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Parenting Together Events

2018-2019 Schedule of Events
In a committed partnership with Christian parents, ACA will host Fellowship & Encouragment events for Parents, Students, Faculty, and Staff.

Please note, at least one of these events must be attended in order to re-enroll for the 2019-2020 school year.

Tuesday, September 18 - An Evening with Mark Gregston

6:00 pm - Parent Fellowship

6:30 - 9:00 pm - Seminar with Mark Gregston

Topic: "When to Hold'em, When to Scold'em, When to Mold'em, and When to Let Go"

A seminar filled with wit, stories, and wisdom - with a focus on what teens really need from their parents, as well as practical advice between teaching and training when it comes to raising kids. Mark Gregston is an author, speaker, national radio host, and the founder of Heartlight Ministries.

Tuesday, October 16 & 17 - Dawn Poulterer Woods

October 16

12:10 - 12:50 pm - Upper School Chapel

6:00 pm - Parent Fellowship

6:30 - 8:00 pm - Evening Parent Event

Topic: "Finding Your Voice in Your Parenting"

October 17

8:00 am - Morning Coffee with Moms

Topic: "Identify Your Fears and Find More Freedom, Peace, and Laughter"

The Tuesday evening talk will adress taking back the platform of influence over your child's life. How to teach them independence without putting them into adulthood too soon, and what this looks like specifically with technology. For the morning moms' coffee, we will discuss the questions: How much does fear play a role in your parenting? What are your most consistent fears with regard to your children? Fear and worry factor God out of the equation so we want to make sure we are not the cause of more anxiety for our kids and for ourselves! Dawn Woods joins us a second year in a row with wisdom and insight based on her experience as a school and family counselor.

Tuesday, November 6 & 7 - Dr. Walt Mueller,

founder and President of the Center for Parent/Youth Understanding

November 6

5:45 pm - Parent Fellowship

6:00 - 9:00 pm - Seminar with Dr. Walt Mueller

Topic: "No Parent Left Behind"

Three fast-paced and practical sessions to get you started on the journey to understand your kids and their rapidly changing world. Session 1: Know Your Teen - You'll learn how kids grow, develop, and change, along with how the teenage years leave them especially vulnerable to cultural influences. Session 2: Know their World - You'll learn about some of the major cultural forces in today's world that are influencing children and teens. Session 3: Know your Role - You'll get hope-filled and practical guidance on how to increase your parental influence and lead your kids to a spiritually, physically, and emotionally healthy adulthood.

November 7

8:30 - 9:30 am - Chapel for grades 8-12

Topic: "Pornography: A Heart to Heart with Kids"

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - Dr. James Andrews

8:00 am - Men's Breakfast

Topic: “What Were You Thinking?”

Dr. Andrews is an ACA parent and physician. He has had a quiet but profound impact on many men in this region. He has led David’s Men, a men’s discipleship ministry, for a number of years. His insights about spiritual formation in men are based on his ministry interests and his observations as a physician.

Thursday, February 28, 2019 - Mrs. Jackie Perry

6:30 pm - Parent Fellowship

7:00 - 8:30 pm - Seminar with Mrs. Perry

Topic: “Parenting Practices that Nurture the Soul of Your Child”

This seminar will discuss the spiritual, developmental and neurobiological benefits that come from the presence of 1) attachment and attunement, 2) play and laughter, 3) risk and responsibility, 4) conflict and resolution, and 5) stress and self-regulation in your relationship with your child. In each area, she will provide helpful insights and practical applications to help parents understand the importance of each and implement needed shifts.

Monday, April 15, 2019 - Ms. Lexi Zanias

6:00 pm - Parent Fellowship

6:30 - 8:00 pm - Seminar with Ms. Zanias

Topic: “Sexuality and Gender”

A biblical perspective on sexuality and gender development, tracing the history of our changing culture. Scientific and environmental influences will be addressed, as well as practical advice in navigating interactions and conversations with our children, friends, and neighbors. Alexis Zanias is an ACA Upper School science and apologetics teacher, Summit Ministries employee, and a Colson Fellow.