Speaking Engagements

Interested in Being a More Intentional Parent? Helping the parents in your church Raise Boys and Girls? How to be a Modern Parent, with Vintage Values? Make your way through The Back Door? Our counselors offer these and a variety of other parenting classes to churches, schools and parent groups. Please visit the Raising Boys & Girls website to see when they are speaking at a location near you!

If you are interested in having a Daystar staff member come speak to an event, please call the Daystar office at 615-298-5353. We'd love to help!

Fearless Moms Conference

David Thomas will be joining Lisa Harper among others and presenting at the conference.

Register here!

Join moms of ALL ages and life stages for a full day of laughter & learning at the first ever FEARLESS MOM CONFERENCE! Moms will leave the conference with a renewed sense of self, clarity of purpose, AND practical parenting tools.

FEARLESS MOM is a judgement-free, guilt-free, shame-free community of moms who are working to be the moms they were created to be! We are all about no-nonsense, common sense parenting and equipping moms to ENJOY the motherhood life!


JULIE RICHARD and her husband Mac founded Lake Hills Church in Austin, Texas in 1997. Julie's experience covers a diverse background, including special education, elementary reading, along with early childhood, kids and student ministry. She is the founder of Fearless Mom, where she combines her unique experiences and applies all she's learned to empower moms with skills and tools to actually ENJOY parenting their kids. With humor and joy, Julie explains the practical, everyday relevance of the Bible. She and Mac have two children, Emily (24) and Joseph (22).

LISA HARPER is a gifted communicator, whose writing and speaking overflow with colorful pop culture references that connect the dots between the Bible era and modern life. Her style combines sound scriptural exposition with easy-to-relate to anecdotes and comedic wit. Lisa has a Masters of Theological Studies and she uses her background in youth and women's ministry to speak Biblical truth on television and radio programs, national and international women's events and churches around the world and through her published works - including 13 books and 5 best-selling Bible Study curriculums. Lisa sites her greatest accomplishment to date as getting to be Missy's mama. Because in April 2014, after a difficult two-year journey and several adoption losses, she finally got to bring her little girl home from Haiti and she's been smiling ever since.

This conference is an opportunity for moms to rest, refuel and recharge without the distractions of daily life. Therefore, this conference is for moms only. Please leave all children at home. Even if you feel that your child will not prohibit you from engaging fully, your child may be a distraction to others. No children of any age will be permitted to attend.

Super Early Bird Registration until 6/30/19 - $79
Early Bird Registration from 7/1/19 until 10/31/10 - $89
Regular Registration from 11/1/19 until 1/31/20 - $99
Late Registration from 2/1/20 until event - $109

Feb 29, 2020
9:00 AM-4:00 PM

Fearless Moms Conference, Austin, TX

Heart of the Child Conference

March 6th 9:00 AM- March 7th 3:30 PM

Mar 06, 2020
9:00 AM

Heart of the Child Conference, Ft. Worth, Texas 

"Raising Boys and Girls"

March 13th 6:00 PM- March 14th 12:00 PM

Mar 13, 2020
6:00 PM

Pleasant Valley Church of Christ, Little Rock, Arkansas

"Being a Purposeful Parent"

David Thomas to present "Being a Purposeful Parent"

Parenting is one of the most important callings of our lives. We step into this life- changing process without a road map or an instruction manual. This class centers around five basic concepts for being an intentional parent. We'll discuss the purpose of parenting, the significance of our contribution, and some foundational ingredients our kids need from us. This time will also invite you to consider some important questions your kids need you to ask.

You will leave with five questions to answer on behalf of your kids, as well as instructions on some great experiential activities to do with your family.   This class is designed for parents of kids from pre-school to college who want to take a more intentional, purposeful journey. 

Mar 15, 2020
9:30 AM- 12:30 PM

First Baptist Church, Arnold, MO

"Raising Boys and Girls"

Sissy Goff and David Thomas to present "Raising Boys and Girls

Mar 27, 2020

Henderson Hills Baptist Church, Edmond, OK

"Raising Worry-Free Kids"

Sissy Goff, David Thomas, and Melissa Trevathan to present "Raising Worry-Free Kids"

This event is open to the public.

Apr 01, 2020
7:00 PM-9:00 PM

Brentwood Academy, Brentwood, TN