Recordings Listing

Conference:

Portland Convention Center
Friday & Saturday
Jun. 21 through 22, 2013

OR-2013- Anchored in Christ

Presented by: Oregon Christian Home Education Association Network
ID: 13-001
Friday;
Jun. 21, 2013
$4.50

Every day in life, families receive a series of blessings and storms sent from God for the purpose of revealing the power of a relationship with Jesus Christ. When they come, everyone reacts or responds to them based on what they believe the gospel to be; it's their foundation. God's Word states that believers have an anchor for the soul, but sometimes souls drift because they forget that anchor or because they don't really know how to connect to the anchor. Norm provides practical explanation and suggestions for how to live anchored in Jesus Christ. This results in powerful, peaceful, grace-filled living that attracts others to Christ.

ID: 13-002
Friday;
Jun. 21, 2013
$4.50

What happed to cause some homeschooled students to reject the Christian worldview that was important to their parents? Jesus encountered four dangerous mindsets and their negative results when He walked among His people. Homeschoolers can easily fall into one or more of these traps and in so doing can bring serious harm to their families. This session will explain how giving focused attention to one command of Christ will help home educators recognize and avoid those four damaging viewpoints, while at the same time helping them experience satisfaction and eternal significance in their efforts.

ID: 13-003
Friday;
Jun. 21, 2013
$4.50

"Be not deceived. God is not mocked. Whatsoever a man sows that shall he also reap” (Gal. 6:7). In this wonderful time of raising godly families, when we see excitement in the eyes of our youngsters and new learning is just around each corner, we sometimes forget who is in control. It’s not the government, contrary to what they tell you. God is not mocked! If we believe the heresy that comes from the White House, or the lies that are spewed from the liberal media, we may try to “give in” just to “get along.” Don’t! Hear Dick speak with the experience of three decades of leadership. Whatsoever a man sows that shall he also reap.

Homeschooling children or teens often develop a wrong understanding about their relationship with God from parents who give or withhold acceptance based on performance. Do you know how to give the blessing of an imperishable relationship even when another has disappointed or offended you?

ID: 13-101
Friday;
Jun. 21, 2013
$4.50

Prepare your student for college and life with cutting-edge information about different types of reasoning. Find out about the training a student should receive if they want to digest and master complex information for success in high school, college and the real world.

Great results come from participating in the arts... developing character, learning how to handle disappointment, allowing God-given talents to be used and much more. Join Sheryl Russell, Co-Founder of CYT, the largest children’s theater program in the nation, as she engages you in integrating acting into your daily routine.

ID: 13-103
Friday;
Jun. 21, 2013
$4.50

Picking the perfect curriculum is a tricky task. There is a plethora of overwhelming choices. Classical? Unschooling? Charlotte Mason? Unit Studies? What's a mom to do? In this session parents will get a broad overview of the general types of curriculum and educational styles. Come learn how to navigate the market, avoid purchase pitfalls and find the right fit for your family’s learning styles and budget.

The goal as parents is to reach the heart, rather than simply realign behavior. Rules can change behavior, but they can’t change the heart. When parents begin to discern the difference between character flaws and purposeful disobedience, they will implement a gentler approach to reaching and understanding their children. As a result, children will more willingly admit their faults and seek help from those they love. Join Mark as he relates his experience as a shepherd and the important lesson that no one becomes a shepherd just because they own sheep.

ID: 13-105
Friday;
Jun. 21, 2013
$4.50

In a culture that is opposed to the principles of God's word, it's easy to succumb to fear: "I know I'm supposed to home school... but WHAT IF I ruin my child?” "What will my own parents say?" "What about socialization?" Homeschool moms grapple with these and many other fear-based questions, especially during the first years of homeschooling. Esther faced what seemed like an impossible circumstance, too. And just as Esther has a part to play, so you have an important role in shaping the hearts and minds of a future generation. What is most important during the homeschool years is following the Lord wherever He leads - and modeling that faith. Because where God guides - He also provides.

