January 31-February 1, 2020 – Denton Bible Church
Families Strengthened Families Restored
The vision of P3 began from my passion to help parents and their teens connect heart to heart. I am a wife, mom, grandmother and active community volunteer. I am a classroom presenter with Living Choices of North Texas – a division of Woman To Woman Pregnancy Resource Center in Denton TX. I, along with my husband lead Student Ministries at Lifegate Church. Having the opportunity to be involved in the lives of teenagers for over 20 years and raising 2 daughters 11 years apart, I have witnessed a cultural shock. I believe this is due greatly to the rapid changing technology sensation and the unlimited access available . Today, on average, children have a smart phone at age 10 – an internet metropolis of 24/7 access to anything and everything. Children (infants to teens) are the target of negative influence via technology now more than ever in history. Most parents know far less technologically than their children. I have realized while presenting life changing information to teenagers, that if the same information is not being implemented at home and if the relationship between parent and child is disconnected, what I teach will not have long term positive effects on students. Once the heart to heart pipeline is disconnected between parent and child/teen, the pipeline is quickly filled with negative influence of this culture. A strong relationship between parent and teen is essential to the overall well-being of that child. The heart of P3 is designed to strengthen parent / teen relationships and restore those that are broken.
WE ARE WHAT WE LOVE
This event encourages students to understand that the things they love come from what they think about and believe. This session takes a hard look at what we truly care about. By looking at music, movies, and various other media, students are encouraged to observe what they currently love in comparison to what brings abundant, flourishing life.
SEX DRUGS COLLEGE JESUS
In this presentation, we look at how student culture is redefining sex, drugs, and college and then what Scripture has to say about it so that discipleship is shifted back to the family and church.
In this session, we take a look at the world this next generation is embracing and living in while demonstrating practical approach to reaching the next generation through culture translation and family discipleship.
We will encourage your students to think and live missionally. Jesus tells us if we want to gain life, we must give it away. Following Him means living a life of service and compassion. But in our culture of narcissism and self-promotion, what does that look like? This presentation will examine practical opportunities for students to move from apathy to compassionate action.
Parent +Teen Session:
“Heart to Heart”
Fun activities include Family Olympics
Lip Sync Videos
S’more Fun at the bonfire
Previous Years’ Speakers
Children are growing up in amidst the "perfect storm" of a hyper-sexualized culture driven by the internet. Parents need practical tools to understand the issues and how to protect their children. P3 helps parents with both knowledge and resources.
Honest. Gutsy. Direct. And loving. That is how I would describe the incredible P3 event. In an age where most are afraid to tackle the tough topics hurting our families, the speakers brought a welcome flood of both information and compassion. Fellow parents, pastors, grandparents, and all church leaders: we NEED this event. Our people are desperate for us to know how to lead in this critical hour!
Jesus said: “Wisdom is shown by her children.” Wise decisions have ramifications through generations. Likewise, Christian parenting is often a long walk in the same direction. It takes time and energy, but the positive ramifications will be generational in scope. P3 is one of those moments to step back, look at the parenting process, learn from the wisdom of others, get refreshed, then get back in the game. Spending a weekend at P3 is a wise, parenting decision.
P3 opened up our eyes to all of the hidden dangers in the world of technology. We knew of the obvious dangers but there were things we had never heard of. We have a 13 year old boy and a 1 year old boy and this was great for us to learn how to get involved with our older boy to protect him and also brought to light some things we will need to start soon with our 1 year old before it’s too late! Living in a world that is so distant from Christian values, where homosexuality is “ok” it can make it difficult to explain to your children on how to react to those situations they may encounter. We were armed with tools that would help us explain these sexuality differences and how they relate to the Bible without being judgmental to the other person. Since P3, my husband and I have been more open in communicating with our teenager about these dangers and we have been able to intervene in situations that could have become dangerous. This was a great learning experience that we will continue to participate in for years to come!
P3 was such a rewarding experience. Not only was the seminar touching, when I got to hear pure truth and love from both of my parents but it also brought us closer together as a family. After the conference, my dad and I did the 30 Day Challenge. At first, it was weird because we have never connected on such a deep level. But as the month continued, our relationship grew. Now that I am off at college, I am so grateful for the experience because it helped me build a close-knit relationship with my parents as I set off for adulthood and a new chapter in my life.
- 1 in 10 sexually active girls get pregnant
- 1:4 sexually active each year. 50% of all STI infections in US are to 15-24 year olds
- Among 15-17 Year olds 72% boys and 73% girls have not had sexual intercourse. 52% boys and 63% girls have never had any sexual contact.
- LGB (lesbian, gay and bisexual) Students 4x more likely to commit suicide than heterosexual peers. Questioning students 3x more likely to commit suicide than heterosexual peers.
- 43% of children live in a fatherless home.
- Fatherless homes account for most youth suicides, homeless/runaway children, high school dropouts, youths in prison
- Average age of US children exposed to pornography is 12 years old and 1 in 3 10-year-olds view porn.
- 73 out of 1000 girls in Texas age 15-19 get pregnant