OCT 19-21, 2023 • Watters Creek Convention Center • Allen, TX

Bringing God’s Word into Christian Caregiving and Life Coaching

Join us for 3 days of encouragement, networking, and training with sought-after ministry leaders, life coaches, and inspiring speakers. Come be equipped with God’s Word to share His hope – together!

Why attend this conference?

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All of our training and workshops are rooted in God’s Word. You will learn how to integrate biblical truth into your calling as a life coach, caregiver, counselor, or ministry leader.



We care about you! We want to encourage and equip you not only at this conference but with year-round support and community in our growing network of ministry leaders and life coaches.


You won’t leave empty-handed! You will be equipped with biblical insights, practical tools, and helpful resources that you can use in life, ministry, and work.

Equipping One Another to Give Hope

Watch 2022 Conference Highlights

Super Early Bird Pricing

Ends March 31st, 2023
  • In-Person Member: $179 ($249)
  • In-Person Non-Member: $229 ($299)
  • Virtual Member: $109 ($179)
  • Virtual Non-Member: $149 ($219)
  • Virtual Student: $89 ($129)
  • In-Person Student: $119 ($159)

Keynote Speakers

(More coming soon)

Nick Vujicic
Nick Vujicic
Founder & CEO,
Life Without Limbs
Taya Kyle
Taya Kyle
Executive Director, Taya
and Chris Kyle Foundation
Gary Wilkerson
Gary Wilkerson
World Challenge
James E. Ward Jr.
James E. Ward Jr.
Founder & Pastor
of INSIGHT Church
June Hunt
June Hunt
Hope for the Heart
Bob Dees
Maj. Gen. Bob Dees (Ret.)
President, National Center
for Healthy Veterans
Stephen Arterburn
Stephen Arterburn
Founder & Chairman,
New Life Ministries
Joshua Straub
Dr. Joshua Straub
Author & Founder,
Famous at Home
Regi Stone
Regi Stone
Worship Leader
Dr. Eric Scalise
Dr. Eric Scalise
Senior Vice President & Chief Strategy Officer, Hope for the Heart

Pre-Cons, Workshops & Intensives Coming Soon!

Who should attend this Conference?

People with a Calling to Help Others

Those who come alongside the hurting and broken and anyone who feels called to help people facing mental health challenges, emotional and relational struggles, and spiritual life issues

Christian Caregivers, Life Coaches & Counselors

Anyone who wants to make a greater impact and grow in their people-helping, relational, biblical, and leadership skills, as well as those desiring a sense of community where their faith is honored and supported

Pastors & Ministry Leaders

Senior and Staff Pastors, Church Staff, Small Group Leaders and Facilitators, Chaplains, Support Group Leaders, Lay Leaders, Congregational Care Workers, Youth Leaders, Teachers and Trainers, and more

Lifelong Learners

Those seeking to expand their knowledge base, gain a better understanding, and grow in their skills for integrating God’s Word into their ministry outreach and/or professional services

“We have this hope as an
anchor for the soul…”

(Hebrews 6:19)

Conference Sessions

All Day Pre-Conference Workshops
The Equipping Profile: Transforming Lives at the Speed of Thought
Speaker: Gary Morais, MA
The Equipping Profile Method offers rapid learning, clinically proven and biblically-based tools, and breakthrough solutions for your coaching practice and caregiving ministry to gain momentum in growth and help clients heal faster, resulting in greater impact and more referrals. People are looking for effective strategies to their challenges NOW! Not just talk, but practical, immediate solutions for a changed life. Christ calls us to provide biblical solutions to help those whom we serve. This workshop introduces you to a life changing assessment tool, real life case studies in the Equipping Method, integrating Scripture, and understanding how thousands of people have experienced greater freedom over the last 30 years.
Learning Objectives
Participants will:
  1. Learn how the brain works and how to transform lives at the speed of thought.
  2. Understand the difference between Symptoms vs. Root Causes of a client’s problem(s) in worldly thinking that triggers stress, fears, anxiety, poor relationships, anger, and more.
  3. Incorporate three simple steps using the Equipping Method to help clients get unstuck from hopelessness for Rapid Life Transformation.
Morning Pre-Conference Workshops
Helping You Help Others: Building Confidence and Competence in Lay Caregiving
Speaker: Haley Scully, MA
Having healthy self and situational awareness, effective boundaries for lay caregiving, and practical tools, can make people helping in a structured, but non-professional setting, consistent and feasible for individuals to adopt. Be equipped strategically with biblical concepts and resources that can make all the difference in not being overwhelmed or becoming burned out as you help others carry burdens without taking on their load (Galatians 6).
Learning Objectives
Participants will:
  1. Learn a model for caregiving relationships that will help establish and maintain balanced expectations and boundaries.
  2. Understand important mental, emotional, physical, relational, and spiritual health considerations as they provide care to others, as well as when to refer to professionals.
  3. Learn how to guard their hearts from temptations and their mouths from words that can be harmful when providing intentional care as a representative of the Lord and one’s church.

