For from His fullness we have all received, grace upon grace. John 1:16 ESV
But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. 2 Corinthians 12:9
Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need. Hebrews 4:16
But to each one of us grace has been given as Christ apportioned it. Ephesians 4:7
Who saved us and called us to a holy calling, not because of our works but because of his own purpose and grace, which he gave us in Christ Jesus before the ages began. 2 Timothy 1:9
For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast. Ephesians 2:8-9
Grace and peace be yours in abundance through the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord. 2 Peter 1:2
Session 1: Deeper Than The Sea Seeing the Depths of God’s Grace to us The term “grace” is thrown around all the time, but how well do we really understand it? God’s grace to us through Christ is multi-faceted and more beautiful than we can imagine—it saves us, sustains us, sanctifies us, and comforts us through suffering. Whether in seasons of sorrow or joy, we are always desperate for grace to anchor our souls and fuel our hope. The more we understand and depend upon the depths of God’s grace, the more freely we can love and follow Him.
Session 2: Jesus Loves the Little Sinners How Grace Transforms our Parenting
Parenting is hard. Trauma-informed parenting is even harder. Difficult diagnoses, profound loss, identity struggles, and attachment difficulties collide with the innate sin nature of our children and leave us with a tangled web of need. Because of the perfect grace given to us in Christ, God has equipped us to demonstrate His grace to our children every day. No matter how messy life gets, we can live as extensions of His grace and exemplify a life transformed by the gospel. And when we inevitably fail—and theology and therapy aren’t enough to help our kids—we can entrust them to God. His grace can shine into the darkest spaces of their hearts.
Break Out Sessions
Trauma Informed Parenting with Leigh Alanna Todd
Care Giver Self-Care with Dana Spinler Jennifer Woolley As an adoptive mom Jennifer has been given the opportunity to use the rejection and loss that she feels as a birthmother, to help her sons celebrate the life that they have been given and understand the love of their birthmothers. As you hear Jennifer’s story and begin to see through the eyes and heart of a birthmother, may it help you more clearly identify ways to love your child by honoring the one who chose life for them.
Holy Yoga In this class we will focus our intention and meditation on God’s truth in His Holy Word. This moving meditation is for all levels and can be modified as needed. Come relax, breathe, stretch and meet Jesus on your mat.