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An event for parents to help them make the most of the phase their children are in right now

Saturday, November 18 – 9am-12:30pm
Hosted by Community Christian Church
With guest speakers Reggie Joiner & Kristen Ivy

It’s just a phase.

As a parent, you’ve heard that phrase used a lot. Usually, it’s to remind you that a difficult aspect of parenting your children will soon pass.

Changing diapers…
Crazy schedules…
Challenging disagreements….

It’s just a phase. You’ll get through it.

We want to help recapture and re-package that statement. Because, it is just a phase…

So don’t miss it.

On Saturday, November 18, we’re inviting all parents out to It’s Just a Phase at Community Christian Church. It’s a morning full of key insights and practical tools that will help you make the most of the phase your kids are in right now.

During It’s Just a Phase You Will…

  • Learn about each phase and what’s unique about it
  • See timelines of how kids change over time through the phases
  • Hear the questions your child is asking at each phase (even if they’re not saying it)
  • Understand what motivates them and how you can respond
  • Get resources to help you make the most of your child’s phase
  • Have a lot of fun and connect with parents who have kids in the same phase as yours

It’s Just a Phase will help you understand your child more and equip you to parent them where they are now. In addition, you can be prepared for when it all changes (again) and what they want and need is different.

It’s Just a Phase: Schedule

Saturday, November 18 – 9:00AM – 12:30PM
9:00 AM – Main Session 1 with Reggie Joiner & Kristen Ivy
10:30 AM – Breakouts by Phase (Preschool, Elementary, Middle, High) – Which breakout should I attend?
11:30 AM – Main Session 2 with Reggie Joiner & Kristen Ivy

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It’s Just a Phase: Guest Speakers


Reggie Joiner

Reggie is the founder and CEO of Orange, a nonprofit organization providing resources and training to help churches maximize their influence on the spiritual growth of the next generation. He is also one of the founding pastors of North Point Community Church in Alpharetta, GA. In his role as the executive director of Family Ministry, Reggie led a team to develop the concepts of ministry for preschoolers, children, students, and married adults over the course of his eleven years with the church. He is the author of Think Orange and co-author of Seven Practices of Effective Ministry. His latest books include: It’s Just a Phase, Playing for Keeps, Lead Small, and Parenting Beyond Your Capacity. Reggie and his wife Debbie live north of Atlanta and have four grown children and two grandchildren.

Kristen Ivy

Kristen Ivy is the Executive Director of Messaging at Orange and co-author of Playing For Keeps, Creating a Lead Small Culture, and It’s Just a Phase – So Don’t Miss It. Kristen earned her bachelors of education from Baylor University in 2004 and a Master of Divinity from Mercer University in 2009. Before joining Orange, she worked in the public school system as a high school Biology and English teacher, where she learned firsthand the joy and importance of influencing the next generation. Kristen lives outside Atlanta, Georgia with her husband Matt and their children Sawyer, Hensley, and Raleigh. Read more from Kristen on her blog, justaphase.com.

It’s Just a Phase: At a Glance

What: A fun, insightful, helpful morning to encourage and equip parents
Who: Parents of kids from birth through high school
When: Saturday, November 18 from 9am-12:30pm
Where: Community Christian Church – 8009 Corporate Drive, Nottingham, MD, 21236
Cost: $20/person 

It’s Just a Phase: Register

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It’s Just a Phase: FAQs

What will I get?

Everyone who attends will receive phase summaries for their kid’s phase, phase cards, and some fun gifts. Additional resources will be available to purchase, including books on each phase, resources by topic, and more.

Which breakout should I attend if I have kids in multiple phases?

We recommend you attend the breakout for your oldest child or whichever phase you’re having a difficult time with right now. Every breakout will be recorded and those audio recordings will be given to you after the event.

Should both parents attend?

This one is easy… yes! Every parent will want to experience this event and hear everything first-hand.

Can grandparents come?

Absolutely. The more people who know this information the better it will be for your children.

Is there food?

Drinks and refreshments will be provided throughout the event.

Is childcare available?

Childcare will be available for an additional cost until it is full. If it is still available when you register, you’ll be able to indicate it in the form.

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