Christian Home Educators of Colorado Audio Workshops from the 2007-2016 Homeschool Conferences

These audios are provided with permission from CHEC, our state homeschool group. Their website is www.chec.org.

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Homeschooling Youngsters Without Losing Your Mind - 2016
Brook Wayne


Creating the Optimal Learning Environment - 2016
Daniel Bobinski


Following Christ It's Just a FAD - 2016
Bill Jack


Loving God in Life's Disappointments - 2016
Margy Tripp


The Stricken Earth - 2016
Mike Snavely


I Don't Have Enough Patience - 2016
Brook Wayne


Preparing Your Teen for Life - 2016
Diane Kummer


Making Curriculum Choices in Light of Learning Styles - 2016
Teri Ong


Polar Opposites - 2016
Bill Jack


How to Raise Authentic Kids - 2016
Kevin Swanson


Deep Learning vs Shallow Learning - 2016
Mike Winther


Five Flavors of Homeschooling - 2016
Sonya Shafer


The Horror of the Flood - 2016
Mike Snavely


When More is Less - 2016
Sonya Shafer


Childrearing - The Mother's Role - 2016
Margy Tripp


Staying on Task - 2016
Teri Ong


High School Transcript Clinic - 2016
Diane Kummer


Fireproofing Your Family From Evolutionary Assault - 2016
David & Mary Jo Nutting


Helping Sons and Daughters Find God's Calling - 2016
Pete Olson


Educating & Training World Changers - 2016
Mike Winther


Lost in America - 2016
Bill Jack


Handfuls of Treasure - 2016
Brook Wayne


Education Does God Have An Opinion - 2016
Israel Wayne


Lies Christian Parents Teach - 2016
Teri Ong


Trust in the Lord - 2016
Steve Vaughan


The Return to Genesis - 2016
Mike Snavely


Stand Firm and Advance - 2016
David Nutting


I'm Still Recovering From My Public School Education - 2016
Cindy Puhek


Becoming a Student of Your Students - 2016
Daniel Bobinski


Conquer Academics Faster - 2015
Renee Ellison


The Victorious Leader - 2015
Dr. Marshall Foster


The Four Duties of a Good Soldier - 2016
Bill Jack


The 3 Key Elements of Successful Parenting - 2015
Dr. S.M. Davis


Family Idolatry - 2015
Steven Vaughan


When the Wheels Come Off - 2015
Kevin Swanson


Jesus Christ - Killing Me - 2015
Peter Heck


For Men Only √? Top Secret - 2015
Todd Friel


The Visionary Leader - 2015
Dr. Marshall Foster


Wise Womanly Secrets to Growing Your Marriage - 2015
Renee Ellison


How to Choose a Christian Curriculum - 2015
Kevin Swanson


Science Confirms the Bible is True - 2015
Dr. Jason Lisle


Manners Matter - 2015
Shelley Noonan


The Kings Man - 2015
Shelley Noonan


Support Group Leader Luncheon - 2015
Kevin Swanson


Calling Them Blessed - 2015
Dr. R.C. Sproul Jr.


The Home : Adoring Me - 2015
Peter Heck


And You Fathers Do Not Provoke - 2015
Dr. R.C. Sproul Jr.


How to Pass Your Convictions to your Children - 2015
Dr. S.M. Davis


How to keep Your Child from Backsliding - 2015
Todd Friel


Joy in the Home : Parenting - 2015
Todd Friel


How to Create a Discipleship based on Your Lifestyle - 2015
Andie Davidson


78 Reformation - 2015
Peter Heck


Joy In the Home : How to Argue - 2015
Todd Friel


The Humble Leader - 2015
Dr. Marshall Foster


Your Origins Matter - 2015
Dr. Jason Lisle


Understanding and Practicing Servant Leadership - 2015
Dr. S.M. Davis


The Future of Homeschooling - 2015
Kevin Swanson


Build A Man - 2015
Shelley Noonan


Anger and the Homeschool Mom - 2015
Andie Davidson


Joy in the Home : Marriage - 2015
Todd Friel


Living as Free Men - 2015
Dr. R.C. Sproul Jr.


How to Train Your Children - 2015
Renee Ellison


Chick Chat - 2015
Todd Friel


The Persevering Leader - 2015
Dr. Marshall Foster


Just Starting to Homeschool - 2015
Renee Ellison


Help I think My Child is a Sinner - 2015
Kevin Swanson


78 Realization - 2015
Peter Heck


The High Cost of Anger - 2015
Dr. S.M. Davis


The Secret Code of Creation - 2015
Dr. Jason Lisle


Is Your Child Talented and Gifted - 2015
Barb West


Following the Leader - 2015
Dr. R.C. Sproul Jr.


The Indispensable Leader - 2015
Dr. Marshall Foster


Education is Conversation - 2015
Dr. R.C. Sproul Jr.


Beyond Beautiful Girlhood - 2015
Shelley Noonan


Evolution and Errors in Reasoning - 2015
Dr. Jason Lisle


The Power of a Focused Mother - 2015
Renee Ellison


The Heart of Homeschooling - 2015
Kevin Swanson


Esau: Birthrights and A Bowl of Soup" - 2015
Rick Stevens


Purity in a Depraved Generation - 2015
Peter Heck


How Right Priorities Prevent or Solve Lifes Problems - 2015
Dr. S.M. Davis


Why I am Grateful For Homeschooling - 2015
Stephen Craig


Six Keys to Guarding Your Daughters Heart - 2015
Shelley Noonan


More Than Enough - 2015
Rick Stevens


Creation Astronomy - 2015
Dr. Jason Lisle


Inspiring Confidence in New Homeschool Parents - 2 - 2015
Andie Davidson & Barb West


The Goal of Education - 2015
Dr. R.C. Sproul Jr.


The Selfless Leader - 2015
Dr. Marshall Foster


Homeschooling Burnout - 2015
Renee Ellison


Homeschooling Preference or Conviction - 2016
Israel Wayne


Americas Deadly Obsession - 2015
Peter Heck


The Enemy of Relationships and Gratitude - 2015
Dr. S.M. Davis


Ultimate Proof of Creation - 2015
Dr. Jason Lisle


What is Christ Centered Education - 2015
Kevin Swanson


Mentoring Your Daughter - 2015
Shelley Noonan


Homeschooling as a Single Parent - 2015
Shari McMinn


Inspiring Confidence in New Homeschool Parents - 1 - 2015
Andie Davidson & Barb West


Dad, CFO: A Call to Biblical Stewardship for the Homeschool Family - 2014
Rick Stevens


Family, Entertainment and Culture - 2014
Kevin Swanson


The Right Parent for Your Child: You - 2014
Scott Woodruff


Ready, AME, Fire! - 2014
Mike Cheney


Breaking the Shackles - Why Parents Should Trust Themselves, Not Schools - 2014
Rick Boyer


A Servants Heart, the Path to Honor - 2014
Marilyn Boyer


How to Watch a Film as a Family - 2014
Geoffrey Botkin


Curriculum Advice: Practical Help for Elementary Years - 2014
Victoria Botkin


Tips for Homeschool Moms - 2014
Andie Davidson


Independence and Parental Authority - 2014
Reb Bradley


Welcome to Christian Home Education in Colorado - 2014
Andie Davidson & Tonya Chapa


Beginning Homeschooling - 2014
Tonya Chapa


Boys Will Be Men - 2014
Rick Boyer


Emigration: When Does it Become the Duty of the Father to Go? - 2014
Geoffrey Botkin


Getting It All Done - 2014
Marilyn Boyer


God's Plan for Finding a Mate - 2014
S. M. Davis


Men in Black (Robes): Our In-Alienable Rights - 2014
Joel McDurmon


Taking What is Common to the Culture and Turning it into a Pulpit (Acts 17:22) - 2014
Bill Jack


It's Not That Complicated - 2014
Anna Sophia & Elizabeth Botkin


The Great Encouragers: Grandparents - 2014
Richard Nicholson


Call to Arms: The Guts and Glory of Courageous Fatherhood - 2014
Chuck Black


Scientific Evidence For Creation/Design in Nature - 2014
Frank Sherwin


"Launching the ""Next Greatest Generation""" - 2014
Woodie Robertson


Can Algebra Really Be That Easy? Let's Simplify It - 2014
Tom Clark


The Importance of Character - 2014
Kevin Swanson


A Step in the Right Direction - 2014
Mike Chapa


Support Group Leader Brunch: Secrets of Great Leaders - 2014
Rick & Marilyn Boyer


Reality Check! Demolishing Ignorance and Apathy - 2014
Bill Jack


Educational Freedom: How to Win Back What We've Lost - 2014
Joel McDurmon


Finding the College Thats Right For you - 2014
Gene Walter


How to Bless Your Children and Others - 2014
S. M. Davis


WWJD? - 2014
Bill Jack


Lessons Learned From 25 Years of Home Education - 2014
Victoria Botkin


Holding Their Hearts - 2014
Marilyn Boyer


States Rights: Escaping Federal Tyrrany - 2014
Joel McDurmon


Transforming Intimacy - 2014
Voddie Baucham


The Importance of the ACT/SAT for College - 2014
Gene Walter


Raising Your Children as Warriors for Christ - 2014
Reb Bradley


Bachelors Degree By 18 - 2014
Woodie Robertson


Rotten to the Core: Common Core's Threat to Homeschool Fredoms - 2014
Scott Woodruff


The Gritty Truth About America's Future - 2014
Geoffrey Botkin


Cultivating Tender Love in your Children - 2014
Bev Bradley


Biblical Manhood in the Home - 2014
Voddie Baucham


Wonders of the Human Body - 2014
Frank Sherwin


Dealing With Doubt - 2014
Chuck Black


Training Our Children to Love Learning and to Teach Themselves - 2014
Victoria Botkin


Why Satan Wants Your Firstborn - 2014
S. M. Davis


WHATEVER! (Deut. 12:32) - 2014
Bill Jack


Things I Wish I'd Known - 2014
Rick Boyer


Two Things that Could Enslave Your Children in the 21st Century - 2014
Geoffrey Botkin


Beyond the Textbook - 2014
Rick Boyer


Reading to Proficiency - 2014
Bridget Mosley


Why I Choose to Believe the Bible - 2014
Voddie Baucham


Equipping Your Child for a Focused Future - 2014
Woodie Robertson


Families that Love Through Hard Times - 2014
Bev Bradley


Pushing the Reset Button - 2014
Marilyn Boyer


Teaching Beginning Reading - 2014
Bridget Mosley


Solving the Crisis in Homeschooling - 2014
Reb Bradley


How an Ordinary Mom can Teach Extraordinary Writers - 2014
Annie Nelson


Is Math Straining Your Relationship with Your Child? Let's Find the Trouble Spots - 2014
Tom Clark


Freedom from Anger the Destroyer - 2014
S. M. Davis


Artificial Authority - 2014
Bill Jack


It's Not About Staying Home: A New Look at Biblical Daughterhood - 2014
Anna Sophia & Elizabeth Botkin


Finding Quiet in Your Busy Day - 2014
Bev Bradley


Character is Key - 2014
Marilyn Boyer


Curriculum Advice: Practical Help for Intermediate Years - 2014
Victoria Botkin


Teaching Your Children With Grandchildren in Mind - 2014
Voddie Baucham


Guiding Your Child through Discovery Direction and Decision - 2014
Woody Robertson


Breaking Family Curses - 2014
S. M. Davis


Teaching Character Through History - 2014
Rick Boyer


Local Sovereignty: The Ideal of Freedom in Government - 2014
Joel McDurmon


Raising Children Who Love God - 2014
Reb Bradley


Counterfeit Reality - 2014
Bill Jack


Divinely Inspired Math - 2014
Tom Clark


Equipping Your Children to Overcome Cultural Pressures - 2014
Chuck Black


Don't Judge Me! - 2014
Scott Woodruff


Astronomy: The Lost Science - 2014
Mike Chapa


Becoming Wise and Imparting Wisdom - Connecting the Generations - 2014
Carmen Bowman


Home Education: Why and How - 2014
Voddie Baucham


My Next 30 Years: Plain & Simple Finances for Teens & Young Adults - 2014
Rick Stevens


What is an Education - 2014
Rick Boyer


Gods Remedy for Weariness - 2014
Bev Bradley


Literature: Worldviews in Conflict - 2014
Kevin Swanson


Dinosaurs & the Flood - 2014
Frank Sherwin


Simple Tools for Brain Surgery (II Corinthians 10:5) - 2014
Bill Jack


What Makes an Island of Freedom: Lessons From 5 Little Known Islands in 2014 - 2014
Geoffrey Botkin


Raising Responsible Children - 2014
Reb Bradley


Gotta Love Those Preschoolers - 2014
Marilyn Boyer


Nice CFCs Destroy Christian Ozone Layer: Help Stop the Pollution! - 2014
Bill Jack


Why Your Family Needs the Church - 2014
Voddie Baucham


Bon Voyage: Charting the Course for Your Family - 2014
Kevin Swanson


What to Expect from a 12-Year-Old - 2014
S. M. Davis


Where Do We Go from Here Restoring a Nation - 2013
Dr. Erwin Lutzer


The Future of Home Education - 2014
Voddie Baucham


When a Nation Forgets God 7 Lessons We Must Learn from Nazi Germany - 2013
Dr. Erwin Lutzer


God's Word The Foundation of Liberty - 2013
Dr. Marshall Foster


Equipping Parents for Kingdom Advancement - 2013
Andrea Schwartz


Apostate The Battle for Christian Faith in the West - 2013
Kevin Swanson


The Challenge of College Why Some Students Walk Away from the Faith - 2013
Eric Smith


Beyond Beautiful Girlhood - 2013
Shelley Noonan


Get out of Debt - 2013
Bob Marette


7 Reasons You Can Trust the Bible - 2013
Dr. Erwin Lutzer


The Love Code - 2013
Bill Browning


The Savior of Science - 2013
Dr. James Wanliss


Do Something Off the Conveyor Belt and into Real Life - 2013
Daniel Craig


What the History Books Never Told You - 2013
Dr. Marshall Foster


The Parents of Prodigals - 2013
Carol Barnier


Parenting in the Digital Age How to Thrive - 2013
David Webb


How to Understand and Encourage a Passive Husband - 2013
Norm Wakefield


What is Critical Thinking and Can Anyone Do it - 2013
Tom Clark


If Thou Seekest Thee Deep Appreciation, Go Thou Quickly and Buyest Thee a Dog" - 2013
Carol Barnier


Parenting in the Digital Age - How to Survive - 2013
David Webb


Total Mama Makeover - 2013
Shelley Noonan


Eternity in Their Hearts - 2013
Andrea Schwartz


Abraham, the Good Father - 2013
Dr. James Wanliss


How to be a Relational Husband and Father - 2013
Norm Wakefield


Preparing Young Adults for Christ Centered Relationships - 2013
Norm Wakefield


Tearing Down the Walls - 2013
Eric Smith


Restoring the City on a Hill - 2013
Dr. Marshall Foster


Mentoring Your Daughter - 2013
Shelley Noonan


Perservero! Faith and Courage - 2013
Kevin Swanson


Homeschool Vision for Victory - 2013
Kevin Swanson


17 Years & I Hardly Twitch at all Anymore - 2013
Carol Barnier


Teach Me While My Heart is Tender - 2013
Andrea Schwartz


The Secrets of Winning Against Terror at All Odds - 2013
Dr. Marshall Foster


Is the Military Right for My Child - 2013
Mike Chapa


Middle School Math The Critical Transition from Arithmetic to Algebra - 2013
Tom Clark


AME A Vision for Future Generations - 2013
Mike Cheney


From My Heart to Yours 25 Tips from a Veteran - 2013
Vicki Lewis


Yuri Gagarin to Lady Gaga - 2013
Dr. James Wanliss


Real Life Top Ten - 2013
Jeff Baldwin


Fathers God's Forerunners - 2013
Norm Wakefield


Five Keys to Guarding Your Daughter's Heart - 2013
Shelly Noonan


Homeschooling Through Highschool - 2013
Kevin Swanson


Aren't You Just Precious...& Other Veiled Insults - 2013
Carol Barnier


The Power of Mentorship Secrets to a Truly Higher Education - 2013
Daniel Craig


Why Do People Cheer for the Cubs - 2013
Jeff Baldwin


Deception of Modern Spirituality - 2013
Dr. Erwin Lutzer


The State of American Education - 2013
Dr. James Wanliss


5 Secrets for Aspiring Entrepreneurs - 2013
Daniel Craig


10 Easy Ways Dads Can Help With Homeschooling - 2013
Mike Chapa


If I'm Diapering a Watermelon, Then Where'd I Leave the Baby - 2013
Carol Barnier


Christianity and the Arts - 2013
Jeff Baldwin


The Calling Out of Sons Insights from thr Life of Christ - 2013
Norm Wakefield


Teaching a Child to Read Made Easy - 2013
Carol Barnier


What Kind of Monster Are You - 2013
Jeff Baldwin


The Simplified Home Lessons for Decluttering - 2013
Porter


The Power of Humility in Homeschooling Humility Adds Value - 2013
Norm Wakefield


Amusing Our Children to Death - 2013
Dr. James Wanliss


What's a Mom to do with Teenage Sons - 2013
Norm Wakefield


Hide Them in Your Heart - 2013
Bob Marette


Charting Worldviews - 2013
Jeff Baldwin


Grace-Based Parenting - 2013
Dr. Erwin Lutzer


What Are You THINKING - Learing Styles & Beyond - 2013
Carol Barnier


Homeschooling Math Withouth a Plan You've Got to Be Kidding! - 2013
Tom Clark


Family Discipleship - 2013
Kevin Swanson


Why Everyone Should Study Physics - 2013
Dr. James Wanliss


Getting Started in Homeschooling - 2013
Vicki Lewis


Help! How Do I Teach a Distractible Child - 2013
Carol Barnier


Teaching Your Kids to Write - 2013
Andrea Schwartz


Worldviews 101 - 2013
Jeff Baldwin


How Families Changed the World - 2013
Dr. Marshall Foster


Celebrating God's Gift of Freedom - 2014
Kevin Swanson


Home-Based Discipleship - God's Blueprint for the Family - 2013
Norm Wakefield


Homeschooling Before You Begin - 2013
Vicki Lewis


The Heart of It All - 2007
Kevin Swanson

"In this transparent and powerful presentation, Kevin traces a developing relationship between himself and his own son. Kevin drills into the heart of what happens in a home when parents begin to walk with their children. Parenting and home education boils down to one issue - the heart of a parent connecting with the heart of a child."


Identifying and Avoiding Trouble Spots in Math - 2007
Thomas Clark

"Join Tom Clark as he offers an entertaining and educational session designed to help you discover the traditional trouble spots in math. Topics discussed will be determined by the audience, and may include division of fractions and multiplication of decimals, long-division, story-problems, positive and negative numbers, and numerous others, all of which seem to indicate that Mathematics is just naturally “difficult”."


High School and Beyond - 2007
Laurie Callihan David Callihan

"A clear goal of a homeschool education is to prepare your students for college or career. What options does your child have for post-secondary education? What if your child doesn’t have college plans? What other options are there? What about the military? Can homeschooled students qualify for sports scholarships? Other scholarships? How do we find the information we need? What about careers in missions or Christian service? David & Laurie have put together a practical workshop that will answer these questions & much more. If your child is just about ready to ""spread wings and fly away"" this workshop will more than help."


Say What? - 2007
Dr. David Noebel

"Worldview is everywhere. Wherever we turn, whether it is the nightly news, a radio program, a textbook, or a classic novel, worldview is always being communicated. But how do we know what that worldview is and whether or not it is biblical? In this workshop Dr. Noebel will give us several principles to teach our children how to identify the underlying worldviews that are communicated through the various forms of media that we encounter."


A Humorous Look at the Top Ten Myths of Homeschooling - 2007
Kym Wright

"With statistics, quotes from famous people, homeschool humor and the “Top Ten Homeschool Myths,” Kym shares about the big picture of homeschooling. This presentation helps you visualize the largeness of homeschooling, the wonderful opportunities afforded our children through this educational option, and shows graphs on homeschool statistics worldwide."


Literature: A Tool for Teaching Discernment - 2007
Vicki Lewis

"T. S. Eliot said, ""It is our business, as readers of literature, to know what we like. It is our business, as Christians, to know what we ought to like."" So, which books should we be reading -- or not reading -- as Christians? How can you tell the difference? This presentation tackles the issue of what kind of reading we want to encourage as Christian homeschooling parents. What is meant by literary excellence and moral excellence in reading material? How should parents handle objectionable elements in literature? Vicki will tackle these difficult questions in this talk."


Developing the Essayist - 2007
Andrew Pudewa

"What’s the difference between a “report” and an “essay”? How do we help a student move from simply reporting facts to the more sophisticated skill of using facts in order to support an opinion? With several different essay models and a gradual method of building the analytical writer, you can feel confident in training your child to be an excellent essay writer. Come and get the plan right now—you can even start the process at the elementary level!"


