Special Sessions for Dads

Our communities need great fathers.

Raising our sons to be men of integrity – particularly in a hyper-sexualized culture – can be a daunting task. Our hope is to partner with parents (dads) as they encourage and equip their teen sons to have a healthy and whole perspective of their sexuality, creating the groundwork for a life rich with relationships that thrive.

For our 2017 conference, we’ve developed a special For Dads Only 3-session tract of breakouts featuring all-new cutting-edge curriculum designed to give dads the tools their need to help their sons navigate our culture with faith-based values.

John Fort, Pure Community

John Fort, Pure Community

John Fort will debut Pure Community’s new Parenting for Purity curriculum developed in partnership with Focus on the Family and Covenant Eyes. As Director of Pure Community, John co-authored the ground-breaking book Father-Son Accountability and teaches and coaches parents around the Pacific Northwest on the issue of parenting in a hyper-sexual culture.

Parenting for Purity 1: Developing a Roadmap for Your Children in a XXX Generation

Our children are growing up in a world saturated in lust in ways we couldn’t have imagined as children. Come learn what we, as fathers, can do to help them find a safe way through the hyper-sexual culture they find themselves in. Dad’s who attend will walk away with two specific tools to guide children to a healthy understanding of sexuality.

Parenting for Purity 2: Helping Your Teen Develop Healthy Relationships

Healthy relationships are rarely modeled in our children’s social media dominated world. Discover what dads can do to model appropriate relationships and promote healthy intimacy in children. Dads will come away equipped with methods to model and conversations that teach healthy relationships and sexuality.
Jerrad Lopes, DadTired.com

Jerrad Lopes, DadTired.com

New to our Higher Ground faculty for 2017 is Jerrad Lopes, former pastor and founder of DadTired.com, a blog dedicated entirely to men who aspire to be GREAT DADS. Breaking through the noise of a modern-day culture that often mocks what it means to be a husband and father, Jerrad brings a voice that respects God’s design for men and seeks to encourage them as they grow in their marriage, faith and parenting. Jerrad will present a brand new breakout, specifically requested from last year’s attendees:

Building My Dad Brand: Becoming the Father my Son needs and my Heavenly Father desires

There are a million things fighting for the attention of your kids. And the truth is, you don’t compare to the entertainment that lies within the palm of their hands. But what if there was a simple, Gospel-inspired way, to spend quality time with your teen? This breakout session will feature tools and tips for every dad who wants to ‘build their dad brand’ with their teenage son.

johnlucas-scriptureSpecial Discounted Father-Son Combo Tickets Now On Sale:

Dad & Teen Combo Ticket: $72.00
Dad & 2 Teens Combo Ticket: $86.00
Dad & 3 Teens Combo Ticket:  $100.00

See Special Teen Tract of Breakout Sessions



The Higher Ground Men’s Conference is the premier gathering of men of faith (age 13 and older) in the Pacific Northwest for encouragement, straight talk and practical tools for living with resiliency and integrity for today’s hyper-sexual and fragmented culture.  Higher Ground is presented by Prodigals International.