2023-2024 Parent Workshop
If you missed one of our past parenting workshops or webinars, you can still access it by clicking on the Watch the Recording button below each topic.
Let’s Talk About Mental Health: Kids, Teens & Parents
with John and Sungshim Loppnow
Join us on Sunday, April 14, for a parent seminar focusing on the mental health of kids, teens and parents alike!
We will delve into understanding the challenges faced by kids and teens in today’s world, explore the varying experiences of mental health issues across different ages and gender, and provide insight on how parents can support their children. Additionally, we’ll discuss strategies for parents to maintain their own mental well-being while navigating the complexities of raising children. Don’t miss this invaluable opportunity to enhance your understanding and contribute to the mental health of your family!
This workshop is suitable for parents of older elementary children to high school students. The $20/adult registration fee includes lunch for both adults and children. We will have a designated area for kids and teens to hang out while waiting for their parents. John and Sungshim Loppnow are a husband-and-wife team of Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists and trained spiritual directors, renowned for their integration of scripture, neuroscience, and trauma-informed practices. Meeting in graduate school, they share a core value of lifelong learning, continually advancing their skills to better serve others. They co-authored “Joyful Journey,” with Sungshim pioneering the Immanuel Journaling process, a cornerstone of their work. Together, they are passionate leaders in the Immanuel Journaling movement, dedicated to fostering growth, healing, and connection in individuals and communities.
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Past Parenting Webinars
5 Things You Need to Know so Video Games Don’t Ruin Your Kids
with David Miller (Satellite Gaming)
On Saturday, September 9, 2023, we held an in-person parent seminar with David Miller. If you missed the live event, you can watch the recording.
With over 3.3 billion gamers worldwide, the gaming community appears in cultures around the world and in spite of this has also developed a distinct culture of its own. Knowing more about this culture and how to interact with it will allow you to further equip you to make disciples in all nations in the world of sport and play. Video games can provide a way to connect with your child(ren). Whether you simply want to understand the hype around gaming or you want to foster a deeper relationship with your child, we are here to come alongside you. Visit https://satellitegaming.net/ for more information.
Sport as Mission: Helping families think through their call to sport as mission for God
With Josh Breffle
On Monday, June 6, 2022, we held a parent webinar with Josh Breffle. We recorded the webinar for you to watch any time.
Come spend an evening being encouraged and equipped to think about your families’ call to sport as a mission assignment from God. We will discuss topics such as:
- What is a theology of sport?
- How do I keep my sport from becoming an idol?
- What does it look like to pursue sport and stay connected to my local church?
- How much is too much?
- How can I start to see the courts, fields, bleachers, and stands as a mission field God wants to reach?
Both parents and students are invited to attend this webinar.
Josh has served with Reality Sports since 2008 in the roles of volunteer Wrestling Coach, Director of Wrestling, President of the Board of Directors, and now as the Director of Coaching Development. Josh was a college wrestler and God has used his passion for sport as a vehicle for discipleship and gospel proclamation. Josh is deeply passionate about the local church and serves as an elder of Preaching and Church Planting Vision at Summit Christian Fellowship in Tacoma, WA. Josh received his undergrad from Western State University in Colorado, and holds a Master of Divinity from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and also served as an Army Ranger from 2005-2011. Breffle loves spending time with his wife, Emily, and his two sons. If Josh is not reading good books and drinking good coffee, you can find him running on a trail somewhere in the Pacific Northwest.
Navigating our Kids’ Digital Media Worlds (Focus: Elementary – High School)
With Brad M. Griffin
On Thursday, April 29, 2021, we held a parent webinar with Brad Griffin. We’re sorry you missed the live event, but we didn’t want you to miss out, so we recorded it for you to watch any time. For resources related to this talk, please visit: fulleryouthinstitute.org/digitalworld.
Ever feel like you and your kids are drowning in a sea of new questions, apps, and devices? Want to talk about digital media more with your kids, but aren’t sure how? Drawing from the best research on media and youth, as well as interviews with parents like you, this seminar will offer new breakthroughs for your most pressing tech-related dilemmas: using social media responsibly, setting limits on device usage without isolating your kids from their friends, and how to handle inappropriate sharing. Ultimately, we want digital media to be a force that helps knit our families together rather than ripping us apart at the seams. Join us for tips to develop a plan that works for your family without making media—or you—the enemy!
Brad M. Griffin is the Senior Director of Content for the Fuller Youth Institute, where he develops research-based training for youth workers and parents. A speaker, writer, and volunteer youth pastor, Brad is also the co-author of over a dozen books including Every Parent’s Guide to Navigating Our Digital World, Growing Young, Sticky Faith, and Can I Ask That?
Faith in an Anxious World: What you need to know about teenager’s mental health
With Dr. Kara Powell
On Thursday, March 18, 2021, we held a parent webinar with Kara Powell. We’re sorry you missed the live event, but we didn’t want you to miss out, so we recorded it for you to watch any time.
You don’t need to look far to see that both before and during this pandemic, young people are navigating unprecedented levels of anxiety, depression, and suicide. This webinar equips you as a parent, stepparent, grandparent, or caregiver with proven and practical answers to your pressing questions of why we’re seeing this surge in young people, and how your home can offer the hope and help your family needs. Although focus is on teenage years, parents of elementary aged children are also invited as some things apply to both age groups… and it’s always a good idea to know what’s ahead.
Dr. Kara Powell is the Executive Director of the Fuller Youth Institute (FYI), a faculty member at Fuller Theological Seminary, and Fuller’s Chief of Leadership Formation. Named by Christianity Today as one of “50 Women You Should Know,” Kara serves as a Youth and Family Strategist for Orange, and also speaks regularly at parenting and leadership conferences. Kara is the author or coauthor of a number of books, includingGrowing Young, Growing With, The Sticky Faith Guide for Your Family, Sticky Faith Curriculum, Can I Ask That?, Deep Justice Journeys, Deep Justice in a Broken World, Deep Ministry in a Shallow World, and the Good Sex Youth Ministry Curriculum. Kara lives with her husband Dave and their three children, Nathan, Krista, and Jessica, in Southern California.