From Calculus to Chemistry - 2007
Dr. David Noebel

"Do we have a biblical worldview? How much of our worldview is biblical and how much of it has been subtly influenced by our culture? In this workshop Dr. Noebel will define what a true biblical worldview looks like, from economics to English, from Calculus to Chemistry and everything in-between and how to communicate this worldview to our children."


Setting Up Your Homeschool Painlessly - 2007
Laurie Callihan David Callihan

This is a very practical workshop that outlines how new homeschoolers can go about setting up their home environment to be conducive to learning. The Callihans will share the basic things you need to get going including - What about curriculum? What do we need in our library? How do we schedule schooltime? They will also consider the differences between starting our homeschooling at the beginning and starting to homeschool after children have been in a traditional school setting.


Teaching Young Children - 2007
Marcia Washburn

"Expensive curriculum is not really necessary for your little ones. Learn ways to teach your pre-school, kindergarten, and first grade children with items found around the house. Subjects include beginning reading, math, science, social studies, music, art, physical education, and character education."


"Teenage Math – What to Teach, and How to Teach It" - 2007
Thomas Clark

"Are you struggling with teaching math to your teenagers? Do the words “ALGEBRA” and “GEOMETRY” strike fear in the hearts of your family? In this workshop, Tom Clark will offer a sometimes humorous exploration of the reasons that instruction can be difficult and will then get serious about WHY teenagers need higher level math. If you or your students have ever asked, “When are we going to use this Algebra stuff?”, then this workshop is for you!"


"Thesis, Antithesis, and Synthesis - Defining Your Relationship with the World" - 2007
Kevin Swanson

"As Christian children mature and see more of the “world,” they are challenged with the question of how they should relate to the world. Should Christians escape the world, amalgamate into the world, or change the world? Kevin Swanson works with the multiple definitions of “the world,” and then leaves the audience with a challenge they will not likely forget."


Learning Styles - 2007
Kym Wright

"What are learning styles and why are they so important? Scientific studies show that people take in or perceive information differently and process information differently. The way we view the world is how we perceive information. Determining learning styles aids parents in choosing curriculum, teaching methods and extracurricular activities. By understanding the different learning styles yourself, you can then help your children understand them too, which will help them relate to and communicate better with the various people in their life."


Reaching the Reluctant Writer - 2007
Andrew Pudewa

"Many children do not like to write. Why? This workshop will answer that basic question and teach a specific and successful method of separating the complex process of writing into the smallest possible steps, making it possible for even the most reluctant writer to produce short but complete compositions. He will be proud and motivated to write again. Results guaranteed!"


The Guidance Office is Open - 2007
Laurie Callihan David Callihan

"A Q & A session with the Callihan family about issues during the secondary school years such as college admission, socialization, military opportunities, designing a Grand Plan for high school, record keeping, etc."


Tearing Down the Wall - Part I - 2007
Eric Smith

"There is a wall of separation between the sacred and secular areas of life. But where did this wall come from? Based on what we know of the world and of the human spirit, is this uncompromising split the most accurate way of approaching the world? In this session we will discuss how the Bible deals with the big picture. Parents and students will see how every discipline they study can be a ministry; as an engineer, farmer, police officer, or homemaker. They will also be challenged to change culture rather than simply criticize it."


A Christ-Centered Education - 2007
Vicki Lewis

"Christian home educators need to teach everything from a distinctively Christian perspective because Christian education and secular education are fundamentally different. So, what is a definition for a Christ-centered education and what would such an education look like? Vicki will share a series of verbal ""snapshots"" about seeing God in various school subjects, for example, history, chemistry, optics, anthropology, and mathematics. Don’t let these topics scare you! This presentation is meant for all homeschooling parents--not just those with secondary-aged students."


Elementary Science - 2007
Kym Wright

What are the most practical and effective ways to teach our children science? How do we keep Christ at the center of our teaching and help our little ones gain a deep understanding of God’s world? In this session Kym will help answer these and many more questions.


The Successful Homeschool High School - 2007
Kevin Swanson

Some homeschool parents lack confidence and lose steam when their children reach high school. Can the homeschool high school be as successful or better than a typical classroom education? Kevin will bring a breath of fresh air with a huge dose of encouragement for those homeshooling their high schoolers.


Tearing Down the Wall - Part II - 2007
Eric Smith

"There is a wall of separation between the sacred and secular areas of life. But where did this wall come from? Based on what we know of the world and of the human spirit, is this uncompromising split the most accurate way of approaching the world? In this session we will discuss how the Bible deals with the big picture. Parents and students will see how every discipline they study can be a ministry; as an engineer, farmer, police officer, or homemaker. They will also be challenged to change culture rather than simply criticize it."


Playstation Nation - 2007
Kurt Bruner Olivia Bruner

How do video games affect our children? What are the consequences of them on their minds and their hearts? How should our children respond when asked to play at others houses? Kurt and Olivia will be giving us advice on these and many other questions because this is one of the most relevant subjects for our children in today’s society.


Nice CFC's Destroy Christian Ozone Layer - Help Stop the Pollution! - 2007
Bill Jack

"“Help! I can’t breathe!” Too often, Christian parents smother their children’s zeal to “destroy speculations raised up against the knowledge of God” with three little words. If you want to raise up children who are not “taken captive” by secular thought in the church—if you want to raise up warriors for Jesus—if you want to learn the three little words Christians should NEVER use, take a deep breath and step into this workshop."


Three R's for the Homeschool Mom - 2007
Shelley Noonan

"We all know that the 3 R's are needed for any balanced curriculum, however, did you also know that homeschool moms need to have the 3 R's in their lives to have a complete and balanced life? Shelley will give an Rx to the weary homeschool mom who needs to be revived and revved up with a three-part plan."


Inviting Hearts to Intercession - 2007
Karen Stobaugh

"”The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective.” (James 5:16) Prayer is a result of our relationship to our God and yet it is also a discipline to be practiced. Jesus taught His disciples how to pray. Therefore, as His disciples and as homeschool parents we need both to learn ourselves as well as to teach others how to be powerful and effective in the work of prayer."


Five Reasons Students/Children Walk Away from the Faith and What We Can Do About It. - 2007
Eric Smith

"Our teenagers are challenged, often subtly, to leave the Lord their God. This talk looks at the five reasons, and then offers suggestions for countering these."


Homeschooling Through the Hard Times - 2007
Laurie Callihan David Callihan

"Just when you think you have things on an even-keel in your homeschool – kaboom – life happens. What does and what should happen in the homeschool household when trying times occur? The Callihans have very specific experience with many types of “hard times” that can come upon the homeschooling family. They homeschooled through extreme financial hardships, layoffs, forced moves, family illness, taking care of aging parents, and more. The Callihans offer practical ideas, and faith-giving encouragement for taking on difficulties while homeschooling."


Train Your Children’s Photographic Memory: Their Greatest Strength - 2007
Dianne Craft

"Teach your children learning strategies that are taught at Cambridge University. Spelling Bee winners store the words in their photographic memory for easy retrieval. Math facts are easily stored in the visual memory. Teach your children how to use this powerful technique. Your children will get in touch with the “smart part of themselves”, and be forever grateful to you for it"


"Understanding Your Child: Living, Learning, Loving, and Laboring Styles" - 2007
Clay Clarkson

"Just as we can observe patterns in God’s creation, we can observe patterns of personality in our children and ourselves as part of that creation. This workshop examines four personality types and how they live, love, and learn best."


Breathing Life into Language Arts - 2007
VENDOR Total Language Plus

 


Helping Parents Teach Writing - 2007
VENDOR Institute for Excellence in Writing

 


Al Abacus + Card Games = Right Start Math - 2007
VENDOR RightStart Mathematics by Activities for Learning

 


Where's the Road Map? - 2007
VENDOR Rainbow Resources

 


Occupying Toddlers and Preschoolers While Teaching - 2007
VENDOR My Father's World

 


The Genesis Family: Raising Godly Children - 2007
Ken Ham

"In this discussion, Ken Ham will give his testimony about his own upbringing in helping parents understand the importance of training children from a truly Biblical foundation. Ken will also give his answers to such questions as: should students attend public schools, is there a case for home schooling, etc.?"


"Wise, Not Just Smart: The Characteristics of Kids Who Make a Difference" - 2007
Dr. Jeff Myers

"Teddy Roosevelt said, ""To train a child in mind and not in morals is to train a menace to society."" The biblical idea of wisdom gives four guidelines for raising kids to live meaningfully and to make a difference- here's practical ways to apply them in your family."


Seven Simple Steps to Sanity - 2007
Rachael Carman

Ever feel like you are about to loose your mind as a stay-at-home mom? There is so much to do and so little time. How do you balance it all? How do you know what to do and what not to do? In this presentation you will laugh at yourself as you see how insane our culture is and how peaceful walking with God can be.


The Loving Homeschool Family - 2007
Teri Spray

"In this session learn 10 simple ways to integrate a loving relationship each day with your loved ones. Learn how to listen, love and learn together."


A Family Vision - 2007
Davis Carman

"Davis takes you on an adventure similar to the one in Charles Dickens classic ""A Christmas Carol."" Like the tale of Ebenezer Scrooge, Davis takes you on a journey with the spirit of family past, present, and future. He will explore where the family has come from, look at the current status of the present day family in America and in the church and then will conclude with a vision of what the family can look like: one that is peculiar, set apart, and holy."


Peacemaking vs. Sibling Rivalry: Even a Child is Known By His Actions - 2007
Vicki Lewis

"When we experience conflicts in our families between siblings, is this just a “phase”? Should the children just be sent out of the room to work out the problem? Vicki shares what God has been teaching her family about peacemaking (based on Ken Sande's ""The Young Peacemaker""); that both behavior and attitude must be dealt with by the parent; that all discipline must involve the child’s heart; and that sibling rivalry is not being “just kids,” but is sin within the body of Christ and has far-reaching implications."


Allergies and Learning - 2007
Dianne Craft

"Allergies and LearningAn upset brain/body chemistry can raise havoc in a homeschooling household. Not all children with allergies have behavioral issues, but all children with behavioral issues have allergies. Learn how to identify this issue in your child, and what treatment options are available."


How Does One Choose a College and be Accepted? - 2007
Dr. James Stobaugh

"With so many high SAT scores in the homeschool community, there will be many more opportunities to go to college. How do we know which college God is calling us to attend? How does one get accepted? Dr. Stobaugh analyzes the top ten colleges in the following categories: secular/academic (humanities), secular/academic (sciences), Christian/academic (humanities), Christian/science (sciences). He will also look at his favorite “bargain” colleges. He will look at each region and give his overview of possibilities. Finally, he will discuss pro and con online programs."


Top-Notch Home Management Srategies - 2007
VENDOR Homeshool How To's

 


Building on the Rock: Elementary Worldview Training - 2007
VENDOR Summit Ministries

 


"Writing ""Tools"" - WITS" - 2007
VENDOR Write Minded Education

 


Preparing Your Worldview For College - 2007
VENDOR Focus on the Family

 


Defending the Christian Faith: Learning How to Think Biblically - 2007
Ken Ham

"Many people have the idea that the battle between Christianity and humanism (or creation and evolution) is a battle over ""facts."" However, it's not that Christians need more facts than non-Christians to supposedly win the argument, for the real battle is actually over the interpretation of the same facts. Until Christians understand that everyone has the same facts but different interpretations of those facts they will not be successful in learning how to defend the Christian faith and think in a true Biblical manner. It's very possible you will never think the same way about this world after attending this talk."


Critical Thinking: Thinking Clearly in a Confused Culture - 2007
Eric Smith

Christians are commanded to love God with all their minds. This session looks at how we can do that. It is an introduction to logic with a focus on how to recognize and overcome informal fallacies.


Soaring Beyond Survival - 2007
Rachael Carman

"Homeschooling is not easy. As a matter of fact, sometimes it gets downright overwhelming. This can be a time when it is tempting to slip into survival mode. Homeschooling is the adventure of a lifetime and God will be your strength. It is not His will that you to just survive, He wants you to thrive. Come hear what it takes to soar like an eagle."


Biblical Budgeting Basics - 2007
Bob Coruzzi

"Many Americans find themselves in serious financial trouble. Bob Coruzzi presents Biblical Budgeting Basics where he will describe God’s role and your role in your financial affairs from a Biblical perspective. In his presentation, Bob emphasizes Scripture to create a solid foundation on which to build your thinking about your finances. He also presents a step-by-step approach to becoming totally debt free, explains how to budget and presents an example of how to get rid of credit card and consumer debt."


Kids Who Care: Developing a Servant Mindset in a 'Me-Centered' World - 2007
Dr. Jeff Myers

"When the world promotes an ""it's all about me"" mindset, our families suffer. Jeff sought the counsel of wise parents who helped their children conquer the whining, squabbling, pouting, me-centered attitude-and to develop a servant leadership attitude."


The Transformed Father: The Challenge to Be a Discipling Dad - 2007
Clay Clarkson

"This expository message examining Romans 12:1-2, and other scriptures, discovers three commitments of a heart for discipleship, and how they are a model for the discipleship relationship of a father and his children."


The Family Compass - 2007
Kurt Bruner Olivia Bruner

"The Family Compass can help parents develop an easy to understand “theology of parenting” and a plan for giving their children a spiritual compass. Filled with practical ideas for passing the faith to kids of all ages, this talk is designed to help you put into practice the biblical instruction of Deuteronomy 6."


Torn Between Two World Views: The Christian in a Secular Culture - 2007
Bill Jack

Train your students to discern worldviews and to understand their impact on every aspect of our culture. We will analyze the impact of worldviews on our culture through interviews with those who hold opposing worldviews. This is a great opportunity to learn practical tools to learn how to reach non-Christians and to confront the culture with the Truth.


Scaredy Cat Reading - 2007
Dan Sinclair

 


"Combining Classical Education, Charlote Mason & Unit Studies" - 2007
VENDOR My Father's World

 


The Way You Wish You'd Been Taught - 2007
" VENDOR Sonlight Curriculum, Ltd. "

 


Help for the Teenager Who Wants to Drive - 2007
VENDOR National Driver Training Institute

 


The Battle for Parental Rights - 2007
Kevin Swanson

"The 21st century marks an important development in the age-old battle for liberty. In this presentation, Kevin Swanson outlines the vital importance of this particular battle for the very survival of the family. In this encouraging, visionary talk, he connects the homeschooling movement to a wider historical perspective, and suggests a purpose for this vital movement for the future of our civilization over the next several generations."


What Happened When We Kissed Dating Goodbye - 2007
Dr. Jeff Myers

"When God brought them together, Jeff and Danielle Myers had both been searching for alternatives to the dating game. Listen to Jeff tell the funny, heart-warming story of how they got to know each other through an incredibly romantic, old-fashioned courtship. Discover how you can use this same approach in your own life and/or encourage it in others."


Let Us Not Be Weary in Doing Good: Staying Focused in Christian Home Education - 2007
Vicki Lewis

"Explore Galatians 6:9 with Vicki to find out how you can prevent throwing in the towel regarding homeschooling because of weariness. You can ask God to give you a sustaining spiritual vision for Biblical education, for the importance of motherhood, and for the potential of passing on a spiritual heritage to future generations. Homeschooling is much more important and far-reaching than just what happens around your dining room table any given morning!"


Discipline 101 - 2007
Marcia Washburn

"What does the Bible teach about disciplining our children? Before we teach the academics, we must train them in obedience and attentiveness. This workshop deals with issues such as parental self-discipline, unity, winking at sin, exasperating your child, and spanking. Instructions for developing a personalized parenting manual are included."


H.E.A.R.T. Exam for Homeschool Dads - 2007
Davis Carman

"The law in NC requires your students to take a standardized test each year. Dads, here is your big exam straight from the book of Malachi. Your family needs you to pass. This talk, by Davis, will look at the heart and soul of homeschooling fathers with the goal of getting you and your heart in shape for the good of your family and your homeschool."


Hollywood on Fire - 2007
Dr. James Stobaugh

This session is an examination of the next phase of cultural warfare that looms in front of us. Dr. Stobaugh sees homeschooling families as being on the front line and describes for us how to win the battle.


The Harsh Truth About Public School - 2007
Laurie Callihan David Callihan

"With the experiences of homeschooling their five children and teaching in public schools for the past two years, the Callihans have gained a very unique perspective on the current state of public education in America. It is not pretty. This workshop will encourage homeschoolers, Christian educators, and those who are convinced that alternative education options provided by the state are better alternatives. Once you hear what is going on in public schools, you will know the truth and it will set you free!"


Build-A-Man! - 2007
Shelley Noonan

"What are little boys made of? Some of us homeschool mothers are still wondering! You will learn the 6 building blocks that your son will need to learn in order to be a godly man. In this workshop you will laugh, be challenged, and be encouraged as Shelley coaches the homeschool mom about various ways to make the sometimes-bumpy road of raising a little boy into a godly man easier by using time proven methods."


Where Seeing Is Understanding - 2007
VENDOR Math-U-See California Inc.

 


Rossetta Stone Foreign Language - 2007
VENDOR Rosetta Stone Language Library

 


How to Prepare Your Homeschooler for College - 2007
VENDOR Patrick Henry College

 


Teaching Jr./Sr. High School Science At Home - 2007
VENDOR Apologia

 


Taking What is Common to the Culture and Turning it into a Pulpit - 2007
Bill Jack

"From peach baskets to pitching mounds, from movies to museums, from…well, come discover what tools and opportunities you might be overlooking to use in reaching this culture. This session will be filled with practical strategies and insights."


Worldview in the Star Wars Trilogy - 2007
Dr. James Stobaugh

"Contemporary Americans normally obtain their worldview from the media. Dr. Stobaugh, by examining the Star Wars Trilogy, identifies and explains the most common worldviews in contemporary America. He then shows his listeners how they can use these new insights to pray for their unsaved neighbors and friends."


SoundBites From Heaven - 2007
Rachael Carman

"This talk is a condensed version of the material in Rachael's book by the same title. Through personal stories and moments of introspection, Rachael will guide the audience to the main point - What God Wants You to Hear When You Talk to Your Kids."


If I Wait Will It Be Too Late? - 2007
Dianne Craft

"This workshop will inform you how to identify and resolve the issues with a “late bloomer” in homeschool. Reading is late with this child. Writing is late. Learning numbers is even late. Is it a maturity issue, or a child experiencing a Learning Block? Will just more time solve the problem? Using a checklist, a parent will learn how to decide what this child is experiencing, and what to do about it."


Rescuing Your Children from the Culture of Irresponsibility - 2007
Dr. Jeff Myers

"We hear it all around us: ""It's not my fault!"" American culture promotes irresponsibility and is teaching it to children at every turn. Learn the top ten strategies for encouraging ""response-ability"" in your child."


Focusing on the Heart - 2007
Laurie Callihan David Callihan

"When all is said and done, the most important part of home education is not academic or social, but spiritual. This workshop helps give parents some very practical suggestions on ways to build proper spiritual concepts in your curriculum. The Callihans share numerous concepts including clear definitions of terms, goals parents can establish for spiritual success, and strategies to help assure that the spiritual dimension of education is covered in the home school. If this subject is neglected, even with excellent academics, you miss everything! Find out how to build the proper spiritual foundations in your children in this practical seminar. This workshop is a foundational requirement for every Christian home school family. The ideas shared here will affect everything else done in the home school."


Teaching to the Heart of Your Child - 2007
Teri Spray

Discover the fallacies of “behavior control” and learn to shepherd the hearts of your children by drawing them into heart-changing repentance as well as teaching them to become all that God has called them to be.


So Much More than Sugar and Spice - 2007
Shelley Noonan

"What are little girls made of? Sugar and Spice and everything nice. While this is not the only information a father has about his daughter, dads are often unaware of who their daughter is and what makes her tick. In this session, dads will discover what kind of father they are, what his parenting style is, and how his parenting style affects his little girl. Shelley will also help fathers gain insight into the daughter's hearts and methods to develop a relationship beyond sugar and spice."


"True or False, Christian Husband = Spiritual Leadership" - 2007
VENDOR Life Partners

 


Konos - 2007
VENDOR KONOS

 


Chambers College - 2007
VENDOR Chambers College

 


ractical Advice Today for Raising Tomorrow's Leaders - 2007
VENDOR American Vision

 


Teaching Writing - 2007
VENDOR Writing Strands/Rocket Phonics

 


Why Won't They Listen: How to Reach Today's Culture - 2007
Ken Ham

"Most evangelistic programs today-and most missionaries and evangelists-do not see Genesis as a key part in reaching people with the Gospel. In these times, however, an understanding of the history in Genesis is foundational to a full understanding of the Gospel message. To reach today's culture with the Gospel, Christians need to understand the foundational change that has occurred in the culture-and then learn how to use ""creation evangelism"" if we're going to be successful in reaching people with the Gospel."


Resume Builders: Helping our Teens Prepare for Their Future - 2007
Kym Wright

"As homeschoolers, we have a long-term view of raising our children: beyond just today, this week, or this school year. We are focused on them becoming productive adults in society. Part of that is preparing them for a job or a career. Kym discusses the different options for trying on a career interest, turning those into resume builders, how to create that resume, and getting the practical work experience our children need. "


Centers of Influence: How Your Family Can Make a Difference - 2007
Dr. Jeff Myers

"At about age ten every child decides to either be an ""influencer"" or one of the ""influenced."" ""Influencers"" are most likely to lead, whereas the ""influenced"" are most susceptible to peer pressure. Here's how to help your family cultivate the art of positive influence."