3 Vital Questions: How to Navigate through the Drama of Life for Yourself and Your Clients
Speaker: Kim Levings
Based on a book by David Emerald, this workshop will walk coaches and caregivers through a powerful model that can apply to any situation where an individual is “stuck” and not making progress. The 3 Vital Questions will provide helpful tools in using the principles of mindset, reframing, and outcome focus – moving your clients toward results and empowerment.
Communicating with Confidence: Converting the Fear of Public Speaking into Positive Energy and Audience Connection
Speaker: Dwight Bain, MA
Life coaching continues to grow as an emerging field and is a regular topic in the news today. Many are talking about the benefits on social media, newspapers, television, radio, magazines, newspapers, podcasts, blogs, YouTube, Ted talks, and more. The significant demand should result in a full schedule of clients and with new opportunities to share one’s message. This workshop is designed to empower coaches in their public speaking and boost confidence to share their message as paid communicators and subject matter experts.
Learning Objectives
Participants will:
  1. Identify the underlying anxiety and psychological barriers that block most life coaches from communicating effectively and speaking publicly.
  2. Learn how to incorporate 10 key communication strategies to use in personalizing a coaching message to impact one’s community as a paid speaker.
  3. Gain insight in how to utilize verbal, non-verbal, and paraverbal skills to connect with clients and organizations.

Become a Champion: Bringing Faith, Resilience, and Healing to the Brokenhearted
Speaker: Nick Vujicic and Jay Smith
As a ministry, Nick Vujicic and Life Without Limbs have seen millions all over the world come to faith in Christ and countless others who are brokenhearted, experience God’s healing touch. This workshop will train you as ministry leaders, caregivers, and life coaches, to effectively introduce people to a vibrant relationship with Jesus and do so in spirit-led and compassionate way. Core principles will be shared on how Nick has been used to encourage the brokenhearted, the physically disabled, the downtrodden, and those who wrestle with some of life’s most difficult issues. Specific keys in ministering to 12 unique demographic groups that represent our Champions for the Brokenhearted initiative will be explored as together, we can bring greater resiliency and hope to a world that needs to hear the Good News.
Learning Objectives
Participants will:
  1. Learn how to incorporate Faith in lovingly and effectively leading people to Jesus.
  2. Understand the keys to teaching and increasing Resilience in people when they are faced with physical, emotional, mental, relational, and spiritual disabilities and brokenness.
  3. Be given a vision for God’s Healing in championing the brokenhearted . . . including the trafficked, unborn, disabled, orphans, prisoners, abused, addicted, suicidal, bullied, veterans, and the poor.
Afternoon Pre-Conference Workshops
God’s Will in Your Wallet: How to Build a Financial Plan for God’s Glory Instead of Your Own
Speaker: John Thornton, PhD
Unresolved money questions can be the #1 hurdle that blocks clients from moving forward and reaching their goals. Jesus said to, “Use worldly wealth to gain friends for yourselves, so that when it is gone, you will be welcomed into eternal dwellings” (Luke 16:9). This workshop provides three proven tools to help clients overcome the biggest financial hurdles between them and the life God is calling them to live. Learn this simple plan to overcome the financial fears that block many people helpers from being more effective and taking their coaching and caregiving to the next level.
The Answer to Anger: Facing the Fire Within
Speaker: June Hunt, MA
Do you know someone who has anger out of control? Consider this: anger is only one letter short of danger! Yet, it doesn’t have to be this way, especially because the Bible says, “Be angry, but do not sin” (Ephesians 4:26). Anger is a God-given emotion; however, many believe it is always negative, always a sin. They stuff, hide, avoid, and deny it, but hidden anger only fuels the fire inside. This workshop offers life coaches and lay caregivers biblical and practical help when facing this all too common issue.
Learning Objectives
Participants will:
  1. Understand and formulate a clear definition of anger.
  2. Learn underlying characteristics and the four primary sources that cause anger.
  3. Discover biblical solutions for resolving past anger and practical tools to identify triggers, how to handle angry people, and act rather than react in volatile situations.

