Parenting: It's Not What You Think It Is

Being a parent is hard work

Many mothers and fathers are exhausted, discouraged, and frustrated. Does that sound like you? Pastor and author Dr. Paul David Tripp is filled with hope about parenting! Join us in our sanctuary as we view his four-session conference, Parenting: It’s Not What You Think It Is. This conference will help you experience freedom from the daily grind, and you’ll receive a roadmap to raise children God’s way, from infancy until adulthood. 
The conference will be held at First Baptist Church four Sunday evenings in a row, beginning Sunday, February 28. The conference will begin at 5:00 PM and conclude at 6:45 PM. Childcare and age-appropriate activities will be available for children in the nursery through grade 12. Dinner will be served each evening followed by a time of small-group discussion.  
Topics to be covered in the four sessions include:  
Sunday, February 28 
Give Up Control: The goal of parenting is not to control your child’s life; they will quickly outgrow your authority and be independent individuals. Don’t miss the big picture of what God has called you to do. 
Sunday, March 7 
Shape Their Character: Your children will reveal their lack of character over and over again. Learn how to lovingly expose the sin in their hearts and point them to the forgiveness of Jesus. 
Sunday, March 14 
Thrive In The Teen Years: Culture portrays this period of life as a chaotic season to be survived, but the Bible is very optimistic about what can be accomplished. Learn how to make the most of the teen years and help them successfully transition from childhood to adulthood. 
Sunday, March 21 
Rest In God: Parents who rest in God will experience abounding joy as a mother or father. This hope-infused conclusion will remind you that God never calls you to raise your kids without first providing you everything you need. 
The cost to attend is $25/family, which includes a conference study guide for each adult in attendance, one hardback copy (per family) of Paul David Tripp’s Parenting: 14 Gospel Principles That Can Radically Change Your Family, and four meals.  
Masks and socially distancing are highly encouraged for those in attendance.  
Please contact Pastor Steven if you have questions about the conference. He may be reached by phone (573-888-4689) or by email (  

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