2024 Homeschool Convention

2024 Homeschool Convention

Convention Schedule

Thursday, March 14

New to Homeschool Night with Davis Carman – 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Give Me One Good Reason to Homeschool - Are parents really qualified to teach their children everything? What about socialization? These are just a couple of the concerns that make homeschooling seem impossible. But you know homeschooling is continuing to grow. More and more families are considering it and taking the plunge. What are the top reasons? In this session, Davis discusses the moral, academic, and practical reasons to homeschool, and helps dispel the myths we all tend to believe. When you finish this workshop, you will know that if there was ever a time to homeschool, it is now.

This special FREE event is for new and first year homeschoolers. There will be a time for interaction and questions.

Vendor Hall Shopping – 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.



Friday, March 15

Registration – 8:30 a.m.

Keynote: Rachael Carman – 9 to 10:15 a.m. in the Sanctuary

In This Moment - So here we are. Most of us would have chosen something different than what we’ve recently had to face. I mean really, who would have signed up for the crazy chaos that has characterized the last two years? Not me. But, if I believe in a sovereign God, and if I believe that He has a plan, and if I believe that He has a role for me to play, and I do, then how do I lean into that God and His plan? And what is my role in this cultural moment? Let’s take a look at some other similarly chaotic cultural moments in Scripture and see what we can learn from those who’ve gone before us. This is our moment. Let’s dare to live it for Him.

  • Generation Joshua iElect for Teens – Day 1 of 2 | $45 per student (includes both days) | 30 student max (Ages 12+)

Vendor Hall Opens – 10 a.m.

Session 1: Friday – 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

  • Kelly Crawford – When Motherhood Feels Too Hard
  • Nancy Bjorkman – Homeschooling through High School – Part 1 of 2
  • Stacy Farrell – Philosophy Adventure: Essential Skills for a Changing World
  • James Cox – I’m a Homeschooling Dad… What Should I Do?
  • Daniel Currier – Answers to 5 “God is a Moral Monster” Bible Objections Heard at University
  • Andrew Linder – The 4 Parenting Seasons & How to Maximize Each One
  • Liz Scott –5 Tools to Help Your Children Think Well and Develop Understanding
  • Carla Estell – Search for Truth (Ages 5+)

Lunch – 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Session 2: Friday – 1 to 2 p.m.

  • Rachael Carman – What About “That” Child? 2.0
  • Kelly Crawford – Raising Entrepreneurs (and Why it Matters)
  • Nancy Bjorkman – Homeschooling through High School – Part 2 of 2
  • Kirk Smith – Creating a Biblical Culture in the Home
  • Stacy Farrell – A Liberating Look at Time Management Strategies
  • Rachel Anderson – Successfully Homeschool Your Child with Special Needs or Learning Struggles
  • Arkasia Cox – How to Homeschool Legally in the State of Illinois
  • Carla Estell – God the Creator is Still in Control (Ages 5+)
  • Sheryl Kaiser – American Sign Language Class – Part 1 of 2 | $20 per student (includes both sessions) | 15 student max (Ages 12+)

Session 3: Friday – 3 to 4 p.m.

  • Davis Carman – What We Believe: Biblical Worldview Education at Home
  • Kelly Crawford – God’s Heart Toward Children
  • Stacy Farrell – From Atheist to Apologist: Lessons from the Life of C.S. Lewis, the Great Christian Storyteller
  • Robert Herrmann – Neuroscience & Technology: A Christian Perspective
  • Rachel Anderson – Learning Challenges in Math? Challenge NO MORE!
  • Carlos & Jessica Gonzales – Expectations in Marriage
  • Carla Estell – The Wonder of Trees (Ages 5+)
  • Sheryl Kaiser – American Sign Language Class – Part 2 of 2 | $20 per student (includes both sessions) | 15 student max (Ages 12+)

Vendor Hall Closes – 5 p.m.

Pizza Dinner – 5 to 6 p.m.

Family Night with the Anderson Family – 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Ministry Thru Harmony - Join us in the sanctuary for a concert & sing-along!

 


Saturday, March 16

Registration – 8:30 a.m.

Keynote: Kelly Crawford – 9 to 10:15 a.m. in the Sanctuary

School vs. Education: Taking Stress out of Homeschooling - A practical, logical look at schooling vs. education. Should we question the status quo? Helping parents relax and enjoy the homeschool journey instead of trying to replicate the system which can bring undue stress. Goal: to help home educating parents "think outside the classroom.

  • Generation Joshua iElect for Teens – Day 2 of 2 | $45 per student (includes both days) | 30 student max (Ages 12+)

Vendor Hall Opens – 10 a.m.

Session 4: Saturday – 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

  • Rachael Carman – Mary, Martha, You & Me
  • Kirk Smith – Freedom that Leads to Bondage
  • Stacy Farrell – Creative Freewriting Adventure – Bring Joy & Excitement into Your Student’s Writing
  • Scott & Kristina Meyers – Marriage Myths & Legends
  • Phillip & Emily Wegman – Alternative Career Paths: The Story of Faire Coffee
  • Carla Estell – Come & Glean
  • Allen Brokken – The Weird World of Science with Dr. Fantastic & Beeper (Ages 5+)

Lunch – 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Session 5: Saturday – 1 to 2 p.m.

  • Davis Carman – Dating, Courtship & Marriage Prep
  • Kelly Crawford – The Mission Field of Motherhood (Psst… It’s Enough)
  • Stacy Farrell – 5 Skills You Can Learn (& Teach!) This Year to Cut Grocery Costs
  • Isaac Wofford – Adventuring As a Family: Why We Explore
  • Andrew Linder – Grace-Based Parenting: How to Raise Not Just Good but Godly Kids
  • Liz Scott – Experience the Classical Education Model (While Learning About the Renaissance)
  • James & Arkasia Cox – Tools for Building a Strong Marriage
  • Cassie Sheehan (Forest Park Naturalist) – Animal Adaptation (Ages 5+)
  • Allen Brokken – Novel Writing Workshop – Part 1 of 2 (Ages 9+)

Session 6: Saturday – 3 to 4 p.m.

  • Rachel Carman – Attention: Obsessive-Compulsive, Perfectionistic, Control-Freaks CHILL OUT!
  • Kelly Crawford – Practical Help Living on One Income
  • Daniel Currier – Answers to 5 Biblical Credibility Issues You Will Hear at University
  • Stacy Farrell – Are We Battling an Epidemic of Rudeness?
  • Rachel Anderson – Homeschooling Children with Different Learning Styles
  • Isaac Wofford – Adventuring as a Family | How We Explore
  • CIBAD Speech Team – Storytelling Workshop (Ages 5+)
  • Allen Brokken – Novel Writing Workshop – Part 2 of 2 (Ages 9+)

Vendor Hall Closes & Convention Ends – 5 p.m.

 

 

 


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