Teaching Generation Alpha a Biblical Worldview

Teaching Generation Alpha a Biblical Worldview

Presenter: Shelly Melia, PhD, Associate Dean/Program Director for MA in Children’s & Family Ministry at Dallas Baptist University

Generation Alpha is growing up in a unique cultural context, and imparting a biblical worldview remains one of the most significant tasks of parenting. This seminar will help you understand the challenges this generation is facing and highlight strategies for teaching kids how to view the world through the lens of God’s Word.

Conference Sessions

Parenting Conference Keynote

Opening Keynote

Counselor, professor, and family physician Dr. Ekpedeme Wade presents the morning keynote address for Healthy Minds & Godly Hearts.

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The Sex Talk

The Sex Talk

Explore the when, how, what, and where of having conversations with your kids about sex, integrating a biblical perspective of sexuality with researched methods for approaching today’s generation of children and youth.

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Family Discipleship

Family Discipleship

Uncover a simple and approachable model of discipleship that’ll help you evaluate where your family is spiritually and decide what steps you can take to grow.

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Author

  • Dr. Shelly Melia

    Associate Dean/Program Director for MA in Children’s & Family Ministry at DBU

    Dr. Shelly Melia serves as the Program Director for the Master of Arts in Children’s Ministry and the Master of Arts in Family Ministry at Dallas Baptist University. Prior to DBU, she served for more than 25 years in children’s and family ministry in Oklahoma, Florida, and Texas.

    Dr. Melia is also a Licensed Professional Counselor specializing in grief and resilience. She holds an undergraduate degree from Oklahoma Baptist University, two master’s degrees from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and a Doctor of Philosophy from B.H. Carroll Theological Institute.

    Most recently, she contributed a chapter titled “The Role of Faith or Spirituality in a Child’s Response to Loss” to the book Bridging Theory and Practice in Children’s Spirituality.