Gather your Family for a Night of Laughter and Inspiration
On Tuesday September 29th at 8 PM EDT, Connect with Families Across America.
Through four riveting sessions, The Cracking the Culture Code Event will inspire, connect you with families around the country, unify families in prayer for our nation, Equip your Family to Stand for Christ in Today's World, and prepare your family for Bring Your Bible Day on October 1.
During a time when back-to-school has been complicated by new learning and family challenges, Focus on the Family and Trail Life USA invite you to an event with host Christian Comedian Bob Smiley that features top Focus on the Family Speakers.
Prep your s'mores, sit around our virtual campfire, and join us for an unforgettable virtual interactive experience, as Focus on the Family Speakers bring home truth about how your family can thrive during unprecedented challenge, bring faith into culture, and make a stand for Christ.
Space is limited! Register now to be a part of this one-of-a-kind unforgettable Virtual Conference Experience.
Event Host - Bob Smiley
Bob Smiley has been doing standup comedy for over 20 years. He’s done more than 2,500 shows, meaning his hotel shampoo collection is massive. He’s also the creator of the hit series "The Adventures of Average Boy," which appears in Clubhouse magazine, on Average Boy's own podcast, and in two comedy devotional books for tweens published through Focus on the Family. When he dies, he hopes to be cremated and put in a jar that says, "He Urned It!'
He’s also pretty good at mowing.
Countering Culture - Glenn Stanton
In the midst of a cultural crisis, how do we as families engage our communities in meaningful ways that draw others to Christ and share hope in these turbulent times?
Glenn T. Stanton is the director of Global Family Formation Studies at Focus on the Family. He is the author of nine books and is senior contributor to the Federalist blog. His latest book is “The Myth of the Dying Church: How Christianity is Actually Thriving in America and the World.” He is the co-writer of “Irreplaceable,” a film seen in theatres nationwide. He is also the co-author and creator of “The Family Project,” a 12-session small group DVD curriculum produced by Focus on the Family.
Growing Spiritually as a Family - Jesse Florea
Virtual Learning, a lack of extra-curricular activities, and extra time at home have provided both unique challenges and unique opportunities for families. Listen as Jesse shares practical ways to grow as a family and to develop the faith of your children during these challenging times.
For more than 20 years, Jesse Florea has been the editor of Focus on the Family Clubhouse magazine, and currently oversees Clubhouse Jr. magazine as well. He co-hosts the “Official Adventures in Odyssey” podcast, which is one of the top-ranked podcasts for kids and family. Jesse has written or co-written nearly 40 books, including the Defend Your Faith children’s apologetics Bible, The Case for Grace for Kids, and two with Bob Smiley – Devotions for Super Average Kids, books 1 & 2.
Media & the Mind - Adam Holz
As parents how do we manage the powerful media influences impacting our kids? Tune in as the Director of Media and Culture at Focus on the Family tackles strategies for navigating phones, internet, YouTube, TV, gaming systems, tablets, and countless other devices distracting our kids. Adam provides tips for parents to establish healthy boundries and tools to equip children to recognize the positive and negative media influences surrounding them.
Adam Holz is the director of Plugged In, Focus on the Family’s media and technology discernment and review website. Adam has worked at Plugged In for 17 years and is the author of more than 4,000 entertainment reviews, articles, and blogs in that time. Adam also spent 10 years working for the Navigators, including seven as associate editor for Discipleship Journal. Adam and his wife, Jennifer, have three children ages 10 to 13.
Contributors in God's Kingdom - Danny Huerta
Focus on the Family's Vice President of Parenting & Youth will close out the night by challenging the audience to recognize and seize opportunities God gives us to impact our communities and offer practical strategies to make a difference in the coming days, weeks, and months.
Danny Huerta, Focus on the Family's Vice President of Parenting and Youth, is a bilingual, licensed clinical social worker who has counseled families for more than two decades. His passion is equipping parents to disciple and mentor the next generation so they can thrive in Christ. Danny and his wife are the parents of two teenagers.
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Across the country parents are scrambling to figure out how to help their children thrive during an unexpected extended school vacation. Keeping kids (especially boys) busy and engaged in a constrained setting can be a challenge.
But it doesn't have to be a disaster.
The Making of a Man
Cracking the Culture Code Event Speaker Glenn T. Stanton
"Maleness just happens. Manhood does not...Manhood must be constructed...It is a behavior that must be taught, and an identity that must be bestowed...It can only really be taught and developed by older men, instructing and showing what is expected of the boy in order to become a part of the fraternity of good men."
A boy needs a man who is enthralled by his exuberance, recognizes his abilities, understands his passions, and nurtures his strengths. When a man takes time out of his schedule to engage with his son, communicate affection, and speak encouragement, he creates a golden opportunity to speak truth and meaning into his life. Here are 3 Keys to Growing Confident Men of Character:
1. Cultivate Relationships
2. Grow Independence and Responsibility
3. Build Self-discipline
My boys have a seemingly endless desire for affirmation from me. They constantly are seeking my opinion on their latest drawing or stick carving, or my thoughts on how to improve their latest back yard nerf gun war fort. Boys need an environment where they can learn, grow, and play together as boys. A place where they are surrounded by strong Christian men who will love, teach, and encourage them. A place to share God’s word and provide the strong Christian male role model that young boys today so desperately need.