But We had Hoped . . . The Home Schooled Prodigal - 2007
Karen Stobaugh

"We all like the happy stories, but what about the stories that do not have happy endings? After faithfully homeschooling all of our lives, what if all our best efforts seem to fail? What if our child(ren) choose not to walk with God? We will look at the life of Absalom and the story of the Prodigal Son and share stories and encourage one anothe"


Encouraging Homeschool Dads - 2007
David Callihan

This session is meant to be a “Dads only” venue where David shares from his heart about the joys and struggles of the homeschool Dad. David has a unique understanding of the triumphs and turmoil of the unique role of the Dad in the homeschool. This is a very personal workshop where dads interact and share their struggles and solutions that they have found to the real problems they face. We all go away from the session encouraged and ready to move on!


A Marriage That Doesn’t Just Survive... But Thrives - 2007
Shelley Noonan

"Does home educating your children stretch your marriage to the limit? While there is no single success formula for all marriages, there are principles that can be applied to strengthen your relationship. Shelley will divulge the secrets to being a happy homeschool couple."


Wholehearted Home Schooling Model: Living and Learning at Home by God’s Design - 2007
Clay Clarkson

"As the “architect” of the educational model in the book Educating the WholeHearted Child, Clay explains why and how it works, and then takes questions from the parents. This session covers Mental Muscles, 12 Distinctives, and the model."


" Follow Christ? It's Just a ""Fad!"" Will It Pass the Test of Time?" - 2007
Bill Jack

 


Right Brain Reading and Spelling - 2007
Dianne Craft

 


Raising a Mighty Man of God - 2007
Kevin Swanson

"This workshop contemplates the unique qualities that God has given boys and presents a challenge that every parent of a boy needs to hear. The message is especially practical for the homeschooling family that struggles with high energy, young boys. It will leave you with a new vision for raising godly sons. This is a much-needed presentation to homeschoolers, many of whom struggle with what to do with boys in the home. "


Discernment: Equipping Kids to Stand Strong in a Culture - 2007
Dr. Jeff Myers

"Movies. Music. Television. Advertising. Help your children know how to respond intelligently and appropriately when they are confronted by secular thinking, without becoming cynical and hard-hearted. This talk includes the wildly-popular ""four deadly questions"" that will help ensure that you are never taken captive by hollow and deceptive philosophies again!"


Attention Control Freaks: C.H.I.L.L. O.U.T.! - 2007
Rachael Carman

"Are you Obsessive? Compulsive? A Perfectionist? Or maybe a control-freak? Do any of these mannerisms describe how you try to run your home or your homeschool? If so Racheal has something to say to you: CHILL OUT! This talk will bring the overly stressed homemaker and teacher (which none of us are, right?) a cool, refreshing way out of the rat race and into a peaceful home."


Blessed are the History Makers - 2007
Dr. James Stobaugh

Dr. Stobaugh argues that real history is made by men and women who obey God at all costs. He discusses how we can raise this generation to be a history-making people.


Parenting Through Teen Issues - 2007
Laurie Callihan David Callihan

What about youth groups? Dating? This workshop discusses the Callihans beliefs regarding these types of issues. Keep in mind as you consider this workshop that they are notorious for thinking through these types of issues with the guidance of the Scriptures and God's wisdom.


How to Fight So Everyone Wins: The Rules of Engagement - 2007
Teri Spray

Conflict is inevitable when humans come in contact with one another. Therefore it is necessary for every healthy family to establish basic ground rules of engagement. Learn 30 time-tested principles and techniques which restore and strengthen relationships God's way.


Beyond Beautiful Girlhood - 2007
Shelley Noonan

"Is your daughter prepared for life? Mothers, you know that your daughter's transition from beautiful girlhood to beyond beautiful girlhood can be the most frightening and exciting of times. Discover how to prepare your daughter in three key areas of her life. Shelley will give you encouraging examples and practical application to equip you to prepare your daughter for the day when she will manage her home, her life, and her spirit!"


Laying a Foundation of Your Homeschool - 2007
VENDOR Eagle's Wings Education Materials

 


Nuturing the Exceptional Writer - 2007
VENDOR Christian Writer's Guild

 


Teaching Tools for Scaredy Cats - 2007
Dan Sinclair

 


Six Days or Millions of Years? - 2007
Ken Ham

"The Bible states that if Christ be not raised from the dead, our faith is in vain: of course, it doesn't say that if you refuse to believe in six literal days of creation our faith is in vain. While it's true that people can believe in millions of years of earth history and reject the six literal days of Creation and still be born-again Christians, the rejection of six days and a belief in millions of years has been a key factor in undermining Biblical authority that has led to a loss of Christian morality in the culture. This discussion will challenge people to see the ""big picture issue"": it is not just a battle about the age of the earth or the days of creation, but ultimately a battle over the authority and accuracy of the Word of God."


Discovering your God-Given Design - 2007
Dr. Jeff Myers

"A child's God-given gifts are a secret source of inspiration for learning and influence in life. Discover how to recognize your child's motivated abilities, cultivate his God-given gifts, and avoid the cultural traps that are used to distort his identity."


Mothering on Purpose: Permission to be our Best - 2007
Kym Wright

"Wouldn’t it be fun to have permission to be the best mother we could be? To have instruction in just how to do this? And to have a smooth-running household, with fewer ... and fewer arguments? Kym shares how to Mother on Purpose, and the biblical reasons why God not only gives us permission, but commands us to be involved in our children’s lives and to train them. How can we choose those things that will bring a peaceful household, and a peaceful life? Kym shares from her wealth of stories, in her fun, warm style, how you can be the best mom you can be!"


Does My Child Have A Processing Problem? - 2007
Dianne Craft

"Learning requires energy. Find out if your child has an “energy leak” in one of the information processing areas. There are 4 Learning Gates, Visual, Fine Motor, Auditory and Focusing. When all 4 gates are wide open, learning is easy and natural. Find out which of your child’s gates are blocked. Then look at the various therapies available to improve learning by reducing stress in the learning system. Finally, find out which teaching strategies work best to make daily learning less of a struggle."


The Teaching Father: Never At a Loss for the Word at Home - 2007
Clay Clarkson

"This session gives principles to fathers for instructing their children in the Lord (Eph. 6:5). It includes Scriptures and examples about teaching at home, practical models for Bible-centered family devotions, and insights about teaching and learning styles."


Artificial Authority - 2007
Bill Jack

"What can Evolutionists, Pharisees, and Conservative Christians all have in common? It may surprise you! Come listen to this unforgettable talk that will teach you about the true source of authority and expose all of the pretenders."


From My Heart to Yours: 25 Tips from a Veteran Homeschooling Mom - 2007
Vicki Lewis

This session is an informal sharing of tips that have worked over Vickis’ 20 years of home schooling; the most important things she has done; what she would have left out; her favorite resources; plus time to answer any questions from the audience.


Setting a Paradigm for Purity - 2007
Julie Hiramine

"This talk is a Biblical, age-appropriate approach to sex education for homeschoolers. In this workshop parents of elementary and middle school children will learn what to talk about with their kids at every stage of development. This workshop includes information on how to set the paradigm for purity and courtship beginning in preschool. We will also discuss media discernment, how to give “the talk,” and how parents can begin now to open up the lines of communication with their children to pave the way for honesty and openness during adolescence."


How to Teach Latin When You Don't Know It - 2007
VENDOR Latin in the Christian Trivium

 


RightStart Fractions: The Whole Story - 2007
VENDOR RightStart Mathematics by Activities for Learning

 


Science for the Experimentally Challenged - 2007
VENDOR Rainbow Resources

 


"Defending the Christian Faith: The Origin of ""Races""" - 2007
Ken Ham

 


Counterfeit Reality - 2007
Bill Jack

Fraudulent evidences and fake finds have dominated the scientific community and the public school classrooms over the years. Christians need to be sleuths and detectives of the first order so that they are not duped by bogus claims of reality. Come discover the real reality and how to expose the counterfeit reality being foisted upon our culture. Learn to get the truth out.


Stand by Your Man: What the Song Doesn't Tell You - 2007
Rachael Carman

"Do you remember what you promised in your wedding vows on your wedding day? You know… the part about “in good times and in bad”? Most of us were so starry-eyed and naive we would have repeated anything we were told and we really didn't have a clue what it all meant. Learning how to support your husband when he needs it most can be a real challenge in any marriage, especially when you start to have doubts of your own."


Gifted with a Glitch - 2007
Dianne Craft

"Do you have a child who can explain the most difficult concepts in great detail, but writes only a few sentences when asked to write a page? A child who does sophisticated math, but makes errors because he refuses to write down the steps to the math problem? How about a child who knows reams of material, but tests poorly? Many gifted children suffer with an undiagnosed processing glitch. Often they are thought of as, “lazy” or “unmotivated.” Learn how to identify the giftedness, the glitch and efficient corrections for these problems."


"Lover, Spouse, Friend: How a Homeschool Dad Supports his Wife" - 2007
Dr. James Stobaugh

Dr. Stobaugh examines four ways that a husband should stand with his wife in the incredibly important task of raising this new generation of History Makers.


Shipwrecked or Seaworthy? Three Ways to Keep Your Child's Boat Afloat. - 2007
Shelley Noonan

"As your child approaches their maiden voyage onto the sea of life, you want to make certain they are sea worthy. Shelley will help you navigate through three lessons we parents can learn from H.M.S. Titanic and help you to chart a course for your children. By learning from the mistakes of the Titanic, you will discover how to teach your kids ways to avoid icebergs, how to acquire lifeboats, and methods to open and maintain the lines of communication. While we can never forecast smooth sailing, our goal is to keep their boat afloat as they embark on their life’s voyage!"


Everything They Need - Passing on Wisdom to Children - 2007
Laurie Callihan David Callihan

"This session considers how parents can lead their children from knowledge, to understanding, and finally wisdom in the home school. The book of Proverbs includes many exhortations to parents and children regarding these three kinds of learning. The Callihans will discuss how you, as parents, can practically help your children grow into wise young adults."


Faith Training: Discipling Our Children in the Home - 2007
Vicki Lewis

"It is incumbent on us as Christian parents to pass the baton of faith diligently to our children. Are there ways other than purchased Bible curriculum to grow our children up in the Christian faith? “Yes!”, says Vicki and she will share ways to help our children mature in their faith."


Let Your Family Impact the World for Eternity - 2007
VENDOR Gospel for Asia

 


Children & Chores - 2007
Kym Wright

"From a “let’s enjoy ourselves and have fun” and the work not getting done, to a more organized family life, join Kym as she shares her journey in teaching her eight children how to work and choose a good attitude about it. She talks about children’s chores from a biblical perspective, casting a vision of why we want to teach our children to work. What the Bible has to say about work and training our children."


Evaluating Media - 2007
Kurt Bruner Olivia Bruner

One of the struggles common to all parents is media and what kind of exposure we should give our children to what types of media. In this session Kurt and Olivia Bruner will give many clear principles from the Scriptures that parents can take into their own homes and apply according their beliefs.


The What and Why of a Biblical Wordview - 2007
Dr. David Noebel

"What is a worldview? Why is it important? How does it affect our children? There are few things that are as important to home schooling as communicating a God-centered worldview to our children. It will influence everything that they think and do. In this opening session Dr. David Noebel will teach us what a worldview is, why it is important , and the implications of it in our daily lives."


The Ten Time Tested Secrets to a Successful Education - 2007
Kevin Swanson

"Most parents want a successful education for their children. With this assumption in mind, Kevin presents a powerful presentation that uncovers the ten secrets to a successful education and training for your child. They are time tested. They are the rock bottom principles that are basic to all education. And they affirm the homeschool vision. This impacting presentation will give the first time homeschooler confidence and vision. It will also provide encouragement and a reality check for the experienced homeschooler."


Genesis: Key to Rebuilding the Foundation in Family and Culture - 2007
Ken Ham

"The key to developing a Christian world-view and rebuilding the Biblical foundation that has been so undermined in our culture, is to use the Bible's history. Learn the foundational reasons as to why we see the decline of Christianity and the collapse of Christian morality in this culture ... and how to deal with this."


Passing the Baton: How Your Family Can Ignite Cultural Transformation - 2007
Dr. Jeff Myers

"In three years of earthly ministry Jesus equipped twelve ordinary men to change the world, and they did it. How did Jesus equip them to be disciples, and what can we learn from our Savior's example about how to equip our own children for culture-shaping leadership? Jeff will give us Jesus’ answers."


Biblical Economics: The Entrepreneurial Endeavor - 2008
Phillips, Doug

Christian entrepreneurship is purposeful. It involves the calling of men to live fruitful, productive, creative, problem-solving, dominion-oriented, kingdom-advancing, Lordship-loving lives. This is manifest as men advance their roles as fathers, reformers, leaders, servants, masters, and visionaries. Come join Doug Phillips as he casts the biblical vision of entrepreneurship that impacts all families.


Children of Character - 2008
Freeman, Mardy

Winning our children's hearts (not their favor), praising them for character (not for talent or looks), listening with understanding (rather than lecturing and trying to fix), teaching them to walk in forgiveness (and walking in forgiveness ourselves) are just a few of the lessons Mardy had to learn to help her children develop Godly character. Mardy shares from personal experience and mistakes on effective ways to develop character in children.


How to Get Out of Debt in 5-7 Years, Including Mortgage, According to God's Principles - 2008
Marette, Bob

This session will help attendees learn the two 'critical foundational' principles to succeed with their finances. Then a step-by-step plan will be given to eliminate ALL debt-even your mortgage-in a short period of time. This workshop has changed lives, saved marriages, and restored HOPE in the lives of many.


Teaching Children How to Stand Alone - 2008
Freeman, Bill

Teaching children to do what's right, even if no one else does, begins by taking a hard look at our own lives. It then moves on to the slow process of listening, encouraging, praising and teaching our children both the costs and rewards of standing alone for conscience-sake.


A Wife's Priorities: For Women Only Please - 2008
Hogan, Maggie

Ladies, how can we support, encourage and equip our husbands to be the best homeschooling dads and husbands they can be? What's the secret behind successful dads? Using Biblical examples, real-life anecdotes, tips & techniques that work, and a sense of humor, Maggie shares ways to build up and support the 'Principal' at home. This workshop could revitalize your entire homeschool! Don't miss it. (Husbands - this is where you want your wife to be.)


The Visionary Fathers Role in Home Education - 2008
Phillips, Doug

The defining crisis of our day is the disintegration of the family. Much of this crisis can be directly attributed to the failure of men to enthusiastically embrace the responsibilities associated with their high calling as husbands and fathers. The greatest need in the homeschooling movement today is for fathers with a life vision and a burning passion for their families. In this encouraging message, Doug Phillips will discuss in very practical terms the father's role in home education, including the Biblical mandate that husbands treat their wives as beloved helpmeets, co-laboring with them on a divinely inspired mission for the Lord Jesus Christ. He will communicate a vision of the joy of fatherhood by drawing from Scripture and his own personal experience as a boy who was mentored and discipled by a loving


Avoiding the Spirit of Control in Parenting - 2008
Wakefield, Norm

When parents want to see their children rise above them and live in a way that pleases God, it's easy to become enslaved to the deceptive spirit of control. Motives may seem pure, but in reality, a spirit of control dominates their relationships with their children. The result is death and destruction to God-glorifying relationships. Do you recognize and avoid the spirit of control in parenting?


Ecohysteria: A Scientist Examines the 'Environmentalist' Movement - 2008
Wile, Dr. Jay

In this seminar, Dr. Wile discusses the facts related to the environmental debate that is currently raging in America. Dr. Wile does not engage in the emotional hysteria which typically surrounds this topic. Instead, he gives a cool, scientific appraisal of the environmental situation today and shows that, in fact, most of the environmentalists' claims are completely devoid of scientific merit. As you listen to this seminar, you will be amazed at the distortions and lies which the environmentalists and their willing accomplices in the media have reported!


Welcome Home, Daddy! - 2008
Flem, Lorrie

The hours from 'Daddy's home' to bedtime are easily the most valuable we have. Are we using this time effectively? As mothers we have a gigantic impact on the answer to this question. Are we doing all we can to enhance this time and make it special? In one hour Lorrie will share more delightful evening ideas than you can imagine. From special theme dinners, conversation games, hospitality thoughts, and more!


Don't Miss the Gift in This Child - 2008
Barnier, Carol

Have you ever heard someone say, 'All children are gifts from God' only to roll your eyes and think... 'Ha! They don't know what goes on in my house!' If you don't look for God's gifts, you may be missing some of His best. Come laugh and be encouraged to see just what God had in mind when he designed your child. Learn how to see your child through God's spectacles and how to stay focused on God's vision of your child...not the world's.


Keeping Your Teens on the Road to Purity - 2008
Hiramine, Julie

God's call on this generation of youth is to raise a banner of purity to counter the explosive rise of inappropriate content in our culture today. In this workshop Julie will equip parents on how to instruct and mentor their teens to wage the battle against the explicit content that besieges us in today's world. Topics discussed will include courtship versus dating, media discernment and enhancing communication with your teen.


Can Mom or Dad Really 'Teach' How To Solve Story-Problems? - 2008
Clark, Thomas

In this entertaining and instructional workshop you will develop, and learn how to use, the five analysis questions that must be asked to solve story problems, whether in simple arithmetic or in Algebra. The correct answers to these questions are guaranteed to lead students to the relation (equation or inequality) they must solve in order to find the answer to the problem.


Becoming a Relational Husband and Father - 2008
Wakefield, Norm

One of the greatest needs of wives and children is to have a husband or father who knows how to be relational. Norm explains what it means to be relational and then gives practical suggestions for how to improve. Your wife and children will love when you implement these practical skills into your relationships with them!


Entertainment and Your Family - 2008
Swanson, Kevin

In the words of one cultural commentator: 'Are we entertaining our families to death?' As a father of five, Kevin Swanson is engaging a multigenerational attempt to find the right balance of entertainment, work, and serving in life. What role should entertainment play in our children's life? Here Kevin measures the relative benefits or drawbacks of the cotton-candy novel (eg. Hardy Boys, Nancy Drew), historical adventures (eg. G.A. Henty), the 'classic' novels, the nineteenth century Victorian fare, the fantasy genre, Walt Disney motion pictures, television (from Andy Griffith to 24), recorded music, and radio drama. This very practical presentation will provide some helpful suggestions for bringing Biblical principles to bear as you seek maximum edification for your family.


Classical Composers for Dummies: Music History for the Musically Challenged - 2008
Hogan, Maggie

This is a fast, fun, integrated approach to history and music for those of us who never learned these things. Knowing something about classical music is important for a well-rounded education. But it had better be interesting or the kids will snooze! Hear tidbits about famous composers and see a cool method of remembering who composed when. A list of important composers, their place in history, and more will be on hand-outs.


Why I am a Creationist when so Many Other Scientists Are Not - 2008
Wile, Dr. Jay

In this talk Dr. Wile uses his development as a scientist to explain why most scientists are not creationists, even though the scientific evidence for creation is so compelling. His frank discussions of indoctrination, discrimination, and bias show quite clearly that most scientists do not reject creationism on the basis of science. If you've ever wondered why evolution is so heavily-entrenched in the scientific community, you won't want to miss this workshop!


Teaching Children to Live for a Purpose Higher Than Themselves - 2008
Freeman, Mardy

Raising great kids takes a lot of physical, emotional, mental and spiritual energy. But, if we use our energy lavishing good works on our children instead of teaching them to do good works themselves, the result will be a child-centered home. This type of environment usually produces self-centered children who experience conflicts when they try to function outside the home when life no longer revolves around them or their desires. Mardy will share practical ways to train children to succeed in a world that does not revolve around them through a lifestyle of serving.


If I'm Diapering a Watermelon then Where's the Baby? - 2008
Barnier, Carol

Why do we start for the kitchen to get a drink for a child, get sidetracked by a paperclip on the floor and end up weeding in the garden with no idea why our child is still thirsty? Why do library books constantly disappear into black holes in our homes, never to be seen again?...at least not before the fines add up? Why do we have 25 great educational programs or projects started and only 2 or 3 are ever finished? In this workshop Carol will share stories and strategies from the heart about a home run by a highly distractible mom. She brings to light the many 'truths' distractible moms must own if ever they are to develop strategies that work. Come and learn and laugh as you find REAL help for the highly distractible mom.


Attitude Adjustments - 2008
Flem, Lorrie

A mother's attitude affects everyone around her, and so do the attitudes of children. Do you often have a bad attitude? Do your children? In this workshop Lorrie shares the A - Z's of changing and controlling your attitude. Help others control their attitudes when you control your own. These 26 ideas are absolutely life changing!


