October 16, 2021
Hazel Dillon Lodge

Carol Joy Holling Camp

9 a.m. - 4 P.m.


Today our children feel more worry than ever before—from their own expectations to pressures we as parents are unknowingly placing on them. Children need understanding, help, and hope. You can make a profound difference in their journey to finding all three. 

Build community with parents going through similar struggles and support one another while learning and growing together. 

At this day-long retreat you'll gain:

  • understanding the what’s and why’s in terms of the differences between anxiety and worry and where your child is on the continuum 

  • practical help with tools to overcome the worry that he or she will inevitably face  

  • hope as your child discovers a sense of resilience that is stronger than any worry this age of anxiety can bring 


You will come out of this retreat feeling not only more confident in your parenting, but also in your ability to help your child discover all of the courage that is already inside of them. 


$50 per person--includes lunch

Overnight accommodations may be available if needed. Contact Jason Gerdes at or 402-944-2544 for more information.


Saturday, October 16

9:00 a.m.   - Opening and Music with Pr. Roy Helu, Jr. and Lexi Eller of Citylight Bennington
9:45           - Raising Worry-Free Kids with Sissy Goff - Part 1
11:00         - Parent Small Groups
11:30         - Lunch
12:30 p.m. - Worship/Music 

1:00           - Raising Worry-Free Kids - Part 2
2:00           - Q&A with Sissy Goff

3:00           - Parent Small Groups

about the presenter

SISSY GOFF, M.Ed., LPC-MHSP is the Director of Child and Adolescent Counseling at Daystar Counseling Ministries in Nashville, Tennessee, where she works alongside her counseling assistant/pet therapist, Lucy the Havanese. Since 1993, she has been helping children and their parents find confidence in who they are and hope in who God is making them to be, both as individuals and families. Sissy is a sought-after speaker for parenting events and the author of twelve books, including the bestselling Raising Worry-Free Girls and Braver, Stronger, Smarter (for elementary-aged girls) and her new release for teenage girls, Brave. Sissy is a regular contributor to various podcasts and publications as well as her own podcast called Raising Boys and Girls. You can find more information and resources at

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If you have questions about the Building Brave Families Retreat,

please contact Jason Gerdes at or 402-944-2544.