PASTORING THE PARENTS

WITH TIM KIMMEL

Dallas Theological Seminary • October 28, 2019

OVERVIEW

Parenting today is a complex, delicate, and heavily critiqued process made even more difficult by constantly shifting cultural values in technology, sexuality, and the public square. How, then, can a ministry leader effectively pastor parents? 

Join us for this one-day event with keynote speaker Tim Kimmel, founder and executive director of Family Matters, along with a variety of experienced workshop leaders, to learn practical steps for guiding others (as well as ourselves) in becoming compassionate, courageous parents.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Dr. Tim Kimmel is a well-known national speaker and best-selling author of many books and video series, including Grace Based Parenting and Grace Filled Marriage. As the executive director of Family Matters, he believes the best way to pass on saving faith and a transformed life is within the nurturing confines of a loving home. 

Through the ministry of Family Matters, Dr. Tim Kimmel has the privilege of impacting millions of homes every year with the life-changing message of God’s grace and hope.

DETAILS

Pastoring the Parents will begin at 9:00 a.m. with doors opening at 8:30 a.m. Coffee and lunch will be provided. The event will take place in Cambell Academic Center (Lamb Auditorium) at Dallas Theological Seminary (3909 Swiss Ave, Dallas, TX 75204). Attendees can choose to participate in two of the six workshops: kids and technology; healthy biblical view of sexuality; developing a Christian identity; discipline; mental health; and parenting broken homes and blended families. Schedule, location and workshop speakers are listed below.

Location

Lamb Auditorium, Dallas Theological Seminary

Schedule

8:30 am

Doors Open

9:00 am

Keynote session 1

10:00 Am

coffee break

10:20 am

Workshop session 1

11:45 am

lunch

12:45 Pm

workshop session 2

2:00 pm

break

2:15 Pm

keynote session 2

3:15 pm

conference concludes

WORKSHOP SPEAKERS

KIDS AND TECHNOLOGY

Dan Martin

Dan Martin is campus pastor at the Sloan Creek campus of Chase Oaks Church in Fairview, TX. In addition to his campus pastor role, Dan is also a frequent conference speaker and guest teaching pastor on topics addressing family, parenting, marriage and technology. He is part of the speaking team for two other organizations: pureHOPE and Family Matters. Two of his primary speaking topics are parenting in a sexualized culture and grace-based parenting. Dan lives in Allen, TX, and has been married to his wife, Kathie, for 28 years. They have three adult children and two grandchildren.

Dan Martin is campus pastor at the Sloan Creek campus of Chase Oaks Church in Fairview, TX. In addition to his campus pastor role, Dan is also a frequent conference speaker and guest teaching pastor on topics addressing family, parenting, marriage and technology. He is part of the speaking team for two other organizations: pureHOPE and Family Matters. Two of his primary speaking topics are parenting in a sexualized culture and grace-based parenting. Dan lives in Allen, TX, and has been married to his wife, Kathie, for 28 years. They have three adult children and two grandchildren.

DEVELOPING A CHRISTIAN IDENTITY

Jenny Wang

Jenny Wang is an experienced therapist whose sweet spot is helping teens and their parents through the struggle of depression and anxiety and rebuilding the connection that can often deteriorate during those difficult times. Jenny’s compassionate and laid-back style instantly connects with teens, and, as a mom of four, she understands the guilt and fear parents experience in wanting the best for their kids. She works alongside parents to help their children understand and work through obstacles and fully appreciate who God has made them to be. She is also a regular speaker for both youth and parent groups at local churches. 

Jenny Wang is an experienced therapist whose sweet spot is helping teens and their parents through the struggle of depression and anxiety and rebuilding the connection that can often deteriorate during those difficult times. Jenny’s compassionate and laid-back style instantly connects with teens, and, as a mom of four, she understands the guilt and fear parents experience in wanting the best for their kids. She works alongside parents to help their children understand and work through obstacles and fully appreciate who God has made them to be. She is also a regular speaker for both youth and parent groups at local churches. 

BROKEN HOMES AND BLENDED FAMILIES

Dr. D.Z. Cofield

D.Z. Cofield is a former instructor at Dallas Theological Seminary and currently serves as the senior pastor of the historic Good Hope Missionary Baptist Church in Houston, Texas. He earned a bachelors degree at Swarthmore College, a masters degree in theology at Dallas Theological Seminary, and a doctor of ministry degree at Faith Evangelical Seminary. He is also the founder of Hope for Families, Inc., a non-profit committed to rebuilding communities one family at a time, and the Hope Educational District, an organization that provides creative and innovative educational strategies for urban communities.