Battling Satan on Behalf of Your Ministry, Family, and Homeschool - 2008
Klicka, Chris

This session will help men prepare for, recognize, and engage in spiritual warfare. Since they are involved in ministering to many in Jesus name and doing kingdom work, homeschool dads are prime targets for Satan's fiery darts. These darts come in many forms: temptations, family trouble, in-fighting, legislative threats, and even sickness. There will be many tips on wearing and using the armor of God.


Jurisdictional Leadership: Finding Your Place in God's Plan - 2008
Wakefield, Norm

In this special gathering Norm will teach you how to trouble-shoot any problem by applying jurisdictional principles as you gain an overall understanding and practical application of the concept of jurisdictions by looking at how God is running the entire universe.


A Homeschool Vision of Victory - 2008
Phillips, Doug

If a generation is to rise up and call America back to its Biblical foundations, it must surely come from the ranks of her homeschoolers. But home education is not an end in itself - only a God-ordained means of accomplishing God's purpose in the home, in the heart of a young person, and in society as a whole. This message is for every exhausted parent who needs to be reminded of the beauty and greatness of the home school vision.


Culture War - 2008
Baucham, Dr. Voddie

Television. Radio. Movies. Music. These are all reflections of our culture, and our culture is at war with God. As Christians we must live amongst these cultural influences while not being influenced by them. Amidst these trends of the culture we are called to live culture-transforming lives for Jesus Christ. But how do we do this and, just as importantly, how do we teach our children to win the war with the culture? Come and find out!


Getting to the Root of the Problem - 2008
Freeman, Mardy

Sometimes it is tempting to overlook our children's wrong attitudes or behavior. We may want to believe that their behavior is a 'stage,' or that it is normal, or that it will pass. We might even be tempted to keep them busy in extracurricular activities as diversions until they 'get through a phase.' But, if we do not first consider root causes, we run the risk of burying the true problems and postponing the inevitable. In this workshop Mardy will share personal examples of how she and her husband handled character as well as academic challenges in two of their children as well as give insights on how to get to the root of a problem when we are seeking answers for our children.


Encouragement and Hope for the Weary Homeschool Mom - 2008
Flem, Lorrie

All mom's get overwhelmed at times so you'll love Lorrie's seven Ups that all mom's need. We'll talk about the things that commonly cause weariness and you might be surprised at how easy it is to successfully overcome them. Get a super dose of inspiration and practical encouragement! Known for her delightful humor and uplifting ideas this session is guaranteed! Come as you are. Go away refreshed.


Identifying IF a Child has a Learning Glitch - 2008
Craft, Dianne

Does your child seem to have difficulty learning? In this practical seminar Dianne will teach you how to identify your child's 'learning gates', how to care for their learning struggles, and how to best teach our children with learning glitches.


Hands on Geography! - 2008
Hogan, Maggie

This practical workshop is loaded with interesting, easy-to-do ideas that will bring a smile to your face - and your children's faces, too! See samples of kid-produced projects. Learn how to incorporate geography into your everyday life. This vital subject, heavily emphasized in early America's education is now, sadly, neglected. Discover for yourself not only how important geography is but how to teach it in this lively, encouraging workshop.


Family Worship - 2008
Baucham, Dr. Voddie

The worshipping of God is the most important act any family can do together. Therefore, the practice of family worship is central to our homes and homeschools, yet this essential time is virtually unheard of in our modern home life. Join Voddie for this very important discussion on recovering the lost practice of family worship that will transform your home.


The Pathway of Purity the Leads to Purpose - 2008
Hiramine, Julie

There is a flood of inappropriate imagery and explicit content that besieges us everywhere we turn. Using the five senses of seeing, feeling, tasting, hearing, and smelling, Julie will direct us on the pathway to purity. Come and receive practical guidance on how to meet the many challenges that surround teens in the areas of dating versus courtship, media discernment, and developing a deeper relationship with the Lord.


Protecting the Family - 2008
Freeman, Bill

In this Dads-Only session Bill shares some of the rights and privileges he gave up in order to protect his family. He also takes a look at the difference between standards adopted from outward legalistic control, which brings damage from within the family, and decisions made with right motivations, resulting in protection from outside worldly influences.


Teaching Critical Thinking - 2008
Wile, Dr. Jay

One of the biggest failures of our public and private school systems is that they do not teach students how to think critically. In this seminar, Dr. Wile gives you specific suggestions as to how you can teach your child to think critically, regardless of the subject matter that the student is learning. You will learn how to help your student evaluate statements, look for hidden assumptions, find political/social agendas, and discover faulty logic. Although Dr. Wile's area of interest is science, he will show you how critical thinking applies to all academic areas, as well as all facets of your life.


Dawdling and Diligence - 2008
Flem, Lorrie

Dawdling ought to be a four-letter word! What are we to do with children who take 4 hours to complete a math assignment or go to clean their room never to be seen again - until dinnertime? It has been said that, 'Diligence is the philosopher's stone that turns every thing to gold.' Train your young children to diligently obey and one day you will have a child who, after being told once to complete an assignment, will diligently set out to perform the assignment to the best of his abilities. Sound like a dream? Here we will uncover the powerful truth about dawdling, look at the character quality of diligence. Lorrie will share 15 effective ideas on how to overcome dawdling and turn it into diligence!


Doing Enough and Fortifying the Foundation - 2008
Flem, Lorrie

There is one question that gnaws away at homeschoolers, 'Am I doing enough?' Use a simple checklist to fortify, modify, and possibly nullify some of the things you are doing. Lorrie will look at Jesus' life and talk about the four cornerstones of a firm foundation she employed. By mimicking these you will have a strong foundation which enables you to build a thriving, happy home and school and be assured that yes, I am doing enough. These four cornerstones of Jesus' life will marvelously impact your life as well as your homeschool.


The Blessing of the Teen - 2008
Freeman, Mardy

The teen years can be the most stretching and challenging time of life for both parent and teen. They can also bring the greatest blessings. Mardy will share from her experience with seven teens the power that patience, understanding and communication play in guiding a teen. There will also be important insights gleaned from their adult children and older teens about gaining a vision during those important final years before adulthood.


Called to be One: Establishing a Marriage for God's Glory - 2008
Wakefield, Norm

The marriage relationship in the home provides the basis for teaching the next generation about marriages that glorify God. The calling of God to be the bride of Christ is an irrevocable call of God to oneness. So also the calling of God to marriage is an irrevocable calling to oneness because it is a picture of the gospel. If we're to have marriages that glorify God, then it is important that we understand the mystery of ‘the two shall be one.' Passing this truth on in word and action may be one of the most important lessons we teach in home education.


How to Win the Hearts of Your Husband and Children - 2008
Freeman, Mardy

Teaching our children is not supposed to feel like we're pushing stalled cars uphill, nor is it supposed to drain the life from our marriage. This Moms-Only session will help women to see what husbands and children really need from them in order to trust them with their hearts, and why it is so important to win their hearts. Mardy also shares personal experiences of her failures and consequences, as well as the lessons she learned through those failures. This is a very encouraging session.


Understanding Your Child's Internet World, iPods, Cell Phones and TV , Oh My! - 2008
Hiramine, Julie

A practical seminar that teaches parents how to monitor the technological media influences so prevalent in our culture. The technology that is available to children today is astounding; our kids are daily facing pressures and temptation at the push of a button-in a way our generation never had to. The truth is that even though our children spend most of their time with us, these influences are going to bombard them. This is a crash-course on how to set safeguards on the activities kids are exposed to on the internet.


Oh No! Not the Classics! - 2008
Hogan, Maggie

Oh sure, EVERYONE reads the classics . . . right? Wrong! Too many of us know we 'should' read them to (or with) our kids but we don't really know how to get the most out of them. We wince every time we notice that unopened Ivanhoe sitting on the shelf. Do you desire that your children be exposed to the best in literature but feel ill-equipped to help them? Let's throw out the guilt trip and look at what makes good literature. Maggie will provide a super list of great books to read as well as ideas for book projects that will make you excited about reading the classics!


Biblical Manhood - 2008
Baucham, Dr. Voddie

There are myriads of opinions of what makes a man. Unfortunately most of these ideas come from an ungodly culture and run counter to God's vision for manhood. Join Voddie as he paints a clear Biblical picture of God's vision for true Biblical manhood.


Homeschooling Teenagers: Standing Against the Culture - 2008
Klicka, Chris

Chris challenges teenagers to stay committed to homeschooling, reminding them that the true purpose of their education is to be trained in the ways of righteousness. He urges teens to seek wisdom and to live holy lives, guarding against the temptations of youth. Experienced in fighting against the tide in the courts and the legislatures, Chris encourages young people to stand against the secular tides of our culture. He exhorts them to be students of the Law: God's Word. He points them toward the necessity of mastering a Biblical worldview, which will enable them to think like a Christian and apply that wisdom to all they do.


Homeschooling: The Solution to our Education Problem - 2008
Wile, Dr. Jay

In this seminar, Dr. Wile, a former university professor and high school teacher, explains why homeschooling is the best means by which a child can be educated in America. This seminar is filled with statistics which show that homeschooled students are better academically prepared and better socialized than their public or privately schooled counterparts. These facts will bolster the resolve of homeschooling parents while equipping them to counter arguments from their detractors.


12 Habits of a Queen Caring for Her Castle - 2008
Flem, Lorrie

Life is a journey and on the way to our heavenly destination we are daily seeking after wisdom. Wisdom for how to get through the day and the tomorrows. Wisdom on how to be a better wife. Wisdom so we can be marvelous moms. Wisdom for all areas of our lives. Join Lorrie as she shows you how to look to the journey of the Queen of Sheba and the Proverbs 31 woman to learn the 12 Gifts of Royal Wisdom for today's women. Be encouraged as never before!


A Modern Miracle: The History of the Colorado Homeschool Law - 2008
Goossen, Treon

Do you believe in miracles? Every day that you homeschool in Colorado you are living a miracle. Homeschool freedom truly began in 1988 for Colorado with the passage of the law and with the CO Appellate Court victory in the Bohl decision. Join Treon in this workshop as she recounts from firsthand experience the numerous miracles that occurred and how against all odds a law was born. It is important to remember in these threatening days how God brought a law into existence and how He has kept it safe for 20 years!


The Calling Out of Sons: What's a Father to Do? - 2008
Wakefield, Norm

For generations, fathers have done the best they could with what they had. But what many didn't have was vision for what to do with their sons. Hopefully this session will have a generational effect as fathers learn how to help their sons transition from boyhood to manhood. This message also explains why many in this generation struggle in marriage and parenting.


Banished to Babylon - 2008
Hiramine, Julie

Although our nation has not been marched off into captivity in chains like Israel into Babylon, we have been taken spiritually captive by our culture. We have been subtly chained to the world's values that imprison us. It is going to take a concerted effort for our children not to slide down with it. Parents during this session will be equipped to understand the position the media takes and how it affects our kids. The history of where the media has been over the last 100 years and what effects the saturation of this device has on our families will be examined. Renew your vision on how to instruct your children when it comes to media discernment, establishing values that reflect God's timeless standards, and dispensing with the lies and myths that our culture


Faithful in the Little Things - 2008
Schamel, Dale

Most of us have heard Luke 16: 10-13, but have not had a mentor or anyone to hold us accountable in the four primary balances of life (spiritual, family, health, & finances). God cannot break his Word! If we aren't diligently faithful in the little things, we will rob ourselves of the blessing God desires to give us.


Cheerful Children and Challenging Chores - 2008
Flem, Lorrie

Have you ever said, 'I need an extra hand?' For a homeschooling family that is always true. We will cover ways to spread out the work so that even the two-year-olds are helping. What are age-appropriate chores? Turn housework into fun and games! Are the children doing their jobs, but without a pleasant attitude? We will cover the basic Biblical requirements for heart attitudes. Unless your children are happily helping at home, you are missing out on a wonderful opportunity. You will leave this workshop with a ream full of ideas! Many happy hands make light the work!


How Home Educators Can Win the Battle for Christian Media and Culture - 2008
Phillips, Doug

The battle for Christian culture is essentially a religious battle. It is the battle of competing faiths as communicated through aesthetics, lifestyle choices and media. Home educators are as vulnerable as the rest of the culture to the fiery darts of Satan as communicated through pagan culture, but they are also uniquely suited to wage war on the negative influences within our culture by presenting a bright and hopeful vision of victory. In this thought provoking and inspiring message Doug emphasizes the role of Hollywood and media on the family, and presents a strategy for warfare that weds orthodoxy and orthopraxy.


Practical Parenting: What I Know Now that I Wish I'd Known Then - 2008
Barnier, Carol

Why don't kids arrive AFTER we've gained our parenting experience? Why can't we have a rewind button to allow us to re-do what we did do back when we didn't know what to do? Carol shares some of what she's learned through the many ups and downs in her years as a homeschooling mom.


Kids Act How They Feel: Exploring the Physical Causes of Learning and Behavior Issues in Children - 2008
Craft, Dianne

Many parents are concerned that their children have a 'character issue' when in reality they are struggling with a 'physical issue'. Children who struggle with cooperation, sharing with siblings, impulsivity, 'whiny-ness', attention, anger, a negative attitude and other inappropriate behaviors are shouting out to their parents that they aren't feeling well. A parent can learn how to 'read' their children's messages by learning to look at corresponding physical symptoms, and by observing the timing of the child's behavior difficulties. The reason for their upset nervous system will then become abundantly clear.


Confessions of a Real Mom - 2008
Hogan, Maggie

Are you the type to plan ahead? Do you have lists for daily activities . . . or even a list of things for which you need to make a list? Or do you find yourself disorganized and short on teaching time? Be encouraged by a Real Mom, not the Martha Stewart of Homeschooling. One who admits to running to Wal-Mart for underwear when the laundry pile is overwhelming. . . one who's been married to the same wonderful man for 25 years, but who simply forgets to cook dinner. How does one keep on track with teaching when one is organizationally challenged? Doing our best in homeschooling is important so we do need to figure it out! Come hear '10 Strategies for Successful Homeschooling' from a very real mom.


The Differences Between False Guilt, True Guilt and True Conviction - 2008
Freeman, Mardy

Many of us women tend to be 'guilt magnets,' unnecessarily taking on guilt for other people's wrong choices, or accepting others' wrong assessments about us. Mardy shares personal lessons on ways to identify behaviors that are associated with false guilt, and the fruit that comes from true conviction.


Culture Shock : Staying Pure in our Technology Obsessed World - 2008
Hiramine, Julie

Our generation is rapidly moving into a whole new era: The Technology Age. Maybe you've gotten into it; maybe you've kept your distance. Either way, people all around us are telling stories about what kind of 'cool' things they are doing with the internet, iPods, cell phones, and 'spaces'. Think it sounds like fun? While some aspects can be fun, some are very dangerous to you physically, mentally and spiritually. Join Julie to learn details of how to be safe and stay pure while taking advantage of the internet's benefits.


A Father and a Daughter: Affirming Godly Womanhood - 2008
Wakefield, Norm

Godly womanhood is under attack! This workshop gives practical ways a father can affirm his daughter in her womanhood and prepare her for being a Godly wife and mother.


HELP! I Fell Off My Lesson Plan! - 2008
Barnier, Carol

When things don't go as planned, when no one can seem to focus on their spelling, when the kids (and you) need an off day, what can you do? A day away from the lesson plan doesn't have to mean learning is over. Come learn lots of ideas for an atypical day that are fun, memorable and packed with learning.


How to Instill a Vision in Your Child - 2008
Klicka, Chris

Chris Klicka encourages parents to instill in their children a vision for homeschooling. Recounting the history of homeschooling since the founding of America, he provides a special anecdotal tour of the 'homeschool hall of fame'-famous men and women who were homeschooled. Chris shares practical tips on learning about homeschool heroes and writing your own homeschool history!


What's a Mom to Do With Teenage Sons? - 2008
Wakefield, Norm

Around the age of 12, a voice speaks within the mind of a boy, 'Ain't no woman going to tell me what to do!' How does a mother cope with the transition of her little boy becoming a man? What is her role? What can she do to not alienate her son as she gives instruction? This workshop will give answers to these and many more questions!


The Popularity Myth: Equip Your Daughters to Embrace True Friendship - 2008
Hiramine, Julie

Is your daughter the 'odd girl out' or the 'leader of the pack'? The rise and fall of the hierarchies of our daughters, and their siblings and friends, is like the rise and fall of kingdoms and world powers. How do we as parents deal with the cliques and their fall out? What is a Godly pattern for our girls and how should they structure their relationships? How do the lies of our culture perpetuate the need for our daughters to bolster their self image and define themselves through the eyes of their peers? Come and hear about God's design for our daughters and their relationships. Step off the treadmill of our culture's say so and into the Spirit of God as the architect of relationships… even those of girls.


Evolution: The Enemy of Truth and Science - 2008
Wile, Dr. Jay

This seminar explores the theory of evolution from an educational viewpoint. Dr. Wile gives a thorough review of the theory of evolution and the philosophical trends that have established it as the dogma of the mainstream scientific community. He gives accounts of the lies promulgated by evolutionists in their attempts to cover up the weakness of their case and discusses the censorship that occurs daily in our public schools and our institutions of higher learning. From the anecdotes told by Dr. Wile to the statistical evidence that he presents, this seminar clearly shows how the proponents of the theory of evolution do all that they can to cover up the truth. This makes them the enemy of truth and science.


Secrets of Successful Multi-Generational Visionaries - 2008
Phillips, Doug

There have been a handful of successful visionaries that have trained their children in the ways of the Lord. What were their secrets? What did these men of God implement in their homes and lives that changed not only their own generation but many generations after them? In this workshop Doug will share many of these secrets that he has found in these faithful worldchanger's lives.


A Vision for Your Life - 2008
Swanson, Kevin

There is hardly an 18 year old alive who doesn't grapple with the question of calling. Each young person needs to catch the vision that God has for his or her life. This talk describes how to identify a calling for a young woman and a young man without falling into the ditch of egalitarian thinking on the one side, or an unbiblical and narrow understanding of work and dominion on the other.


Homeschooling Through High School - 2008
Freeman, Mardy

To homeschool or not to homeschool through high school-that is the question. In this workshop Mardy will address several factors in making the decision to homeschool through high school as well as provide abundant advice on how she homeschooled five children through their high school years!


Vision for the Future - 2008
Phillips, Doug

After a day chock full of great advice from some of the nations top Christian businessmen, we must ask and answer the question, 'Where do we go from here?' Doug will give us the next step as well as lay out a vision for our future entrepreneurial ventures.


Education and Worldview - 2008
Baucham, Dr. Voddie

How does education affect one's worldview? How does one's worldview affect his education? Education and worldview are so closely interwoven that it is impossible to separate them. Education is the communication of data within the context of a worldview. So we all must ask what worldview is being communicated in the education that we are teaching and how is it effecting our children?


HELP! How do I Teach this Highly Distractible Child? - 2008
Barnier, Carol

How do you teach a child with an impossibly short attention span? This homeschooling mom of a supercharged, highly distractible child shares the practical tips that turned their homeschooling from an exercise in pain and frustration to one of pleasure and success. Topics include: putting motion into learning, making math fun, the unique difficulty with writing and decreasing distractions. There is also a thought provoking commentary on 'What was God thinking?' when He put such qualities in your child. Come and learn practical tips that you can start using Monday morning.


Homeschooling Math Without a Plan? You've Got to be Kidding! - 2008
Clark, Thomas

This workshop is designed to inform parent-educators about the scope, the sequence, and the logic of mathematics instruction from pre-school through adult. Join Tom as he takes you on a sometimes humorous journey, describing all levels of arithmetic and all mathematics courses encountered in high school and college. In addition, considerable attention will be given to identifying the 'why' of the study of mathematics with an emphasis on the development of concepts, instead of rote memorization.


Local Business Owner Panel - 2008
Bobb, Carl

Join Carl Bobb as he moderates a session with local homeschooling fathers and business owners. Bring your questions and hear about the challenges and rewards of self employment from these men, many of whom you may already know-including Bill Roach, Dale Schamel, Mike Cheney and George Sechrist.


Creative Models for Raising Capital - 2008
Myers, Wade

In this workshop you will acquire ideas on how to finance your business with no debt or venture capital. This session introduces capital-raising terminology, discusses the reasons for requiring capital, defines the traditional methods of raising capital and discusses several creative strategies to finance a business.


Government Education - 2008
Baucham, Dr. Voddie

As you consider the educational choices for your children it is important to know what each of those choices offer. The most common choice for most parents is government education, but what does this system teach? Where did it come from and where is it going? And most importantly, what effects does government education have on its pupils? Voddie will cover all of this and much more to help you in your decision making processes.


Slime, Slugs & Soda Pop: Science Secrets - 2008
Hogan, Maggie

Elementary science is about exposure to science topics, introduction of basic principles, and orderly thinking. If it feels like drudgery, perhaps you didn't know it's also supposed to be fun! Reading great books, talking about ideas, observing God's creation, taking easy field trips, and worthwhile hands-on experiences make teaching science a pleasure, not a punishment. Put the joy back in science-keep it simple! Come hear and see great ideas for streamlining your elementary science curriculum. Your kids will thank you.


Begin Homeschooling with Confidence - 2008
Lewis, Vicki

It is an exciting privilege to educate our children at home! Vicki will share the basic steps you need to take to start your home school with confidence- confident in your purpose, confident in your children, and confident in your own abilities to teach!


