Family Conversations

Perimeter’s Stewardship Ministry hosts a series of seminars called Family Conversations. These seminars, offered twice a year, cover various estate planning topics. Join in and be equipped as we learn to steward the gifts that God has given us through biblical principles.


When I stumbled upon the Family Conversation download from March 2022 with Jerry Black and Ron Blue, I was sold on the importance of these conversations.

Because of my situation in having a special needs adult son, being newly divorced, taking care of my sister with early onset dementia, and managing my own estate, I was a bit overwhelmed with the responsibilities and how to go about figuring everything out.

I registered for the next Conversation, When “Good” Plans Go Wrong. What an eye opener! I had good intentions (my good plans) but saw how it could all go wrong if I didn’t get wise counsel and guidance. This kind of ministry is very important to our church family; I’m thankful I found you all!

— Pam R.

Upcoming Family Conversation Seminars

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Previous Family Conversation Seminars

How to Have A Family Conversation (Oct 2023)

What’s a family conversation and how do you have a good one?

Financial discussions within families need to be handled with clarity, care, and grace. How do you know when you need to have one? And when you do, what does a well-executed conversation look like?


About the Panelists:

Perimeter Estate Planning Director Jerry Black facilitates two important conversations about how to have these important discussions within families. Family and Business Legacy Coach Tom Conway joins a moderated Q&A about why you need to have family conversations and how to best prepare for and hold them. John and Tina Morrow share their personal story of important conversations they have had with their own family.

Honoring Plans for Aging Parents (Mar 2023)

Back by Popular Demand!

As Baby Boomers age, they and their families are faced with many complex decisions—with outcomes that have financial, emotional, spiritual, and relational impacts. Gain a better understanding of at least five important conversations you should have (whether you are the parent or the family member) and steps you should take before a need becomes a crisis.

This night featured a panel of experts in family finances, law, living alternatives, and other important issues who gave practical advice on what conversations to have and when.

When "Good" Plans Go Wrong

You made an estate plan and put it safely in a drawer ... for years. What could go wrong? A lot! 

This Family Conversation seminar examined the unintended consequences you could face if you don't update your estate plans regularly or if you don't ask the right questions when you create your plan in the first place. You will learn about five commonly made mistakes that can create unnecessary heartache and expense — and how to avoid them.

Listen to the September 2022 presentation using the video above, or download the MP3 recording.

Honoring Plans for Aging Parents

In May 2022, our Family Conversation seminar addressed the topic of making "Honoring Plans for Aging Parents." Experienced panelists shared important insights about the discussions families need to have regarding law, finances, living alternatives, and other important issues.

Estate Planning for You, Your Parents and Your Children

In March 2022, our Stewardship Ministry hosted a Family Conversations seminar called “Estate Planning for You, Your Parents and Your Children.” Our guest speaker was Christian finance expert and author Ron Blue. Mr. Blue has authored over twenty books, including Master Your Money, The Complete Guide to Faith Based Family Finances, and Surviving Financial Meltdown. He is the Chief Executive Officer of the Ron Blue Institute. Learn more about Ron Blue on his website: