ParentU Conference

Designed with the whole church in mind, there's something for everyone...not just parents.

We believe that all adults influence the lives of the children around them, not just parents. We are neighbors, aunts and uncles, and friends of the kids in our lives.

Each fall and spring, Berean hosts our ParentU Conference where we equip adults to lead children on their discipleship journey.

It's never the same conference twice. ParentU offers new content every time we present it; there's always something new to learn.

Save the date!

Friday, April 26, 6-9 PM, Burnsville Campus

  • Click the link below to pre-register for childcare. $5/child, $15 max
  • Complimentary pizza, 5 PM
  • Large group gathering with keynote speaker, 6 PM
  • Two break-out sessions to follow

Featuring Keynote Speaker, Warren Coe

Warren Coe is the Executive Director of Village Schools of the Bible, a ministry dedicated to transforming people by a deep and comprehensive study of God’s Word. Warren has a passion for God’s Word and a strong background in Bible teaching. He also is the host of “The Bible For Today” radio program on AM980 The Mission in the Twin Cities. Warren and his wife, Marlys, are Berean attenders and have seven children.

Warren's topic: Kids in Process: Faith l Character l Calling

Spring 2019 Breakout Seminars

General

How Berean Wants to Partner with Your Home (Session 1 Only)

Teachers: Ben Holden, Tanner Pinkerman, Dusty Decker

A look at why Berean has taken its approach to ministry and partnership with the family and how that practically is being implemented at each level.


Shepherding A Child's Heart as A Single Parent (Session 1 Only)

Teacher: RoxAnne Mitchell

Encouragement and tools for discipling your child in a single parent home.


How to Be the Spiritual Leader in Your Home When Your Spouse Is Not a Believer - FOR WOMEN ONLY (Session 2 Only)

Teacher: Linda Wahl

Practical tips and encouragement when you are leading the discipleship journey alone in your home.

 

Berean Kids Line

The Journey Begins: Committing to Take the Lead (Session 1 Only)

Teachers: DJ and Leighera Leffin

An introduction to taking the lead spiritually in your home, including practical ideas on how to introduce God, the Bible, and the gospel to your child.


Family Devotions: Simple Steps to Get Started

Teachers: Brian and Heather Forsberg

How to start and lead a regular family devotion time in your home that breeds consistent spiritual growth.


Sowing Seeds in Your Preschooler's Faith

Teachers: Rebekah Hall and Wendy Hartley

A practical look at introducing Jesus and the message of the gospel to your preschool child in a way that will engage and captivate their heart.


How to Talk to Your Child About Faith and Jesus - Part 1 & 2

Teachers: Dan and Betsie Feldkamp

A two part seminar outlining the content and practical methods for a series of conversations to talk to your child about the gospel with the hopes that they will respond through faith and repentance. This content will be in partnership with a new class being offered for kids at Berean this Fall.


Developing Mission Minded Kids

Teachers: Brad and Stephanie Bychinski

The call to develop a missional view of the world in your child, with examples of ways to engage your family in this mission.

 

Preteen Line

Understanding the Preteen Season

Teachers: Jen and Carl Plucker

Looking at the developmental changes of your preteen and how to disciple them through these transitions.


How to Talk to Your Child About Faith and Jesus - Part 1 & 2 

Teachers: Dan and Betsie Feldkamp

A two part seminar outlining the content and practical methods for a series of conversations to talk to your child about the gospel with the hopes that they will respond through faith and repentance. This content will be in partnership with a new class being offered for kids at Berean this Fall.


Developing Mission Minded Kids

Teachers: Brad and Stephanie Bychinski

The call to develop a missional view of the world in your child, with examples of ways to engage your family in this mission.

 

Middle School Line

Widening the Circle of Influence in Your Child's Life

Teacher: Sue Welsh

A look at the benefits of strategically placing other caring adults in the life your student and practical tips on how to get started.


Having an Intentional, Ongoing Purity Talk with Your Teen

Teacher: Chrissy Decker

Helping your teen understand healthy Biblical boundaries and develop personal convictions based on these truths through a series of conversations.


God, Teenagers, and College Basketball: How to Teach Your Teen About Faith (Session 2 Only)

Teacher: Dusty Decker

A look at different parenting styles and what is most conducive to teaching teenagers about faith.

 

High School Line

Raising the Bar: Raising the Level of Expectations with Your Student

Teachers: Lisa and Ted Presley

Help in preparing your student to take on greater responsibility and ownership in becoming more independent in their spiritual journey.


Having an Intentional, Ongoing Purity Talk with Your Teen

Teacher: Chrissy Decker

Helping your teen understand healthy Biblical boundaries and develop personal convictions based on these truths through a series of conversations.


God, Teenagers, and College Basketball: How to Teach Your Teen About Faith (Session 2 Only)

Teacher: Dusty Decker

A look at different parenting styles and what is most conducive to teaching teenagers about faith.


Leading Your Student to Church Membership

Teacher: Tony Manning

Teaching your student about the importance of the church and how to be actively engaged and committed to a community of faith.


Tough Questions: 10 Questions to Uncover the Worldview of Your Teenager

Teacher: Blaine Stephenson

How to identify your student's perspective on life and guide it toward a Biblically grounded worldview.

 

Grandparents

Grandparenting: Getting It Right the Second Time Around

Teachers: Tim and Deb Larson

Exploring your role as a grandparent in order to make the most of your relationship and spiritual influence.


A Guide to Long Distance Grandparenting

Teachers: Terry and Connie Carlson

How to maximize your spiritual impact on your grandchildren when they are not local.

 

 

Connect

Ben Holden, Pastor of Family Ministires

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