Biblical Parenting Seminars

Capture a Biblical Vision for Parenting

What is the goal of parenting? The world encourages parents to raise happy, healthy kids, but the Bible encourages us to nurture the faith of children so they treasure Christ. Dr. Josh Mulvihill will teach you how to develop a biblical foundation to reach and disciple your children to maturity in Christ.

The Biblical Parenting conference is designed to equip this generation of parents in the battle for the hearts, minds and souls of the next generation—their children. This event will help parents understand the cultural realities of today and how to prepare our children to walk in the truth in a world that rejects Christ.

What is the goal of parenting? The world encourages parents to raise happy, healthy kids, but the Bible encourages us to nurture the faith of children so they treasure Christ. Dr. Josh Mulvihill will teach you how to develop a biblical foundation to reach and disciple your children to maturity in Christ. In addition, you will be given practical methods to help children grow in their faith in Christ.

Available as a single seminar, full day conference, multi-day conference, or preaching in Sunday services.

Strategic sessions address the following topics:

Understanding the Biblical Purpose of Parenting. Most parents know they are the primary spiritual leader in a child’s life, yet many parents struggle to nurture a child’s faith. Join us as we study Psalm 78:1-8 to gain a laser focus on the purpose of parenting as well as learn three ways to disciple a child. Parents will walk away with a multi-generational vision for family discipleship as well as practical methods that will prove helpful no matter where you are on your parenting journey.

Discipling Children: 8 Spiritual Practices Every Parent Can Use. Do you want to help your children grow in their walk with the Lord? The eight practices presented in this seminar are a synthesis of Josh’s Ph.D research regarding the best practices from across the country utilize to help children grow in spiritual maturity. You will walk away with practical tools and specific ways that you can invest in the spiritual growth of children.

5 Characteristics of Biblical Discipline. Discipline is a key component of discipleship and the problem solving side of parenting that recognizes something is wrong in the heart of the child. In this session we will explore five characteristics of biblical discipline that will help parents evaluate their methods and equip them to respond effectively to the attitudes, actions, thoughts, and motives that do not align with the character of Christ.

How to Help a Child Develop a Biblical Worldview. Learn what worldview is, why it matters and how to help you’re a child develop a biblical worldview by teaching four foundational biblical truths. Participants will learn to identify strong cultural messages that threaten to distort and destroy faith in Christ. This seminar will help you gain confidence and equip you to have intentional conversations so that your children develop deep, lasting, and culture transforming faith. This seminar is based on Josh’s book Biblical Worldview.

Understanding the Biblical Role of Grandparents. What is the biblical role of a grandparent? Can you summarize this in a sentence or even a word? Every grandparent is given a God-ordained role that is not interchangeable with any other member of the family. Come to this seminar to gain a laser-like focus on what a grandparent’s role. If you are not a grandparent, this seminar will prove valuable as it will help you understand your parents role with your children. If you are a pastor, this seminar will equip you to provide a clear and compelling vision to share with grandparents in your context.

How to Prepare Your Child for Marriage, Dating, Purity, and Sex: Five Truths Every Child Needs to Learn. Do you want to help your children embrace a biblical view of marriage? This seminar is based on Josh’s book Preparing Children for Marriage. American culture communicates powerful messages about dating and marriage, and young people without strong consistent biblical teaching and godly example are likely to be influenced toward non-biblical lifestyles. In this seminar, you will be equipped to teach your children key biblical truths about marriage. You will walk away with a Bible study and discussion questions to guide conversation with grandchildren.

  • A one-day conference typically begins at 9a and concludes between 3 and 4p on Saturday.
  • A two-day conference typically runs from Friday evening (2 hours) through Saturday (9:00 am to noon).
  • Lunch should be provided as part of the one-day event. Coffee and snacks should be available for the two-day event.
  • Each session is approximately 45-60 minutes in length
  • Final session also includes a Q&A time

We typically use one presenter for the Biblical Parenting conferences, but also offer a second speaker if a church desires multiple presenters. Either way, our sessions are very interactive, inspiring, and instructive.

We ask that host churches or groups provide an honorarium plus travel (airfare and rental car), lodging and meals costs related to the event you will be hosting. For specific information about honorarium fees, please contact us by email at joshmulvihill@gmail.com or by phone at 952-484-2921. We will be happy to discuss these costs with you prior to sending out a contract.

Here are a few additional expenses you will need to consider when planning your event:

  • Lunch: If you are a church, you decide whether to cater or provide a meal prepared and served by volunteers.
  • Promotion/Publicity: You will want to print fliers, perhaps submit a press release to your local paper or radio stations, and put up posters.
  • Facility: Will you have facility expenses to host the seminar? Will you need to provide overnight housing for participants?
  • Handouts for the seminar: We will provide a printable handout for each of the sessions that you can copy for participants to take notes.