MARCH 2, 2024   |  SAN DIEGO, CA



Want to watch all the messages presented at the Parents Rising Conference? Videos now available for $35! 


The Speakers

Check out who's coming! 

Dr. Gary Chapman 

Author of The Five Love Languages

Arlene Pellicane 

Author of Parents Rising

Sally Burke

President, Moms in Prayer 


Pam and Bill Farrel 

Bestselling Authors

Start With Love

This year's theme is Start with Love and we're bringing in the best!  Dr. Gary Chapman will teach us how to speak love powerfully into the hearts of our children. That's what they need more today than YouTube, video games, or social media likes. 


Add Some Righteous Anger

TikTok is dragging our kids into self-harm, schools are teaching sexuality instead of math, and the culture is calling what is wrong right. It's time for parents to rise up to protect their kids and instill godly virtues. 


Develop a Clear Family Roadmap Forward

Where do you want your family to be in 10 years? What about next year? In a unique session, you'll think through what is essential for your family and write small, doable, repeatable goals (don't worry, we'll help you!). 


Come to the Altar

We will worship and sing with gifted musicians and worship leaders Beatriz and Jorge Pastrana. The altar will be open for us to come together to seek the Lord, to fight for the spiritual destiny of our sons and daughters, and the generations who will follow. 


Saturday, March 2, 2024 from 9 am - 4 pm 

Bonita Valley Community Church, 4744 Bonita Road, Bonita, CA 91902 

(located 15 miles south of the San Diego airport) 

Lunch is included in the ticket price. 

Childcare is not provided. 

Hotel discount available at the Ayres Hotel Chula Vista 

Use this link to book or call 619-870-8400 and tell them you are attending the Parents Rising Conference. 








Hosted in San Diego

Bonita Valley Community Church  | Saturday March 2 

If you're looking for a meaningful vacation getaway, spend Saturday at the conference and take an extra day to enjoy walking along the beach, visiting the World Famous San Diego Zoo, Sea World, Legoland, Balboa Park, shopping, or dining. By the way, the average temperature in March is 67 degrees...

A letter from the organizer Arlene Pellicane...

Something that really helped me in my professional life was attending a yearly mastermind conference with my husband. Every year for more than 15 years, we heard speakers, got filled up, and back on track with aspirations and action steps for the year.

I have dreamt about creating a similar experience specifically for parents. Last year, I felt God nudge me...Call parents to worship and put their eyes on Me, not the world around them. Encourage them. Equip them to serve their families. Tell them to rise. 

So here we are! I'm going to do my best to give you an experience that will touch your heart and mind, to make you feel alive and on fire as a mom or dad. I know that the same God who called me to take a step of faith to plan this day will meet us there in a big way. 

The family is under attack. Let's gather the churches in San Diego and parents from across the country. We'll stand together in unity and prayer to fight for YOUR family. 

Invite your friends and parents to join you (grandparents welcome). A few years ago, I wrote a book titled Parents Rising. This is not a time for silence while our kids walk away from faith and embrace the values of the glowing rectangle (aka phone).  It's our time to rise. 

I've got a spot saved just for you.





‚ĚĖ Doors open¬†

  9.00am - 10.30am

‚ĚĖ¬†Session One with Dr. Gary Chapman¬†

  10:30am - 11:00am

‚ĚĖ Break / Visit resource booths¬†

  11:00am - 12:00pm 

‚ĚĖ¬†Session Two with¬†Dr. Gary Chapman¬†

  12:00pm - 1:00pm

‚ĚĖ¬†Lunch provided /¬†Visit resource booths¬†

  1:00pm - 2:00PM

‚ĚĖ Choose Between:¬†

Marriage Breakout with Bill and Pam Farrel 

Prayer Breakout with Sally Burke 

  2:15pm - 4:00pm

‚ĚĖ Session Three with¬†Arlene Pellicane¬†

‚ĚĖ Closing Session - Goal writing, worship, and prayer¬†


About the Speakers...

Dr. Gary Chapman

With more than 20 million books sold, Dr. Chapman has been on the New York Times bestsellers list since 2007. You're probably familiar with his transformational Five Love Languages series. He is a trusted marriage counselor, and director of Marriage and Family Life Consultants. Dr. Chapman's radio program Building Relationships airs on more than 400 stations.  He and his wife Karolyn have two adult children and two grandchildren. To learn more, visit his website at 5lovelanguages.com 

Arlene Pellicane

Arlene and Dr. Chapman have written three books together including Screen Kids and Grandparenting Screen Kids.  Arlene's other books include Parents Rising and 31 Days to a Happy Husband. She is the host of the Happy Home podcast. Arlene has appeared on The Today Show, Fox & Friends, Focus on the Family, and the Wall Street Journal.  Arlene and her husband James have three children who have grown up without video games, social media, and smartphones. Learn more at ArlenePellicane.com

Sally Burke

Sally is the President of Moms in Prayer, an international ministry impacting children and schools for Christ by gathering mothers to pray. She's the author of several books including Start with Praise and Unshaken. Before working at Moms in Prayer, Sally was a rocket scientist - literally!  She was a space shuttle engineer (fun fact: her husband Ed was too).  They have four grown children and four grandchildren. Learn more about Sally and the ministry at MomsinPrayer.org

Bill & Pam Farrel

Bill and Pam are prolific authors and popular speakers for marriage conferences, date nights, singles and parent groups. They have written many books together like Men Are Like Waffles, Women Are Like Spaghetti, Red Hot Monogamy, and 10 Best Decisions a Parent Can Make.  They both grew up in dysfunctional homes and use their experience to help others create a loving home based on Christ. They have three adult happily married sons and seven grandchildren. Learn more on their website Love-Wise.com

Partner With Us

Learn about sponsorship opportunities so parents can learn about your ministry, school, or business. 


Promotional Tools

Get free website, flyer, and social media images to tell others in your church and community about this event.