Summit to your local church? Download our single page Simulcasting Guide and bring it to your church leadership.

2018 Speakers

Lysa TerKeurst

Lysa TerKeurst is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Uninvited as well as 18 other books. As president of Proverbs 31 Ministries, Lysa and her staff are passionate about teaching the Word of God in ways that get people excited to live the Bible out loud. With their new First 5 app and Encouragement for Today devotions, millions of people are studying God’s Word every day with Lysa and her team. Lysa is the mother of four married children and one teenager.

Josh Straub

Josh Straub is president and co-founder of The Connextion Group, a company equipping leaders, businesses, organizations, and churches in family wellness. He is the author/co-author of four books including Safe House: How Emotional Safety is the Key to Raising Kids Who Live, Love, and Lead Well. Josh also serves as the Marriage and Family Strategist for LifeWay Christian Resources. Josh is a family advocate and professor of child psychology and crisis response. He and his wife Christi created TwentyTwoSix Parenting, an online community helping parents disciple their kids. Josh and Christi are in the midst of parenting their two young children, Landon and Kennedy.

Ron Deal

Ron Deal is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Licensed Professional Counselor. He brings over 25 years of experience in ministry and counseling. Ron is the founder and president of Smart Stepfamilies, and the director of Family Life Blended. He is a member of the Stepfamily Expert Council for the National Stepfamily Resource Center. Ron is the author of The Smart Stepfamily: Seven Steps to a Healthy Family (and DVD series), The Smart Stepdad, Dating and the Single Parent, The Smart Stepmom (with Laura Petherbridge), and The Smart Stepfamily Marriage: Keys to Success in the Blended Family (with Dr. David Olson). Ron and his wife Nan are the parents of three children and founders of the faith-based non-profit Connor’s Song.

Dave Bondeson

Dave Bondeson has been the Family Ministries Pastor at Woodlands church for four years. He is the writer and creator of Kids Crossing weekly ministry program. As the Family Ministries pastor, he has a vision of reaching children with the gospel and forming disciples. He has a passion for children and families to grow in the love and knowledge of Jesus. Dave is also the founder and leader of the Parent’s Summit. He and his wife Heather have four children and make their home in Stevens Point.

Natasha Crain

Natasha Crain is the author of the blog Christian Mom Thoughts. Her blog focuses on equipping parents with understanding the evidence that supports Christianity. Her focus on apologetics led her to write a book for parents called Keeping Your Kids on God’s Side: 40 Conversations to Help them Build a Lasting Faith. Her latest book Talking With Your Kids About God will be released in October. Natasha is a wife and mother of three children. She has a certificate in apologetics from Biola University.

Pat Quinn

Pat Quinn has a desire to help teachers improve their teaching and parents improve their parenting. He believes “great parents are teachers” and provides parents with simple steps they can use right away to help improve their parenting. He believes in positive parenting and his ideas will help improve self-esteem and behavior. Pat works with teachers and helps them improve their instruction and increase student learning. As a professional speaker, teacher and magician, Pat has been speaking to audiences for over 40 years.

Amy Barnes & Jerry Miner

Together, Amy Barnes and Jerry Miner are Barnes & Miner. Married in 2002, they now share a stage all over the country performing their unique brand of tag team comedy. They began with a theater show, “The Funnymooners,” to rave reviews in Oklahoma and then opened the new Sideshow theater in Tempe, AZ with “Barnes & Miner: Let the Little Things Go,” which opened to sold out crowds and was extended to 5 weeks. Amy and Jerry recently relocated from Los Angeles to the Pacific Northwest because grandparents are more valuable than sunshine! They have an eight-year-old daughter and a four-year-old son who enjoy traveling with mom and dad.

The Parent's Summit exists to help you walk away equipped for the momentous task God has called you to. Through plenary speaking sessions by parenting experts, we provide practical and applicable equipping.

Parenting is tough, and everyone wonders if they're doing the job they should. You will walk away from the Parent's Summit knowing that God has given you the ability to accomplish His grand design as a parent. You will be encouraged.

We want to put real, practical and tangible resources in your hands. Through our resource areas, giveaways and app we provide what you need to grow as a parent.

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