ID: 13-106
Friday;
Jun. 21, 2013
$4.50

Sometimes we need helping hands when it comes to homeschooling. Support groups can be a lifeblood in times of discouragement, hardships, and day-to-day drama. Without them, homeschooling can seem daunting and overwhelming. This workshop will speak to how to start a vibrant support group, what can be accomplished through a support group, and ways to connect using the digital medium of today.

Marriage is a priority and (should be) a beautiful reflection of Christ’s love. In the midst of this homeschooling conference — with all its curriculum choices and educational vendors — step aside together as a husband and wife for a mini marriage retreat and a brief romantic focus. Be encouraged to laugh, love, and enjoy each other. Be a team together — to glorify God!

With 20 plus years of experience in homeschooling a large family and lots of lessons learned the hard way, David and Linda will share many tricks of the trade and practical insights which they've learned that helped their family survive homeschooling.

Grades have the power to motivate some and destroy others. Listen to veteran homeschooler Linda Lacour Hobar, author of The Mystery of History, share theories of grade keeping as well as tips on keeping it simple.

ID: 13-110
Friday;
Jun. 21, 2013
$4.50

This delightful session is from the story teller himself. Gold miners, cowboys, preachers and lots of other folks were all part of the Old West. Come get a lighthearted look at life in the Old West and some of the people who helped to build America.

Topics: Preschool
ID: 13-111
Friday;
Jun. 21, 2013
$4.50

Setting realistic goals, choosing effective curriculum, keeping the teaching fun, and adapting curriculum are just a few of the areas that will be covered in this session. Jennifer will also be teaching about the basics of developing and using a “Personal Individual Education Plan” to keep parents and students on the right track.

ID: 13-200
Friday;
Jun. 21, 2013
$4.50

This message has been restored and is complete- One of the greatest challenges facing homeschooling moms is relating to a budding young man. What can a mom do to avoid creating a “mama’s boy?” What should she do if her husband is a passive father?

ID: 13-201
Saturday;
Jun. 22, 2013
$4.50

Common Core, No Child Left Behind, Goals 2000, and, by the way, have you forgotten about the Seven Cardinal Principles? Presumptuous planners, nationalists, and philosopher-kings have another plan for “all our children.” Dr. Brian Ray addresses the most fundamental reason why every parent should care about Common Core State Standards that has hit hard the educational scene. What should homeschoolers, scripturalists (i.e., Christians) and liberty lovers do about this, if anything? If you do not want your children to be a part of this educational bandwagon and you do not want to waste your time jumping into bandwagon reactionism, come hear Dr. Ray.

ID: 13-202
Saturday;
Jun. 22, 2013
$4.50

Teaching writing and evaluating your student’s work may be simpler than it seems! Capture the vision for writing instruction that leans on God’s structured design of the language and receive practical tips and inspiration for nurturing your student’s writing. Telisa encourages parents to mentor their students in writing and provides ideas for giving clear assignments and templates for evaluations to guide student’s development in writing

ID: 13-203
Saturday;
Jun. 22, 2013
$4.50

Are you looking into educational options for your children? Just what is homeschooling? Is it really legal? Am I qualified to teach my own? What if I miss something? Come explore the answer to these and many more "frequently asked questions" drawing from Joyce’s many years of homeschooling.

Our culture is sedated by images that deaden senses and rob many of what they are created to be. Join Mark as he exposes the damaging effects that certain kinds of media, electronic games, and literature, have on the brain, the conscience, the imagination and one’s moral and spiritual development. Most importantly, he will introduce initiatives that ignite motivation, revive the imagination and inspire excellence.

ID: 13-205
Saturday;
Jun. 22, 2013
$4.50

Homeschooling is challenging. Sometimes it can feel like a major accomplishment just to take a shower and get the breakfast dishes cleaned up before dinner! Most homeschool moms feel the pressure of providing their children with a solid academic foundation ¬– but there's so much more to homeschooling than academics, isn't there? The truth is that the greatest accomplishment of homeschooling is to nurture children in the ways of the One who made them. Whether you are on the edge of homeschool burnout, wondering why God has called your family to this homeschooling journey, or just need some honest, real encouragement, this is the one homeschool workshop not to miss out on!

