Fri, Aug 19|
Biblical Sexual Ethics & Integrity Conference
In-Person & Online | Childcare Included
Time & Location
Aug 19, 2022, 6:00 PM PDT – Aug 20, 2022, 4:00 PM PDT
Heritage Church, 8803 NE 76th St, Vancouver, WA 98662, USA
About the Event
W H O
Any Believer over the age of 12.
P U R P O S E
The requests from parents (and youth workers) wanting help with navigating gender, pornography, and other sexuality related topics with their children is steadily increasing. The aim of this conference is to equip you with new perspectives and skill-sets to effectively connect with youth. Participants will be introduced to Biblical sexual ethics, sexual integrity and how to disciple a child’s sexuality.
This is a Bible-centered and faith-based event. The speakers hold Christian worldviews. Please note the event is not designed nor aimed at facilitating debates. The focus is to inspire you to wrestle with and live out a Biblical sexual ethic, model sexual integrity, and be able to communicate and connect more effectively with the next generation. As a speaking team we hope to model a ministry of reconciliation, gentleness, and truth in love.
T I C K E T S
Regular online**/in-person* ticket price: $39
—Early Bird price of $29 ends June 20th—
Tickets are non-refundable.
Online ticket holder, you will receive an email (with the email you've provided in registration) a day before the event. Please check your emails and junk/spam folders prior to the event.
*In-person tickets are limited due to space availability.
**Online tickets will give you access to live-stream the event. There will not be a recording provided.
I N C L U D E D
- Content expert speakers and lived-experience testimonials.
- Childcare offered for ages 10 years and younger if needed.
- Custom made resource webpage that supports the content covered in the conference.
- Recommendations for further growth and training including educational resources, local ministries, and personal coaching.
- The conference will include Q&A with the speakers.
S C H E D U L E
--Sessions will start on time--
Friday August, 19 - Pacific Time
Doors open 5:30pm
Session 1: 6pm-9pm
Saturday August, 20 - Pacific Time
Doors open 8:30am
Session 2: 9am-11:45pm
Session 3: 1:15pm-4pm
Times are subject to change.
L U N C H
There will be a 1.5+/- hour break for you to get lunch off-campus. Heritage Church is near several fast food or walk-in restaurant options. SUGGESTION: Consider scheduling lunch (individually or with others) using a food delivery to the building or take-out. There is a cafe area in the building with tables and chairs.
C H I L D C A R E
Childcare will be offered for children 10 y/o and under if you are unable to find other childcare. If you are not a member of Heritage Church or have yet to complete the childcare check-in process, please thoroughly fill out the childcare information on this event's registration form. This will make checking your child(ren) into childcare much smoother the day of the event. If you have already gone through the church’s childcare check-in process within the last few months, feel welcome to only include the number of children and their names.
PLEASE NOTICE the lunch break for this event. There will be light snacks provided for the children. It's ideal to bring specific snacks that your child needs/likes just in case.
Childcare will open at 8:30 AM -- Please be aware: Depending on how many new children to the church are checking-in there may be a line.
I N F A N T S
For parents wanting a place to feed or rock their infants there is a room to use that has a one-way-mirror viewing the stage.
W H A T T O B R I N G
- Notebook/Journal for taking notes
- If you run cold bring a jacket
- Refilleable water-bottle (there is a water bottle filling station)
S P E A K E R B I O S
Friday August 19th
Laura Gallier is on a mission to know and love God and make His love known. Her passion for the Lord dates back to her young adult years, when God rescued her out of a promiscuous, defeated lifestyle. Since then, she has devoted herself to helping others experience God’s incredible truth and goodness.
Moved to compassion by our society’s lack of understanding of the sacredness of sex and marriage, Laura’s writing and speaking ministry began in 2008 with an emphasis on sexual integrity—a platform she continues to advocate today. In addition, she facilitates teachings that expose the strategies of our unseen enemy, empowering teens and adults to overcome oppressive thoughts, emotions and habits.
Laura’s award-winning young adult novel series, The Delusion, is having a profound impact as the thrilling storyline inspires students and adults to consider the reality of spiritual warfare.
Laura speaks nationally, and her messages transcend denominational lines. She and her husband Patrick have three children and live in the greater Houston area. Get to know Laura better at www.LauraGallier.com.
Saturday August 20th
Dr. Corey Gilbert
Over the last 21 years, I’ve devoted my life to counseling, coaching, & teaching individuals, couples, and families struggling with past abuse especially in the areas of trauma, adultery, struggles with sex, sexuality, and gender identity. As a Licensed Professional Counselor with a PhD in Family Psychology, I’ve seen hundreds of people break free from the limiting beliefs that hold them back. I’ve seen people stop constantly questioning who they are and instead get excited about where they’re going. And most importantly to me, I’ve seen people freed from their past experiences and start enjoying life. I want the same for you. Today, I am the CEO and Founder of the HealingLives Center, an acclaimed author, and sought-after speaker. Every day I work passionately to support and coach individuals of all walks of life to overcome their pain, understand who they are, and even see the value in their suffering.
Dr. Gilbert’s Biblical Sexual Ethics book and workbook: I Can't Say That!
Rachel is a speaker, author, designer, and all-around tech junkie. Equipped with over 12 years in ministry and her own testimony of healing from sexual brokenness, Rachel is passionate about taking God’s love to dark places. She is currently living the dream at Crestview Manor Conference Center in Corbett, OR, with her Tetelestai Ministries family.
Her book is sold here: Coming Out
Speakers are subject to change.
E V E N T D I R E C T O R
Julia Garrison, LMHC
Julia is a licensed professional counselor, speaker, and mental health teacher and event coordinator. Personal experience and shepherding others through pain has instilled wisdom and skills that she is burning to share with others on their own journeys. Julia grounds her influence out of Biblical truths and integrates how people heal and grow from the fields of psychology and neuroscience. Julia has a passion for helping the helper and equipping others in the areas of mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being. She graduated from Western Seminary and operates her private practice in Vancouver, WA.
A message from Julia: Why this event and topic?
Because family and the next generation matters. A clear theme has emerged from recent years in rising distress and confusion around gender, sexuality, and identity. Parents long to connect, protect, and love their children well but they also feel stuck, scared, and at times powerless in the face of social media and peer-influences, their teen individuating, and wide-spread mental health issues. The sense of division not only between generations but also between a child’s views of sexual ethics and a parent’s sexual ethics can seem like a canyon of seperation for some families. Believing and non-believing parents tell me how they are scared of their child self-harming, having invasive surgeries and hormone treatments, or running-away. These are some of many reasons, I’m focused on the relational bond between parents and children. The area of parent-child connection is close to my heart, and I am committed to nurturing and protecting this bond in families where I can.
I want relational intimacy and emotional maturity within families. I want families to truly be a safe haven for youth who feel shame, confusion, and fear of rejection. I want parents to feel more confident and empowered with their child’s developing sexuality and identity no matter their past or insecurities.
Parents will be equipped with tools, resources, and support. I hope parents walk away feeling uplifted with what could be, stretched with new perspectives, and hopeful that they are never alone in raising the next generation.
H E R I T A G E C H U R C H
Learn more about the venue location Heritage Church NW. Love, Honor, Hope.
E V E N T Q U E S T I O N S
Email Julia Garrison --- firstname.lastname@example.org
Part 1Main Stage
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