Monday, February 9, 2015

Empowered To Connect Live Simulcast

A Live Simulcast of the Empowered to Connect Conference will be presented only in churches... streamed from the live conference in San Antonio on April 10-11, 2015! This is a first... and is an opportunity for your church to host this simulcast and provide the invaluable content that, until this event, has only been available in person. Dr. Karyn Purvis and her team from the TCU Institute of Child Development, along with the team from Empowered to Connect and Show Hope, will be sharing and presenting information that will help families and professionals in nurturing and caring for children. Professionals can also earn CEUs by attending the simulcast.

New Life Family Fellowship in Asheboro, NC will be hosting the simulcast along with churches from all over the country. Please reach out to your church staff today about registering for and hosting this tremendous conference.

Dr. Karyn Purvis has devoted the past twelve years to developing research-based interventions for at-risk children. She and her colleague Dr. David Cross co-authored the best-selling adoption book,
The Connected Child (2007). You will also hear from Show Hope board members, Dan and Terri Coley. The Coleys have served as foster parents for more than 40 infants and birthmothers, and have adopted children domestically and internationally. Their family is multi-racial and includes children with special needs. It is their heart’s desire for every child to have a family, but through personal experience they have come to know the importance of understanding the challenges and needs of children from “hard places.” Dan and Terri are committed to help educate and prepare families for the adoption journey and empower them with the tools to help children heal while maintaining healthy families.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Lifeline Children's Services

To go along with my investment business and ABBA Fund commitments, I have recently taken a position with Lifeline in Birmingham, AL to establish an office here in North Carolina!  I'm excited to be part of an organization that is growing and thriving as we work together to serve children. The ultimate solution is for a child to come to Christ and to grow up in a loving Christian home. We are also helping orphans through our (un)adopted programs around the world.  Please let me know if you have any questions about Lifeline and my work. Read more on this recent Lifeline blog post

Friday, October 12, 2012

Irving, Texas Adoption and Foster Care Conference

Michael and Amy Monroe are doing wonderful work providing resources for families and this conference is at their home church where they lead Tapestry. I'll be stopping by on Friday on my way to the Chosen Marathon near Austin, TX!
 The 2012 Tapestry Adoption & Foster Care Conference is only two weeks away, but there is still room for more -- so make plans to attend on Saturday, October 27, 2012, at Irving Bible Church.
This year’s Tapestry Conference offers several unique opportunities!  In fact, the conference actually consists of three separate events — and you are invited to attend any or all of them.
On Friday, October 26, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, Tapestry will host an Attachment Workshop led by Dr. Curt Thompson, author of Anatomy of the Soul.  The workshop is ideal for adoptive and foster parents, professionals, ministry leaders, and others who desire to pursue lasting change in how they relate to the children they love and serve.  Training credits for foster and adoptive parents will be available, as well as CEUs for Texas licensed social workers and counselors.  Due to the tremendous response, only 20 spaces are still available for the workshop -- so register today!
On Friday evening, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm, Tapestry will host Listen To Our Hearts.  This unique presentation will focus on the experiences, stories, and perspectives of adopted persons, and will feature Carissa Woodwyk, speaker and author of Before You Were Mine.
And last but not least, on Saturday, October 27, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, Tapestry will host the 2012 Tapestry Adoption & Foster Care Conference, featuring Dr. Curt Thompson as the general session speaker. 
The 2012 Tapestry Conference will feature 18 new breakout sessions covering a wide range of topics relevant to adoptive and foster parents, those considering adoption, adopted persons, professionals, and ministry leaders.
As in year's past, the Tapestry Conference is completely free, and includes a light breakfast, lunch, conference materials, and training credits for adoptive and foster parents.
You won't want to miss the 2012 Tapestry Conference and pre-conference events.  Visit to register online.