Launching children into adulthood — boy, oh boy — it’s tougher than you might think. And scary. The childhood years fly by, and before you know it, your little baby is an adult — or somewhere near an adult — and you hope and pray they take off from the nest and fly.
There are so many issues wrapped up in this moment. Wendy and I have launched four children into adulthood, we have 12 more to go, and we feel we’re just getting the hang of it. By the time the 16th comes around, I hope we have this awkward transition figured out.
Wendy and I are launching a brand new conference January 2-4, 2014, and we believe it is absolutely perfect for young people in this transition time. Perhaps for the both of you. Let me explain what we have going on because, frankly, you’re going to want to be involved. Especially if you are in the same launching stage of parenting as we are.
The conference is called the For Action Conference. It’s aimed toward millennials (ages 16-24, though we have attendees a little younger and a little older already registered). The idea of the For Action Conference is pulling together millennial generation young people to inspire and equip them to greater purpose.
Isn’t that what you want for your budding young adult? But your child is in a tough age. Millennials have a bad reputation for being lazy, apathetic, unmotivated. The world is changing so rapidly, few young adults fully realize the great opportunities they have to fulfill their greater God-given purpose in life. They resort (in droves!) to immobility and let the world roll on without them.
The For Action Conference is attracting millennials of a different sort. It is a three-day event at Focus on the Family, January 2-4, 2014. The conference will do three things: (1) connect attendees to successful role models, (2) teach skills necessary for success, and (3) network attendees with one another as a band of brothers and sisters out to make a positive impact on the world.
The key benefit of this conference is in its name: ACTION. After hearing from the experts, learning the skills they need to know, and networking with like-minded millennials, attendees will be inspired and equipped to take on God’s calling for their lives. They will definitely be “trained for action” (1 Peter 1:13).
Sound awesome? If you’re in that transition seat as a parent, I bet you’re intrigued. Wendy and I have this proposal for you: COME TO THE FOR ACTION CONFERENCE. It is sponsored and run by Training Minds Ministry, the 501c3 I run, and both Wendy and I will be speaking. The three day event is only $179 each, and it covers meals, sessions, and conference materials. That’s barely the cost of a college credit, but I suspect the return on the investment will be incredible.
I’m so excited for this event that I can hardly stand it. We hope to see you in January.
January 2-4, 2014
Focus on the Family, Colorado Springs