Event Details

HDC | Family Conference

Parenting isn’t easy and comes in different sizes, stages and situations. This year High Desert Church is offering a family conference designed for your specific family context. It’s one conference with four tracks targeting blended families, single parents, grandparents, and the rest of us.

Individual Registration | Couple Registration

Friday, September 21, 2018 | 6:30 - 8:30 PM
Saturday, September 22, 2018 | 9:00 - 12:00 PM

Individual: $30 | Couple: $45 (childcare provided for birth - 6th grade | $10 per child)


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Track #1: General Parenting - Jim Burns

Jim Burns, Ph.D., is a renowned youth and family expert, an acclaimed author, and the founder of HomeWord, a radio program that reaches more than a million people across the country each day. He is also the Executive Director of the HomeWord Center for Youth and Family at Azusa Pacific University. Burns and his wife, Cathy, and their daughters, Christy, Rebecca, and Heidi, live in Southern California.

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Track #2: Blended Family - Laura Petherbridge

Laura is an international speaker and author of four books including, When “I Do” Becomes “I Don’t”—Practical Steps for Healing During Separation and Divorce, and The Smart Stepmom, 101Tips for The Smart Stepmom—Expert Advice from One Stepmom to Another and Quiet Moments for the Stepmom Soul-a devotional. Laura has spoken at the Billy Graham Training Center, and for Lifeway, Family Life, and Hearts at Home.

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Track #3: Single Parenting - Jennifer Maggio

Jennifer Maggio is the founder of The Life of a Single Mom. She is an author/speaker and international single parent advocate. As a former single mom, she has written several single parenting books and has been featured in several hundred media venues as a national single parenting expert.

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Track #4: Grandparenting - John Coulombe

John serves as the interGen pastor at EV Free Fullerton seeking to bring the generations together. John works alongside the legacy coalition helping grandparents and churches fulfill their unique and profoundly influential role in the lives of the grandchildren. John and Jacque have been married and in ministry together 48 years, have two sons and daughters-in-love and eight grandchildren. Oh yeah..this is Pastor Matt’s dad.

Patti Melendez
(760) 245-2415

Victorville Campus – 14545 Hook Blvd Victorville, CA 92394

Date / Time
  • Friday, September 21, 2018 @ 6:30 AM