Category Archives: Family Discipleship


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2017 Noah Conference - October 20-21

Ocean Shores, WA

The Noah Conference will help you get back to the basics of what it means to disciple your children in the Gospel of Jesus Christ...the only life-boat that will stand the storm!


Family Tickets - $149

Individual Tickets - $55

HURRY!  This conference is expected to SELL OUT FAST!

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CLICK HERE for a Keynote Speaker Noah Conference Preview Video with

 

Emeal (E.Z.) Zwayne

"Passing the Torch"

Emeal (E.Z.) Zwayne is President of Living Waters Publications. After his conversion to Christ, education in Biblical Studies and Theology, and pastoral ordination, he served as an Associate Pastor. Now, he teaches throughout the world, sharing with all ages. E.Z. is Executive Producer of The Atheist Delusion,“180,” and Evolution vs. God movies as well as The Way of the Master TV program featuring Ray Comfort and Kirk Cameron. A featured speaker at conferences, churches, and learning institutions, E.Z. and his wife, Rachel, homeschool their five children.

If you attended the 12th Annual Spring Conference you had the chance to sit in on one of his workshops,

  • Shepherding Children to Live in an Apostate Culture – Family Night Keynote
  • The Ultimate Goal of Education – Keynote
  • Sheep Without a Shepherd
  • Solomon's Compromise

... and If you weren't able to make to the conference this year, don't worry, you can download any one of these messages from the Christian Heritage Online Store!

 

Family Pre-Registration Pass - $149

Individual Pre-Registration Pass - $55

HURRY! Take your family on a splendid oceanside family vacation to Ocean Shores, Washington! Based on lessons from the life of Noah, the Noah Conference will prepare you to engage your kids, disciple them in an ungodly generation, and launch them into life as faithful ambassadors of Jesus Christ.

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CLICK HERE for a Keynote Speaker Spring Conference Preview Video with

Dr. Tedd & Margy Tripp

"Instructing a Child's Heart"

Tedd is the author of Shepherding a Child’s Heart, Shepherding a Child’s Heart Parent’s Handbook, and co-author with his wife, Margy, of Instructing a Child’s Heart. Tedd ministers as a conference speaker and presenter of Shepherding a Child’s Heart Seminars. His books, video materials, and audio materials are used throughout the world. Tedd and Margy have three adult children and nine grandchildren. Over the years, Margy has developed a ministry of counseling materials and studies for educators, ladies, and children.

If you attend the 12th Annual Spring Conference you'll get the chance to sit in on one of Tedd's and/or Margy's messages:

Tedd

  • What is a Family? – Keynote
  • Getting to the Heart of Family Life– Keynote
  • The Call to Formative Instruction - Deut 6
  • Corrective Discipline
  • Living Joyfully under Authority: Ages 0-5
  • Understanding and Identifying Attitudes of Heart: Ages 6-12

Margy

  • Consequences: The Sowing and Reaping Principle of Scripture
  • Everyday Struggles with Sin
  • A Biblical View of Manners
  • A Biblical View of Modesty

Family Pre-Registration Pass - $159

Individual Pre-Registration Pass - $79

HURRY! The Annual Conference will offer a packed Vendor Hall to enhance your family discipleship and home education curricula.  Plus you'll have the great opportunity for one-on-one encouragement and leave the conference well-equipped to fulfill your greatest calling in life: making disciples of Jesus Christ - one child at a time.

Pre-Register ONLINE Today!

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CLICK HERE for a Workshop Speaker Spring Conference Preview Video with

Scott LaPierre

"Why does a wife need to submit?"

"Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife even as Christ is the head of the church, his body, and is himself its Savior. Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit in everything to their husbands." Ephesians 5:22-24

Scott LaPierre recently led our Marriage Retreat, walking husbands, wives and even a couple singles through his book, "Marriage God's Way"

As Senior Pastor of Woodland Christian Church, Scott and his wife Katie homeschool their six children, and together, they are actively involved with their church family. He studies and teaches God’s Word, and speaks on marriage at churches, conferences and retreats.

If you attend the 12th Annual Spring Conference you'll get the chance to sit in on one of his workshops:

  • Avoiding Hypocrisy in Parenting
    Detailed workshop description coming soon!
  • Children and Barrenness: A Biblical View of Children
    Detailed workshop description coming soon!
  • Complementarianism Versus Egalitarianism
    Detailed workshop description coming soon!
  • Finances: Our Real Problem is…

Family Pre-Registration Pass - $159

Individual Pre-Registration Pass - $79

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Scott LaPierre recently led our Marriage Retreat helping couples and even a couple singles learn more about, "Marriage God's Way"

"What is one of the main ways a husband can mistreat his wife?"

