Parent Summit

Parents.

Grandparents.

ALL who seek to intentionally disciple the next generation along the path to eternal life...

 

Come be equipped, encouraged and challenged to intentionally disciple the next generation and mark key milestones on the path of life. (Childcare provided for children 6 weeks - 5th grade.)

Parent Summit

Saturday, September 28

8:00am - 12:30pm

Register for this dynamic morning!

REGISTER FOR PARENT SUMMIT 

A variety of breakout sessions are offered - preview them below. 

Why not VOLUNTEER while you ATTEND!
Sign up here to greet, check in participants or staff the snack table during breaks. It's lots of fun!

OPTIONS FOR BREAKOUT #1

CCS Discipleship Track – PART 1
Carmel Christian School has a new strategy for disciple-making education throughout the K-12 experience. This discipleship plan starts with a vision for every student who graduates from CCS called “Portrait of a Graduate.” Parents have an important role in this plan, which will be explained in these two sessions. In Part 1, we will introduce the plan and explain how it works Presenter: Jay Hancock

Living with Integrity – Families with students in 7th/8th grade
Does your child follow their moral or ethical convictions and do the “right thing” in all circumstances, even if no one is watching them? Come and learn how to come alongside your teen to model for them what a life of integrity looks like from a biblical perspective. Topics include accountability, healthy friendships and biblical sex. Presenters: Shannon McCrory and Sophia Garrison

Stepping into Adulthood – Families with students in 9th/10th grade
The passing of a child into adulthood is a significant event. Come learn how to Biblically equip your child to become a man or woman of God. Presenter: Jim Hughes

Launching with Purpose – Families with students in 11th/12th grade
Imagine your child’s life after they graduate. What is most important in that next season of life? Are they ready to make an impact for the Kingdom of God in this next season of life? This seminar teaches you, as parents, how to prepare your students for the world after High School. Learn how to address issues such as courtship and marriage, God’s will, life skills, and being a person of influence. Presenter: Ryan Jackson

Modeling a Strong Marriage
Learn how to intentionally model and teach healthy marriage habits for your children in the areas of handling finances, communicating, and even showing affection. Presenters: Brad and Michelle Ferguson

Establishing Your Family Core Values
What decisions will define your child’s life when he or she is 29 years old? Your child’s future direction and core values are being formed right now-by someone. This session will equip parents to invest, encourage, discipline, and train kids of all ages with a Christ-honoring focus. Presenter: Jeremy Amick

Equipping Your Children to Live Generously
Many children are wired to bless others with their possessions, but somewhere along the way, consumerism and greed can set in. Come and learn how to foster a spirit of generosity in your children that will last a lifetime. Presenter: Carl Bass (professional financial planner for over 30 years)

Families Impacted by Disability
We know that our families that are impacted daily with disabilities are often so focused on the immediate needs that looking to the future is a daunting task. This breakout will equip families to begin preparing for your child’s future needs. Presenter: Audrey Scurfield and Ryan Platt (founder of A Special Needs Plan)


OPTIONS FOR BREAKOUT #2

CCS Track – PART 2
Carmel Christian School has a new strategy for disciple-making education throughout the K-12 experience. This discipleship plan starts with a vision for every student who graduates from CCS called “Portrait of a Graduate.” Parents have an important role in this plan, which will be explained in these two sessions. In Part 2, we will explain how the plan works at both home and school. Presenter: Jay Hancock

Discovering the Bible – Families with kids in 1st through 4th grade
Elementary school is all about learning to read and then gaining confidence and understanding in what is being read. Help your child build healthy habits around God’s Word. Show them how to read it, how to discover God’s Truth in it, and show them why it is the most important book they can ever read. As they learn God’s story, they can understand their own need for a relationship with Jesus! Presenter: Sydney Tucker

Anchoring Their Identity – Families with kids in 5th/6th grade
As followers of Jesus, our identity is found in Him and who the Bible says we are. The culture says something very different. Get equipped to navigate the teenage years and learn the basics of talking with your preteens about issues such as identity in Christ, friendships, physical changes, social media, and sex. Presenter: Will Daniel

Parenting a Prodigal
Parents of prodigals often feel helpless and tend to think it's because they did something wrong. For many parents of prodigals, there is a feeling of defeat and hopelessness. Come and be encouraged in how to fight for your child, stay encouraged and connected through the journey, and continue to have joy through the pain. Presenters: Kenny and Kay Klinect

Guiding Your Kids to Understand their Role in the Story of God
As parents, one of our deepest joys will be to see how our children use their lives to serve God. No matter what vocation or ministry they choose, our children’s role in God’s great Story will be beautiful and effective as long as they grow to know God’s heart for them and all his creation... How are you guiding your child to discover their role in the Story? Presenter: Angela Schlottman

Equipping Your Children to Live Generously
Many young children are wired to bless others with their possessions, but somewhere along the way, consumerism and greed can set in. Come and learn how to foster a spirit of generosity in your children that will last a lifetime. Presenter: Carl Bass (professional financial planner for over 30 years)

Establishing Your Family Core Values
What decisions will define your child’s life when he or she is 29 years old? Your child’s future direction and core values are being formed right now-by someone. This session will equip parents to invest, encourage, discipline, and train kids of all ages with a Christ-honoring focus. Presenter: Jeremy Amick

Helping Your Children in Times of Difficulty
Anxiousness, behavior issues, friendship problems . . . they are all a normal part of life. But how do you know when you need to seek help for your child, so they can continue to grow into the person God created them to be? What kind of help is the right help? How should you parent through these difficulties? Get answers and become equipped with how to respond to your kids’ struggles. Presenters: Carmel Counseling Center Director Wendy Skenderi and Carmel Counseling Center Occupational Therapist Michelle Teague.