Take a break from parenting for a getaway with a purpose!
Parenting is a journey filled with joys and challenges. The happiest and most impactful parents are those who commit to learning God’s design for the home and the skills to raise children who become mature adults who know, love, and serve Christ.
Couples and single parents attend a Weekend Away because they’re ready to intentionally invest in their children and want to move toward a biblical vision for parenting. We help you understand God’s blueprint for parenting and implement a practical plan for your home. You will have time to rest, play, pray, and learn. This small investment of time can make an eternal impact on your children.
Here’s the Plan
Each getaway begins Friday evening and continues through noon on Sunday. It’s filled with helpful group sessions and alone time with your spouse. You won’t be asked to publically share any intimate information. You will have time to complete special projects designed to help you create a discipleship plan for your home and grow as a parent.
Everyone is Welcome
The Weekend Away is built upon timeless biblical principles that provide the foundation for all ages and stages of parenting. Whether your child is one or eighteen years old, a Weekend Away will inspire, encourage, and equip you for the next season of parenting. We invite anyone to attend: single, divorced, blended family, married without children, expecting, young families, parents with teens, and seasoned parents.
You will hear from Josh & Jen Mulvihill, seasoned parents of five children, who practice what they preach. They love God’s Word and present biblical principles to help you parent in a way that leaves a lasting legacy for generations to come. They are dynamic, fun, and authentic.
You want to be the best parent possible! But life got busy and raising children is full of ups and downs.
Our two and a half day weekend getaway encourages you to invest in your family and grow as a parent—no matter the age, stage, or status.
Great parenting doesn’t just happen. Be intentional about yours. Join us for a Weekend Away to do what matters most.
What will you learn?
Capture a biblical vision for parenting.
Develop a discipleship plan for your children for the next year.
Understand the importance of giving your child a biblical worldview.
Increase your commitment to being an intentional disciple-making parent.
Learn practical skills to raise children to become godly, mature adults.
Create memories with your spouse.
You’ll listen to parenting experts share about their parenting journey and provide engaging biblical principles that you can apply to your family. You will get to spend time with your spouse, or as a single parent, in guided projects to implement the concepts that have been discussed.
You will go home with some powerful tools and a biblical plan to help you disciple your child with a biblical worldview. You will also have the opportunity to rest, recharge, and create meaningful memories.
What it’s Not
This isn’t a group counseling session or small group discussion. You won’t be asked to share personal information with others.
Get Away to Grow and Rest
A Weekend Away is a lot more fun if it actually happens! No more diapers, dishes, or email for an entire weekend. We are better parents when we have a break, are rested, and have a discipleship plan with practical application.
We recommend getting away and staying at a hotel. We know its more work, but once you get there, its worth it.
It’s a small investment that can result in an eternal impact for your child.
Pastor or Missionary & Spouse
Registration does not include hotel or meals.
Attendees gain vision, clarity, confidence, and a discipleship plan. With this small investment, parents seize opportunities, strengthen the parent-child relationship, and prioritize the things that matter most in light of eternity. It’s a parenting event that pays for itself.
Staying overnight will increase the impact of the event and enhance your experience. You are responsible for making your hotel reservations.
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Become a Volunteer
You must be available for the entire event, beginning at 3p on Friday for set up until after pack up is complete on Sunday, usually between 1-2p. Involves lifting boxes and books and/or interaction with attendees to greet, answer questions, or assist individuals who would like to purchase resources.
Volunteer availability required:
At a Weekend Away event we need numerous individuals who can welcome and register guests, help set up and take down the resource tables, as well as other guest relations and event details. Registrations discount applies to those who volunteer. To apply, fill out the form below.
Our 2020 Speakers
Dr. Everett Piper
Author & Speaker
DR. EVERETT PIPER spent 17 years as president of Oklahoma Wesleyan University, becoming known as a national leader for his defense of intellectual liberty. He is the author of Why I Am a Liberal, and Other Conservative Ideas and the viral op-ed, This is Not a Day Care; It's a University. He has been featured on a variety of media including the Tucker Carlson Show, the Rubin Report, the 700 Club and many others.
Dr. Duke Pesta
DR. DUKE PESTA is Academic Director of FreedomProject Academy, host of the Dr. Duke Show podcast, and a tenured professor of English at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. His book, The Renaissance and the Postmodern: A Study in Comparative Critical Values, was published by Routledge in 2016. His collective videos and presentations top more than ten million views online, and much of his work is available at FreedomProject.com and FPEUSA.org.
BRAD HUDDLESTON is an internationally respected speaker, consultant, teacher and author on the important issues of technology and culture. Brad has an on-going collaboration with the Bureau of Market Research (BMR) and its Neuroscience Division at the University of South Africa. He is a frequent guest on radio and television and author of Digital Cocaine: A Journey Toward iBalance and The Dark Side of Technology: Restoring Balance in the Digital Age.
Brad Huddleston Ministries
JEFF KEATON has been a successful pastor, church and school planter, and ministry entrepreneur. As the founder and CEO of Renewanation, Jeff now works to help awaken the church to the great need to give every child a biblical worldview. He is the author of The Life of Radical Faith.
Ignite the hearts
of your teachers!
STEPHEN MCDOWELL, co-founder and president of the Providence Foundation, has trained people from 100 countries to apply biblical truth in all spheres of life. He has authored over 30 books, videos, and training courses including Liberating the Nations and America’s Providential History.
Dr. Josh Mulvihill
DR. JOSH MULVIHILL is the Executive Director of Church and Family Ministry at Renewanation. He served as a pastor for nearly 20 years and holds a Ph.D. from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is the author of Biblical Grandparenting and Preparing Children for Marriage.
Dr. Keith McCurdy
Total Life Counseling
DR. KEITH MCCURDY has counseld families, children, parents, and individuals for over 30 years in the field of mental health, working with more than 15,000 individuals and families. He is currently the President and CEO of Total Life Counseling, Inc., and is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Keith is a consultant and speaker nationally to schools within and outside the world of Classical Education.
Our 2020 Session Themes
Develop a Stronger Biblical Worldview in the Hearts and Minds of Your Teachers
*Available through simulcast.
A BIBLICAL VIEW OF GOVERNMENT
Enjoy 800 Acres of Renewal & Recreation
Explore our beautiful 800 acre mountain through gator rides, hiking, a nine hole disc golf course, and zipline.
On-site cost is only $199 per person!
Includes all training sessions plus lodging and meals. Qualifies for CEU's in Bible.
Simulcast registration is now closed.
Need more information?
Contact Judy Ralph
Location of Camp
Manderley Christian Camp & Conference Center
100 Manderley Lane
Pikeville, TN 37367