"And Elkanah, her husband, said to her, “Hannah, why do you weep? And why do you not eat? And why is your heart sad? Am I not more to you than ten sons?" - 1 Samuel 1:8

"Whoever sings songs to a heavy heart
    is like one who takes off a garment on a cold day,
    and like vinegar on soda.
If your enemy is hungry, give him bread to eat,
    and if he is thirsty, give him water to drink,
- Proverbs 25:20-21

Join Scott LaPierre, Emeal (E.Z.) Zwayne, Dr. Tedd and Margy Tripp at the

12th Annual Spring Family Discipleship & Homeschool Conference

April 27-29, 2017 

Family Pre-Registration Pass - $159

Individual Pre-Registration Pass - $79

HURRY! The Annual Conference will offer a packed Vendor Hall to enhance your family discipleship and home education curricula.  Plus you'll have the great opportunity for one-on-one encouragement and leave the conference well-equipped to fulfill your greatest calling in life: making disciples of Jesus Christ - one child at a time.

Pre-Register ONLINE Today!

MAIL-IN Pre-Registration Form

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CLICK HERE for a Spring Conference Workshop Speaker Preview Video with

Scott LaPierre

"Is it possible for a wife to love her husband without respecting him?"

"...and let the wife see that she respects her husband." Ephesians 5:33b

Join Scott LaPierre, Emeal (E.Z.) Zwayne, Dr. Tedd and Margy Tripp at the

12th Annual Spring Family Discipleship & Homeschool Conference

April 27-29, 2017 

Family Pre-Registration Pass - $159

Individual Pre-Registration Pass - $79

HURRY! The Annual Conference will offer a packed Vendor Hall to enhance your family discipleship and home education curricula.  Plus you'll have the great opportunity for one-on-one encouragement and leave the conference well-equipped to fulfill your greatest calling in life: making disciples of Jesus Christ - one child at a time.

Pre-Register ONLINE Today!

MAIL-IN Pre-Registration Form

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CLICK HERE for a Marriage Retreat Preview Video with

Scott LaPierre and his wife Katie,

"How does a man get the wife he prepares for himself?"

"Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her, that he might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word, so that he might present the church to himself in splendor, without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, that she might be holy and without blemish." Ephesians 5:25-27

Join Christian Heritage and Scott LaPierre at the Marriage Retreat to learn more about how to enjoy, "Marriage God's Way"

Only $179 per Couple to attend!  

HURRY!  We must relinquish our hold on rooms at the Enzian Inn on January 16th but we will still accept registrations for rooms that are available until registration closes on February 11th

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Strengthening Families in Washington!

It is a privilege to serve families like yours who are committed to discipleship and home-education!

Our highest vision is to help parents like you raise up the next generation of godly men and women who will faithfully follow Christ as a light in an increasingly dark world.

Just look at what we have been able to accomplish together...

Our First Marriage Retreat where 60 young married husbands and wives learned key truths for building their marriages on the foundation of the gospel!

“Excellent! Scripture focused, edifying and convicting to love my wife as Christ loves the church. Thank you – my wife and I need this badly!

“I can’t wait to get home and respect my husband better!”

“It’s so important to lay a good foundation!”

“We are so thankful!”

“Thank you for making this possible for us!”

“If held again we would be back and recruit other newly married couples to join us.”

Find out more about our next Marriage Retreat in Leavenworth, Washington!

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Our Annual Spring Conference where hundreds of families met to be refreshed, encouraged and equipped with Biblical home education and discipleship tools!

“Thank you so much! This is exactly what I’ve been needing…I cannot tell you! Bless you!” 

Raising Boys and Girls, Conference Workshop by Paul Washer:

“Thank you for speaking words of inspiration and high biblical expectations for women. Rare to have balanced, true, beautiful teaching on the value and role of women. I’m going to share the CD of this talk with several friends. Thank you!”

Call to Arms…Courageous Fatherhood, Conference Workshop by Chuck Black

“You have challenged me!”

No Compromise, Conference Workshop by Paul Taylor

“We loved your presentation! My 11 and 13 year-old boys enjoyed it very much!”

Pastors’ Wives’ Luncheon with Mary Beeke

“It was wonderful to meet other wives, and hear the wisdom of the speaker and panel…helped me so much! Thank you, I feel free!”

Our Home School Start to Finish Onsite Seminar

Two full days filled with wisdom and practical help for homeschooling families!  

14 People attended and one family was represented by 3 generations!

What a blessing! 

Online Seminar & Parent Qualifying Courses are Available 24/7

Learn More Here!

YOUR Partnership Makes these Ministry Events Possible! THANK YOU!

 

 

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Our Mission to Help You PRESS ON!