Teaching the Jr. High and High School Sciences at Home - 2008
Wile, Dr. Jay

In this seminar, Dr. Wile explains how any parent can help his or her children learn science at the upper levels. While he agrees that most parents do not have the ability to teach the high school sciences at home, he also contends that this is not a problem. Dr. Wile will give specific ways for both the parent and student to learn the higher sciences and the curriculum that will make it possible for the homeschooling parent to provide a quality high school science education for his or her children.


Bringing Your Family into the Business - 2008
Phillips, Doug

So what can you do to bring your family into your business? Whether it be our wives, sons or daughters, learn from Biblical principles how to include them in your business.


Before You Launch Your Business - 2008
Myers, Wade

In this workshop you will discover the 50 most important things you need to know about your business venture. This session takes you through the fifty most important business evaluation criteria and describes how you can quickly size up any business idea.


Teach So They Will Learn - 2008
Flem, Lorrie

Be a better teacher! When you familiarize yourself with the six most common teaching methodologies, you will be a more effective teacher and enjoy doing it. We will go over the strengths and weaknesses of each style so you can make wise decisions in your own homeschool. Employ these practical suggestions and your children will learn more-and love learning it! Avoid making costly mistakes and the deadly disease . . . burnout! This workshop gives five simple suggestions that can revolutionize your child's learning and make home education fun for the whole family.


Building a Business from Start to Finish - 2008
Myers, Wade

In this workshop you will gain practical steps on how to build a successful family-based business. This session clearly lays out a step-by-step approach to building a business, including how to define success, generate ideas, evaluate ideas, launch your business, grow your business and prepare to sell your business.


What are you THINKING? Learning Styles and Beyond - 2008
Barnier, Carol

This talk is BIG on the beyond. So often, learning style materials pour all their time and energy into finding the right label for your child's learning style. (Yes, we now know he's a right brained, global, sub-dominant, argylewearing, rational wombat....but....how do I teach him to spell?) And while there are many different tools for assessment, too often these same materials are light on just what you should do after the label. How do you teach history so it sticks? What if she can't understand fractions? What if he loves language but hates to write? This workshop will be all about 'What do we do now?' Come away with lots of ideas you can use Monday morning.


Economics and the Family Business - 2008
Schamel, Dale

What does the Word of God have to say about vision, responsibility, mentoring wives and children, and planning for the next year and the next generation in regards to home economics? Hear about the big picture and the nuts and bolts of the husband's work as a part of the family economy.


The No-Panic Approach to High School - 2008
Lewis, Vicki

Educating your children at home during the high school years is truly a great adventure! Vicki will share what you need to know to prayerfully and thoughtfully plan for and gracefully survive these four years-with a minimum of panic attacks, new gray hairs, and sleepless nights!


History and Geography through Literature - 2008
Hogan, Maggie

So many books-so little time! Biographies, historical fiction, exciting read-alouds: there is nothing quite like a great book to capture the flavor of a place or event. How do you choose them and how do you fit them into your day? Get great tips to both keep you on track and to glean as much as possible from your reading. Whether teaching chronologically, by unit study, with living books, or textbooks; this workshop will provide loads of practical and inspiring ideas!


The Power of Mentorship - 2008
Swanson, Kevin

The Power of Mentorship: Homeschooling is the most powerful form of education rediscovered in the modern age. Its power and success are unquestioned. Yet for most homeschoolers, the principles that worked in home education are not transferred to the higher education as these homeschooled students prepare for life and business. Based on years of experience with mentoring and over 40 years in the homeschooling movement, Kevin Swanson presents an exciting vision for mentorship.


Why Homeschooling Will Change the World - 2008
Swanson, Kevin

Is it saying too much that homeschooling will change the world? It already has, but perhaps for the least expected reasons. This presentation will draw from history, real research data, and the Bible, to illustrate the power of relationship-based, parent-guided learning and how these are changing the world.


Teaching High School at Home - 2008
Wile, Dr. Jay

Homeschooling parents are often faced with a difficult decision when their children reach high school age. Typically, the parents feel that they are just not able to teach the more demanding levels of mathematics and science which are required at the high school level. In addition, providing the homeschooled student with an adequate laboratory experience is a particularly daunting challenge. As a result, many parents feel that they must send their children to the public schools for a proper high school education. In this seminar, Dr. Wile will explain why such a decision is not in the best interest of the student. Using data gathered from many different sources, including his own experience teaching at the high school level, Dr. Wile shows that the last place a student can get an adequate high school education is in the typical public high school and will make a compelling case that the best thing for a homeschooled student is to stay in homeschool, regardless of the parent's academic abilities.


Teaching Your Child to Read - 2008
Barnier, Carol

Relax. It's easier than you think. This workshop will walk you step-by-step through a simple and easy-to-use method based on phonics and fun combined in a simple game that kids will ask for day after day. The game is learned in one minute but will grow with your child through years of learning.


The Case for Homeschooling - 2008
Klicka, Chris

Are homeschooled children being socialized? Are they really receiving a good education? How does homeschooling benefit family life? Is homeschooling economically feasible? Do homeschools teach what really matters-loving and obeying God? Chris uses anecdotes, studies, and hard facts to answer these and many more questions, providing homeschoolers with ammunition to defend their homeschools before critics and encouraging those considering homeschooling.


Family Discipleship: How to Pass on the Faith One Generation at a Time - 2008
Baucham, Dr. Voddie

In this session you will learn what the Bible has to say about raising not just faithful children, but generations of faithful children. You will grasp a vision for preparing your children to impact the world for Christ long after you are gone. Voddie will also provide a birds-eye view of family discipleship. You will learn the step-by-step process outlined in the Bible, and receive tips on how to apply them.


Balancing Family and Life Responsibilities - 2008
Klicka, Chris

A constant battle is taking place for our time: our work, church, ministry, homeschool, friends, family, and our relationship with God all demand our attention. How do we balance our lives? As a homeschool father of seven, Senior Counsel of HSLDA, author, and frequent flyer, Chris Klicka discusses how we can win this battle for our time by setting our priorities straight.


Weary Women - 2009
Stacy McDonald


The Well-Kept Secret of a Biblical Education - 2009
Diana Waring


"Whatever You Do, Don’t Call Me Superwoman" - 2009
Rachael Carman


Ten Conversations Every Homeschooling Family Must Have - 2009
Keith Dorscht


Tending the Garden: How to Support Your Homeschooling Wife - 2009
James McDonald


Two Steps to Transform Your Home Environment - 2009
Keith Dorscht


Teaching and Evaluating Writing - 2009
Andrew Pudewa


Teaching Option to Diversify Your High School Program - 2009
Diane Kummer


Teaching You Children to Stand Alone - 2009
"Richard "Little Bear" Wheeler"


The Sacred Mission of Motherhood - 2009
Stacy McDonald


Seasons of a Mother’s Heart: Heart-to-Heart Encouragement for Homeschool Moms - 2009
Sally Clarkson


Soundbites From Heaven - 2009
Rachael Carman


Recordkeeping for High School: Simplifying the Process - 2009
Diane Kummer


"Recovering the Vision for Apprenticeship, Mentorship & Entrepreneurship" - 2009
"Bill Roach, Mike Cheney"


Need Some R&R? Come and Get It - 2009
Rachael Carman


The Pathway to Abundant Living - 2009
Keith Dorscht


Pragmatism: The Slippery Slide to Hell - 2009
Kevin Swanson


The Indispensable Ingredient - 2009
Diana Waring


The Joys of Raising Boys - 2009
Marcia Washburn


Lunch Topic: Parental Rights Amendment - 2009
Andrew Pudewa


The Making or Breaking of a Leader - What’s Life’s Missing Link? - 2009
"Richard "Little Bear" Wheeler"


Guarding the Gate: A Father’s Role in Modesty - 2009
James McDonald


Hidden Allergies: Impact on Learning - 2009
Dianne Craft


"Homeschool: "School" at Home or Family Discipleship?" - 2009
David Hazell


How to Act Your Age - 2009
Keith Dorscht


"Fighter Pilot, Test Pilot, Now What God?" - 2009
Mike Chapa


Fantasy and the World of Entertainment - 2009
Kevin Swanson


Family Ministry: Training Children to Reach Out - 2009
David Hazell


Cheaper by the Baker’s Dozen - 2009
Wendy Jeub


The College Admissions Process: The Homeschool Student’s Guide - 2009
Diane Kummer


Conquering Corrupt Culture by Raising Christian Communicators - 2009
Andrew Pudewa


Cathedral Building: Developing a Multi-Generational Vision - 2009
James McDonald


Books of Life: The Power and Joy of Reading Real Books in Family Life - 2009
Sally Clarkson


The Call or Fall of a Leader - The Lessons of Humility vs Pride - 2009
"Richard "Little Bear" Wheeler"


The Biblical Basis for True Authority - 2009
Bill Jack


Ancient Civilizations and the Bible - 2009
Diana Waring


The Apostle Paul and Fatherhood - 2009
James McDonald


Why Homeschooling Will Change the World - 2009
Kevin Swanson

"Is it saying too much that homeschooling will change the world? It already has! Drawing from history, real research data, and the Bible to illustrate the power of relationship-based, parent-guided learning, Kevin shares with us the real reason why homeschooling has, and will continue to change the world."


William Wallace: Braveheart Guarding Your God Given Freedom - 2009
"Richard "Little Bear" Wheeler"


"Who’s in Charge Here, Anyway? Reclaiming the Ground of God-ordained Parental Authority" - 2009
"Richard "Little Bear" Wheeler"

"Do you ever feel that your children defy your authority? Do you ever give in to your teen’s arguments just to keep the peace? Just what is God-ordained authority and what role do parents play in the shaping of their children’s behavior and decision making? With the erosion of parental authority and the popular concept of questioning and rejecting proper authority by our society at large, if ever there was a time for a message such as this, it would be now."


Warning! Public Schools Aren’t for Christians - 2009
"Richard "Little Bear" Wheeler"

This session exposes the dangers of current government education in America. ‚??Little Bear‚?? offers compelling counterpoints to all the common excuses for Christians choosing public education over Christ-honoring alternatives from a Biblical perspective. This message will be informative and encouraging for parents already homeschooling as well as those trying to decide how their children will be educated in the future.


Teenage Mutant Teenagers - 2009
"Richard "Little Bear" Wheeler"


Teaching Your Kids to B.L.E.S.S. - 2009
Rachael Carman


Raising World Changers - 2009
Diana Waring


"Rebuilding Your Education Paradigm: Teaching for "Freedomship"" - 2009
Andrew Pudewa

"Escaping the "conveyor belt" approach of institutional education isn’t easy, but it has to be done. For many parents, our greatest handicap as teachers is our own education‚??but it need not be so. In this inspiring and empowering session you will not only come to understand the nature and purpose of today’s educational system, but you will see a shining alternative path, one that develops true thinkers, leaders, and communicators."


The Principal Teacher Principle - 2009
Rachael Carman

"In this talk, Rachael presents some practical ways that a husband and wife can work together as the principal and teacher of a homeschool. With prayer and principles, the marriage relationship can grow stronger than ever for a great purpose - training up children."


Preparing Sons for Marriage - Panel Discussion - 2009
"Vicki Lewis, James McDonald, Stacy McDonald, Richard "Little Bear" Wheeler"

"In our culture and church, we are bombarded with practices and philosophies regarding our sons and how to prepare them for marriage. We, as parents, want and need to be Biblical and intentional in our efforts to guide and instruct our boys in an area that is fraught with landmines. Yet, we find ourselves having more questions than answers. We struggle with the practical application of guiding, instructing, and preparing. Attend this panel discussion and gain indispensable insight into the practical ways to prepare sons for marriage."


Passionate Housewives Desperate for God - 2009
Stacy McDonald

The media tries to convince us that joyful and content keepers at home are just good liars. They can’t imagine how any woman could be content serving her family in the home without pursuing a career or indulging in secret wickedness. Join Stacy as she guides ladies toward ardent housewifery and discover what it means to be a passionate housewife ‚??desperate‚?? for God alone.


Preparing Daughters for Marriage Panel Discussion - 2009
"Vicki Lewis, James McDonald, Stacy McDonald, Richard "Little Bear" Wheeler"

"In our culture and church, we are bombarded with practices and philosophies regarding our daughters and how to prepare them for marriage. We, as parents, want and need to be Biblical and intentional in our efforts to guide and instruct our children in an area that is fraught with landmines. Yet, we find ourselves having more questions than answers. We struggle with the practical application of guiding, instructing, and preparing. Attend this panel discussion and gain indispensable insight into the practical ways to prepare daughters for marriage."


Passing the Scepter: What We Should Really Teach Our Sons - 2009
James McDonald

"We can all agree that reading, writing, and ’rithmetic are very important to homeschooling success. But, is an academic concentration the focus that will really shape leaders for the future? Based on the Book of Proverbs, this workshop centers on the lessons of a father to his son and relates these ancient sayings to today’s young men."


Occupying Preschoolers While Homeschooling Older Children - 2009
David Hazell

"Many homeschooling parents are in distress because they find their little ones seeking attention at inconvenient times. With six children of his own, David has found creative ways to prepare his young ‚??sponges‚?? for school while keeping them creatively occupied so he could concentrate on the older ones. This workshop is full of practical suggestions for educational toys and common household items that can be used to educate and occupy young ones."


The Mom Heart: Following the Beat of God’s Heart as a Mother - 2009
Sally Clarkson


Nuts and Bolts for Beginning Homeschoolers - 2009
Vicki Lewis

"It is an exciting privilege to educate our children at home! Vicki will share the basic steps you need to start your homeschool with confidence--confident in your purpose, confident in your children, and confident in your own abilities to teach!"


Humor in Teaching and Speaking - 2009
Andrew Pudewa


Instant Improvement in Writing - 2009
Andrew Pudewa

"For those who don’t enjoy writing, or even for those who do, this concrete method of teaching writing will seem almost like magic. Useful for students of all ages this approach to sentence pattern mastery is powerful! Likely you’ll ask, ‚??Why didn’t I learn this when I was in school?‚??"


Homeschooling With Your Whole Heart: Twelve Commitments of WholeHearted Learning - 2009
Sally Clarkson

"Sally shows how to turn homeschooling into a living and learning lifestyle. She discusses twelve commitments of the WholeHearted Learning model, including seeing your child through God’s eyes, "whole book" learning methods, fine arts studies, creative writing, using "discovery corners," and much more."


Homeschooling - Capturing the Vision - 2009
Kevin Swanson

"What is it about home education that has profoundly re-energized education and produced such outstanding academic results? Incredibly, the average homeschool 8th grader, without teacher-credentialed parents, tests four grade levels above the national average on standardized tests. Yet it is not because we have taken a public school system complete with desks and bolted them to the floor of our living rooms. In this visionary, groundbreaking presentation on the homeschool vision, Kevin presents the basic elements that make up an outstanding homeschooling experience for your child. This message will give the first-time homeschooler confidence and vision and will provide encouragement and a reality check for the experienced home educator."


High School Transcript Clinic: Practical Help and Tips - 2009
Diane Kummer

"Creating a high school transcript is an easy and vital part of your child’s high school records. In this interactive, practical seminar you’ll create a transcript that can be used as a pattern when designing your own. Diane will guide you through transcript essentials, evaluation of credit, grading guidelines and scales, and calculation of grade point averages. In addition, you’ll receive sample transcripts depicting other formats for you to consider."


Heartbeats of Discipleship: Shaping the Heart of Your WholeHearted Child - 2009
Sally Clarkson

"At its heart, true Christian home education is Biblical discipleship. Your goal should be not only to raise a well-educated child, but even more to grow a wholehearted one. Sally will discuss the Biblical commitments parents must make to reach and shape the hearts of their children for Christ."


The Heart of Fatherhood - 2009
Kevin Swanson


Got Teens? - 2009
Diana Waring

"Teens‚?¶ what a challenge! What a blessing! But what do we, as parents, do to see the blessing? This practical hands-on workshop looks at such issues as preparing our young adults through school subjects, training, and studying worldviews with an aim to reaping the harvest of children who love the Lord."


Getting Dads Involved in the Homeschool - 2009
Kevin Swanson


The Four Deadly Errors of Teaching Writing - 2009
Andrew Pudewa

"We’ve all suffered it at one time or another: frustration with writing assignments. Either on the receiving end, or perhaps now on the giving end, there can be a few distinctly discouraging aspects to teaching and being taught writing. Learn to avoid four teaching mistakes that contribute to this frustration: over-correcting, holding back help, unclear assignments, and over-expectation."


Fortitudine Vincimus (By Endurance We Conquer!) - 2009
Bill Jack


Extracurricular Activities: Jazz Up Your High School Activities - 2009
Diane Kummer


Different Ways to Teach - 2009
Vicki Lewis

"Not sure what the differences are between classical, traditional, and unit study? Learn about various approaches to homeschooling and discuss how to determine which method bests suits you and your family."


Developing a Plan for High School: Sample Four-Year Plans - 2009
Diane Kummer

"How do you plan a program for your high school homeschooler? What subjects do you teach and when? Do you follow a basic high school plan, a general college prep plan, or a rigorous college prep plan? How do you evaluate credits? Determine grades for a course? What about the need for a transcript and diploma? If you are just beginning to think about homeschooling during the high school years, this seminar will help you organize your thoughts and begin laying the groundwork for a viable four-year plan."


A Crown For Him: Teaching Our Daughters the Importance of Biblical Beauty and Etiquette - 2009
Stacy McDonald

"From television and magazines to billboards on our highways, our daughters are bombarded with immodest pictures and sensual images of what the world calls ‚??beauty‚??. But how close to the Biblical view is its message? What does the Bible say about beauty and etiquette? Is it glitz and glamor? Is it gloomy and plain? Let us rediscover Biblical loveliness and discuss how our appearance and demeanor can bring glory to God."


Creation-Evolution: What’s the Big Deal? I Just Want to Tell People About Jesus - 2009
Bill Jack


The Core Curriculum - 2009
Kevin Swanson

"The core curriculum is always the same. You will find it in Deuteronomy 6:7. Kevin demonstrates the power of an education where a father and mother teach the Bible to their children. This is where the spiritual, emotional, and intellectual acumen of the children is nurtured and sharpened. Kevin will cover the content, the method, and the obstacles to family devotions in this critically important workshop."


Citizens of Heaven - The Secrets of Unity - 2009
James McDonald

"How do we live together, study together, worship together and build a bond that spans decades? Join James as he outlines the keys to unity for any family, group or church."


Building on a Sure Foundation: Staying the Course through High School - 2009
Diane Kummer

"As your child grows older, you may be considering high school at home - but you’ve got your doubts! Why is homeschooling high school a crucial decision for your teen? How is it possible? What help is available? Diane will answer your questions; but more importantly, she’ll encourage and challenge you to explore the steps you should take as you weigh the possibility of teaching high school at home."


Box Free Living - 2009
Diana Waring

"Rather than raising children to follow formulas, let’s learn to teach them using the principles of discipleship. Rather than trying to force our homeschools to look like someone else’s, let’s learn to hear from the Lord just what is best for our own family. Instead of falling victim to preconceived judgments, from ourselves or from others, let’s learn to find God’s way for us in this homeschooling journey."


"Artificial Authority: What Atheists, Christians, and Evolutionists Can Have in Common - But Should - 2009
Bill Jack

"What can evangelical Christians, evolutionists, and atheists have in common? The Pharisees wanted people to observe the law, but they forgot the purpose of the law and ended up honoring God with their lips but having hearts far away from Him. Learn how to recognize the masquerade of artificial authority when it parades in culture and even marches into church."


Beyond Survival - 2009
Diana Waring

"Join Diana as she shares a very transparent description of her beginning days of homeschooling. What were some of the struggles and failures she experienced as she unsuccessfully tried to create school at home? Learn how she went from "barely surviving" to finding great joy on the journey with her children. Discover the practical and spiritual insights which will allow you and your own family to thrive while homeschooling."


