Empowered to Connect Conference
Friday, April 26 and Saturday, April 27 from 9:00am – 5:00pm
Come experience practical teaching at this two-day event in a safe and supportive community as we work to equip families, churches, and professionals to better serve children impacted by adoption and foster care. If you’re an adoptive parent, foster parent, potential adoptive or foster parent, you will benefit from this free event.
Featuring Trust-Based Relational Intervention® methods developed by Dr. Karyn Purvis and Dr. David Cross from the Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development, this conference helps bring attachment and connection in families.
*Lunch and childcare up to age 10 provided
What to Expect
The Empowered to Connect Conference features two days of practical teaching in a safe and supportive community as we work to equip families, churches, and professionals to better serve children impacted by adoption and foster care.
If you are an adoptive parents, foster parents, potential adoptive or foster parents, and professionals or ministry leaders serving children, then this conference will benefit you!
Each adoptive and foster parent will receive a certificate of attendance. The certificates will be handed out at the end of each day, per parent. Attendees are responsible for providing the certificate to their agency, and it is at the agency’s discretion whether or not to count participation toward training credits. To be eligible with your agency to receive training credits, each participant will need to turn in to their agency a copy of each certificate and it is beneficial to also provide them the schedule of the conference. There is no need to sign up for adoptive/foster training credit.
The conference runs from Friday morning through Saturday afternoon. Coffee, water, and a lunch will be provided during the breaks.
Yes, childcare is provided for child ages 0 – 10. Please register your child when you register yourself.
The conference is free event to help empower you! Additional resources from other venders are available to purchase.
The Empower to Connect Conference will be held at Mount Hope Church in Lansing, MI in the Event Center. Click here for a map of the campus.
The original conference is shot live in Fort Worth, TX and simulcast to Mount Hope Church. Click here for more information or to simulcast at your location.
Yes! When you register though, you are registering for the full event. Check-in will be open both days if you are only able to attend one day.
Love One is an awareness campaign, started by Mount Hope Church in Lansing, MI in 2017. Pastor Kevin Berry and the people of Mount Hope Church recognize the growing need in Michigan for families to adopt, foster, or support children without families and help the agencies that work to care for these at-risk children. Mount Hope Church partners with St. Vincent’s Catholic Charities, Bethany Christian Services in order to provide hope and help to foster children and those awaiting adoption.
Find out more at iwillloveone.org