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General interest to all parents

General interest to all parents

Critical Lessons from the Successes and Failures of Leadership

This workshop will identify the lessons learned from successes and failures of leadership. To become a leader in today’s society is a constant challenge. Many people desire to become leaders but are not prepared for the work required to be a leader. Many current leaders experience burnout because of the high expectations of leadership. Dr. Saundra Wall Williams will give critical lessons learned from her successes and failures as an executive in higher education. She will also give strategies on how to overcome the failures and how to move forward during the successes.

Relational Wisdom in the Movies

Relational wisdom is your ability to discern emotions and interests in yourself and in others, to interpret them in the light of God’s Word and to use this insight to manage your responses and relationships constructively. In this life-changing message, Ken Sande will describe the biblical basis for relational wisdom and show how these skills can enable you to experience closer relationships and less conflict at home, at church and in the workplace, as well as improved team-building, better job performance and a more credible witness for Christ.

Practically Speaking: Principles for Living a Biblical Christian Worldview

This workshop is designed for those who believe having a Christian worldview is important but may be wondering how to actually walk out that worldview in everyday life. By delving into the nuts and bolts of the personal aspects of living daily in contemporary America and by examining how biblical principles are actually applied to life experiences, parents will be equipped and children can be trained in the concepts and principles that are foundational to successfully walking out a biblical Christian world and life view.

Going beyond the Books

You are homeschooling and teaching your children at home for many reasons, but what is the primary goal? You want your children to be well-educated, but is there more to a good education than just the books? What if they graduate without a biblical foundation and walk away from their faith? This session describes how we can raise Christ-centered young adults through a lifestyle that goes beyond the books.

RX for Your Homeschool

Is your homeschool limping along, scattered or chaotic? Is the temperature in the classroom feverish and the pulse for learning weakening by the day? Is your school new and struggling to survive? Is there any hope for your homeschool ? Take heart, the doctor is in and ready to help yours become a healthier, happier homeschool.

Throwing Light on the Dark Side: Good vs. Evil in Contemporary Youth Literature

Jim Weiss explores the current fascination with the dark side in the Narnia, Harry Potter, Twilight series, etc., provides perspective using historical precedents from the Bible and classic literature, explains why we find villains so fasinating; and offers ways to use moral conflicts in literature and films to guide our children in their real life ethical decisions.

The Greatest Deterrent to Homeschooling—Fear and Inadequacy

This presentation is based upon scriptural principles gleaned from King Jehoshaphat of Judah and the teachings of Jesus Christ. This session involves more of a general encouragement and challenge to homeschoolers than to specific direction on how to homeschool. However, there will be specific application principles that will be given in a 1-2-3 etc. format to help those who like to take away specific points to overcome fear of failure, one of the greatest enemies of homeschooling moms.

How to Teach Your Child to Think

It is one thing to know when Columbus discovered America, but quite another to be able to talk about the challenges and unexpected variables that accompanied the explorer(s). Learning to think, to consider multiple causes and possibilities and to connect the dots in an informed and imaginative way is a skill that can be taught. Join us to learn about effective strategies for teaching our children to think.

Getting the Classical Education You Never Got

It is possible for a person to have an overwhelming number of things to do (children to raise, bills to pay, homes to care for) and an educational history lacking skills like a knowledge of Latin and Greek and still become classical educated as an adult. Most of us were not blessed with a classical Christian education. We were taught that education is more about getting a job than it is about cultivating wisdom and virtue. But a classical education suggests otherwise.

I’m Worn-Out, Going Crazy and Making My Kids Stupid, Would Somebody Please Help?

Have you ever felt this way? If so, please join us for this workshop for both husbands and wives. This seminar focuses on real vs. false expectations, barriers to overcome and the most important areas to focus on. If you are finding yourself lacking motivation in your homeschooling and wonder if you can make it to the end, come for encouragement and ideas to help you along the way!

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