October 5th & 6th 2018
Shepherding a Child’s Heart Weekend Parenting Seminar
With Dr. Tedd Tripp
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Tedd Tripp
Tedd Tripp is the president of Shepherding the Heart Ministries, a non-proft organization whose mission is connecting the hearts of God’s people to the power and grace of the gospel. Tedd has developed and teaches materials that encourage the people of God to understand God’s hope for the ways that human beings are pushed and pulled by the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. Tedd Tripp is Pastor Emeritus of Grace Fellowship Church in Hazleton, Pennsylvania, where he served from 1980 until 2012. Tedd and his wife, Margy, have three adult children and nine grandchildren. Tedd is the author of Shepherding a Child’s Heart, Hints for Parents, and the co-author of the book Instructing a Child’s Heart along with his wife, Margy. Tedd and Margy founded Immanuel Christian School in 1979 where Tedd has served as a teacher and administrator. Tedd is ICS Board Chairman Emeritus. From 1985-1997, Tedd served as a counselor in the Lehigh Valley ofce of the Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation. Since 1994, Tedd has maintained an extensive ministry as a conference speaker and presenter of Shepherding a Child’s Heart Seminars. His books and video and audio materials are used throughout the world.
About the Seminar
FRI 6:30 – REGISTRATION
Registration will take place in our main lobby at Grace Bible Church from 6:30 to 7:00 PM on Friday. Conference attendees should plan on arriving early so they have time to check in, drop their children off, and find their seats prior to the start of Session 1.
FRI 7:00 – SESSION 1: GETTING TO THE HEART OF BEHAVIOR
The major theme of Shepherding a Child′s Heart is that the heart is the wellspring of life. Since behavior is heart driven (Luke 6:45), it cannot be understood or addressed biblically in isolation from the heart. This foundational session explores common ways that we try to address behavior without shepherding the heart, helping parents gain skill at working back from behavior to the heart unmasking heart issues for their children.
FRI 8:15 – SESSION 2: HELPING OUR KIDS SEE THE GLORY OF GOD
Children are worshippers. Like us, they will worship God or idols. As worshipping beings they filter life’s experiences through a religious grid. Since our kids are worshippers they are designed to dazzled by the God of the Bible. Parents are called to help them be fascinated and enthralled by God. Psalm 145 calls us to be one generation commending the works of God to the next generation.
SAT 8:30 – CHECK-IN
Check-in will take place in our main lobby at Grace Bible Church from 8:30 to 9:00 AM on Saturday. Conference attendees should plan on arriving early so they have time to check in, drop their children off, and find their seats prior to the start of Session 3.
SAT 9:00 – SESSION 3: Ages 0 – 5: LIVING JOYFULLY UNDER AUTHORITY
The early years are primary years for helping kids understand that they are designed to live under authority. God has placed them in a family and given them parents who possess wisdom, maturity and life experience. Our task is helping them see that God, who is good and kind, has designed for them to live as children under authority. God has promised wonderful blessings for children who learn to honor and obey Mom and Dad.
SAT 10:15 – SESSION 4: Ages 6 – 12: UNDERSTANDING AND IDENTIFYING ATTITUDES OF THE HEART
Many issues arise in shepherding our children that cannot be reduced to living under authority. The Bible teaches that the heart strays long before behavior strays. We can help our kids understand the heart attitudes that lie behind common behavior problems. This session will present a paradigm for getting from behavior to heart attitudes and helping children understand ways that their straying hearts show their profound need for the forgiveness, grace and empowerment of the gospel.
SAT 11:25 – SESSION 5: TEENAGERS: INTERNALIZING THE GOSPEL
Teen years are the time to pass the baton of faith from one generation to the next. Proverbs 1 provides three foundations for the teen years: the fear of the Lord, remembering your parent’s words and disassociation from the wicked. Rich biblical communication is important in this stage of development. Remaining connected to our teens and finding delight in understanding them is key.
SAT 12:30 – LUNCHTIME Q&A WITH TEDD TRIPP
Stick around for lunch after Session 5 for a live Q&A with Dr. Tripp. Lunch will be provided for all adults and children, and childcare will continue until the end of the Q&A.