Fri Feb 22024 – Sat Feb 32024

St. Andrew’s Church, Mt. Pleasant, 29464 

All attendees must register using the link below.


Join St. Andrew’s Church and St. Peter’s Church for a Parenting Conference featuring popular conference speaker and counselor David Thomas, LMSW. This 2-day event is designed for parents, grandparents, educators, and coaches.


David Thomas, LMSW

You may know of David from the popular podcast Raising Boys and Girls and his work at Daystar Counseling Ministries in Nashville, TN, where he serves as Executive Director. He is the co-author of ten books and is a frequent guest on national television. He has been featured in publications like The Washington Post and USA Today, and is sought after to speak at events across the country. We are honored to have him share practical and foundational material with us. Over the course of Friday evening and Saturday morning, February 2-3, David will explore two topics: Raising Emotionally-Strong Kids (and/or Teens) and Being a Purposeful Parent. Read more about these talks below.



Dates: February 2 – 3, 2024
Location: Ministry Center Sanctuary
St. Andrew’s Church
440 Whilden Street, Mt. Pleasant, SC
Registration: $40/couple or $25/individual – ADULTS ONLY – ALL ATTENDEES MUST REGISTER USING THE LINK BELOW


Session 1:
Friday, F
ebruary 2
6:00 – 8:00 PM
Raising Emotionally-Strong Kids (and/or Teens)

What does it look like to raise kids with emotional strength? Kids who have the skills and resources to navigate all the moments of life – from the first day of school to conflict with friends, losing games and struggling with homework, facing challenges, and developing resilience. The global pandemic put a spotlight on the lack of skills most individuals have in place. It’s part of why we saw accelerated rates of anxiety and depression. Emotional skills are learned skills, no different than learning to ride a bike or starting a new sport. This class will equip parents and educators, grandparents and coaches, to help kids & adolescents develop three foundational ingredients for emotional health, known as the 3 R’s. You will walk away with questions to ask the kids and adolescents in your life, practical ideas, and intentional practices for building emotional strength in your family.

Session 2:
Saturday, February 3
9:00 -11:00 AM
Being a Purposeful Parent

Parenting is one of the most important callings of our lives. We step into this life-changing process without a road map or an instruction manual. This class centers around three basic concepts for being an intentional parent. We’ll discuss the purpose of parenting, the significance of our contribution, and some foundational ingredients our kids need from us. This time will also invite you to consider some important questions your kids need you to ask. You will leave with three questions to answer on behalf of your kids, as well as instructions on some great experiential activities to do with your family. This class is designed for parents of kids from pre-school to college who want to take a more intentional, purposeful journey.

We hope you will join us and spend a weekend investing in a lifetime of intentional parenting skills, and experience the joy of this profound gift of being a parent.