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Conferences, Events, & Cruises with Ron Deal

 


"An awesome experience! Ron has a gift of connecting to married couples."
-- Randall (Atlanta)


98% said "Yes!" At a recent event when asked if the presentation was helpful to their stepfamily hundreds of attendees said "Yes!"

Attend or host Ron's humorous and practical events for couples. 

  • Build strength and intimacy in your home
  • Increase your understanding of the special challenges of blended families
  • Develop a game-plan for successful living with these "laugh and learn" events

 

"Ron, I wanted to say thank you for blessing us this past weekend. Besides being one of the best public speakers we've ever heard, we were truly blessed by your testimony... God Bless you!"
--Maria W.


Presented by bestselling author & conference speaker Ron L. Deal, Founder & President, Smart Stepfamilies and Director, FamilyLife Blended

View conference endorsements from Dr. Gary Chapman, Drs. Les & Leslie Parrott, Dr. Kevin Leman, and more here



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Conference Registration & Schedule:

For registration information, email or phone the contact person listed for each event. Registration is handled by the conference host, not Smart Stepfamilies.

All seminars follow the same time schedule unless specified otherwise.
Click here for the Building A Successful Stepfamily conference time schedule.

Ministry training events are also listed.

Click here for Stepmom events with Laura Petherbridge

Click here for more Couple Checkup Conference information

 

 

Here are just some of the cities that have been inspired by the Building A Successful Stepfamily conference.

  • Houston
  • New York City
  • Chicago
  • Oklahoma City
  • Sacramento
  • Los Angeles
  • Albuquerque
  • Atlanta
  • Fresno
  • Bakersfield
  • Des Moines
  • Minneapolis
  • Memphis
  • Baton Rouge
  • Phoenix
  • Lubbock
  • Salt Lake City
  • Portland
  • Boise
  • Birmingham
  • Nashville
  • Little Rock
  • Charlotte... and many more

Bring this event to your city. Find out how



 

 
 


Click an event below to view details.

All presentations are by Ron Deal unless noted otherwise. These are not FamilyLife sponsored events unless indicated. Contact the conference host for registration information and cost.


Music by Braden Deal


"While Ron's books are very good, he is even better in person!"
-- conference attendee


Rome, GA (near Atlanta) - A Special Getaway Destination Event - Building A Successful Stepfamily, April 27-29, 2018
4/27/2018, All Day - Blended Family Training

April 27-29, 2018

Host: WinShape Marriage Retreat   |  Join Ron at this unique 2.5 day retreat event at the beautiful WinShape Retreat center. Experience, worship, grow, hang out with Ron, and relax in a quiet destination setting. One of WinShape's Signature Series events  |  Registration information: WinShape Retreat 

Feedback from previous years:

"Wow!! What amazing weekend we had at the Blended Families retreat at WinShape. Ron Deal was a great speaker and had lots of timely information about blended families and their specific needs and problems. We were ministered to, and hopefully ministered to others by sharing our story in small group settings. We made new friends from Pennsylvania and Tennessee as well as Miami. Honestly it was such an awesome experience we didn't want to go another day without saying thank you!!
- Robbie & Summer

"Exceeded our expectations. Ron is an amazing speaker. Not only does he keep it real and give you applicable information to use, he hangs out with us like a friend..."
- Debbie

"My husband and I just returned from our weekend at WinShape with you. I cannot begin to tell you how greatly we benefited and how on point this retreat was for us. We left with a lot of hope... and understanding."
- Beth & Tim

"The WinShape event gives you tools to strengthen your marriage and family, and a community of people who understand."
- Janice








Vancouver, WA (Portland area) - Building A Successful Stepfamily Conference, May 18-19, 2018
5/18/2018, 7:00pm - Blended Family Training

Building A Successful Stepfamily
conference with Ron Deal. Friday, 7:00-9:30 pm; Sat 8:30 am-1:00 pm

Host: Vancouver Church of Christ
  |   Contact: Billy Mckenzie at 360-798-8707 or [email protected]
    |   Get information about here 







Auckland, New Zealand - Building A Successful Stepfamily
6/7/2018, All Day - Blended Family Training

June 7-9, 2018

For the first time Ron will be traveling to New Zealand to share a series of seminars. Sponsored by FamilyLife New Zealand.

