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*No onsite childcare will be provided for this event.*

parenting conference | oct 18-19

Parenting our children is one of life’s greatest challenges and one of it’s greatest blessings. Psalm 127:3-5 says, “Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb is a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior, so are the children of one’s youth. Happy is the man who has his quiver full of them…”

If you’ve ever worked with concrete, you know you only have so much time to shape it before it becomes immovable. It’s the same way with our children. We only have a few years to shape them — to sharpen our arrows — before we launch them out into this world. Authors David Thomas and Sissy Goff will be coming to discuss topics covered in their books Are My Kids on Track? and Raising Boys and Girls. This conference is designed to help you better understand your kids, develop a plan for your parenting, and equip you for this great calling.

We’re excited for you to join us! See below for full schedule and more information about our speakers, David Thomas and Sissy Goff.

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Schedule & Speaker Bios

Friday, October 18th

6:00pm-7:00pm – Are My Kids on Track? Emotional, Social, and Spiritual Milestones Your Child Needs to Reach, Part 1

7:00pm-7:20pm – Break & Refreshments

7:20pm-8:20pm – Are My Kids on Track? Emotional, Social, and Spiritual Milestones Your Child Needs to Reach, Part 2

8:20pm-8:30pm – Q&A

Saturday, October 19th

8:30am-9:00am – Light Breakfast

9:00am-10:15am – Raising Boys and Girls, Part 1

10:15am-10:35am – Break & Refreshments

10:35am-11:45am – Raising Boys and Girls, Part 2

11:45am-12:00pm – Q&A

Sissy Goff, M.Ed., LPC-MHSP

Sissy Goff spends most of her days talking with girls and their families, with the help of her counseling assistant/pet therapist, Lucy the Havanese. She has worked as the Director of Child and Adolescent Counseling at Daystar Counseling Ministries in Nashville, Tennessee since 1993, with a Master’s degree from Vanderbilt University. Sissy speaks to parents across the country and is the author of eleven books including Raising Girls. and her newest books, Raising Worry-Free Girls and Braver, Stronger Smarter (for elementary school girls) which will be released in September of 2019.

Sissy is a regular contributor to various podcasts and publications, including their own podcast called Raising Boys and Girls. You can find more information and resources at

David Thomas, L.M.S.W.

David Thomas is the Director of Family Counseling at Daystar Counseling ( in Nashville, TN, the co-author of eight books, including the best-selling Wild Things: The Art of Nurturing Boys (Tyndale House Publishers) and Are My Kids on Track? The 12 Emotional, Social & Spiritual Milestones Your Child Needs to Reach. He is a frequent guest on national television and podcasts, including his own with Sissy Goff and Melissa Trevathan called Raising Boys and Girls, has been featured in publications like USA Today, and speaks across the country.

He and his wife, Connie, have a daughter, twin sons and a feisty yellow lab named Owen. You can follow him on social media at raisingboysandgirls and find the latest parenting resources at