A number of quality conferences are scheduled for the months ahead in various regions of the country . These include:
The Pure Religion Adoption & Orphan Care Conference is August 12-13 in Raleigh, NC, emphasizing both the Gospel roots of a vision for adoption and orphan care, as well as practical guidance for both personal and church action. Join Tony Merida, Dan Cruver and others.
The Adoption & Foster Care Conference will be at Lake Pointe Church in Rockwall, TX on September 10th. Geared toward adoptive and foster families at any stage of the process. The conference will include a host of regional agencies and an array of instruction, including Dr. Karyn Purvis. The conference is free, including food and childcare. Register by August 31st.
The Hope for Orphans Institute will be held September 16 & 17 at the Hope Center in Plano, Texas. This conference will offer orphan ministry leaders tools, resources, and skills that will help them implement a plan for their church. It will also have significant content for families struggling with challenging adoptions, featuring experts in equipping the church to deal directly with the pre- and post-adoption challenges of children with special needs and high risk profiles. It will also include CEU’s for professionals.
The Empowered to Connect Conference will be September 23-24 in Nashville, TN. This 2-day conference sponsored by Show Hope is for adoptive and foster parents, ministry leaders and professionals designed to help them better understand how to connect with children from hard places in order to help them heal and become all that God desires for them to be.
Hope at Home will be held at Northlands Church in Norcross, GA on September 23-24. It’s designed for adoptive parents, providing both spiritual encouragement and practical parenting help, along with local connections with other adoptive families.
The Together for Adoption Conference will take place in Phoenix, AZ on October 21-22. This annual conference will include rich theological exploration of adoption, as well as practical instruction on a wide range of topics related to adoption, foster care and global orphan care.
The Tapestry Conference will be held on Saturday, October 29th, at Irving Bible Church. With more than twenty breakout sessions to choose from, this year’s free Tapestry Conference promises to be the most informative yet. Alongside more than 20 workshops, Jayne Schooler will be among the featured speakers. Childcare is available.
The “Wounded Children, Healing Homes” Conference at Salem Church of God will focus on the emotional and spiritual needs of adoptive and foster families, many who find themselves parenting children who have come from hard places. It will be held Saturday, November 12, as the first of its kind for the Dayton, OH area.