  • Thursday, June 7 (time TBD) - an abbreviated evening seminar
  • Friday morning (9:00-noon) - a ministry equipping workshop for pastors and lay leaders
  • Fri/Sat - an expanded Building A Successful Stepfamily conference event for couples in stepfamilies 
  • Learn more and get registration details from FamilyLife New Zealand 





Hickory, NC - Becoming Stepfamily Smart, Saturday, July 28, 2018
7/28/2018, 9:00am-12:00am - Blended Family Training

Becoming Stepfamily Smart workshop with Ron Deal - Saturday morning, 9:00 am - noon

Sponsored by Blue Ridge Broadcasting, 106.9 the Light (WMIT)
  |  Location of workshop in Hickory, NC TBD  |  Contact: Amanda Woods
1-800-330-9648 x4250 1069theLight.org








Milwaukee, WI - Building Blended Families, Sept 14-15, 2018
9/14/2018, 7:00pm - Blended Family Training

Building Blended Families conference with Ron Deal. Friday, 7:00-9:30 pm; Sat 8:30 am-12:00 pm

Host: Eastbrook Church
  |   Contact: Ruth Carver, Pastor of Congregational Care, 414-228-5220, [email protected]
   |   Register and get information here







Dallas, TX - Stepfamily Therapy Training, Sept 27-29, 2018
9/27/2018, 8:30am-11:45am - Train the Trainer

Professional training in stepfamily therapy
for counselors, psychologists, marriage & family therapists, and other mental health providers.

Attend "A Good Blend: Understanding & Counseling Stepfamilies," a  3-hour pre-conference workshop with Ron Deal on Sept 27th.  

Part of the American Association of Christian Counselors Mega National Conference, Dallas, TX, Sept 27-29, 2018. Includes training in Coaching, Counseling, Recovery, and Marriage & Family across 8 professional tracks. Multiple CE's available. Keynote speakers include Josh McDowell, Everett Worthington, Kay Warren, Tony Evans, & more    |    Click here for registration information, topics, and speakers or call 800-526-8673.




 




Little Rock, AR - The Summit on Stepfamily Ministry, national train-the-trainer event, Oct 25-26, 2018
10/25/2018, All Day - Train the Trainer

On Thursday and Friday Oct 25-26, 2018 join Ron Deal and hundreds of stepfamily ministry leaders from around the country for the sixth annual Summit on Stepfamily Ministry. This is the premiere ministry equipping event for childrens ministry, student ministry, and adult education ministries concerning blended families.
 


Sponsored by FamilyLife Blended, this event focuses on preventing redivorce and breaking the generational cycle of divorce. Open and appropriate for "beginner" or seasoned lay or staff leaders.

Location: Summit Church, North Little Rock, AR (The "Summit is at the Summit" this year!)   |   Register and find details here 

 

 

 

 

 


Hurricane, WV - Building A Successful Stepfamily, Nov 9-10, 2018
11/9/2018, 7:00pm - Blended Family Training

Building A Successful Stepfamily conference with Ron Deal. Friday, 7:00-9:30 pm; Sat 8:30 am-1:00 pm

Host: River Ridge Church
  |   Contact: Blair Hayes, Groups Pastor, 304-397-6173, [email protected]
   |   Get information about here 




Austin, TX - Stepfamily Therapy Training, Feb 22-23, 2019
2/22/2019, All Day - Train the Trainer

Professional training in stepfamily therapy for counselors, psychologists, marriage & family therapists, and other mental health providers with Ron Deal. 5.5 hours of CE training, plus other workshops options

Part
of the 2019 Christian Counselors of Texas annual conference  |    Event location: Courtyard Austin Pflugerville


Click here for information and registration 







 




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