Crucial Conversations Parent… | Lives Changed By Christ · LCBC Church

For parents of students in grades 5-12

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We all want what's best for our students. As parents, the best way to set up our students well is to be empowered to navigate the difficult situations and conversations. Join us for a training session April 6, 2019 at LCBC Manheim where we'll cover the top 4 issues affecting teenagers today and equip you with practical tools to support your student and lead them well.

What is Crucial Conversations?

You’re invited to come listen to LCBC Student Ministry Staff as we learn how to navigate difficult conversations together and thrive in the time that you have with your students.

Be Inspired and Challenged

Hear from LCBC Director of Student Ministry, Chad Herman, and choose from a list of breakouts that are pressing and relevant about issues facing your family today.

Sessions & Facilitators

Chad Herman

The Problem with Porn: What You Need to Know About Your Students and Pornography

Facilitator: Chad Herman

The average age that a student is exposed to pornography is 10 years old, and on top of that, pornography affects over half of all female teens. It’s something that can scare us all as parents, but it's important that we learn how to deal with it, teach our students to be wise around it, and understand the long-term effects of pornography in their lives. Join us for an honest and open discussion on our teens and porn.

Ashley Christ Keith Shores

Staying Safe in the Digital Age: Social Media & Online Safety

Facilitators: Ashley Christ and Keith Shores

Have you ever wondered why your teenager won’t just put their phone down and have a conversation with you? The digital world that our students live in can be confusing and difficult to understand. The goal of this session is to provide information and dialogue surrounding why teens engage on digital platforms and how you as a parent can keep your student safe on social media.

Melissa Ticen

There and Back Again: Understanding and Helping Teens with Anxiety and Depression

Facilitator: Melissa Ticen (MAMFC)

This informative and hope-giving session will enable parents to identify the signs of depression and anxiety in teenagers, understand the root causes, and know what steps to pursue to help teens heal.

Jen Martin

It’s Just A Phase: Getting Through the Middle and High School Years with Your Teen

Facilitator: Jen Martin

Navigating middle and high school years can be both challenging and amazing. In this session, we'll unpack the needs in these phases and give you practical tips as parents to maximize these important years of your student's life.

Ashley Monteith

How to Partner with Parents: Learning to Lead Our Students at LCBC Alongside Their Families

Facilitator: Ashley Monteith

This just-for-leaders session is all about partnering with the parents of your crazy and awesome students. We will learn how to connect with parents in meaningful and supportive ways while keeping our focus on the students in your group.


8:30am - Doors Open for Registration - Coffee

9:00am - Opening Session

10:00am - Break

10:15am - Breakout 1

11:30am - Lunch

12:15pm - Breakout 2

1:30pm - Conference Ends


Single Ticket: $15

You and a Friend: $20

What’s included: Sessions, Coffee, Handouts, and a boxed Chicken Sandwich meal


Frequently Asked Questions

Who is Crucial Conversations for?

Crucial Conversations is for anyone who parents a middle or high school student and is passionate about helping them to live life to the full.

Where and when is Crucial Conversations?

Crucial Conversations will be held on April 6, 2019 from 8:30am until 1:30pm at LCBC Manheim.

Why should I attend?

At Crucial Conversations you’ll learn how to navigate difficult conversations through a main session, breakouts, and one-on-one conversations with LCBC Staff.

What will the day look like?

Your day will consist of one main session with Chad Herman, Director of Student Ministry, as well as two breakout sessions that you’ll hand pick from a list of 4 specific focuses. You’ll also join in on a lunch where you can have one-on-one conversations with LCBC Staff and other parents. After that, you'll have the opportunity to stop at our pop-up shop and purchase resources, Student Ministry swag, and even register for upcoming events.

What should I wear?

Feel free to dress as casually as you’d like. We will warn you that our building can be cold, so dress or prepare accordingly.

Who will I meet?

You’ll spend time engaging with LCBC Staff, mental health and safety experts, as well as other parents. This will give you the opportunity to share ideas, trade experiences, and learn from each other as we partner together to help your students grow and fully follow Christ.

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