D6 Conference Promotes the Vital Role of Parents
FRISCO, TX—1,906 attendees from Canada, Ecuador, Norway, Scotland, Venezuela, 37 states, and 35 denominations streamed into Frisco, Texas, September 15-17 to attend the 2010 D6 Conference. The annual, three-day event sponsored by Randall House Publications focuses on building stronger families through mentoring, intentional parenting, and a strong connection between the church and home.
D6 stands for Deuteronomy 6:5-7, the passage where God commands dads and moms to take advantage of everyday opportunities to impress God’s Word upon the hearts of their children.
Ed Stetzer, president of Lifeway Research; Kevin Leman, prolific author and marriage/family expert; and Carey Casey, CEO of the National Center for Fathering and director of the White House Task Force on Fatherhood and Healthy Families were among the dozens of speakers that headlined this year’s program.
The speakers and workshop presenters tackled difficult issues that threaten today’s families, offering suggestions and creative solutions. Mark Holmen, author of Faith at Home, defined D6 as a movement spreading across the world and invited listeners to join the growing number of families who have returned to the biblical model of parenting.
“This year’s speakers challenged all of us,” said Conference Director Matt Markins. “They inspired us, provoked us, and pushed us to do more to help parents realize the vital role they play in the lives of their children.”
Director Ron Hunter summed up the event in one word—momentum. “After a fantastic first year,” he said, “we gained credibility with conference attendees, and in our second year, we took a significant leap forward [realizing a 20% increase in attendance]. D6 has become so much more than a conference. It has become a movement.”
The 2011 D6 Conference is scheduled for September 21-23. Visit d6conference to take advantage of early registration pricing.
5 Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. 6 These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. 7 Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.