Where’s Waldo - 2009
Bill Jack


Which Bias is the Best Bias To Be Biased By? - 2009
Bill Jack


Wind For Your Sails: Encouragement for Teaching High School - 2009
Diane Kummer


Working Dads Can Homeschool Too!!! - 2009
David Hazell


WWJD - What Would Jesus Drive - 2009
Bill Jack


"You, Me or Immaturity?" - 2009
Keith Dorscht


As Unto the Lord - 2009
Stacy McDonald


Can Anyone Help Me Teach Classically at Home? - 2009
Classical Conversations


Chemistry of Dyslexia - 2009
Dianne Craft


"Combining Classical Education, Charlotte Mason and Unit Studies with a Christian Perspective" - 2009
My Father’s World


Detoxing to Lose Weight - 2009
Maximized Living


Effective Solutions for Learning Disabilities - 2009
Prescription for Success


"Exposed, Isolated, or Insulated: How Should We Educate Our Children?" - 2009
David Hazell


Exposing the Wizard of Oz - Who is Really Behind the Scenes in History? - 2009
Diana Waring


Family Lifestyle Learning - 2009
Math on the Level


Financial Coaching - (Part 1) The Secret to Changing Your Present & Future - 2009
Integrity Financial Consulting


Financial Coaching - (Part 2) The Secret to Changing Your Present & Future - 2009
Integrity Financial Consulting


Fostering the Father-Daughter Relationship - 2009
Daddy’s Songs for Daughters


Fractions Fuss Free with Right Start Mathematics - 2009
Activities for Learning


The Greater Mission of Teaching Literature - 2009
Total Language Plus


Healing the Vaccine Injured Child - 2009
Maximized Living


Help!! I Now Have Two Kids to Teach - 2009
KONOS


Homeschooling Through Difficult Days - 2009
Marcia Washburn


How a Wyoming Homeschool Girl Started a Home for AIDS Orphans in Uganda - 2009
Our Own Home Ministries International


How to Die to Yourself and Live to Tell About It - 2009
Rachael Carman


Learning Naturally - An Insight into Charlotte Mason Education - 2009
Lifetime Books and Gifts


Let’s Play with Math - 2009
RightStart Mathematics by Activities for Learning


Love in the House - 2009
Wendy Jeub


Making a Man - What to do with Boys Ages 15-25 - 2009
Kevin Swanson


Math-U-See: Where Seeing is Understanding - 2009
Math-U-See California Inc.


Nutrition 101: Choose Life! - 2009
Growing Healthy Homes


Online Computer Courses and Apprenticeships - 2009
Home Grown Programmers


Online Computer Courses and Apprenticeships - 2009
Home Grown Programmers


Pace vs. Perseverance - 2009
Rachael Carman


Right Brain Math - 2009
Dianne Craft


Right Brain Reading - 2009
Dianne Craft


Rosetta Stone - Foreign Language Curriculum - 2009
Rosetta Stone Language Library


Seeing is Achieving - 2009
Highline Center for Vision and Learning


Seeing is Achieving - 2009
Highline Center for Vision and Learning


Seven Habits of Highly Suppressive People - 2009
Bill Jack


Teaching Boys and Other Children Who Would Rather Build Forts All Day - 2009
Andrew Pudewa


Teaching the Struggling Learner - 2009
KONOS


Why Art is Essential to Your Child’s Education - 2009
Arts Attack


Why Daddy’s Songs for Daughters - 2009
Daddy’s Songs for Daughters


"WITS: "Building Blocks" for Composition" - 2009
Write Minded Education


You Can Teach Reading & Writing Like an Expert - 2009
Christian Cottage Home School Services and Books


Your Family Making a Difference for Eternity - 2009
Gospel for Asia


Knock, Knock! There's a Social Worker at the Door'What Are You Going to Do?" - 2010
Mike Donnelly

"There is no need to fear if you understand your rights, the law and how to manage the interaction with these government workers. They have a job to do'and so do you! Come hear an HSLDA attorney and homeschooling father discuss the most frequent issues homeschoolers face when dealing with school superintendents, principals, and social workers."


A House Not Divided - 2010
Melanie Young, Hal Young"

"You've heard the verses and caught the vision, but what can you do to get your children on your team? Stop the bickering and rivalry and begin making memories! In this idea-packed workshop, Hal and Melanie will share how to tear down obstacles and build up family unity in fun, memorable wif you understand your rights, the law and how to manage the interaction with these government workers. They have a job to do√?and so do you! Come hear an HSLDA attorney and homeschooling father discuss the most frequent issues homeschoolers face when dealing with school superintendents, principals, and social workers."


Algebra: The Language of Science - 2010
James D. Nickel

"Mathematics is the language of God's creation. By its speech we both catch a glimpse of the Creator and have a tool for understanding His creation. Higher mathematics, such as algebra, understood and applied correctly, reveal to us the awe and wonder of this created universe in greater detail as well as provide us with the insight as to how to take dominion over it for God's glory. Come and see the majesty of God's language as well as learn how to unlock the treasures of higher math for your children, that they may begin to unfold and appreciate the beauty of God's creation too."


Teaching Reading - 2010
Bridget Mosley, Peggy Wilber"

"Help your child's brain get ready to read. In this session we will be learning brain-friendly, hand's-on, fun techniques that help your child easily and rapidly learn alphabet letter sounds and how to blend words to automaticity!"


Finding the Way Home - 2010
Kevin Swanson

"The homeschooling movement is on its way to re-establishing the importance of the family unit in education and business. In this workshop Kevin will develop a broader vision for this movement, including practical tips on how to lay out a family vision that integrates the education of your children into every area of life, including family economics."


The Ministry of Marriage - 2010
Dr. Voddie Baucham

"Some Christians believe it is inappropriate to pay so much attention to 'preparing our children for marriage'. Our goal, they argue, should be to prepare them to love and live for Christ. Absolutely! We ought to desire for our children to be like Jesus. However, Jesus was a bridegroom who came for His bride, died for His bride and is now making a place for her. This session will examine the need to re-evaluate views that call for putting off marriage for ministry's sake."


Homeschooling High School and Transcripts - 2010
Melanie Young

"Thoughts of high school tend to make even veteran homeschoolers shake in their boots. Scary memories about confusion in algebra class and dissecting frogs make you wonder if you can really do this. Come learn how to plan it, how to do it and even how to tell the rest of the world with a top notch transcript. Melanie will help you figure out what courses they need to take, how to do the classes you are not so sure about (or are sure you can't teach) and what records you need to keep. High school can be the most important formative years for your child. Don't give up now! This workshop will leave you prepared for and excited about high school at home!"


Beginning Homeschooling - 2010
Marcia Washburn

"Just starting to homeschool? This veteran homeschool mom will show you how to construct a strong foundation, build strong walls, create a solid roof, and bring special decorating flair to your homeschool. Topics: getting organized; legal requirements; choosing materials that work for your child; setting up your classroom; focusing on the heart of home education; and much, much more. Don't miss this essential session for homeschool builders!"


Homeschooling or Doing School At Home - 2010
Lori Lane

"As homeschooling has grown and expanded, so have the reasons for educating at home. With all of this growth and 'improvement' it is easy to forget the real beauties of homeschooling. Be reminded of those beauties and learn ways to get back to those foundational principles that make homeschooling so wonderful."


Multigenerational Vision - 2010
Dr. Voddie Baucham

"Before we can do right we must learn to think right. We all act in accordance with what we believe. Unfortunately, many Christians believe things about marriage, family, and children that are grossly unbiblical. As a result we simply live for today, with no thought for the consequences to coming generations. In this session Voddie will help us to grasp and implement a multi-generational vision in our homes and churches."


2035 A.D. Raising Children that Will Stand - 2010
Kevin Swanson

"In 25 years, the children represented by the families in this conference will be adults. They will live in a far different world than that which we have inherited from previous generations. If you were a parent with vision, how would you raise a child for the year 2035? In this session Kevin will present an eye-opening, impassioned presentation for visionary parents who are called to raise their children in a stridently humanist, post-modern age where family, faith, and freedom are disintegrating before our eyes."


Getting Our House In Order - 2010
Dr. Voddie Baucham

"We are losing a generation. Teens are abandoning the church at alarming rates, birth rates are plummeting and less than 10% of professing evangelicals have a biblical worldview. This √?perfect storm' has the modern American church on a collision course with apostasy. This session will open our eyes to this contemporary tragedy in evangelicalism and will equip us with the tools for dealing with it."


Vision for Home Discipleship - 2010
Kevin Swanson

"We come to home education conferences in order to find new ways to stuff facts into the brains of kids. We call it 'school.' Then, we go to church so as our children will get properly evangelized. So what's wrong with this paradigm? Why not teach them the fear of God in the chemistry class and call it discipleship? Kevin Swanson reverses 1000 years of education theory in this important keynote presentation, while equipping parents for the most important task of their lives!"


Homeschooled from the Beginning - 2010
Melanie Young

"You've made the decision-your child will be homeschooled from Day One. Good for you! But should you start at a young age? Is it wise to even try? How do you know when to get started and what to do first? Melanie has raised both precocious readers and late bloomers, but every one of them has benefited from being homeschooled from the beginning. This session can give you a new perspective on how to introduce your little ones to the joy of learning in a gentle and realistic way-and without undermining your older students."


Reading to Proficiency - 2010
Bridget Mosley, Peggy Wilber"

"Learn efficient, brain-friendly techniques to improve your child's reading ease and comprehension. In this workshop you will receive hand's-on, fun techniques that can improve your child's reading accuracy and speed. You will be able to use these games and techniques the next day! When reading is smooth and rapid, your child will want to read for pleasure."


Transforming Communication - 2010
Dr. Voddie Baucham

"Many couples struggle with communication. We say things we do not mean and often regret the careless words we speak. However, this does not have to be the case. The Bible outlines helpful patterns for conflict resolution that will transform warring spouses into reconciling lovers. This session could be a catalyst to healing real hurts that have gone unattended for years while learning a pattern of repentance and faith that will offer hope and healing in this and many other areas of our marriage."


Child Training in the Homeschool - 99% of the Job - 2010
Kevin Swanson


"The Third ""R"": Restoring the Rudiments" - 2010
James D. Nickel

"Rudiments are 'first principles', the basic ideas and concepts that are essential to all other areas of knowledge. If children are ever to become strong in math, they must begin with having a solid understanding of the rudiments of mathematics. In this workshop we will discuss what the rudiments of math are, how they can be taught, as well as communicating to our children the many deep and beautiful ideas imbedded in math that will give them a desire to continue to learn for many years."


Teaching Economics - 2010
Mike Winther

"Contrary to popular belief, economic policies are moral issues. This presentation explains the competing economic systems and the moral implications of each of them. Several biblical principles relating to personal and government economics will be explained. We will also introduce the concepts of capital and profit and discuss and compare various resources for the teaching of economics."


Dealing with Doubt - 2010
Chuck Black

"At age 14, Chuck faced an episode of doubt in his life that lasted for 14 years. Because of it he could not claim God's Word as infallible nor witness boldly to anyone seeking answers about Jesus Christ. God preserved his faith through it all, but much was lost to those years lived in flimsy faith. It doesn't have to be so for our children. As parents we have the obligation to equip, prepare, and launch our children into the world fully capable of standing against the spiritual attacks and waves of doubt that they will often face. Discover how to discern if doubt is something a child is dealing with and learn a few basic principles on how to help them overcome and live a faith-filled life."


Three Simple Goals for Your First Year - 2010
Melanie Young

"Over years of calls from brand new homeschoolers, Melanie learned that there were really three things that needed to be accomplished the first year in order for new families to succeed at homeschooling. They must foster or restore a love of learning in their children, develop discipline and respect in the family and get the basics done. Learn how to get through your first years of homeschooling without losing your mind!"


Real Life + Real Books = Real Education - 2010
Shirley Solis

"Can it be so simple? Time and again homeschooling families have given their children a great education through real life experiences and a love of reading. Find out what works and how you, too, can enjoy this journey. This is a great workshop for both beginning and veteran homeschoolers!"


A Bachelors Degree by 18: What Colleges Don't Tell You - 2010
Woody Robertson

"This practical school. Learn how your child can knock out a significant portion of their college degree before high school graduation."


Family Discipleship 101 - 2010
Dr. Voddie Baucham

"What is your plan for discipling your children? This is a question most Christian parents cannot answer. What's worse, they have never even asked the question. We must have a plan for walking with our children, teaching them, and encouraging them to walk with God. We all have an academic plan, yet it is simply tragic that the spiritual equivalent is largely non-existent. This session will provide biblical tools for walking our children through the discipline/training phase, the catechism phase, and the discipleship phase as we prepare to launch them into the world."


Threats to Homeschooling - 2010
Mike Winther

"Homeschool families carefully watch the actions of legislators and bureaucrats in an effort to protect their educational freedom, but these 'external' forces are not the only threats to homeschooling and homeschool success. In fact, Mike believes that the greatest dangers are not recognized because these dangers appear innocent or even desirable. This presentation is a thought-provoking journey that may cause you to contemplate many things about homeschooling that previously escaped your attention."


Mathematics: Is God Silent? - 2010
James D. Nickel

"What does God have to do with math? Isn't mathematics a neutral subject that anyone can learn no matter what their religious disposition? Is God truly silent on the subject? Absolutely not! Math is God's creation and a tool for man to take dominion over the physical universe for God's glory. This workshop will not only give us revelation into the power and splendor of God revealed in mathematics, uncover His purpose in creating mathematics, and expose us to the mathematical structure of God's created universe, but it will also open our eyes to see these same truths in every area of academics."


Raising Real Men - 2010
Hal Young

"In a culture that is intent on bending the definitions of male and female, it is crucial that Christian fathers and mothers make an intentional and counter-cultural move to raise real men to serve God, family, and country in the challenging years ahead. This workshop will explain both the threat to our boys' masculine identity and the Biblical way out ' along with the opportunity this provides for us to train real leaders for the next generation."


Building Character and Strong Work Ethics in your Children - 2010
Shirley Solis

Do you ever wonder how homeschooling exhibitors get their kids to work so hard? What are they doing that could give you similar results? Be encouraged with biblical principles and practical tips to give you a successful outcome with winning attitudes for the Lord's sake.


Dreams, Desires, Decisions: A Look at Life Purpose" - 2010
Woody Robertson

"A life on purpose establishes the difference between a young person that will exist in this world and a young person that has what it takes to change the world! The world steps aside for an individual who is passionately living out a significant life purpose and mission. Most homeschoolers today never lack available opportunities, but instead they struggle to confidently know which items on their 'to do' lists are God-ordained. This functional session will assist students in identifying their individual, God-given, world-changing life purpose and then help plug it into world-changing action!"


Is Dysgraphia Holding My Child Back? - 2010
Dianne Craft

"If you have a child who hates to write, still writes reversals or spells a word orally correctly but leaves out letters when he writes, this workshop is for you! These children are often thought of as sloppy, lazy, or unmotivated, when they really have a writing glitch or a true Dysgraphia. This is the most common blocked learning gate that gifted children have. Learn a daily exercise you can do with your child to transfer the process of writing into his √?automatic' brain hemisphere, so he can √?think and write' at the same time. Once the act of writing is automatic, you can use any writing program successfully with your child."


The Rise and Fall of Western Civilization - 2010
Kevin Swanson

"History is thrilling, because we play a part in it! This visionary talk becomes a practical lesson on what to teach your children about kingdoms and empires in history - and what part they will play in the future as western civilization dies. Are you planning to teach history this year to your high school students? This is one you don't want to miss."


Biblical Principles of Government - 2010
Mike Winther

"The Bible has a lot to say about how we should organize our society. In this brief overview of biblical principles for good government, you will learn many long-forgotten principles'principles that many of our founding fathers understood, bcans can cite at least one example of an immoral government activity, and at least one example of moral (proper) government activity, but can't identify the biblical basis for their judgment. Can you give your students a relatively simple formula that will reliably set the boundaries of proper government? This seminar will give you these tools."


Juggling on a Tightrope - 2010
Mike Donnelly

"Today's father has precious few waking hours that are spent going in countless directions to address seemingly great causes'not the least of which is his family. Our children have only one earthly father and our wives but one husband. How can we best invest our most precious resource? And where should we be investing it for the most eternal value? Come hear thoughts on answering these, and many more questions from Mike as he shares insights gained from his experiences as a father of six and as an army officer, entrepreneur, company executive and attorney."


Least of the Least: Raising Modern-Day Gideons - 2010
Chuck Black

"Christians often find themselves fearfully threshing wheat in the middle of the night, not cognizant of who they truly are in Christ or of their great responsibility to take back and expand God's kingdom. As parents, it is paramount that we instill in our children the proper mindset of a faithful humble servant who is ready to serve when the Lord calls. Learn how to help our children discover the incredible adventure of saying, 'Yes!' to the Lord, regardless of their talents or abilities."


Study Like a Genius: Unlocking Your Brain - 2010
Woody Robertson

"All learning is founded on one key: the ability to remember. Unfortunately, most students are never taught how to memorize. Each school year, students spend countless hours studying, only to have the information seemingly disappear when they need it most. In this interactive session, you will learn how to use memory tools such as the √?peg' system to significantly increase your memory potential and how to use these tools in specific areas of academic study. In academics, work, or everyday life, the skills you will learn here will prove to be an invaluable resource."


Beyond Beautiful Girlhood - 2010
Shelley Noonan

"Is your daughter prepared for life? Mothers, you know that your daughter's transition from beautiful girlhood to beyond beautiful girlhood can be the most frightening and exciting of times. Discover how to prepare your daughter in three key areas of her life. Shelley will give you encouraging examples and practical application to equip you to prepare your daughter for the day when she will manage her home, her life, and her spirit!"


Rediscovering Relational Living in Family and Church - 2010
Kevin Swanson

"Rediscovering Relational Living in Family and Church We live in one of the loneliest times in human history, where love, joy and peace are hardly understood in this post-modern, existentialist wilderness. In this powerful talk Kevin introduces a new form of life that will restore those essential relationships in the family and the Church. Say 'Goodbye' to cold institutional living!"


Deciding How to Decide - 2010
Mike Winther

"Whether we know it or not, we all have a decision-making methodology. Unfortunately, most of us develop our decision-making processes haphazardly and without conscious thought. As home educators, we work hard to help our students make good decisions. Unfortunately, we are often using decision-making models learned in previous generations of public schooling. This workshop will teach several biblically-based decision-making methods. These methods will be applied to both our personal lives and to public policy. You will be fascinated at the application of these principles to the important issues of our day."


Ballistic Homeschooling - 2010
Melanie Young

"Have you ever had a war break out in the middle of history or had a math lesson last three hours? Homeschooling boys can be a huge challenge for those of us raised in our feminized schools. Come hear from a mother that has taught six boys at one time, from Kindergarten to 12th grade, share how to turn wiggle worms into scholars and boys into real men!"


Academics for the Glory of God - 2010
Shirley Solis

"In recent years, some methods of education glorify academics and its classical roots. These methods have gained popularity because the results are children who reach high academic standards. But do we have to sacrifice a Christian Worldview to have the same results? What does God have to say about academics? You will be amazed at the findings!"


Your College Degree, Faster, For Less & for Sure!" - 2010
Woody Robertson

"For many homeschooling families, answering the question of whether or not to attend traditional college is a difficult task. Oftentimes the cost, time required or negative college environments are too great an obstacle. Now there is an answer to this difficult question: Accelerated Distance Learning. In this session, attendees will discover a new cost-effective and time-saving way to earn a college degree. The major benefits of Accelerated Distance Learning will be explained, as well as the five methods for earning college credit from home. Come learn the latest strategies for completing a college degree from home faster, for less, and for sure!"


Beginning With The End In Mind - 2010
Lori Lane

"The maze of decisions and opportunities that make up our lives are often complicated and overwhelming. Because of this, confusion, discouragement and depression seem to be a way of life for many mothers. However, by focusing on God's two supreme priorities and planning our lives around them, life becomes less complicated, more peaceful and our paths clearer. This workshop focuses on these two priorities and applies them to the areas of time, marriage and family, children, friendships, ministry, and our outlook and attitude."


Harvard or Heaven? - 2010
Dr. Voddie Baucham

"What is your goal in the education of your children? Sadly, for many Christians the measure of a successful education is whether or not their children make it into 'a good college'. Is college even a worthy goal? In this session Voddie will address 'the college vision' Biblically and practically to aid us in preparing our children for the future."


Study Habits from the Proverbs - 2010
James D. Nickel

"In this lecture James opens up the Book of Proverbs, mining the depths of Solomon's wisdom and God's Word to illustrate the difference between the wise man at work (or study for a student) and foolish man's view of work."


Is That a Pony or a Trojan Horse? - 2010
Hal Young

"Once upon a time there were only three educational options-public, private or homeschools. In recent years, though, the number of alternatives has exploded. Virtual high schools, online academies, Early College, and other programs are now available and they are actively recruiting homeschoolers. Is one of these right for your family, or would it prove a costly mistake? This session by an educational policy journalist takes an honest, objective look at these new educational alternatives."


The Power of the Parable - 2010
Chuck Black

"Fictional stories are a powerful way to capture the attention of the young and old alike. Jesus used these short fictional stories to explain the kingdom of God, and Nathan the prophet used one to bring a king to his knees in repentance. Discover how your use of fiction can get your children excited about seeking truth and about serving God in kingdom-building work."


For You, Dad-Leading Your Homeschool Family - 2010
Mike Donnelly

"In most homeschooling families, Mom carries the biggest burden. How can Dad pull a share of the load when he is gone all day earning a living? There are so many other good works dads are asked to do'how can we influence our families as God calls us to do? In this session we will discuss Kingdom priorities in homeschooling and practical ideas to balance the increasing demands on our time and resources."


Welcome to Womanhood - 2010
Shelley Noonan

"Between the ages of 10-14 your daughters are going through a variety of drastic changes. She is making the delicate transition from girlhood into womanhood. It can be overwhelming for the girl√?but also for the mom! Discover various ways to talk to your daughter about her changing body, ways to commemorate the occasion, and a timeline of age appropriate information."


