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Conference Breakout Sessions

by Dan Cruver Published Sep 3, 2010

We moved the following five breakout sessions to the conference auditorium. Registration for each of them has been reopened. If you have already registered for the conference but were not able to sign up for any of these, you may now do so by editing your conference registration.

Breakout Session 1 (10:30 – 11:30am, Friday):
Empowered to Connect Session 1 (Dr. Karyn Purvis and Michael and Amy Monroe) – Track #3

Breakout Session 2 (1:30 – 2:30pm, Friday):
Empowered to Connect Session 2 (Dr. Karyn Purvis and Michael and Amy Monroe) – Track #3

Breakout Session 3 (4:00 – 5:00pm, Friday):
Adopting Outside Your Skin Color: A Gospel-Centered Look at Transracial Adoption (Dan Cruver, Together for Adoption) – Track #5

Breakout Session 4 (1:15 – 2:15pm, Saturday):
International Adoption (Herbie Newall, Lifeline Children’s Services) – Track #9

Breakout Session 5 (2:30 – 3:30pm):
Digging Deeper into the Theology of Adoption for the Sake of Orphans (Dan Cruver and Jason Kovacs) – non-track

Here are other breakouts that have been reopened as well. These breakouts will likely reach seating capacity quickly, though.

Breakout Session 1 (10:30 – 11:30am, Friday):
A Different Kind of Picture (Esther Havens) – Track #7

Breakout Session 2 (1:30 – 2:30pm, Friday):
Leading Your Family through the Adoption Adventure (John Bryson, Fellowship Memphis – John serves alongside Bryan Loritts) – Track #5

Funding Your Adoption (Jason Kovacs, The ABBA Fund) – Track #9

Breakout Session 3 (4:00 – 5:00pm, Friday):
Empowered to Connect (Dr. Karyn Purvis and Michael and Amy Monroe) – Track #3

Domestic Adoption (Cindy Seay, NewLife Adoption) – Track #9

Adoption and Evangelism: Telling your family’s story in a way that communicates the gospel (Trevor Atwood, College Pastor at The Summit Church, Durham, NC).  When we understand adoption as God’s idea, not our own, we recognize that it should be saying something primarily about Him, not us. This session would help those who have adopted or are in the process of adopting to bring out gospel truths as they tell their story of adoption to friends, families, or perfect strangers. – non-track

Embryo Adoption and the Protection of Life (Laura Godwin, Nightlight Christian Adoptions) – non-track

Breakout Session 4 (1:15 – 2:15pm, Saturday):
Overcoming Fears & Obstacles to Adoption (Panel Discussion) – Track #5

Empowered to Connect (Dr. Karyn Purvis) – Track #3

How to Mobilize Your Small Group for the Orphan (Todd and Olivia Engstrom, Todd is Pastor of Missional Community, The Austin Stone Community Church) – Track #4

Breakout Session 5 (2:30 – 3:30pm):
Orphan Care and Unreached Peoples (Joey Shaw, Minister of International Mission, The Austin Stone Community Church) – Track #4


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