“I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.” - Phil 3:14 (ESV)

 

YOU'RE DOING GREAT WORK!

 

We know you are striving to be a role model of integrity at home, in your community and at work.

We know you're diligently providing for the needs of your family.

We know you're investing countless hours to prepare discipleship and homeschool lessons that not only prepare your sons and daughters for their future roles as husbands, fathers, wives, mothers – you’re pointing them to Jesus and teaching them that He is everything!

We see your hard work – and we at Christian Heritage are here to encourage you, inspire you and strengthen your resolve with timely and meaningful events, tools and resources!

Your partnership means the world to us and we want to show you the impact we are making together in families just like yours!

 

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How will we, at Christian Heritage, press on toward the upward call of God?

 

By actively seeking ways to join in what God is doing in the Christian homeschooling community and continuing to reach out to more Christian parents helping them to recognize their calling to train up their children in the way they should go!

By providing meaningful resources to support fathers actively leading their families in worship, discipleship and the home education process, encouraging and inspiring mothers to successfully get started and keep going throughout their homeschooling journey and ministering to the specific needs of our precious homeschooled children and young adults.

We are committed to helping YOU raise up the next Christ-exalting, God-glorifying generation!

  

May God bless you as you diligently pass on a vibrant Christian Heritage to your children and grandchildren!

Thank you for allowing us, your Christian Heritage Board of Directors, to serve you and your family!

For God’s Glory,

Bryan and Anabel Elliot

Neil and Mary Craig

Michael and Susan Bradrick

Pastor Tim and Ruth Roth

Tim and Gina Booy

 

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CH OnAir Broadcast: Gospel Powered Parent/Child Relationships, with Paul Washer

After becoming a believer during university studies and then receiving a Master of Divinity degree at Southwestern Theological Seminary, Paul Washer moved to Peru. He founded the HeartCry Missionary Society in order to support Peruvian church planters, but it now supports indigenous missionaries throughout Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Eurasia, and Latin America. Paul serves with the HeartCry Missionary Society. He and his wife, Charo, have three children: Ian, Evan, and Rowan.

Paul Washer will lead us through 2 Timothy 3:16 and Deuteronomy 6 as the foundational texts on which we set our marriage and cultivate our children's conversion and sanctification.

He will help us understand that our primary goal as parents must be for our children to understand and build their lives upon the gospel (conversion).

He will show us how to demonstrate to our children all of the ways in which the gospel transforms our lives and actions, especially with regard to personal relationships, grace, and mercy (sanctification).

He will help us learn how we can create and cultivate relationships with our children, both collectively and individually.

And he will help us see that the relationship between a husband and wife is the example, whether good or bad, for all relationships in our homes: Parent to child. Child to parent. Sibling to sibling.

You won't want to miss this power packed hour!

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CH OnAir Broadcast: Gospel Powered Sibling Relationships, with Dr. Rob Rienow

Although his most important ministry is to love his wife, Amy, and to lead their children in loving God, Dr. Rob Rienow is founder of Visionary Family Ministries, whose mission is to build the Church of Jesus Christ through a global reformation of family discipleship. He serves as a pastor, church planter, and author of several books including Visionary ParentingVisionary MarriageLimited Church: Unlimited Kingdom, and Uniting Church and Family in the Great Commission.

In the Gospel-Powered Sibling Relationships will will talk about some real sibling relationships in the Bible, and focus on the following points:

Cain and Abel
Satan was siblings in spiritual competition, God wants siblings with spiritual connection
Shem, Ham, and Japheth
Satan wants siblings working separately to help themselves, God wants siblings working together for the family
Lots daughters
Satan wants siblings tempting each other to sin, God wants siblings encouraging toward righteousness
Jacob and Esau
Satan wants siblings bitter and estranged, God wants siblings to reconcile quickly
Joseph and his brothers
Satan wants siblings filled with jealousy and violence, God wants siblings filled with forgiveness.
Finally, Moses, Aaron, and Miriam - siblings together on a Kingdom mission.


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Watching for Daddy

It was another first for me, and for my son Carson. A recent trip to visit grandparents in balmy Houston turned out to be the beginning of my son’s bike riding career. After about 15 minutes of working with him, I was pretty sure it what going to take the full duration of our trip for him to catch on. I had never taught someone to ride a bike before so it was a learning experience for both of us.

But the next thing I knew, he was off and riding….all by himself!

One of the great joys of parenting is experiencing all of the simple joys of life again through our children. The beauty of a lady bug crawling across your hand. The coziness of new pajamas. The happy satisfaction that your favorite breakfast brings. The wonder of a bedtime story. And yes, the freedom and empowerment of learning to ride a bike.

