Category Archives: Family Discipleship and Homeschooling Conference


Continuing the Conversation with Linda Lacour Hobar

Linda Lacour Hobar

Linda, author of The Mystery of History, is a follower of Christ, a genuine people-person, and a fan of comfortable high-heels. Through homeschooling and missionary service, she discovered a deep love for world history and a clear call to write. In its sixteenth year of worldwide circulation, The Mystery of History has been well received by all ages for its warmth and readability. Linda lives in Tennessee where she continues to obsess over matters big and small.

Workshops

Modern History that Shook the World!
Want to understand today’s headlines? Planning to teach modern history? Then join Linda to recount world-shaking events from the 20th century to present day, with a biblical worldview. Vivid snapshots of the Cold War, formation of Israel, war in Korea, collapse of the Soviet Union, and more,reveal the past so students and teachers can understand clearly and better prepare for the future!
What ‘tweens and Teens Should Know about WWI
From trenches and truces on the Western Front to famous flying aces in the sky, Linda walks you through a “5-4-3-2-1 Countdown” of what ‘tweens and teens should know about World War I along with unforgettable stories to make it inspiring!
When Bible History and World History Meet Face to Face
Looking for inspiration in your study of ancient times? With Linda, discover what happens when Bible and world history meet face to face—literally! With a look at Daniel and Belshazzar, Esther and Xerxes, Jesus and Pilate, and more, see Bible characters and world history figures “meet” on one seamless thought-provoking timeline. Through stories and activities for all ages, let His story be revealed.
Mary and Martha Decide to Homeschool–A Workshop for Mary’s Only!
If Mary and Martha were to homeschool, Martha might have her plans in place (but be frustrated), and Mary might be at the feet of Jesus (but behind schedule.) We relate to Mary and Martha, but this workshop is for those, like Mary, who love the Lord but need help and structure to homeschool. Linda, a self-proclaimed Mary,managed to homeschool for seventeen years, and still likes to talk about it!
To Grade or Not to Grade: A Practical Workshop on Homeschool Grades
Shaped by our personality types, grades have the power to motivate some and destroy others. Linda shares grading theories, as well as practical tips to make keeping grades simple. With Linda’s “real life” examples from the work of her own children, be encouraged—newbies and veterans alike!

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Continuing the Conversation with Sonya Shafer

Sonya Shafer

A homeschool speaker and writer specializing in the Charlotte Mason Method, Sonya has been studying, practicing, and teaching Charlotte’s gentle methods of education for twenty years. Her passion for homeschooling four daughters grew into helping others. To minister to younger mothers and those dealing with special needs, Sonya wrote This Anguishing Blessed Journey: A Mother’s Faith Journal through Autism.

Watch as Sonya offers simple instruction for adding art appreciation to your homeschool lessons...

Fine Arts the Charlotte Mason Way
You don’t have to have a music degree or be an art aficionado to teach fine arts to your children. In this hands-on presentation, you’ll discover an easy yet effective way to give your children music and art appreciation that will enrich their lives and yours! Sonya shares practical ways to study music, composers, and artists. Learn a simple method that takes just ten minutes once a week!

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Keep It Simple: How to Teach Your Whole Family Together
Save time and money by teaching most school subjects to all of your students together. Sonja shares strategies to lower your stress level, provide a well-rounded education, and help you build sweet memories. Learn how to do school subjects together and which subjects are best done one-on-one. Take a sample schedule to get started. Teach your whole family together with Charlotte Mason methods!

 

Teach from a Flowing Stream, not a Stagnant Pool
A drink from a vibrant, flowing stream is much more refreshing than one from a scummy, stagnant pool! Sonya encourages you to breathe vivacity back into your personal life—for your children’s benefit as well as your own. Discover a practical flexible way to rejuvenate your weekly schedule to help you embrace living, not settle for surviving.
When More Is Less: A Call to Simplicity in Your Schedule, Your Home, and Your Children's Education
It’s easy to get caught up in the mentality that we’ve got to add more: we must do more, we must get more, and our children must study more. More, more, more! But the funny thing is that when we keep adding more, we usually end up with less of what really matters. Come discover the richness that simplicity can bring to your schedule, your home, and your children’s education.

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Continuing the Conversation with Connie Albers

Connie Albers

Offering great insight and encouragement to our homeschooling families at the Annual Spring Conference this year, Connie has created a video to give you a few more tips, tools and inspiring helps as you begin to implement some of her strategies for home educating your children!