Famous at Home: Seven Coaching and Caregiving Decisions for Helping Leaders Put Their Families Center Stage
Speaker: Joshua Straub, PhD
We live in a culture that competes for our time, attention, and identity, and too often, it’s our family that gets the leftovers. In this workshop, Dr. Straub reveals the seven practical and life-changing coaching and caregiving strategies he uses at Famous at Home to help leaders prioritize their family, and in turn, show up well on their respective stage.
Breaking the Taboo: The Church and Mental Health
Speaker: Cedric and Michelle White
So many of life’s personal challenges and trials are difficult to comprehend. Is the problem physical, emotional, psychological, spiritual or a combination of factors? Today, the Church is facing a growing crises with the rise of mental health issues in the pews, as well as the pulpit. This workshop examines how to compassionately and spiritually respond to and serve one another through various mental health challenges.
God’s Word and Wisdom: Radical Results for Life Recovery Coaching and Caregiving
Speaker: Steve Arterburn, MEd
Behavioral and substance addictions, poor life choices, and bad habits often develop out of deep pain and woundedness. This workshop offers a biblically based Life Recovery Model that includes five profound truths from God’s Word that radically impacts the recovery process and five profound truths from God’s Word that reveal the pathway to recovery and how to apply them in coaching and caregiving ministry.
Counting the Cost: Generational Differences in Coaching and Caregiving
Speaker: Rita Murray, PhD
Today, we are experiencing a time and culture when six different generations, spanning over 100 years, now live together; five of them work, worship, and socialize together. These generational cohorts have significantly different ways they connect, communicate, participate in public life, and care about God and faith. This workshop will help create successful coaching practices and caregiving ministries by discovering relevant and biblical worldview strategies to better understand the “technology needs” that distinguish every generation.
Learning Objectives
Participants will:
  1. Recognize the Why’s and How’s of generational research, the nature of age as a variable, and key insights of each generation’s attitudes and behaviors.
  2. Brainstorm the “So what?” and “Now what?” questions that impact coaching and caregiving processes, while experiencing innovative tech-wise elements that cross generations.
  3. Evaluate generational roadblocks and identify effective approaches for exceptional coaching and caregiving.
The Great Marriage Experience: Tools, Assessments, and Techniques for Working with Couples
Speaker: Gary Rosberg, EdD and Barb Rosberg
The Great Marriage Experience for couples Intensive is designed to be a “hands on” course for equipping marriage coaches and lay caregivers to engage a teachable couple in the journey of embracing the “More” in their marriage (Ephesians 3:20). The course will provide practical and experiential training in the use of tools, assessments, relevant coaching and caregiving techniques, and a comprehensive strategy to implement the Rosberg Marriage Coaching Model in their ministry toolbox.
Learning Objectives
Participants will:
  1. Be trained in the utilization of assessments and tools the Rosbergs have developed over decades of marriage counseling, coaching, and caregiving.
  2. Learn and practice how to provide couples with a biblical view of marriage, to discern their strengths and weaknesses, and how to help them in the journey of going from “good to great.”
  3. Have the opportunity to implement 12 unique resources (including conflict resolution and experiencing forgiving love; serving one another as husbands and wives; persevering love for times of trials; guarding marriage against temptations; embracing connection emotionally, sexually, and spiritually; and renewing the covenant of marriage daily).

Mapping: Creating a Visual Storyboard for Effective Coaching and Caregiving
Speaker: John Trent, PhD and Kari Trent Stageberg, MBA
Success in life is often tied directly to one’s core attachments. Learn how to come alongside your clients by helping them experience breakthroughs with a hopeful future and by maximizing their strengths and potential in reaching life goals. This Intensive focuses on meaningful relationships, incorporates the Connect Assessment, and explores a proven model millions have used to better understand the significance of receiving the “Blessing.”
Transformed Living: Key Fundamentals
Speaker: Rolfe Carawan, MEd and Lea Carawan, MA
Growing healthy interpersonal relationships in everyday life begins by first strengthening one’s relationship with God as it flows out of their principals, instructions, and personal convictions. This Intensive is designed to train life coaches and lay caregivers in how to successfully incorporate the core foundations of the Transformed Living Model and effectively coach and care for others to attain personal victories, create life-giving relationships, and ensure fruitful marriages and families.
Blended, Not Broken: Foundations for a Strong Family Core
Speaker: Tim Smith, MA, Christie Meldrim, MA, and Grant Wood, MS, MA
Over 50% of families in the United States are remarried or recoupled and nearly 1,300 new stepfamilies are created every single day. Beyond the normal stresses and pressures on any marriage and family, second marriages fail at almost twice the rate of first time unions. This Intensive is a foundational course in blended family coaching and caregiving that addresses many of the core issues while also offering practical and biblical solutions.
Friday Luncheons
Helping You Help Others: Caring Across Cultures in Your Church and Community
Speaker: Haley Scully, MA
For more than 10 years, and in 26 countries throughout Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Americas, Haley Scully has shared lay-care training with thousands of church and ministry leaders through the international mission of Hope for the Heart. As an Oklahoma-grown Bible-belt kind of woman, everywhere the Lord has led her to serve has been across cultures other than her own. Come hear perspectives and practical strategies to consider as you serve in lay-care, mentoring, and discipling initiatives in increasingly diverse churches and communities.
Saturday Luncheons
Three Biblical Tools to Help Face Unavoidable Challenges in Coaching and Caregiving
Speaker: John Trent, PhD
The need for Christian life coaching and caregiving today is staggering. But so too are the immense challenges that can block us from bringing help, hope, direction, and purpose to those in need. Come discover key biblical tools that can help unleash you as a life coach or caregiver to move your ministry and clients towards a more positive future.
Finding the MORE in Your Marriage
Speaker: Gary Rosberg, PhD and Barb Rosberg
This luncheon will be a time of encouragement for both life coaches and lay caregivers to experience the “more in our marriages,” as well as for those we serve. God designed marriage as the first institution in His creation. We were created to experience companionship and togetherness, yet countless marriages live with the silent question, “Isn’t there more?” Many marriages have lost sight of how to experience the “more” of connection, intimacy, and spiritual oneness. The luncheon will both affirm God’s design for marriage and equip coaches and caregivers with helpful insights and coaching strategies.
*Session selections will be made at registration.

Conference Schedule

       7:30 – 9:00 am                             Check-in and Late Registration 

       8:00 – 11:30 am                           Intensives – Session #1

       8:30 – 11:30 am                           Morning Preconference Workshops (Half-day/All-day) 

       11:30 – 1:00 pm                           Lunch Break (Exhibit Hall Opens)

       1:00 – 4:30 pm                             Intensives – Session #2

       1:00 – 4:00 pm                             Afternoon Preconference Workshops (Half-day/All-day)

       4:30 – 6:15 pm                             Dinner Break, Check-in and Late Registration (Exhibit Hall Open)

       6:15 – 8:30 pm                             Opening General Session #1

8:00 – 10:15 am
Dinner Break, Check-in and Late Registration (Exhibit Hall Open)

8:00–9:30am  |  Workshop Session #3 / Intensives

9:30–10:15am  |  Break

10:15am – 12:15pm  |  Plenary Session #4

12:15 – 1:30pm  |  Lunch Break & Ticketed Lunch Events

1:30 – 2:45pm  |  Closing Plenary Session

2:45 – 3:15pm  |  Break

3:15 – 4:45pm  |  Workshop Session #4

What others are saying

“I loved networking with other coaches, the keynote speakers and worship! The breakout sessions offered practical information I could apply in my coaching practice. The speakers were accessible and open to chat after sessions. There was a sense of love and welcome that permeated the whole time.”

–2022 Conference Attendee
“I loved networking with other coaches, the keynote speakers and worship! The breakout sessions offered practical information I could apply in my coaching practice. The speakers were accessible and open to chat after sessions. There was a sense of love and welcome that permeated the whole time.”

–2022 Conference Attendee

Hotel Info

Delta Hotels by Marriott Dallas Allen
777 Watters Creek Boulevard
Allen, TX 75013 

Special conference hotel pricing available

Volunteer and Save!

Volunteering is a great way to network while getting behind-the-scenes look at the conference and earning a conference discount. Volunteering is open to all conference attendees. Volunteers assist and support the following key areas of the conference: 


  • Bookstore and Sales
  • Conference Information Booth
  • On-Site Registration
  • Session Aids/Monitors
  • And many more


Opportunities are limited. Volunteers will receive 100 percent off the general conference registration fee.

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(Opportunities are limited.)

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