I knew very quickly that one of my first jobs upon returning to Colorado would have to be the selection and purchase of a bike for Carson. The truth is I was probably as anxious to find a bike for him as he was to get one. Daddies like to give good things to their children, and I am no exception.

Well, this time around, neither Craigslist nor Walmart pulled through for me. But you’ve just gotta love Amazon Prime. Ordered a bike on Friday afternoon for $60 and had it the following Monday. (Assembly was required but nothing that a couple wrenches and 30 minutes couldn’t handle.) A meeting prevented me from assembling the bike that evening but Carson was promised that daddy would get on it when he got home from work the next day.

When my wife came downstairs the following morning, she found Carson perched on the back of our living room Screenshot 2016-03-31 20.53.52sofa, a location that provides a four-year-old the best view of our driveway and the street in front of our house.

He hadn’t even had breakfast, but he was already watching and waiting for Daddy. It was going to be a long wait. 

I had just wrapped up an early morning appointment when my wife texted me a picture of the scene that she had captured. They say that a picture is worth a thousand words and this was certainly one of those pictures. That was all it took to persuade me to delay my work schedule for the few minutes required to swing by our house and assemble Carson’s new bike.

There a number of Scriptures that come to mind when I look once again at this picture of my little boy waiting for his daddy. I want to pause upon this scene to contemplate the many lessons that it teaches us.

Matthew 7:11 says, “If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask Him.” Now I’m not much of a dad compared to my heavenly Father, but even I can’t resist the urge to get good things for my children. The bike for

example. The joy I experience as a parent in seeing my children’s happiness motivates me to want to provide good gifts for them. Not only did I buy the bike, but I was pretty anxious to get it operational, no matter what I needed to accomplish that day.

James 1:7 says “Every good and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of light, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning”. I wonder how differently we might arrange the priorities of our lives had we greater confidence in the unwavering and invariable goodness of our Daddy. 

When Carson’s daddy woke up that morning, there were any number of “pressing” items on his agenda for the day. But for Carson, his agenda was really pretty simple….wait for Daddy to come home. That’s it. Nothing more. Nothing less.

Carson knew that when daddy got home, good things would happen. No doubt about it. Screenshot 2016-03-31 20.55.33

First, the tools would come out. There does seem to be an innate love of tools in boys of all ages. For the dads that are reading, close your eyes and picture yourself in the tool section of Home Depot. Ahhhhhhhh! You know the feeling.

But this time, the tools weren’t going to come out to fix a leaky sink or knock an item of the honey-do list. The tools would come out and after a few twists, turns and probably an “Oops, did that wrong”, Vualah! Carson would have a bike.

Carson’s posture of watchful repose that morning reminds me of Psalm 37:7 & 34 , which say “Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for Him. Fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass… Wait on the LORD, and keep his way, and he shall exalt thee to inherit the land: when the wicked are cut off, thou shalt see [it].”

Homeschool dad and mom, there’s no need to worry. Not need to get all bent out of shape over the outcome of things, including our homeschool endeavors. When Daddy shows up, (and He most certainly will for those who wait for Him), good things, very good things, will happen. While Carson inherited a $60 hunk of steal, our Father promises that we will be exalted to inherit the land.

It is certainly beyond the scope of this article to unpack and convey all off the goodness that our Father promises to us in this passage and throughout Scripture. My object here is simply to challenge all of us with the example of a little boy who believes in the goodness of his daddy, expects good things to come from his daddy, and waits expectantly until it happens.

One of the challenges homeschooling parents face is the temptation to build expectation on a system that will produce good things for us and for our children. Good character. Good insulation from the culture. Good education. Good careers. And perhaps most importantly, a good reputation….for our children too. And so we gradually begin to shift our expectation from our Father, the very fountain of abundant life, and we begin to agitate for satisfaction from other means.

Friends, the true beauty of homeschooling is found in the opportunity that it provides families to arrange their entire family “agenda” around that Person in whom and from who is immeasurable goodness. 

Carson was not found waiting on the tools that morning, longingly watching for them self-activate and assemble his bike. Not that tools were immaterial to the job that he hoped would be done. They certainly were and there were certainly some tools that would work better than others.

But at the end of the day, Carson knew that what was most essential to the bike being put together was for his daddy to come home. The good thing he was hoping for depended ultimately on his daddy showing up.

That is exactly how we need to looking at home education and discipleship. I would argue that homeschooling is the best tool for the education and discipleship of your children. But I can also assure you that nothing good is going to happen unless your Father shows up. 

So let us put our hope in Him alone. Lest us wait patiently, watchfully, and expectantly on Him and may we arrange all aspects of our family agenda around the One from Whom all blessings flow.

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