ID: 13-206
Saturday;
Jun. 22, 2013
$4.50

Times are changing, and opportunities are opening for homeschoolers to acquire dual credit more effectively now than ever before. High school students can get college credit for work they are already doing. Killing two birds with one stone, so to speak, gives students the ability get going early with lifelong advantages for homeschooling young adults.

ID: 13-207
Saturday;
Jun. 22, 2013
$4.50

Fear can paralyze; it can grip hearts, torment minds, and hinder some from parenting in God’s joy and purpose. Philippians 4:6 says, “Be anxious for nothing.” Do you fear your own inadequacies (or wonder if your homeschooling is going to mess up your kids for life)? Do you fear teenage rebellion, hormones, high school, or the future? Do you fear not pleasing others, not having finances, or not fulfilling God’s purpose? In this workshop, you’ll be encouraged by God’s faithfulness and love for you, concluding with a time of prayer

When the Watkinses began homeschooling in 1986, it was a brand-new idea for most families, and convincing grandparents that you weren’t ruining their grandchildren was a major issue. Now, with eight children, four children-in-love, 15 grandchildren, both sets of grandparents still living, and 20+ years of homeschooling behind them, the Watkinses have some unique insights about helping grandparents to love homeschooling just as much as you do

Pretend that Mary and Martha decide to homeschool. Following their character, Martha would probably have all her plans in place (and be frustrated), and Mary would probably be at the feet of Jesus (and way behind schedule.) Everyone has a little of Mary and Martha in them, but this workshop is designed to encourage Marys who love the Lord and their children, but need help and structure to successfully homeschool. The presenter of this workshop is a self-proclaimed Mary who managed to homeschool for 17 years, and still likes to talk about it

ID: 13-210
Saturday;
Jun. 22, 2013
$4.50

Stories for families by the old story teller. From wagon trains to steam trains, from wilderness trails to super highways, Bruce's stories give a sweeping look at America's history and some of the ways people traveled across this great land.

ID: 13-301
Saturday;
Jun. 22, 2013
$4.50

How does a father call a son out into manhood God’s way? In this message, Norm reveals what happens if fathers don’t call out sons and then draws insights from how the heavenly Father prepared His Son for ministry.

ID: 13-302
Saturday;
Jun. 22, 2013
$4.50

This session provides helpful information about the achievement test tool and how it can benefit your homeschool. Topics include testing requirements in Oregon, opportunities available for testing your student, and preparing your student to take an achievement test.

ID: 13-303
Saturday;
Jun. 22, 2013
$4.50

Where and how does one begin this journey called homeschooling? Home education doesn't have to be overwhelming or fearful. You can make it a time of joy and rejoicing. Joyce will share simple teaching tips to help you navigate the early years.

ID: 13-304
Saturday;
Jun. 22, 2013
$4.50

Look behind the scenes to learn what prepared, inspired, and motivated the great minds of Beethoven, Bach, Mozart, Einstein, Edison, Steve Jobs, Bill Gates and more. They all had something in common—something available to all—something that drives initiative, ignites motivation, revives the imagination, and inspires excellence.

ID: 13-305
Saturday;
Jun. 22, 2013
$4.50

Blessed are the flexible – for they shall not break! It has been said that the only thing we can be sure of in this life is that nothing stays the same. Homeschooling is no different. There are seasons of upheaval. It's easy to wonder if it is possible to successfully homeschooling throughout periods of change. Join Heidi as she talks about how to navigate through the seasons of life and find joy and freedom in homeschooling along the way

ID: 13-306
Saturday;
Jun. 22, 2013
$4.50

Uncover the secrets of children’s learning styles: visual, auditory or kinesthetic. What these terms mean and how they impact learning can revolutionize teaching. One may be teaching all the right things, but in the wrong way. In this process discover your teaching style and how it affects your children and their education.