A Father's Role - 2010
Dr. Voddie Baucham

"If we understand a Fathers role, we automatically understand what we are looking for in a potential suitor, and what we are called to invest into our sons. Therefore, a 'father's role' is the crux of the matter. This session will examine the key biblical texts concerning a father's role in his family in general, and with his daughters in particular."


Escapism: Avoiding the Snares of Media - 2010
Chuck Black

"In today's technology culture, the enemy's lure to escape into an artificial world is great. As the line between reality and simulations blurs, the stronghold of escapism becomes more and more powerful. Apathy and self-indulgence are two destructive consequences that lead to broken relationships, broken homes, and broken hearts. Find some practical ways we can implement to help keep our children from getting caught in the snare of escapism."


Becoming a Help Meet - 2010
Shirley Solis

"Come hear this wife's struggle to honor and reverence her husband. Her stories and experiences will help you understand and identify with your own journey. Be encouraged to endure this race so your 'children arise and call you blessed; your husband also, and he praises you.'"


Revisionist History Exposed - 2010
Mike Winther

"History is being revised every day: monuments are modified to omit scriptural references; events are changed to reflect political correctness; and new books, films, and documentaries are presenting persuasive and compelling misrepresentations of historical events. This session will correct some of these errors and provide suggestions and tools to train parents and students to be more discerning."


Basics of the Biblical Christian Worldview: What is Leadership? - 2010
James D. Nickel

"What is leadership? What is meant by the term 'cultural leadership'? How are ideas and leadership connected? What are the starting points of leadership? Before any leadership can take place, these are the questions that leaders must answer. The purpose of this seminar is to explicate the dynamics of leadership in a Biblical Christian context."


Parent's Rights - A Crisis is Coming - 2010
Mike Donnelly

"In 1923, the United States Supreme Court ruled that parents have the fundamental right to direct the education and upbringing of their children. So why are parental rights suddenly endangered? Come hear HSLDA attorney and homeschooling father Michael Donnelly discuss the next biggest threat to homeschool freedom and what you can do about it."


He Must Practice the 4 P's - 2010
Dr. Voddie Baucham

"George Whitefield wrote, '[E]very governor of a family ought to look upon himself as obliged to act in three capacities: as a prophet: to instruct; as a priest: to pray for and with; as a king to govern, direct, and provide'. In this session Voddie will examine a husband's role as a Priest, Prophet, Provider and Protector, with a view toward discerning the potential for these qualities in the life of a potential suitor."


Deep Learning vs. Shallow Learning - 2010
Mike Winther

"'Deep learning' refers to those things that we learn thoroughly and for which we have long-term recall. It is not reasonable to expect that everything learned can or will be remembered 20 years from now. Whether we admit it or not, much of what we teach will be learned in only a shallow manner. But we must identify important concepts and principles, and teach them in such a way that they will be remembered for life. This workshop will help you identify some important areas for deep learning, and then will give you techniques for inculcating these concepts into our students."


Someone to Look Up To - 2010
Melanie Young, Hal Young"

"'Whoever walks with the wise becomes wise, but the companion of fools will suffer harm.' Whom are we surrounding our sons with? What men are we bringing into their lives that they can look up to? Our sons need heroes, they need men to model for them what a Christian man thinks and how he acts. This session will discuss how fathers can be these models, along with how to choose other men that our sons can imitate in their quest to become godly men."


Mentoring Your Daughter - 2010
Shelley Noonan

Join Shelley as she encourages and motivates you to make the most of the TIME you spend mentoring your daughter by sharing her own brand of practical wisdom. Discover four key components in making the most of the time you spend with her. Learn how to capture the moments and make it special. Glean information on various ways to mentor and resources to make the time that you spend with your daughter unforgettable!


Basics of the Biblical Christian Worldview: What is Worldview? - 2010
James D. Nickel

"What is a worldview? What are the components of a worldview? What is the Biblical Christian worldview? The purpose of this seminar is to unveil the nature and structure of a Biblical Christian worldview, especially in terms of its presuppositional starting points (every point of view is a view from a point). In Biblical Christian education, if we do not start right, the end will be compromised because 'the end is in the beginning.'"


Getting Along in the Sandbox - Biblical Conflict Resolution - 2010
Kevin Swanson

"Conflict is inevitable in the sandbox of life. Whether it is in our families, our churches, with our friends or at our places of business, we will experience it in every relationship that has any depth. We can either then try and avoid conflict or else recognize it as an opportunity, an opportunity to strengthen our relationships and to glorify God. But how do we do this? In this session Kevin will discuss several biblical principles for responding to, dealing with, and resolving conflict."


A Truly Christian View of Education - 2010
James D. Nickel

"That Christian parents ought to raise their children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord is not a fact disputed by very many Christian people. However, defining what that means when applied to the education of our little ones is a subject of intense controversy. Just what does it mean to give our children a Christian education? In this session we will discuss what it means for an education to be truly 'Christian' and how that applies to our choosing of curriculum and teaching methods."


Identifying and Correcting Blocked Learning Gates - 2010
Dianne Craft

"A child may be a reluctant learner for several reasons. If you have a child who has to work too hard to learn, he is telling you that one or more of his four 'Learning Gates' is blocked. This workshop will help you identify which of the learning gates is blocked, and, more importantly, what you can do about it at home! It doesn't have to be so hard for your child! You can learn to be your child's own √?resource room' teacher at home. You will learn things you have never heard about before."


Five Keys to Guarding Your Daughter's Heart - 2010
Shelley Noonan

"The first man a little girl falls in love with is her father. Yet fathers are often unaware of the crucial role they play in their daughter's lives as they grow from little girls to young women. Studies show that close, healthy father-daughter relationships create a sense of competence in a daughters' academic ability and a stronger sense of femininity. So the questions arise as fathers come to understand the valuable role they can play. How do you begin to capture your daughter's heart and discover together? How do you encourage her to stay pure? How can you ensure she marries a godly man? Join Shelley as she presents five keys to guarding your daughter's heart."


Common Sense Business For Your Kids - 2010
Shirley Solis

Do you have a child that would sell your cat if you let him? Or one that is always coming up with unique ideas? Find out what the Solis family has done to help their children develop their business skills and natural abilities. Learn from their successes and failures to help ease the path to entrepreneurship.


The Constitution under Siege - 2010
Mike Winther

"In this seminar, Mike explains the fundamental principles of constitutional government from a strict constructionist perspective. He explains the concepts of enumerated powers and separation of powers and presents the biblical basis for these principles. Participants will learn how our thinking about creation often determines whether we interpret the Constitution based on original intent or as a 'living breathing document'."


Biblical Models of Charity - 2010
Mike Winther

"A substantial portion of our modern interventionist government is justified on the grounds that it is necessary for meeting the needs of the poor. This session will teach the biblical model of charity and why it is superior to the modern statist model. Discover why government programs actually increase the poverty that they purport to solve, and how the church can recover its lost ground in this arena."


Equipping Your Children to Overcome Cultural Pressures - 2010
Chuck Black

"As children enter and exit the teenage years, the cultural draw and pressures of today can become enticing and even overwhelming for a youth trying to navigate into adulthood. It is critical that parents are prepared and equipped for the challenges that will arise from living in this self-indulgent, pleasure-seeking society in which we are raising our children. Even the best of the Christian homeschooling homes are not immune from the influences of the world on our children. This workshop will provide biblical instruction for parents on how to firmly and lovingly guide their youth through these potentially challenging years."


Who's in Charge Here? - 2010
Melanie Young, Hal Young"

"One of the most important truths that we can instill in our children is the importance of authority. We must teach them to honor God as the ultimate authority, to obey their earthly authorities (parents, elders, civil authorities, etc.,), and also prepare them to one day become authorities in others lives. In this workshop Hal and Melanie will discuss how we can instill these values in our children and pass them on to future generations."


Taste and See! - 2010
Shelley Noonan

"Be honest, is it hard for you to have consistent quiet time? It is so difficult to spend time feasting in His presence, steeping in warmth of His love and savoring the flavor of God's Word when you have hungry children clamoring for their breakfast! Shelley will explain the simple three-part 'Taste and See' method as she entices and encourages you to sample from the buffet of Scripture while giving you practical ways you can actually get yourself fed."


Homeschooling as a Single Parent - 2010
Mike Donnelly

"Homeschooling can be challenging even when Mom and Dad are pulling together with a common vision. How is it possible for single parents to manage these demands of providing for, protecting and educating a homeschooling family? Mike was raised in a single-parent home and will share his research and thoughts on how hundreds of single moms and dads are able to keep homeschooling on their own."


Is Military Service Right for My Child? - 2010
Mike Chapa

"Many homeschooling Americans are patriotic and supportive of our armed forces. Military service is often touted as a ""great place to start."" Some look to the military as a way to transition to college. What about Service Academies? What about ROTC? Others look to the military as a place to get specialized training to use in the civilian world. Still others desire a disciplined life full of camaraderie. However, parents and young people have questions that recruiters may not be able or willing to answer. This talk will focus on the pros and cons of military life to assist in this critical decision."


Toxic: Seven Poisons Which Threaten The Health of the Homeschool Movement... - 2011
Doug Philips


The Heart of the Battle - 2011
R. C. Sproul Jr.


Identity Theft - 2011
Doug Philips


"Delegation: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly" - 2011
R. C. Sproul Jr.


Homeschooling - Capturing the Vision! - 2011
Kevin Swanson


Getting Started Homeschooling - 2011
Vicki Lewis


Why I'm Glad I Homeschooled Through High School - 2011
Marilyn Boyer


Creating a Culture with a Gospel Foundation - 2011
Norm Wakefield


Curriculum Choices That Assure Homeschool Success - 2011
Debra Burton


Making Reading Easy to Teach - 2011
Bridget Mosley


Family Economics - 2011
R. C. Sproul Jr.


The Socialization Trap - 2011
Rick Boyer


Go Figure: Teaching Elementary Math - 2011
Vicki Lewis


Teaching Language Arts in High School - 2011
Meredith McKinney


The Family Table - 2011
Doug Philips


Perseverance - 2011
R. C. Sproul Jr.


How to Teach Design Principles - 2011
Bill Browning


Teaching Your Child How to Study His Bible for Real Life Change - 2011
Vicki Lewis


Entertainment and Your Family - 2011
Kevin Swanson


A Homeschool Vision of Victory - 2011
Doug Philips


Writing with a Purpose - 2011
Debra Burton


High School Transcripts - 2011
Meredith McKinney


How to Be God's Forerunners for the Next Generation - 2011
Norm Wakefield


Men Wanted for Hazardous Journey - 2011
Doug Philips


Government and Money - 2011
Mark Rushdoony


Defending Your Heritage: A Biblical Perspective on the Dangers Threatening... - 2011
Don Hart


Equipped to Love - 2011
Norm Wakefield


Becoming Wise and Imparting Wisdom - Connecting the Generations - 2011
Carmen Bowman


Getting It All Done - 2011
Marilyn Boyer


Almighty Over All - 2011
R. C. Sproul Jr.


"No History, No Foundation, No Meaning" - 2011
Martin Selbrede


What's a Dad to Do? - 2011
Rick Boyer


Life With Amanda - 2011
Norm Wakefield


My Marriage - My Children - Their Future - 2011
Debra Burton


Homeschooling When Life is Falling Apart - 2011
Meredith McKinney


Reality Check: It's Not About You - 2011
Norm Wakefield


Making a Difference: The Family Impacting Society - 2011
Rick Boyer


Gotta Love Those Preschoolers! - 2011
Marilyn Boyer


The Sovereignty of Jesus Christ and Our Responsibility - 2011
Mark Rushdoony


What About College? - 2011
Mike Chapa


Providence and Perseverance: God's Message of History to Our Children - 2011
Doug Philips


Take Back the Land - 2011
Rick Boyer


God's Law As The Only Source for True Liberty - 2011
Martin Selbrede


Adoption - 2011
R. C. Sproul Jr.


Public Speaking - Your Greatest Fear? Your Greatest Wish? Or Both? - 2011
Carmen Bowman


A Time of Turmoil - Can I Thrive? - 2011
Debra Burton


Tearing Down the Walls - 2011
Norm Wakefield


Christian Filmmakers Q&A Panel Discussion - 2011
Multiple Speakers


The Danger of Abstract Thinking in Our Theology - 2011
Mark Rushdoony


Learning to Delight in Your Children - 2011
Marilyn Boyer


Authentic Charity: What It Is and Isn't - 2011
James Lansberry


Support Group Leaders Brunch - 2011
Treon Goossen


Developing a Biblical Worldview of Film and Media - 2011
Doug Philips


Raising Cain - And Abel (A Look at Sibling Rivalry) - 2011
Rick Boyer


Why Genesis is Worth Fighting For - 2011
Mark Rushdoony


Special Needs Panel - 2011
Multiple Speakers


"Doubt, Fear, and Anger versus Calm Confidence" - 2011
Debra Burton


"Simple, Separate, Deliberate" - 2011
R. C. Sproul Jr.


How Christians Must Take Dominion in Music - 2011
Martin Selbrede


The Church and the Family: Guardians of Religious Liberty - 2011
Don Hart


Understanding the Dynamics of Improper and Proper Guidance - 2011
Debra Burton


Exceptional Homeschooling: You Are Your Kids' Advocate - 2011
Kathryn Porter


Homeschooling Burnout - 2011
Meredith McKinney


The Promise: The Beauty and Power of the Fifth Commandment - 2011
Doug Philips


It's A Matter of Identity: Leading Your Children to Know Who They Are - 2011
Norm Wakefield


The Homeschooling Family and the Church - 2011
Rick Boyer


"Reason, Sin, and Faith in Perspective" - 2011
Mark Rushdoony


The Simplified Home: Lessons in De-cluttering for Home Educators - 2011
Kathryn Porter


Digging Broken Cisterns - 2016
Cindy Puhek


The College Admissions Process - 2016
Diane Kummer


One Word Can Change Everything - 2016
Sonya Shafer


Christ the Cornerstone - 2016
Todd Friel


What's a Father To Do - 2016
Steven Vaughan


The Lost Secrets of the Ancient Civilizations - 2016
Mike Snavely


Was Darwin Wrong - 2016
Mary Jo Nutting


Homeschool High School Science - 2016
Cindy Puhek


Passing the Baton - 2016
Israel Wayne


Revisionist History Exposed - 2016
Mike Winther


Living Toad Free - 2016
Daniel Bobinski


The Biology of Behavior - 2016
Dianne Craft


Was Darwin Wrong - 2016
Dave Nutting


Understanding God's Purposes in Adversity - 2016
Pete Olson


The Seven Laws of Teaching at Home - 2016
Tom Clark


Laying Down the Rails - 2016
Sonya Shafer


Charting Your Way Through Highschool - 2016
Diane Kummer


Developing a Plan for High School - 2016
Diane Kummer


Simplifying Algebra for the Hesitant Learner - 2016
Tom Clark


Preparing Your Child for Persecution - 2016
Todd Friel


Basic Ecomonics - 2016
Mike Winther


Home Education Starts with Dad - 2016
Pete Olson


Teaching the Right Brain Child - 2016
Dianne Craft


The Mystery of the Dinosaurs - 2016
Mike Snavely


Why Gen2 Wants to Homeschool - 2016
Steve Craig


Biblical Principles of Government - 2016
Mike Winther


Balancing Marriage and Parenting - 2016
Israel & Brook Wayne


Speeding Up Your Turtle - 2016
Bridget Mosley


Conflict Resolution for Families - 2016
Daniel Bobinski


Looking Past the Fear - 2016
Sonya Shafer


Get a Grip - 2016
Bill Jack


High School the Critical Years for Mind and Heart - 2016
Kevin Swanson


Being Salt & Light Families - 2016
Israel Wayne


Habit-Training Yourself - 2016
Sonya Shafer


Biblical Principles of Education - 2016
Mike Winther


The Hunters and the Hunted - 2016
Mike Snavely


Yes I Can - 2016
Bill Jack


Training the Photographic Memory - 2016
Dianne Craft


Homeschooling During Crisis - 2016
Cindy Puhek


Weaving God into Every Topic - 2016
Daniel Bobinski


Deciding How to Decide - 2016
Mike Winther


Spiders - 2016
Mike Snavely


Rebuilding Broken Relationships - 2016
Margy Tripp


Teaching Mathematics as a Language - 2016
Tom Clark


Two Easy Ways to Quickly Increase Comprehension - 2016
Bridget Mosley


Top Ten Myths About Homeschooling Math - 2016
Tom Clark


Identifying and Correcting Blocked Learning Gates - 2016
Dianne Craft


No You Cannot - 2016
Bill Jack


What If It's Too Late - 2016
Margy Tripp


An International Movement of Christian Home Education - 2016
Scott Davidson


Home Education Law in Colorado - 2016
Todd Strawser


Inside the Brian of a Hyperactive Homeschooler - 2016
Israel Wayne


The Pillars of Evolution - 2016
Mike Snavely


Threats to Homeschooling - 2016
Mike Winther


You Can Homeschool High School - 2016
Diane Kummer


How to Avoid Being Deceived - 2016
Mike Winther


The Beatitudes of Parenting - 2016
Cindy Puhek


Crisis Management - 2012
Renee Ellison

"With world affairs in crisis and only getting worse, schooling your children can seem irrelevant. Does formal education really matter in the face of so much upheaval? The answer is a resounding yes! The reasons shared in this session will give you courage to prepare physically, spiritually, and intellectually for the time when your family will be in a position to profoundly help other people."


Understanding Reading Problems: Why is it So Hard for Some? - 2012
Dianne Craft

"Many smart, hard-working children struggle to read. But there are root causes that affect reading. What is hampering the child's ability to read? Can a mom figure it out or is professional help needed? What reading programs work best for the level of reading problem your child has? These and other questions will be answered by Dianne, a Reading Specialist and Consultant for HSLDA's Struggling Learner program. Success doesn't have to be hard and it doesn't have to be expensive."


The Importance of the ACT/SAT for your College Bound Student - 2012
Gene Walter

"As your student sets their sights for college, the ACT or SAT tests stand as a very important prerequisite in the college admission process. The test score is crucial for gaining admission to the best college at the lowest cost. From his son's experience, Gene will give you ideas for improving your students test scores which will help in earning scholarships that will save your family thousands of dollars."


Consumer Protection in a Free Market - 2012
Mike Winther

Most Americans today assume that the government must protect the consumer from inferior or defective products and services. There have been periods in history where the people were much more self-sufficient and capable of handling such problems. Mike will review the history of consumer protection and demonstrate how the free market provides better protection than the government.


"Dangerous Old Men and Women - Ordinary People, Extraordinary Results" - 2012
Project Appleseed

"Hear the remarkable stories of average people who lived during the revolutionary war. Society may have told them they couldn't help because they were too old, too young, or because they were women, but we still know and recount the stories of people who knew they had to be involved. But why do we still talk about them 237 years later? Learn how these ordinary people affect your life today."


Establishing Parental Control in the Home - 2012
Reb Bradley

Most parents would not describe parenting as peaceful. Much of the stress in home education can be mitigated by children being taught to respond respectfully to their authorities. Parents are less frustrated and children are happier when training to obey quickly and with a good attitude is started at a young age. This workshop is designed to aid parents in establishing proper control necessary for successful child training and home education.


Lies Christian Parents Teach - 2012
Teri Ong

"Christian parents are commanded in Deuteronomy 6:8 to teach the laws and ways of God diligently to their children, applying them to all areas of life. Unfortunately, messages such as ""family togetherness is the highest spiritual achievement"" or ""God doesn't care about the church anymore,"" can be communicated to children. Based on lessons learned through over 30 years of ministry and parenthood, Teri will share observations on how Christian parents often fail to ""walk the talk."""


Becoming Your Husband's Helpmate - 2012
Beverly Bradley

"Drawing from the Scriptures and lessons learned from her own struggles as a wife, Beverly offers help in balancing obligations to one's husband and children. This workshop is for the woman who desires to overcome her fears and controlling tendencies, and become her husband's ""helpmate."""


God's Curriculum - Teaching Proverbs to Your Children - 2012
Kevin Swanson

"Of all of the curriculum available for our children, the most important is still the material that God gave us around 1000 B.C. The author of a three-volume study guide on the Proverbs, Kevin Swanson will summarize the entire book in one quick hour. Equip yourselves to teach the important stuff on epistemology, metaphysics, ethics, sociology, anthropology, economics, character, leadership, education, and parenting."


Self-Defense Against Public Deception - 2012
Mike Winther

"Our decision-making capabilities are constantly influenced through the techniques used to change or manipulate a society. Without realizing it, we are informed by modern educational theories which have been designed to prevent clear thinking and solid methods for reaching decisions. Home educating families typically strive to aid students in making good decisions but will still fall prey to using models learned through generations of public schooling."


Life After High School... Training Starts Now - 2012
Woody Robertson

"In a day when education standards continue to plummet and the job industry becomes glutted with a lackluster and clogged employee base, how can optimistic homeschool graduates not only dream of potential but achieve it too? How do they get a job? How do they provide for a family? How do they pursue God's purpose for their life? This insightful session prepares your students to launch into the next phase with vigor and confidence!"


