Monthly Archives: May 2013

Where Can I Study Homeschooling?


"So where do you go to study homeschooling?”

Good question! I’ve been asked it many times. And I wondered that, too. About 30 years ago, at the dawn of modern homeschooling, I was a committed but anxious Christian mama. My husband and I wanted to faithfully train up our growing family for the Lord at home, as we “sat in our house, walked by the way, lay down, and rose up.” (Deut. 6) But no one did that. So we had nowhere to turn for help. In fact, the word ‘homeschooling’ didn’t exist. Except for the Lord, we were very much alone. And I ached for older women who understood our convictions and could guide me in my day to day work with my children.

For instance, we began teaching school at home with six children, three school-aged and three tiny. How could I give each child what he required when they had varied needs at the same time? Should we keep regular school hours? How could I keep up with each child’s curriculum for each subject? When does cleaning house and cooking fit in? What about the constant training our toddlers needed? And on top of all this came the skeptical questions from friends and family. And my questions only multiplied as our children got older. How do we thoroughly prepare them for adulthood? HELP!

Of course, the Lord patiently carried me along this road, teaching me much through successes and failures. I now look at our married children and rejoice to see them able to avoid many of our homeschooling hurdles. But I also empathize with the many parents who are aching as I did for practical help from experienced parents who understand their convictions, fears, and struggles. Because of similar experiences, both Mary Craig and I are eager to help parents as they navigate home-based discipleship to discern God’s best for their families. So if you have questions and concerns … or just want to talk with “veterans,” come “study homeschooling” with us as we consider the “Nuts & Bolts” of this wonderful calling.

To find a Nuts & Bolts Seminar in your area, click here!  Be sure to register before the deadline of Saturday, June 1st.

Susan Bradrick

Michael & Susan Bradrick are blessed to be the parents of nine children, ages 23-42, and the grandparents of thirty-five—all of whom are being home educated. The Bradricks began homeschooling 1981, and have ministered together at many homeschool groups and conferences nationwide. They are founders and directors of Family Discipleship Ministries and co-founders and board members of CHRISTIAN HERITAGE Home Educators of Washington. Susan is the author of Understanding Writing, a Christ-centered, multi-level English and composition curriculum.

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Attendee Excitement at the 2013 Christian Heritage Conference

Dr. Thomas Lamar, of Christian Heritage OnAir goes "Man on the Street" with the attendees at the 2013 Christian Heritage Homeschooling and Family Discipleship Conference. Here is a mix-down of attendee feedback!



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Webinar Recording: Monday Morning After the Conference

Live on Stage

Next month is May… and that means that the excitement and motivation of the 2013 Christian Heritage Homeschooling and Family Discipleship Conference will have come and gone. Now you’re sitting there on Monday morning, wondering what to do. Instead of remaining overwhelmed, please join us live for this important webinar as Dr. S.M. Davis helps us answer the question, “What do we do now?”



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May 7, 2013

You Should Have Been There!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOver the course of three days, more people packed the auditoriums and hallways of the 2013 Christian Heritage Washington State Family Discipleship and Homeschooling Conference than ever before.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThousands were blessed by the teaching of Dr. Baucham.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThose who came were able to hear the depth of the vision of home discipleship, and the joy and resolve on those attendees' faces told the extent to which they were challenged.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThey were able to encourage one another and be encouraged as they talked in the hallways.

Here are just a few of the comments that have come back:OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA"We’ve come since Christian Heritage started when my oldest was five. I look at her now at 13 and see the fruit of the conference. THANK YOU!"

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA"Thank you for the Christ-focused Biblically saturated perspective you always offer.  This is so much bigger than just homeschooling – it’s refreshing to be bathed in the teaching!" (more…)

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“Live on Stage” with Dr. S.M. Davis

Dr. Thomas Lamar, of Christian Heritage OnAir interviews Dr. S.M. Davis "Live on Stage" at the 2013 Christian Heritage Homeschooling and Family Discipleship Conference.


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