Topics: Special needs
ID: 13-307
Saturday;
Jun. 22, 2013
$4.50

I Corinthians 13:11 says, “When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things.” As homeschooling parents, how can we prepare our children for adulthood? And how can we prepare our hearts (through prayer and effective communication) to release our kids into a new season? There’s life after graduation– with college, careers, romance, weddings, and next-generation purpose. Let’s aim and launch our arrows, to hit God’s mark.

ID: 13-308
Saturday;
Jun. 22, 2013
$4.50

Are there times when you wish you had a veteran homeschool mom on speed dial to help you figure out what to do next? Do you need advice about some part of your homeschooling? Come join the discussion as a panel of veteran moms answers honest questions about real life homeschooling.

Topics: Mothers

Linda Lacour Hobar points to recent world history, where there are those who have planted “good seed” and those that have planted “bad.” Linda Lacour Hobar sheds light on The Great Awakening, The Enlightenment, Karl Marx, Charles Darwin, and Billy Graham. These stories will examine a handful of 19th-20th century figures and the wake of their influence on our world today

ID: 13-310
Saturday;
Jun. 22, 2013
$4.50

A part of history told by thestory teller. Character, heroes and a bushel of apples! Through his stories and songs, Bruce will give you a feel for the real Johnny Appleseed and how we can all be heroes by following in his footsteps.

ID: 13-400
Saturday;
Jun. 22, 2013
$4.50

One of the most powerful ways parents can add value to their relationships with their children is by growing in humility and learning how to express the humility of Christ to their children. Norm gives some practical ways that are sure to impact children and increase parents' value to them.

ID: 13-402
Saturday;
Jun. 22, 2013
$4.50

Guiding writers in the early grades can be such a delight! Come for ideas on where to begin, what to expect and when to expect it, and activities to teach and inspire budding writers. This session is designed to be most helpful for parents who are teaching grades K-2.

Orphans. Impurity. Poverty. There are many needs in the world and so many people who need Jesus. Becoming a beautiful, godly woman is more than being a pure and pampered princess. Romans 10:15 says, “How beautiful are the feet of them who bring the gospel of peace…” No matter where you live, or where you’re called to go, you can dare to care, dare to cry, and dare to make a difference for God. As Amy Carmichael prayed, “Give me the love that leads the way, the passion that burns like fire.”

ID: 13-404
Saturday;
Jun. 22, 2013
$4.50

Gleaning from a 17th-century gem, The Education of a Child from The Wisdom of Fenelon, Mark presents a “radical reversal” of our traditional approach to a biblical education. Commissioned to educate King Louis XIV’s incorrigible grandson to become the next king of France, Francois Fenelon wrote and then lived one of the greatest educational treatises ever written. In fact, in 1802, nearly 150 years later, Fenelon’s work was still revered as the most extraordinary educational work on record. Parenting based on gentleness, mentoring, joy, and patience will be among just a few of the highlights of this seminar.

ID: 13-405
Saturday;
Jun. 22, 2013
$4.50

One of the most challenging aspects of homeschooling a houseful is figuring out how to teach them all while finding time to manage the rest of your day. Moms are always wondering if they are "doing enough" and finding the time to teach individual subjects, well, individually can be overwhelming. In this workshop, Heidi will share seven secrets of multi-level teaching that will empower, encourage and enlighten!

ID: 13-406
Saturday;
Jun. 22, 2013
$4.50

What should parents do to train their boys to be strong and godly men — not wasting their lives on video games and TV, but working hard, taking risks, enjoying adventure, and daring to follow God wherever He leads? In this session, parents will be challenged with biblical truth and hard-hitting honesty from real-life experiences – growing up with five brothers on a dairy farm and raising five sons into military service, international business, engineering, and rugged missions.

ID: 13-407
Saturday;
Jun. 22, 2013
$4.50

Many home educators feel tension between themselves and their churches, but do not know what to do. We can all think of many "helpful" suggestions or comments we could offer to our pastors, especially concerning home education. But are those suggestions really helpful? Listen to David Watkins – pastor, state homeschool leader, homeschooling father of eight and grandfather of 15 – share some things not to say to your pastor! See what homeschoolers are really like through the eyes of their pastors.