The Greatest Deterrent to Homeschooling - Fear and Inadequacy - 2012
Mike Smith

"Gleaning from the lives of King Jehoshaphat of Judah and the teachings of Jesus, this workshop will be filled with encouragement for those who are feeling inadequate in their calling as homeschool parents. Challenging and yet practical, Mike will give specific application principles to specifically address the fear of failure."


Train Your Child's Photographic Memory - 2012
Dianne Craft

"Most people assume that a ""photographic memory"" is something you're born with but we now know that this ability can be easily taught. You can teach your children these learning strategies used at Cambridge University. These tools can be used to store math facts in the visual memory, effectively take tests, improve reading comprehension, and make vocabulary fun! Help your children get in touch with the ""smart part of themselves"", and be forever grateful to you for it. Even works with adults!"


Too Chased? Or Too Chaste? - 2012
Reb Bradley

"According to one national study, 43% of professing Christian teens lose their virginity by the time they are 18, and 70% have been involved in significant physical intimacy. Needless to say, such rampant hormonal stimulation creates multiple problems for the teens and their families. In this session Reb helps parents draw from the Scriptures to create their own ""courtship"" plan that will help their children walk in greater purity and lay a foundation for stronger marriages. Valuable for parents of children of all ages, from toddlers to teens."


The Consequences of Ideas in American History - 2012
Mike Winther

"Every generation experiences ""milestone"" events - events that dramatically alter the course of entire nations. Monumental events are often overlooked because their effects are not immediate or obvious. These milestones are usually divorced from the ideas that shaped them and from their long-term effects. This seminar will look at several significant, and misunderstood, milestone events, showing you how these events demonstrate the consequence of ideas."


What Colleges Don't Tell You: Four Secrets to Save Time and Money - 2012
Woody Robertson

"Is a college degree needed for success in our world today? This session offers solutions for the obstacles of cost, time, and the negative college environment. The importance of internships, the possibility of earning college credit for a fraction of the cost and time, and other financial benefits will be shared in this workshop."


Is Homeschooling for More Than One Generation? - 2012
Mike Chapa


World Impactors - Is This Your Vision for Your Children? - 2012
Kevin Swanson

"How do we balance being in the world but not of it? Do we raise our children with the expectation that they will change the world? What is the world and what about it needs to change? Far from a simple call for political involvement, this session will thoughtfully analyze the Christian's relationship and marching orders while serving God in the world."


Family Worship and Service - 2012
Bill Ward

"The First Commandment has great meaning and relevance for family worship and service. Personal, familial, and corporate worship relate to each other in building a strong family that will withstand the world's pressures. As an extension of worship, service can be a powerful tool when a family works together to fulfill their common purpose in the home, church, and community. Be encouraged practically to begin and sustain family worship and extend that worship into service."


Christian Freedom and Biblical Wisdom - 2012
Reb Bradley

Is it okay to dye my hair blue? Should I pierce my nose? Can I go to college? Does it matter to God if I am in a community group like an orchestra or a theater production? How do we know what is wrong for followers of Christ and what is a permissible Christian liberty? This is not a session touting personal opinions - it is designed to equip young people with the Biblical tools necessary to make wise choices in these and every other area of life.


How to Measure Success - 2012
Mike Smith

"Fear of failure is the number one reason holding many parents back from teaching their children at home. Many families in the midst of the homeschooling journey wonder if their efforts are actually going to be successful. With clarity, Mike will extend Biblical encouragement and explain how to assess your homeschooling experience."


When the Homeschool Dream Doesn't Come True - 2012
Beverly Bradley

"Parents hope and dream big things for their children. They are confident they will guide their children to academic, moral, and spiritual superiority. However, increasing numbers of homeschool parents are discovering that all the sheltering and training have failed to produce the desired results in their adult children. In this session, Beverly will offer words of encouragement and pinpoint mistakes which contribute to the demise of homeschool graduates."


"One Race, One Blood" - 2012
Ken Ham

"By adopting the secular world's teaching, most of the church has lost the vital truths of Scripture when it comes to questions of biological races. This session will cover intriguing topics such as: the origin of ""races,"" skin ""color,"" ""inter-racial"" marriage, the curse of Ham, and the devastating effects of racism in our culture and within the church. We are all descendants of Adam and members of one race - the human race!"


High School Transcripts - 2012
Vicki Lewis

"Whether or not your child is college-bound, a transcript summarizes what a homeschooler has accomplished during the high school years. Planning for those critical years can take place before they are just around the corner. Vicki will take you through each step: making a four-year plan, knowing what a credit is, forming a transcript based off your plan and making it look professional. This talk will help you feel competent to issue this document."


Making a Scene with Your Family: An Introduction to Film Making - 2012
Steve Ong

"The Ong family has been making films - some of them film festival award winners - for the past seven years. This session will give you a good start in your family's film making ventures. You will learn the essentials for beginning in script writing, camera shooting, editing, and marketing your films."


Restoring Peace to Parents and Teens in Turmoil - 2012
Reb Bradley

"Conflict on a daily basis is normal for most parents and their teenage children. The widespread belief that teens must go through a rebellious phase is a phenomena unique to the 20th century and runs counter to Biblical teaching. Teenagers (everyone) need not be disrespectful, thankless, and self-absorbed. Come gather some Biblical guidance to rescue your teenager before it is too late."


The American Presidency - 2012
Mike Winther

"This timely message will start with seldom-taught basics about the separation of powers found in the Constitution. Other often confusing or overlooked topics will also be addressed - the Electoral College, the selection of the President and how that has changed through the years, and the role of the Vice President."


Three Strikes of the Match: The Real Story of Paul Revere's Ride - 2012
Project Appleseed

"You will be surprised by how much is known - and how little you know - of that first day of the American Revolution. Paul Revere is one of the most famous characters associated with the opening of the Revolutionary War but what was his real role in opening the war? Through engaging story-telling, this workshop will relate many of the lesser-known details and clear away some of the myths surrounding the beginning of America's War for Independence."


"How to Raise Authentic, Heart-Deep, God-Loving Kids (vs. Fakey Hypocrites)" - 2012
Kevin Swanson

"Child-training methodologies are critically important. The permissive methods, the behavior-modification methods, and the externalistic, recipe-driven methods have all born bad fruit over the years. But what is there for parents who desire authentic, heart-deep, God-loving kids? Based on the wisdom of God's Word and the experience of generations of Godly child-rearing, this presentation will carve out a Biblical balance of this difficult subject."


Film Panel - 2012
"Mike Chapa, moderater"

The world of filmmaking is best learned through learning from those with experience. This panel discussion will cover a variety of topics that beginning filmmakers will find helpful.


Kids and Teenagers with Focus/Attention Issues - 2012
Diane Craft

"Do you have a child who has to work too hard to stay focused on a task even though you've tried all the ""tricks""? Does he seem lazy and unmotivated? This workshop will present a totally different approach to children with attention and focus issues. You can begin to detect and identify physical clues that may be causes for your child's attention/behavior issues. Dianne, a certified nutritionist, will help you explore simple ways to help your child at home."


Seasons in a Woman's Life - 2012
Beverly Bradley

"The world seduces women with a barrage of unbiblical ideas about their identity and calling in life. It is critical for Christian women to realize that their unique purpose has been designed by a God who loves them. Turn to Scripture to discover the beautiful plans for a woman in the seasons of young maidenhood, being a wife and mother, and an older woman."


Teaching Reading - 2012
Teri Ong

"Reading can be perplexing, both from the teacher and the student's viewpoint. Why can some children teach themselves how to read while others struggle for years to become independent readers? This workshop will address several factors that will impact successful teaching and learning such as readiness, concept base, visual and auditory discrimination, and spoken vocabulary. Styles of curricula will also be discussed."


The Coming College Tsunami and the Huge Opportunity for Homeschoolers - 2012
Woody Robertson

"A radical disruption is in progress that is challenging our most fundamental assumptions about education in general and higher education in particular. Escalating costs, 'college for free', the increasing disconnect between college outcomes and marketplace demands, combining high school and college, credit for service learning and internships, increased transfer opportunities, and the list goes on. Think four years of college is your ticket to a successful career? Think again. Find out what you can do to navigate through the chaos and achieve the extraordinary."


Believing in a Loving God in a World of Death and Suffering - 2012
Ken Ham

"The question of suffering touches everyone - Christians and unbelievers alike. How do Christians answer the question of how a loving God could allow such pain? This session will give Biblical grounds for the truth of God's love amidst a world of death, suffering, and disease."


Literature: A Tool for Teaching Discerment - 2012
Vicki Lewis

"T. S. Eliot said, ""It is our business, as readers of literature, to know what we like. It is our business, as Christians... to know what we ought to like."" So, which books should we be reading - or not reading - as Christians and how can you tell the difference? This presentation tackles the issue of what kind of reading do we want to encourage as Christian homeschooling parents."


Family Mission Statements: Building Yours and Using It to Stay on Target - 2012
Bill Ward

"A mission statement helps to define a group of people, keeping them focused on their common goal. Come learn how a Family Mission Statement (FMS) can be a tool for casting vision for the family, providing direction and purpose while also helping to pass on beliefs, convictions, and values to the next generation. Participants will have the opportunity to begin writing their own FMS applying Biblical principles to their own family's unique calling."


High School: The Critical Years for Mind and Heart - 2012
Kevin Swanson

"Many happy families fall apart during the teenage years. The minds and hearts of young people are under continual assault and rebellion is considered normal. Do Christian parents have a better hope for nurturing their children through these critical years? As the father of three teens and one twenty-something, Kevin will address the emotional, spiritual, and the academic aspects of raising teenagers."


Warrior Mother: Fighting For the Kids and Not WITH Them - 2012
Beverly Bradley

"Why is it that moms so often desire a close relationship with their children, yet end up in conflict with them? Homeschooling can become nearly impossible, tension builds within the family, and the ability to influence a child's heart can be lost. Beverly will open the Word to share the transformation in her own home when she recognized the spiritual warfare directed at her children - and chose to fight for them."


"Dreams, Desires, Decisions: A Look at Life Purpose" - 2012
Woody Robertson

"Life with purpose establishes the difference between a young person who simply exists in this world and a young person who has what it takes to change the world! Most homeschoolers today never lack available opportunities, instead they struggle to confidently know which items on their to do lists are God-ordained. This functional session will assist students in identifying their individual, God-given, world-changing life purpose and then help plug it into action!"


Biblical Principles for How We Limit Government - 2012
Mike Winther

The founding fathers placed limits on government within the Constitution. The need for checks and balances and limitations on power - especially in government - is based on the Biblical doctrine of man's depravity. Mike will begin with a look at that important doctrine and explain several different mechanisms for limiting the abuse of power.


Auditory Processing and Memory Problems - 2012
Dianna Craft

"Auditory Processing and Short Term Memory Problems can affect so many areas of life, not just academics. This session will cut through some of the mystery of these processing dysfunctions and memory issues that seem to come with them. You will find many answers - things you can implement at home - in this enlightening workshop!"


Dynamite Strategies to Survive Tough Financial Times - 2012
Renee Ellison

"Economic struggles are leaving very few families unaffected. However, we can rest in the fact that God does not abandon His people or lead them to a dead end. This workshop will provide both ""outside the box"" thinking and practical preparation. With in the trenches experience, Renee will share life-giving principles to transform the way you view times of financial crisis."


The Angry Child: What Ticks Johnny Off? - 2012
Mike Smith

"Have any of your children demonstrated a tendency toward anger or a bad temper? If so, this session is essential for you. Tackling this subject from a Biblical perspective, Mike will focus on both the positive and negative aspects of anger and also delineate five steps that lead to rebellion."


Understanding the Heart of Your Wife - 2012
Reb Bradley

"The commands in Ephesians 5 are each intended by God to meet specific needs of a man's wife. This session is needed by every husband - it will help him gain insight into his wife's heart, explain why she is so easily hurt by innocent comments, why she can seem so illogical, and why her girlfriends understand her perfectly. Exercising true Biblical leadership can fan the flames of love in a wife's heart. Wives have raved that this is the best message Reb has ever given!"


Making a Difference in Your World - 2012
Mike Winther

"Many people want their lives to make a difference but feel helpless to actually be effective. This workshop will give you practical ways in which community service, charity, or politics can literally change the course of history. Learn what you should know before becoming involved, what worldview perils to expect, and other benefits and pitfalls that come along with community service or political activism. Based on experience, Mike will provide insight into making your efforts count and using your involvement to boost your skills and resume."


How Should the Christians Defend Their Faith in Today's World? - 2012
Ken Ham

"For many people, the battle between Christianity and humanism is a battle over who has the most ""facts."" If Christians want to vigorously defend their faith in a true Biblical manner, they must understand that the facts are the same for both worldviews - the battle is found in interpreting those facts!"


The Delightul Family - 2012
Reb Bradley

"Most parents yearn for a peaceful home, inhabited by joyful, obedient children who respond to one another in kindness and love. Yet many homes are far more familiar with ungodly attitudes - whining, complaining, and conflict. Reb will dig to the heart of this issue and help parents to identify and overcome the self-centeredness which causes unhappiness and breeds quarreling. This message will both challenge and inspire parents in their walk with Christ and their parenting journey."


Teaching Young Children - 2012
Marcia Washburn

"Expensive curriculum is not really necessary for your little ones. Learn ways to teach your pre-school, kindergarten, and first grade children with items found around the house. Subjects include beginning reading, math, science, history, music, art, physical education, and character education."


Teaching Writing - 2012
Teri Ong

"Even in our technological age, the pen can still be mightier than the sword when it comes to communicating God's truth. Our sons and daughters need to be equipped to communicate effectively through the written word. This workshop will look at a variety of strategies for moving students from being ""copyists"" to being ""authors."" We will consider the relationship betweendeep linear thinking and the ability to express thoughts clearly in writing, as well as look at issues such as form, style, and creativity."


Bachelor's Degree by Age 18: Inspiring Students with a Vision - 2012
Woody Robertson

"Learn how your student can earn a college degree before they're out of high school! Studying can be maximized by coupling the dual credit method with the curriculum you're already using. Topics covered in this practical session include: foundations of effective learning, helping your children better understand their purpose and deciding on a college major that is suited to them, and earning college credit while still in high school."


"Dinosaurs, Genesis and the Gospel" - 2012
Ken Ham

"Dinosaurs are one of the primary tools that evolutionists use to convince children and adults that the Bible is not true. Sadly, many people think the Bible is silent when it comes to dinosaurs, but by accepting the true history of the world as stated in the Bible you can easily understand dinosaurs and correctly interpret the evidence from the fossil record."


Learning Styles - 2012
Teri Ong

"Are your children right brained or left brained? Are they cross-dominant? Are they visual, auditory, or tactile/kinesthetic? What exactly does all of this ""educationese"" mean and does it really matter? This workshop will help you cut through some of the terminology that you will encounter as you seek to teach your children at home. You will also get tips on how to make wise use of the resources you already own."


It's Not Supposed To Be This Hard - 2012
Beverly Bradley

"Whether you are beginning your homeschool journey with fear and trepidation or with romantic notions of blissfully teaching reading at your kitchen table, there will be days where you are overwhelmed. Balancing academics, housework, and family life will be a challenge. The encouragement from this session will minister to your soul on the days when you find yourself saying, ""It's not supposed to be this hard!"""


High School Economics - 2012
Mike Winther

"Economic systems have vast effects on people who can't define a thing about them. And contrary to the claims of our relativistic society, economic policies are moral issues. This session will explain competing economic systems, moral implications of each system, and an introduction to the concepts of capital and profit."


Fortifying the Weakness of Strong Families - 2012
Reb Bradley

"Undoubtedly, the Christian families in America need to be strengthened. But can the family unit be elevated too much? After 20 years of observation, Reb will talk about some of the subtleways in which homeschool families can elevate their family to the point of idolatry, inadvertently dishonoring God, and damaging the spiritual health of their children."


Brainiac at Age Three? - 2012
Julie Koornneef

"Just as the sailor sets his sails, parents must set their sights. What is your goal in teaching your children? Is it big enough? Are you starting soon enough? Dividing this workshop into three segments, Julie will present a look at educational statistics, some insights concerning the development and academic readiness of your child, and an overview of helpful resources. If you are just approaching the homeschooling journey and trying to get perspective, if you are desirous of both practical encouragement and useful tools, then this workshop was made for you."


Family Discipleship: The Greatest Commandment - 2012
Bill Ward

"Jesus referred to Deuteronomy 6 when asked which was the greatest commandment. The primary outworking of loving God with our heart, soul, mind, and strength is found in parents discipling their children. Bill will discuss the characteristics of a disciple of Christ, God's call on parents to fulfill the great commission in their homes, and applying the Christian disciple's goals of transformation and reproduction to the family."


Biblical Principles of Government: The Basics - 2012
Mike Winther

"Most Americans can cite examples of both proper and immoral government activity but cannot identify the Biblical basis for what determines that judgement. Rather than basing the limit of government on opinion, this workshop will give an overview of Biblical principles that should be applied to government. Using the Bible, Mike will give you the tools to help students formulate the proper boundaries for government."


Making a Man: What To Do with Boys Ages 15-25 - 2012
Kevin Swanson

"How do parents take a 15-year-old boy and make a man of him? The current culture holds no hope for manhood. Forty years ago, 70% of men reached manhood by 30 years of age but now, a bare 33% of men meet the qualifications of maturity. Can we expect anything more for the young men being raised in our homes today? Kevin will speak to the most serious social problem facing our nation and the homeschooling movement."


Biblical Principles of Education - 2012
Mike Winther

"Who should be taught, who should be teaching them, and what should they be teaching? This session will look to the Bible to answer these questionsūand some of the answers may surprise you! Some discussion of methodologies and the educational thoughts of reformers, puritans, and moderns will also be addressed."


12 Ways to Trigger the Brain - 2012
Renee Ellison

"Come discover the fastest route to mastering new information! In this workshop, Renee will share simple teaching secrets gained only through years of experience with children who ""don't get it."" These tips will give you a boost of excitement and have you using them tomorrow."


High School Math & Science - 2012
Mike Chapa

"Many parents decide to abandon homeschooling in high school because of advanced math and science. After teaching university level engineering, Mike is well qualified to address the sometimes fearful subjects of how much and which upper level mathematics and sciences are necessary in preparation for God's calling on a child's life. Considerations for college bound vs. non-college bound students will also be discussed."


Six Days and the Age of the Earth - 2012
Ken Ham

"Does refusing to believe in six literal days of creation make our faith vain? While it is true that some born-again Christians believe in millions of years, this compromise has been a key factor in undermining Biblical authority. Undermining God's Word leads to a loss of Christian moralityūsomething the church is facing today."


Introduction to Homeschooling - 2012
Vicki Lewis

"Now that you have decided to plunge into the world of homeschooling, where do you start? Vicki will share ten steps to beginning your journey: knowing why you are doing this, knowing the Colorado law, getting support, what to do if you are removing your child from a conventional school, choosing curriculum materials, and establishing calendars and schedules are a few of the topics she will cover."


The 10 Things I Wish I Had Known When I Began Homeschooling - 2012
Beverly Bradley

"As a credentialed teacher who had taught classrooms full of children, Beverly felt confident to teach her own children at home. But it wasn't professional experience that she needed in order to influence her children. Gain perspective as she shares the lessons of understanding God's values and relying on His grace to impart them."


Influencing Your Children's Hearts - 2012
Reb Bradley

"Influencing Your Children's Hearts - Biblically disciplined children are a joy and delight to their parents. Many families are convinced of this truth and are diligently training and disciplining their children. But sadly, many of these parents discover that the authority which influenced their young children is insufficient to affect their teenagers. In this session, Reb will point out that relationships are the foundation for gaining the hearts of your children."


The Need to De-Greekize - 2012
Ken Ham

"Most Christians who are engaged in evangelism fail to see Genesis as foundational in spreading the Gospel. However, our cultural climate necessitates an understanding of the history in Genesis (e.g. the origin of sin and death) in order to understand the Gospel message. Christians must understand the foundational change that has affected our cultural thinking and approach unbelievers through ""creation evangelism"" when sharing the good news of Jesus Christ."


Parental Rights - 2012
Mike Smith

Parental rights and religious freedom have formed the foundation to establish a constitutional right for parents to teach their children at home. But rulings from the Supreme Court have weakened that foundation and homeschoolers are in the cross-hairs of the intellectual elite. The homeschooling community must be aware of these threats in order to preserve our freedoms.


"Stronger Family, Stronger Faith, Stronger Freedom: A Vision for the Generations" - 2012
Kevin Swanson

"These important values have been steadily eroded in our country and most of the Western world. How do we build stronger families, stronger faith, and stronger freedom for future generations? Perhaps the more important question is can we do it? The message of hope is that, by the grace of God, we are already laying those foundations!"


Understanding the Secularization of the Church and the Culture - 2012
Ken Ham

"Most people have the erroneous idea that the Bible is just a book of religion, morality, and salvation. But the Bible is much more! It is a book of history, and deals with the ""big picture"" aspects of every area of reality including geology, astronomy, biology, anthropology, physics, chemistry, and every other field of knowledge."