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The Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children...
Deuteronomy 6:4-7a

Register to be in a Parent Pod

Branch Parents presents

Parent Pods

with nextTalk™

"This is a disaster."
"I have no idea what I am doing."
"What day is it?"


Any of those sound familiar? If so, you are not alone.
Welcome to Parent Pods, where our goal is to encourage and empower you by connecting parents, like you, with other parents.

What is a Parent Pod? 

A Parent Pod is:
  • a group of a few parents
  • meeting virtually
  • once per month for eight months
  • talking about a range of parenting topics

What am I committing to? 

Not only will you be supported by other parents, you have the opportunity to learn from Mandy Majors and her team at nextTalk. Mandy and her team will be releasing a podcast once a month for you to listen to and discuss with your Pod. That's it.

I'm in! What's Next?

Click "Register" below! Once registered, you will be placed in a Pod with other parents who are in a similar life stage. You'll also be given exclusive access to our Parent Pod Monthly Resources page that will include the monthly podcast and discussion questions.

It all starts September 26!

When you register, you will also be invited to a Virtual Rally on Saturday, September 26th at 8pm. Mandy and Kim, from nextTalk, will speak on creating stability in an unstable world. You will also have the opportunity to participate in a live, anonymous Q&A with Mandy, Kim, and their husbands.  Don't worry about dressing up, no one will be able to see you!

Meet the nextTalk™ Team

Mandy Majors

Author/Speaker

Mandy is the author of an award-winning book, TALK: A Practical Approach to Cyberparenting and Open Communication. She is a graduate of Indiana University and founder of nextTalk, a nonprofit organization that helps families, churches, and schools keep kids safe by creating a culture of honest conversation.

She’s been married to her best friend, Matt, for twenty-one years, and together they’re raising two teens in a quaint little Texas community. Mandy’s new book, Keeping Kids Safe in a Digital World, releases soon! You can connect with Mandy on Facebook @mandymajors.author, Twitter @mandymajors, mandymajors.com, nextTalk.org, or email her at [email protected].

"I’m excited to walk alongside you this year. From a pandemic to virtual learning to more screen time, we are continually navigating new territory. I’m looking forward to joining your groups, getting to know you, praying for you and learning together."

- Mandy Majors

"The best coffee in town! It's awesome!"

- John Evans

"It's my absolute favorite place to go!"

- Greg Smith

Kimberly Elerick

nextTalk™ Director

Kim graduated from the University of Hawaii with a dual degree in broadcast journalism and family resources. She is co-host of the nextTalk Radio Show and is the Director of nextTalk, a nonprofit organization helping families build a culture of conversation to keep kids safe in the digital world. She spent 15 years in radio production, with 10 as a morning-show host on The Fish, 95.5 FM. Kim and her husband, Charles, of 17 years were part of a pre-marital counseling team that created and led marriage conferences for New Hope, Oahu (one of the largest churches in America). Kim enjoys the challenges and rewards of homeschooling their 3 kids. You can connect with Kim at [email protected] and nextTalk.org

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