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Boost Parenting Conference

Friday, Oct. 26 | 6:30–8:30 p.m. &
Saturday, Oct. 27 | 9 a.m.–Noon
Cedar Valley Theater

When you had your first child, did you know how to be a parent? Most of us assume we’ll figure it out as we go, probably by repeating (or avoiding!) what our own parents did. But good parenting isn’t instinctive—it’s learned.

Boost is a two-day parenting conference for parents who want to be intentional leaders in their kids’ lives.



With 34 years of marriage, four kids, and three grandkids, Pastor Vicki and Doug have a wealth of experience and wisdom to share.


Learning to Love and Lead

Good parenting doesn’t just happen. Learn how to model intentional leadership and unconditional love for your kids.

Parenting Pitfalls

Even the best parents are susceptible to falling into these parenting traps. Learn what they are and how to avoid them.

Discipline: Delight or Drudgery?

Nobody likes discipline, but it’s a vital part of successful parenting. Learn the dos and don’ts.

Talking to Your Kids About Sex

It’s not a conversation you have just once. Learn when to start the conversation and how to continue it as your child grows.

What to Expect

Parents with kids ages 0–18 will benefit from attending. Content is most applicable for parents of preschoolers and elementary-age kids.

The Boost Parenting Conference has two goals:

  1. To teach you something new that will have a positive impact on your family
  2. To give you an opportunity to build relationships and share resources with other parents

Each participant will receive a booklet with space for notes and a list of parenting resources. 

Each talk will be followed by group discussion time.

Snacks will be provided on Friday, and a continental breakfast will be provided on Saturday.



$7.50 Per Individual

Material and snacks included.


Free childcare is available for birth–preschool, but they must be pre-registered by the deadline.