The Home Works family conference is designed to help equip parents, spouses and families to better understand God's plan for the home, so that it will be a place of peace, blessing and joy. The conference will speak to a wide range of subjects such as marriage relationships, family worship, digital media impact on the family, parenting pre-school kids, raising teenagers, and even being a faithful grandparent to your children and their children. We hope each of you will join us for this most important weekend.
Michael has been the family pastor at Lakewood Ranch Baptist church for over 2 years. He is married to Summer and they have 3 children: Autumn- 19, Noah 18, and Payton 14. Michael has been in pastoral ministry serving parents and students for nearly 25 years. He received a Biblical studies degree at Liberty University, and has served in student ministry, Biblical counseling, preaching and discipleship of young marrieds and professionals over those years. Among his greatest passions is the desire to equip and serve families in their pursuit of building a home that glorifies God, and is a blessing to all those who they come in contact with.
Kurt has served ministries in California, North Carolina and Chicago. He is currently at home in Central Florida, serving as lead pastor at The Grove, Tampa. Kurt is most passionate about: 1) Making disciples 2) Training leaders and 3) Doing all things for the sake of the gospel. As for his favorite things, Julie and their six kids are tremendous gifts from God. He loves spending time with them, doing ministry with them, and seeing His goodness through them.
7:00 pm Main Session 1 - Parenting as Disciple-Making
Speaker: Kurt Gebhards
8:30 pm Dessert Social
8:45 am Continental Breakfast
9:30 am Breakout Sessions
- Should 2’s Be Terrible? | A Strategy for Raising Preschoolers
- We Need To Talk | Intentionally Opening the Door of Communication in Marriage.
- Unique Fit | Facing the Challenges of a Single Parent or Blended Family.
- Age Of Opportunity | The Joy of Hard Labor for the Souls of our Teenagers.
10:45 am Main Session 2 - Family Worship: Three Pillars to Leading Your Family to Christ.
Speaker: Kurt Gebhards
11:45 am Break For Lunch
12:30 pm Panel Q & A
9:00 & 10:45 am Main Session 3 - Overload: Navigating the major impacts of digital media on you and your family.
Speaker: Michael Harsch