Developing Worker is hosting a conference and you’re invited!
After months of planning and preparing, we are excited to host Curt Thompson, MD in just a few weeks – February 24 – 25!
Stepping back, we asked Michael Parker (the founder and president of Developing Workers) a few questions about how we got here:
Question: What first prompted Developing Workers to hold a conference with Curt Thompson?
Michael: Thompson‘s work has been transformational in what I do. All three of his published books have to do with spiritual formation and discipleship. They are some of my most used discipleship materials. We want to share this discipleship training with others so they can grow in their personal walk to disciple others.
Question: Why are we hosting an event for parents and how does this relate to what DW does?
Michael: Developing Workers’ mission is to equip leaders for discipleship. We want to encourage parents and family leaders to see their role in spiritually leading their family. If parents help their kids feel seen, soothed, safe, and secure, that actually brings them to a greater level of growth. Romans 12:1-2 encourages us to be transformed by the renewing of our mind. But science has discovered that when we don’t feel seen, soothed, safe, and secure, we’re not in a place that fosters growth.
Question: Who would you like to see attend this event?
Michael: I would love to see everyone attend this event. Not just parents. This event will help parents and foster parents disciple their kids in their homes, but I also see this event encouraging leaders everywhere to grow in discipleship. Our interactions with others can really spur one another towards Christ likeness.
Curt tells us in his work that each one of us came into this world looking for someone who’s looking for us. Imagine a baby coming into this world needing to feel seen, soothed, safe and secure, looking to connect, looking for comfort, looking to be fed, nurtured and cared for. We never leave that state. Spiritually, we are always looking for others to come along side us, to encourage us spiritually, help us feel safe, help us feel comforted, and help us grow.
Join us as we learn and grow together!