D.Z. Cofield is a former instructor at Dallas Theological Seminary and currently serves as the senior pastor of the historic Good Hope Missionary Baptist Church in Houston, Texas. He earned a bachelors degree at Swarthmore College, a masters degree in theology at Dallas Theological Seminary, and a doctor of ministry degree at Faith Evangelical Seminary. He is also the founder of Hope for Families, Inc., a non-profit committed to rebuilding communities one family at a time, and the Hope Educational District, an organization that provides creative and innovative educational strategies for urban communities.

HEALTHY BIBLICAL VIEW OF SEXUALITY

Debby Wade

Debby is a licensed marriage and family therapist, licensed professional counselor, certified sex therapist, and certified sex addiction therapist. She has over 25 years of experience working with children, teens, and adults in individual, group, marital, and family therapy. She founded ACTSolutions (Authentic Christian Therapeutic Solutions) in 1999, where she primarily works with clients in the area of sexual issues: sexual trauma, sexual pain & other sexual disorders, enhancing sexual intimacy & desire, sexual addiction, and helping couples heal after sexual betrayal. She offers individual, marital, and group therapy.

Debby is a licensed marriage and family therapist, licensed professional counselor, certified sex therapist, and certified sex addiction therapist. She has over 25 years of experience working with children, teens, and adults in individual, group, marital, and family therapy. She founded ACTSolutions (Authentic Christian Therapeutic Solutions) in 1999, where she primarily works with clients in the area of sexual issues: sexual trauma, sexual pain & other sexual disorders, enhancing sexual intimacy & desire, sexual addiction, and helping couples heal after sexual betrayal. She offers individual, marital, and group therapy.

HEALTHY BIBLICAL VIEW OF SEXUALITY

Dr. Gary Barnes

Dr. Barnes is an ordained minister and a licensed psychologist who specializes in marriage and family research, counseling, and training. After graduating from DTS he served as an assistant pastor for seven years. While in the New York area he was a research project coordinator at NYU Medical Center’s Family Studies Clinic and later completed a two-year postdoctoral fellowship through Parkland Hospital (Dallas) and the Child Guidance Clinics of Dallas and Texacoma. His great celebrations of life are his wife, four adult kids plus three more by marriage, nine grandkids, and bicycle racing.

Dr. Barnes is an ordained minister and a licensed psychologist who specializes in marriage and family research, counseling, and training. After graduating from DTS he served as an assistant pastor for seven years. While in the New York area he was a research project coordinator at NYU Medical Center’s Family Studies Clinic and later completed a two-year postdoctoral fellowship through Parkland Hospital (Dallas) and the Child Guidance Clinics of Dallas and Texacoma. His great celebrations of life are his wife, four adult kids plus three more by marriage, nine grandkids, and bicycle racing.

PROTECTING CHILDREN FROM BEING VICTIMIZED

Kimberlee Norris

Kimberlee D. Norris is a sexual abuse trial attorney: representing victims of abuse, serving as a consulting and testifying expert in abuse cases, and providing crisis management and allegation response counsel to child-serving organizations of all sizes. An acknowledged authority in screening practices, she has trained over 500,000 ministry staff members and volunteers since 2005. After decades of litigating sexual abuse cases and providing legal counsel to ministries, she partnered with Dallas Theological Seminary to create the first seminary course addressing the risk of child sexual abuse in ministry contexts.

Kimberlee D. Norris is a sexual abuse trial attorney: representing victims of abuse, serving as a consulting and testifying expert in abuse cases, and providing crisis management and allegation response counsel to child-serving organizations of all sizes. An acknowledged authority in screening practices, she has trained over 500,000 ministry staff members and volunteers since 2005. After decades of litigating sexual abuse cases and providing legal counsel to ministries, she partnered with Dallas Theological Seminary to create the first seminary course addressing the risk of child sexual abuse in ministry contexts.

MENTAL HEALTH

Tricia Gordon

As a professional counselor, with a masters in biblical counseling from Dallas Theological Seminary, Tricia has served the DFW community in a variety of settings including Collin County Children’s Advocacy Center, Communities in Schools of North Texas, and Youth and Family Counseling Center. She has a private practice in Dallas and works at Innovation 360, supporting families of a loved one with mental health challenges. Although she has had a broad range of experiences, she is passionate about the transition years of the tweens, teens, and young adults. She enjoys the challenges and opportunities that awaken during this developmental stage and delights in partnering with future leaders and their parents.

As a professional counselor, with a masters in biblical counseling from Dallas Theological Seminary, Tricia has served the DFW community in a variety of settings including Collin County Children’s Advocacy Center, Communities in Schools of North Texas, and Youth and Family Counseling Center. She has a private practice in Dallas and works at Innovation 360, supporting families of a loved one with mental health challenges. Although she has had a broad range of experiences, she is passionate about the transition years of the tweens, teens, and young adults. She enjoys the challenges and opportunities that awaken during this developmental stage and delights in partnering with future leaders and their parents.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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