Helping Christian Boys and Girls Thrive Summit™

Friday, January 13, 7 - 8:30 pm & Saturday, January 14, 9 am - 3:00 pm
Northshore Christian Church
5700 23rd Drive West, Everett, WA 98203
You Really Can't Miss


The HELPING CHRISTIAN BOYS AND GIRLS THRIVE SUMMIT™ is a two-day event led by New York Times Best Selling Author Dr. Michael Gurian, Pastor Tim Wright, and Dr. Gregg Jantz. The event is devoted to helping boys and girls become the HEROIC, loving, wise, successful men and women God created them to be. By bringing together church leaders, parents, educators, and community leaders committed to helping boys and girls thrive, you, your congregation, and/or your organization can be a change agent for boys and girls in your community! The Helping Christian Boys and Girls Thrive Summit™ is a service of the Helping Boys Thrive® Program.

The church is the best hope for our boys and girls. We follow the ONE who changes story-lines. HELPING CHRISTIAN BOYS AND GIRLS THRIVE SUMMIT™ will give congregations, church leaders, parents, community leaders, and educators discipleship principles, combined with brain science research and best practices, that will empower all of us to help our boys and girls thrive.
Pastor Tim Wright


The Summit Can Answer

  • How has God designed a boy’s brain, and how does that design impact how we raise our boys?


  • How has God designed a girl’s brain, and how does that design impact the way we raise our girls?


  • How do we create a compelling vision for boys and girls?


  • How can the church partner with parents and educators in forging faith in our boys and girls?


  • How can we best protect the emotional lives of our boys and young men? Of our girls and young women?


  • How can we strategically call our sons and daughters to follow Jesus into manhood and womanhood?

Children are our destiny, whether we ourselves give birth to them or not. If we are not working to improve the lives of children, we are living half a life. When we devote ourselves to children, we become whole.
Dr. Michael Gurian


Michael Gurian is a marriage and family counselor and the New York Times bestselling author of 28 books including THE WONDER OF BOYS, THE MINDS OF BOYS, and BOYS AND GIRLS LEARN DIFFERENTLY. He is co-founder of The Gurian Institute and a pioneer in the fields of family development and education. His work brings brain-science into homes, schools, churches, corporations, and public policy. Appearing on Today, Good Morning America, Fox News, NPR, the 700 Club, Focus on the Family, and in the New York Times, USA Today, Time, and Newsweek, Michael is credited with sparking the modern boys movement.


Tim Wright has been a Lutheran Pastor since 1984. He currently serves as the pastor of Community of Grace in Peoria (Phoenix) AZ, which he founded in 2005. He has trained pastors and church leaders throughout the U.S. and around the world and has written 6 books including SEARCHING FOR TOM SAWYER: HOW PARENTS AND CONGREGATIONS CAN STOP THE EXODUS OF BOYS FROM CHURCH.


Pioneering whole-person care over thirty years ago, eating disorder specialist, Dr. Gregory Jantz has dedicated his life’s work to developing ways to create more possibility for others, helping people change their lives for good.

Dr. Jantz is a best-selling author of 30 books. He is a go-to media source expert for a range of behavioral-based afflictions, as well as drug and alcohol addictions. Dr. Jantz has appeared on CNN, FOX, ABC, CBS, and has been interviewed for the New York Post, Associated Press, Family Circle, and Women’s Day. He is also a regular contributor to The Huffington Post and Psychology Today blogs.

Dr. Jantz is a sought after speaker, appearing internationally. With an entertaining and captivating presentation style, he speaks to a wide range of behavioral and dependency disorders.

About the




7 - 8:30 pm

The Mind of Boys & Girls Part 1 (Michael Gurian)


9 - 10:15 am

The Mind of Boys & Girls Part 2 (Michael Gurian)

10:45 am - Noon

The 4 Gifts Every Kid Needs to Thrive (Tim Wright)

1 - 2:15 pm

Screen Time and Your Kids (Gregg Jantz)

2:15 - 3 pm

Panel Q & A (Michael, Tim, and Gregg)


Parents, Grandparents, Pastors, Youth Leaders, Sunday School Teachers, Educators, Therapists, Christian Non-Profit Organizations, and anyone who works with or who is engaged in raising boys and girls


 $39/Single or $69/Couple



$10 for a Panera Bread lunch on the Northshore Campus (sign up on the registration site)


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