With more than twenty-five years in homeschooling as a wife, mother of five, mom-preneur, and inspirational leader, Connie has expertise and personal understanding of the challenges of balancing life, learning, and love of family. Connie is the proud mother of five University of Central Florida Knights, all of whom earned scholarships and graduated debt free. Connie is a speaker, author, and owner of ConnieAlbers.com.

Workshop topics Connie will touch on...

What If I Ruin My Child?
Have you wondered if homeschooling would ruin your child? If you answered yes, then take comfort; youare not alone. We all struggle at some point. After all, homeschooling is “on the job”training. When Connie started homeschooling twenty-five years ago, that is what she thought as well. Parents, come learn truths from a mom who knows you are not ruining your child.
 
Building Sibling Friendships
Will my children be friends when they grow-up? Connie wanted her five children to love each other, but then all they did was fight and argue! Sound familiar? Connie helped her children buildlifelong friendships with each other during her homeschool journey and you can too. She believes homeschooling is the perfect environment for teaching children how to love each other.
 
Help for Mom-preneurs
The rise of Mom-preneurs exposes a need for moms to find balance between homeschooling, career, and family while generating income. There are effective ways to delegate, set realistic goals, and seek work to fit a homeschooling lifestyle. Glean insights from a mom who has lost the battle many times, but her resilient spirit and desire to finish well can help you in your journey.
 
Starving the Fear
I can’t do this! How can I teach my child when I don’t know Phonics or Physics? Has this thought run through your mind? Connie knows all too well the anxiety surrounding homeschooling. After twenty-one years of teaching her five children, she proclaims you don’t need a degree; you need determination and discernment, and consistent devotions. Find out three truths tostarve the fears and finish well.
 
Remaining Steadfast During High School
It’s hard to stay the course during the high school years. Everything is changing: the rules, the requirements, and the relationship. Your teen is changing too. So why is staying the course a crucial goal of your homeschooling journey, even though the rules aren’t working anymore? Well, teens need you to be a steady force in their life. This time can be the most rewarding of your parenting journey.

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“Therefore, my beloved brothers…

 

Have you felt the growing tension this year?

Truth is no longer accepted as truth. History is being revised. Foundational freedoms and protections now stand in question...

Even attending church safely can no longer be taken for granted!

The war between good and evil is being waged everywhere, yet for those of us who know and trust the Lord, 1 Corinthians 15:58 sets our focus,


“…stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.”


It is a great blessing to labor in the Lord with you! Your partnership with us at Christian Heritage is critical in building a strong upcoming generation.

 

We’re excited to tell you that a Puget Sound family has graciously offered a matching gift so that donations received from now to the end of the year can be DOUBLED up to $10,000!

 

If your Christian Heritage Annual Report hasn't arrived, you should be receiving it soon! But in case you're not on our mailing list, we've attached an important part of it for you to see now!

 

We hope as you read, you’ll be encouraged and...

  • See the impact of your faithfulness in the faces of our youth!
  • Learn how your partnership will allow us to keep resources available to strengthen families!
  • Help others as they endeavor to disciple and home educate their children!

 

Please prayerfully consider making a Partnership Donation at one of these giving levels:

  • FamilyPartner
  • FoundingFamily
  • HeritageKeeper
  • GenerationBuilder
  • Christian Heritage Sentinel Monthly Giving Partner

 

Any amount you can give will be a blessing to other like-minded families, so please give as God leads! ...and remember ALL GIFTS WILL BE DOUBLED IF RECEIVED BY DEC 31st!

 

We pray you have a very Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year!

 

Click the annual report below to read many other ways the Lord has been praised and families have been strengthened!  

 

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Thank you for loving others well!

Laboring together makes the difference!

Nurturing, training and developing a culture of love and service in your family – pointing each relationship, each individual heart to Jesus – is no easy task.

That’s why gathering together is so important!  And why we at Christian Heritage work hard to provide meaningful events and resources...

  • To enjoy fellowship with other families.
  • To gain tools and encouragement that will strengthen you in your calling.
  • And, to help you feel inspired that what you’re doing is important, worthwhile and has a much higher purpose than you can ever imagine.

