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There is no job in the world more important than that of a parent. With the state of our world today that responsibility has become all the greater as well as more difficult to fulfill. This is why we at Western Hills desire to come alongside parents by offering a yearly conference (ARISE) to provide tools to help raise our children. We also recognize that in a task as daunting as child rearing, it is extremely difficult to do alone. For this reason, we encourage grandparents, aunts, uncles, and all adults to rise up and take an active role in coming alongside parents by sharing in the responsibility of raising the children of which we have been entrusted to know and love the Lord. A great way to get started is to attend ARISE 2019.


The concept for this conference is rooted way back in the Old Testament when Moses instructed his fellow Israelites in Deuteronomy 6 to “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. 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.” 


Current research also shows strong evidence that the most significant religious influences on youth today is from the child’s mother, father, and grandparents. Research also shows that only 12 percent of youth have a regular dialog with their mother on faith and/or life issues. This study also showed that only 5% of youth have a regular dialog with their father on faith and/or life issues.


This year we have invited Brian Housman of to join us to help “Bridge the Gap” between our children and the adults in their lives. He will provide us with helpful tools and ideas to connect with our children and help them grow and develop into the men and women that God intended them to be. 



Brian has been working full-time with families since 1993. He has had the privilege of speaking at more than 300 conferences and countless schools, churches, camps, and military bases. He has lead student and parent programs from coast to coast as well as several international locations. Brian is a prolific writer for parenting magazines, most notably Parenting Teenagers, Parent Life, and Homeschooling Today with more than 80 articles published. He is the author of four books: Engaging Your Teen’s World, Tech Savvy Parenting, How You Always Meant to Parent, and Teen Savvy Parenting. Brian has been featured as a “parenting expert” on more than forty radio shows and TV programs including FOX, ABC, and NBC affiliates.


After serving for thirteen years in positions ranging from a youth pastor to a camp director to a school administrator, Brian stepped out and created 360 Family in September 2004.

360 Family exists to encourage and equip parents in understanding the world of their teens/tweens and how to walk with their teen into the culture in living a life that is honoring of themselves, those around them, and their faith. His passion is connecting the hearts of parents to those of their teens and connecting teens to the heart of God.


Touching Our Children's Hearts

...shaping your child's heart and life from the beginning.

Saturday, February 9 at 10:00 a.m.

Lunch - Homemade Beef Stew, Fruit Salad, and Bread

...we are requesting that you make a donation to cover the cost of the food for your family.

Saturday, February 9 at 12:00 p.m.

Tech Savvy Parenting

...bridging the digital divide between you and your child.

Saturday, February 9 at 1:00 p.m.

Your Parenting Endgame

...setting them free to be who God made them to be.

Saturday, February 9 at 3:00 p.m.

Question & Answer Session

...a time to ask Brian questions.

Sunday, February 10 at 9:30 a.m. (Bible Class)

Leaving a Legacy of Faith

...a day to champion the family in your church.

Sunday, February 10 at 10:30 a.m. (Worship)

My Wired Life (Teen Session)

...setting tech boundaries for a lifetime.

Sunday, February 10 at 5:00 p.m. (Sunday Night Live)

  • Who Are We?
    Western Hills Church of Christ is a Bible teaching church with a deep desire to live out the great commission Jesus put forth in Matthew 28:19. For more information, visit our ABOUT US section on this website.
  • Is There A Cost To Attend?
    No! You will not have to pay anything to attend. We will accept any donation you wish to provide to help further our outreach ministries.
  • Who Should Attend What Event?
    Although anyone who is interested in any of these topics are welcome to attend, we wanted to let you know the target audience for each session.  The sessions on Saturday will be more geared toward adults; however any interested teen is welcome to attend as well.  Q & A Session—Anyone who has any questions or is interested in learning more about Spiritual Warfare is encouraged to attend. There will be no regularly scheduled Bible classes for anyone high school or older on this day so that they can attend this session. We will hold regularly scheduled classes for middle school and younger students that morning.  Worship: Spiritual Warfare: The Church—Everyone is welcome to worship with us on Sunday morning and hear Patrick’s message about how the church can recognize and combat spiritual warfare.
  • Is Baby Sitting Available?
    Yes! We will be offering childcare for children from birth to fifth grade. ALL CHILDREN MUST BE PRE-REGISTERED if you plan to take advantage of the free childcare. There is no cost for childcare but we will be accepting donations to offset snacks and supplies.
  • Will There Be Food?
    We will provide light snacks and refreshments during breaks on Saturday afternoon, however, no substantial food will be provided.
  • More Questions?
    Please do not hesitate to contact us at the church office at 580-353-4890 or
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