ID: 13-408
Saturday;
Jun. 22, 2013
$4.50

Remember Campbell's "Alphabet Soup"? Children have been making words on their plates for many years while in the soup the letters just floated around in all different directions and never formed a word that made sense. This is similar to what it's like when families decide to educate at home, there are floating pieces all around, but most still do not know how to put it all together to spell "homeschool" clearly. Where should one start? What is it supposed to look like? Why is everything so jumbled up and not making sense? This workshop is designed to help sort it all out for a successful first day of homeschool.

After years of frustration, veteran homeschooler Linda Lacour Hobar found practical ways to liberate her lesson plans and prevent anarchy in her home. Literally. The secret lies in her “Dateless Lesson Planner” – a tool many will want to consider using in their homeschool to keep students and teacher in better harmony.

ID: 13-410
Saturday;
Jun. 22, 2013
$4.50

Make the civil war come alive and look at history as an andventure. Explore the Old West from the perspective of the Civil War. Bruce brings you engaging story telling and narrative

ID: 13-500
Saturday;
Jun. 22, 2013
$4.50

“Where there is no vision, the homeschoolers are unrestrained.” That’s a unique version of Proverbs 29:18. When you know how to lead with vision principles, you will experience unity, order and peace, and be more efficient.

ID: 13-502
Saturday;
Jun. 22, 2013
$4.50

Mission Possible! Writing is such an important skill, yet some students really resist. Come for some tips to help get the pencil rolling. This sessions is most helpful for parents with students in grades 2-6

ID: 13-503
Saturday;
Jun. 22, 2013
$4.50

Be encouraged, challenged, and equipped with ideas as the Dunagan's share from their local and global adventures. Mission-minded families focus on God’s Great Commission, with a passion for the lost. There’s a spiritual depth and hunger that reaches beyond the maintenance mode of cultural Christianity. Learn to “raise the bar” in leadership and service, to “guard the gates” of your home, and to live with an attitude of self-sacrifice and submission to God, while radiating an unmistakable, contagious joy.

ID: 13-504
Saturday;
Jun. 22, 2013
$4.50

Let Go or I’ll Break Your Leg: Resolving Conflicts and Restoring Relationships Sibling rivalry, deceitfulness, manipulation, insecurity, fear, anger, parental favoritism, and selfishness are just a few of the topics that will be addressed as we go back in time and learn how one of the most unlikely children, teenager, and adults could become the recipient of God’s greatest blessing. Like Jacob of the OT, in order to receive this blessing, families need to first learn some important lessons about themselves; they must come face-to-face with who they really are. Without this knowledge, spiritual maturity and relational stability are impossible. Once learned, the next step is to embrace a truth that leads to our greatest conflict but results in the most fulfilling blessing.

ID: 13-505
Saturday;
Jun. 22, 2013
$4.50

How is the state of your union? When was the last time you stopped and put your finger on the pulse of your marriage? If you are struggling in your marriage, or even if you're not, this is a message of hope and encouragement that will remind you of what's important and help you stay on course as you navigate through the homeschool years with the man of your dreams

ID: 13-507
Saturday;
Jun. 22, 2013
$4.50

While there is no sure-fire formula to guarantee that any child will turn out to be a success, there are timeless and proven principles that, when implemented, will lay a powerful foundation upon which they can experience significant accomplishments. This workshop brings to light real help in properly training our children.

ID: 13-508
Saturday;
Jun. 22, 2013
$4.50

"If mama ain't happy, ain't nobody happy." The ability to be organized, or lack of it, sets the mood in families. When families are disorganized they don't feel in control and when they don't feel in control, their stress level rises, and this alone can be the biggest enemy of our homeschool efforts. Organization has no room for procrastination. This workshop will give you some tricks of the trade to be more organized and to feel more organized. (There is a difference.) Come prepared to take home lots of encouraging ideas.