 

We love our Christian Heritage community! Just listen to one new person’s experience at a Regional Homeschool Kick Off Picnic…

 


“My heart is full, today I went to a homeschool picnic not knowing ANYONE and I left that place feeling so refreshed. It’s so amazing how true God’s word is when he advises us to gather with those of the same spirit. Watching all the children roam free and playing till dark and women gathering together to talk about the Lord and not about things that are meaningless. That was so refreshing! Most mamas had 6+ blessings and I just loved the peace that they carried. I learned so much not only about homeschooling but how beautiful it is to gather with those who know God’s word and live it.” – a first year homeschooling parent


 

Your love for Jesus shines brightly!

 

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Grateful Hearts Moved to Action!

Two Young Women Gave Back this Summer!

What a heart of gratitude looks like...

 

When Sarah Booy and Heather VanGelder began thinking about all of the wonderful events they had attended with Christian Heritage – conferences and picnics filled with fellowship with other families, inspirational teaching and great opportunities to grow in their love for Jesus,... their heart of gratitude was stirred.

Moved to action and the full support of their families, they planned an event for a lovely summer day in August.


“We have been blessed by Christian Heritage, and want to bless CH by organizing this fundraiser and encouraging fellowship among other like minded families!”


When it was all said and done, the two awesome young women raised over $2,000 for Christian Heritage, blessed MANY families who were able to attend and answered the praise they received,


 “We couldn’t have done it without the support of our families’ and all of you there! All the glory goes to God!!”


This kind of service minded partnership is what we at Christian Heritage pray for in our upcoming generation… and YOUR partnership is just as vital!

More than ever, we must raise up the next generation of godly men and women who will faithfully follow Christ as a light in an increasingly dark world.

Your help is needed …and to be sure, the world is watching!

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CH OnAir Broadcast: Heart Commitment – Training Our Kids to Believe and Think Like Christians, with Carl Kerby

Why is it important to train our kids to not only believe like Christians, but to THINK like Christians? Join us as we interview Christian speaker and apologist, Carl Kerby as he shares how to teach kids not just what to believe, but why to believe it.

 

Carl will share methods on how to teach our children how to think about objections to their faith, without using canned/pat answers. We’ll cover the components of critically thinking like a Christian and standing on the authority of God's word and talk about how to weave this training into daily life.

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CH OnAir Broadcast: Thanksters or Cranksters: How to Cultivate Hearts of Gratitude, with Rachel Jankovic

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As any parent of little children knows, being in the car can be quite the challenge. The opportunities for infighting between siblings are all the more available due to the close quarters. In this broadcast, Rachel Jankovic will share the system her family uses. It’s called “Thanksters or Cranksters.”

Helping small children focus on the things they do have, rather than the things they don’t, encourages hearts of gratitude and comes with the benefit of reducing fussiness. It even works on adults!

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CH OnAir Broadcast: Young Men: Their Pursuits in Employment & Business

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Are you looking for a way to rally your young men to action? This free CH OnAir broadcast presents ideas and motivation from the experiences of young men who purposely sought to use their God-given skills and abilities in the area of employment and business. Listen as we interview a panel of young men on how they maximized time and opportunities to prepare financially for their future.
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CH OnAir Broadcast: Young Ladies: Pursuing Life’s Opportunities

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What's an unmarried young lady to do? How can young ladies maximize their time at home? Listen to this engaging Christian Heritage OnAir panel discussion, as Dr. Thomas Lamar interviews four young ladies who are currently ministering to their families, reaching out to the needs of others, and pursuing personal development...right now!
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A Day in the Life of a 2014 Christian Heritage Conference Attendee

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8:00 AM: We arrive at Overlake Christian Church and gape at the size of the parking lot, the building--everything! The minute we walk in, we're greeted by smiling people who get us registered and explain just how everything works. Excitement for the day runs high!

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8:15 AM: With some time before the first General Session, we explore the large vendor hall--or should I say begin to explore--because we quickly realize that we could spend several hours in here alone. For now, we're satisfied with a cursory overview that gives us an idea of what we'll want to come back to in the breaks throughout the day. (more…)

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Gone in Only One Generation: The Battle for Kids’ Minds

Over 3,000 people heard from Ken Ham this weekend at the Christian Heritage 9th Annual Conference, and now you too can be challenged through this powerful article by Ken Ham!

Every generation has the same decision to make: Will I serve the God of the Bible or a false god? The “god of this world” may shift his seductions slightly from generation to generation, but the basic challenge is always the same. So Christians must be ever vigilant. Every newborn must be taught the truth from scratch or else that soul could be completely lost. While statistics indicate that churches and Christian homes are failing to reach kids, God has given us all the resources we need to turn the tide!

How long does it take to lose a culture, from a Christian perspective?

 

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