Dr. Karyn Purvis was one of the keynote speakers at the 2010 Together for Adoption Conference in Austin, Texas. During her talk, she challenged the nearly 1,000 participants that were gathered to “count the cost” as the consider and prepare for the adoption or foster care journey. This brief 30 minute talk is highly relevant and challenging for all adoptive and foster families as well as for churches wanting to wade into the waters of adoption and foster care ministry.
This past September Empowered To Connect partnered with Show Hope to host the first Empowered To Connect Conference. Over 300 people attended, including dozens of professionals and church ministry leaders, where they were able to hear from Dr. Karyn Purvis and Michael & Amy Monroe.
We are excited to announce that we will partner with Show Hope to host two Empowered To Connect Conferences in 2011:
● April 8-9, 2011 in Denver Colorado (at Bear Valley Church)
● September 23-24, 2011 in Nashville, Tennessee (at Brentwood Baptist Church)
More details and online registration will be available soon. Be sure to mark your calendars and make plans to join us at an Empowered To Connect Conference in 2011.
We are often asked what questions parents should consider as they make decisions and prepare to adopt or foster. Below is a list of ten questions that we believe will help parents better assess the journey that lies ahead. You can also download and print a pdf version of these questions.
Empowered To Connect has created a discussion guide for the Insights & Gifts Video Series. This discussion guide was designed primarily for use in a small group setting where parents have the opportunity to share openly and learn from others. However, we believe that parents will also find this video series and the discussion guide beneficial for individual use or use as a couple.
Download the Insights & Gifts Discussion Guide free of charge by clicking here.
Show Hope and Empowered To Connect are partnering to present the Empowered To Connect Conference on September 10 & 11, 2010, in Nashville, Tennessee. This two day conference will feature two tracks with sessions and workshops led by Dr. Karyn Purvis and Michael & Amy Monroe. All participants are highly encouraged to attend sessions on both days, and professionals will be eligible to receive CEU credit for their participation in the conference.
Created To Connect: A Christian’s Guide to The Connected Child is a study guide created by Dr. Karyn Purvis and Michael & Amy Monroe to help illuminate the biblical principles that serve as the foundation for the philosophy and the interventions detailed in Dr. Purvis’ book, The Connected Child. This study guide is designed to help adoptive and foster parents better understand how to build strong and lasting connections with their children, and is ideal for use in small groups as well as by individuals or couples.