Parent University

How many times have you wanted a personal guide to parenting? 
The First Academy created Parent University to help our families navigate this journey of parenthood.

Parent University provides courses to empower and equip parents with resources to raise children as Christian leaders. We invite you to join us as we grow and learn together from special speakers and group sessions.

2022-2023 Courses Summaries

Courses cover a variety of topics for parents. See below for information from our 2022-2023 sessions.

The Power of Purpose

September 8, 2022, at 8:10 am in First Orlando’s Language Ministry Center

Jen Bricker-Bauer is an aerialist, motivational speaker, and New York Times bestselling author. Born without legs, Jen’s biological parents left her at the hospital, destined for a life of hardship. However, the hand of God brought her an amazing adoptive family, who taught her that everything is possible.

As a child, Jen was obsessed with gymnastics, and her idol was gold medalist Dominique Moceanu. In fact, watching Dominique on TV helped inspire Jen to start competing herself. Seemingly against all odds, Jen competed against able-bodied athletes and became a State Champion in power tumbling. As part of her fantastic story and a twist of fate, Jen later learned that her childhood gymnastics idol, Dominique Moceanu, was actually her biological sister.

Come join us in this special Parent U session and hear Jen Bricker-Bauer talk about why she never says the word “can’t” and how she has come to believe that everything is possible if you set your mind to it. We will also have the opportunity to hear from Dominik Bauer, Jen’s husband. Together they will share their inspirational story.