Bethany Christian Services will be hosting the Show Hope simulcast of Empowered to Connect Conference.

The Empowered to Connect Conference is a two-day conference about how to connect with children from hard places in order to help them heal and become all that God desires for them to be.

Led by Dr. Karyn Purvis (Director of the TCU Institute of Child Development), this conference is ideal for adoptive and foster parents; those considering adoption or foster care; Safe Families for Children™ host families; and those who are serving and supporting others, including social workers, agency professionals, church staff and ministry leaders, counselors, therapists and all others involved in adoption and foster care ministries or services.

Friday and Saturday, April 10 & 11
9:45 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

LCBC Lancaster City
313 W. Liberty Street
Lancaster, PA 17603

Register by March 30, 2015.

Cost is $20 per person (not refundable), which includes the purchase of a workbook and snacks. Lunch will be on your own from 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.

Walk-In Registration is $25 per person.

Child Care is not provided. Guest Wi-Fi available, handicap accessible, free local parking.

9:00 a.m. – Doors Open

9:45 a.m. – Welcome

10:00 a.m. – Simulcast Begins

For questions, please e-mail  or call 717.399.3213.

*The 2015 Empowered to Connect Conferences have been approved by the NASW (approval #886649357-2610) for 11 social work continuing education contact hours.






WJTL’s Junction Center
1875 Junction Road, Manheim 

Professionally Timed Run & Non-competitive Walk

Make a lasting difference in the lives of children and families by walking or running. The proceeds of this community event will support the Safe Families for Children™ ministry of Bethany Christian Services.



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