ID: 13-509
Saturday;
Jun. 22, 2013
$4.50

Who are the worst of the worst dictators of the 20th century? Opinions vary, but you can learn about four renowned “bad boys” with Linda Lacour Hobar. In this session, Linda will recount the chilling rise to power of Vladimir Lenin, Benito Mussolini, Joseph Stalin and Adolf Hitler. No previous knowledge needed to appreciate the message of what should be learned from history!

ID: 13-510
Saturday;
Jun. 22, 2013
$4.50

This will be a combination of stories about life in America during the 1930s as well as stories from Bruce Isham's own adventures learning to trust God.

It's time. Time to take all that your parents have taught you and put it into practice. Time to serve the Lord with all your heart, soul, mind and strength. Time to make a difference. But no road is without its bumps, and life will be difficult at times. Learn how to stay strong, cultivate a passion for God and for people, even when you encounter hardship.

No matter what kind of family you were raised in, you can establish a godly legacy of leadership for the next generation because of the blood of Jesus Christ. The decisions you make day-by-day don’t just affect you; they affect your kids, and their kids, and all who they will influence. Learn to disciple your children to disciple others. From God’s Word, learn to see from God’s perspective, with a focus on eternity, the Cross, and the glory of God. You’re building a legacy, brick-by-brick, for the future!

ID: 13-604
Saturday;
Jun. 22, 2013
$4.50

Join Mark as he reveals an unusual passage of Scripture that is rarely preached or talked about. Twice God the Father speaks about His Son—once at His Son’s baptism and then three years later on top of a mountain. The second time He speaks He repeats what He said the first time but adds one significant component that is essential for all parents—“Listen to Him.” Once you learn what this means, you will approach your children with a more purposeful plan that will cultivate their identity, confirm your love, be encouraged by your pleasure in them, and possess the confidence and authority that has been bestowed upon them.

ID: 13-605
Saturday;
Jun. 22, 2013
$4.50

Have you experienced some trials in leadership lately? You're not alone! Leadership can be messy. Wise leadership requires the strength of a warrior and the heart of a shepherd. The heart of a strong leader requires a love that will get involved in the struggles and messes that will inevitably come up within their organizations. It may be frustrating, even exasperating at times, but successful leading in the body of Christ is not just about accomplishing a vision. It is about growing other leaders and knowing how to respond to challenging situations. Come learn some of the foundational principles of strong leadership - as well as some of the warning signs that will help you avoid division within your ministry and even GROW in the midst of adversity

As parents we try to figure out the "right" way to raise our children. Is there a "right" way? After raising four adult children and being grandmother of 5, plus running a performing arts school with over 22,000 students nationwide, I've discovered some common threads of raising healthy, contributing and well-adjusted children.

ID: 13-607
Saturday;
Jun. 22, 2013
$4.50

But I didn't volunteer for this job… or perhaps you did volunteer but you wish you hadn't! If 20% of the people do 80% of the work, and you are in the 20%, how do you keep from getting over worked and becoming resentful? Hear insights which every volunteer leader needs to apply. Your sanity may depend on it!

ID: 13-608
Saturday;
Jun. 22, 2013
$4.50

The Panel is Jeromy Green, John Leaton, Andrew Fields, Cameron Strauss. What does it look like to be a homeschooling father? What should you be doing and how could you do it better? Join a discussion led by a group of real-life dads from a variety of backgrounds who are leading their families on the homeschooling journey.

ID: 13-609
Saturday;
Jun. 22, 2013
$4.50

The Messy and Marvelous: Tales of the Early Church to the Middle Ages. From Pentecost to the printing press, Linda Lacour Hobar pulls together a few of the messy and the marvelous tales from the Early Church and the Middle Ages. Through Paul, Constantine, and Marco Polo, as well as Mohammed, William the Conqueror, and John Wycliffe, learn of the triumph and the tragedies of medieval times and how they relate to our world today. This session is designed to equip and inspire teachers, parents, and students of this time period.

Scripture is full of encouragement and guidance for fathers. Be encouraged, enlightened and entertained as you hear how God's way is the best way for you and your family to thrive in a world that isn't always so friendly to the man of the house