POSTPONED-Parenting Conference

This Event Is Postponed due to low registration numbers. We hope to reschedule and potentially alter the presentation style of this event.

Many moms and dads are exhausted, discouraged, and frustrated, but pastor and father-of-four Paul Tripp is filled with hope about parenting. Discover why when you attend this four-session simulcast conference and learn the biblical principles to raise children God’s way – including how to navigate the specific challenges or raising teens and pre-teens. 

Simulcast Keynote Speaker:  Dr. Paul David Tripp  

Paul is a pastor, speaker, and award-winning author of Parenting: 14 Gospel Principles That Can Radically Change Your Family. He and his wife, Luella, are celebrating 50 years of marriage and have raised four adult children.

Paul’s lessons will be played as a simulcast at Maranatha Bible Camp.

Your Hosts: Kris and Natalie Cheek

Maranatha Camp Directors and parents of three teens. 


9:30am-10:15am •Registration and Networking (+Coffee Shop)

10:15am-11:45amSession 01. Give Up Control

The goal of parenting is not to control your child’s life; they will quickly outgrow your authority and be independent individuals. Don’t miss the big picture of what God has called you to do.

11:45-12:00pm • Break

12:00pm-12:45pm • Session 02. Shape Their Character

Your children will reveal their lack of character over and over again. Learn how to lovingly expose the sin in their hearts and point them to the forgiveness of Jesus.

12:45pm-2:00pm • Lunch (coffee shop open)

2:15pm-3:15pm • Session 03. Thrive In The Teen Years

Culture portrays this period of life as a chaotic season to be survived, but the Bible is very optimistic about what can be accomplished. Learn how to make the most of the teen years and help them successfully transition from childhood to adulthood.

3:15pm-3:30pm • Break

3:30pm-4:30pm • Session 04. Rest In God.

Parents who rest in God will experience abounding joy as a mother or father. This hope-infused conclusion will remind you that God never calls you to raise your kids without first providing you everything you need.

4:30pm-5:00pm • Closing (coffee shop open following)

5:30pm • Dinner (additional cost)

Motel style lodging at Camp available for Friday or Saturday night if needed (additional cost).


  • Have you had a fever of 100.4 in the last 14 days?

  • Have you been exposed to someone who has had a positive COVID-19 test in the past 21 days?

  • Is there a medical reason why you should not be present?

  • If someone in my household begins showing symptoms of illness, please stay home and plan to attend a future event after symptoms clear.

  • Maranatha is committed to creating an environment that meets Nebraska’s Directive Health Measures (DHM) recommendations for safety.

Packing List

A packing list for overnight camps and retreats is available here.
Please Note: We have a no-pet policy. Please do not bring pets. Thank You.

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