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Inspiring Vocational Passion

Inspiring Vocational Passion will focus on assisting professionals and organizations in maintaining their passions and energy in the helping professions. In 2011, the Institute for Strong Families was established with the mission of partnering with professionals and organizations who are working toward strengthening families. The goal of this year's conference will be to help healthcare practitioners rejuvenate the passions that first brought them into their respective careers. The Institute for Strong Families believes that when a person is ardently devoted to the mission of their vocation they are able to sustain the stresses that come with their job.

It is our hope that, by exploring topics related to vocational passion, we will be able to make a difference for both individuals and the community. Inspiring vocational passion can include topics such as recognizing the need for self-care in fending off burnout, incorporating knowledge of emotional intelligence, seeking out ways to approach vocational ministry, and much more.

Our speakers will provide beneficial and practical approaches to sustaining the energy and passion that one must maintain in order to help our community prosper.

2014 Conference

FirstCapital Bank of Texas has joined the Institute for Strong Families at Lubbock Christian University in sponsoring this year’s Healthy Families Conference and benefit dinner. The 3rd annual conference theme is "Living Purposely in Culture". Different topics related to how families are impacted by popular culture will be presented such as: media & technology's influence on marriage and family, extended adolescence, the impact of drugs on families (synthetic marijuana).

The keynote speaker will be Dr. Sylvia Hart Frejd, the co-author of The Digital Invasion. Dr. Sylvia Hart Frejd has a master's degree specializing in Christian counseling and an earned doctorate of ministry in leadership specializing in spiritual formation. She is also certified in Internet addiction. She has been working as a digital researcher, writer, speaker, coach, and coach trainer.

This year's conference will be October 30, 2014 on the LCU campus. It will begin at 11:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. A benefit dinner with our keynote speaker, Dr. Sylvia Hart Frejd will be held at 7:00pm in the Baker Conference Center.

The cost for the conference is free of charge to the public. Counseling and SWK CEUs are also offered free of charge. The benefit dinner will be $30 per person or $50 for two people.

People interested in either the conference or the benefit dinner can contact Becky Stroman for more information at or at 806-720-7826

Registration for the conference is encouraged, but not required. Registration for the dinner is strongly encouraged, but tickets will be available at the door as well. There will be a link for registration on the LCU site closer to time.

Last Updated: Aug 29, 2014