Will your children hold fast to the Christian faith or be overwhelmed by non-Christian influences flooding from seemingly everywhere? The percentage of Christian young people who abandon the faith once they graduate from high school is increasingly dramatically. What can you do to help? At this conference, Richard Ross will help families learn
· the necessity of strong heart connections (relationships) between parents and their children
· how these heart connections become damaged even in Christian homes
· how to restore damaged connections and center parent-child relationships on Jesus Christ and God’s Word
We invite families to come and learn how to prepare the next generation to walk in faith for a lifetime and daily join King Jesus in fulfilling the Great Commandment and the Great Commission for the glory of God.
Richard Ross has served as professor of youth ministry in the Jack D. Terry School of Educational Ministries since 2000. His entire life has focused on seeing Christ glorified in the lives of teenagers and their parents and leaders. He served as a local-church youth minister for 30 years. Overlapping part of that time was 16 years of service as the youth ministry consultant at LifeWay Christian Resources.
Ross prepared for investment in the lives of teenagers through bachelor’s, Master’s, and PhD degrees. He has written over 20 books related to teenagers, youth leaders, and parents of teenagers. Each year he speaks and preaches in over 40 churches, conferences, and conventions.
God whispered the idea for the True Love Waits movement to Jimmy Hester and Richard Ross. The first promises of purity were made by members of Ross’ youth group in 1993. Today the movement has been embraced by 100 denominations and national student organizations in the U.S. and by over 100 countries. Interest in the movement has led Ross to appear on such programs as The Today Show, Nightline, and CNN Headline News—and to be interviewed by The Washington Post, The Washington Times, the New York Times, USA Today, Newsweek, Time, Life, Seventeen, and several hundred other newspapers and magazines.
This conference will be at Wai’alae Baptist Church on May 13-15, 2021.
*Translation into Korean will be available for attendees.
Thursday, May 13, 2021
On the first night we will be talking about “The need.”
This will include the reality of parents seeing their children drifting away from the faith. Children and teenagers influenced more by the culture than the home. Also, looking at the big picture, the church losing the majority of those who grew up in church, and they are not returning later in life.
Two Possible Outcomes for Your Children After High School, Part 1
Two Possible Outcomes for Your Children After High School, Part 2
Friday, May 14, 2021
On this evening we will cover the necessity of strong heart connections (relationships) between parents and their offspring. Heart connections are the “pipeline” through which spiritual influence travels from parent to child. How heart connections become damaged even in Christian homes. Biblical wisdom on repairing and strengthening heart connections.
Your Heart Connection with Each of Your Children: The Key to Your Spiritual Impact
Restoring Broken Heart Connections with Your Children
Saturday, May 15, 2021
This day will be about taking parents back to the beginning of their life in Christ. Ensuring they are genuinely redeemed.
Leading parents to restore their first love in King Jesus. Leading parents to grasp the resplendent majesty and glory of Jesus, reigning on the throne of heaven—and then to begin to adore Him for more of who is truly is today. All of this motivated by the fact that parents cannot take their children where they have not gone.
Leading parents to become more transparent about their life in Christ. Helping them consider what children can observe that would convince those kids that their parents love and adore the Almighty with all their hearts.
Teaching and then demonstrating spiritual practices parents can use with their families. Faith conversations at mealtime. Family worship. Morning and evening prayers. Talking casually about faith “as you walk in the way,” etc.
Leading parents in a closing worship experience, where they can make heartfelt commitments to do and be all that Christ would will—so they can see a generation leave their homes, walk in faith for a lifetime, and daily join King Jesus in fulfilling the Great Commandment and the Great Commission, for the glory of God.
Your Own Life in Christ and the Spiritual Future of Your Children
Spiritually Leading Your Children from Birth to High School Graduation
Your Action Plan and Commitments Following This Weekend
Lunch with Q&A