Oregon Christian Home Education Association Network

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: 13-404
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

Conference:

Portland, Oregon
Friday & Saturday
Jun. 22 through 23, 2012

OR-2012 Start Strong, Stay Strong, Finish Strong

Presented by: Oregon Christian Home Education Association Network
ID: 12-01
Friday;
Jun. 22, 2012
$4.50

“Whatever is the meaning of life?” “Whatever happens when one dies?” “Whatever is your highest value?” – questions that demand more than a “Whatever!” answer. The “Whatever!” answer of secular thinking dampens, even squelches, serious thought and attempts at engaged conversation in our culture. The “Whatever!” of Secularism even invades the church. Rather than be discouraged, take heart in God’s command in Deuteronomy 12:32.

You diligently home educate your children, but many voices (including some within the homeschool community) tell you why and how you should be doing it. Many of these voices are disconcerting, not building unity with the King of your home-based discipleship efforts. This session will explore the interrelationships between the basic reasons for homeschooling, the freedom we have in Christ, our attitudes, our choices, and our practices as we teach our children. It will tackle the expectations and messages of the world that may still have deep roots in our and others’ home-education paradigms. May the Spirit free us at last, and help us spread the message of liberty in Christ.

ID: 12-03
Saturday;
Jun. 23, 2012
$4.50

Hear how the Supreme Court and our nation’s lower courts are failing to hold parental rights to the same legal standard as fundamental rights like speech and press, and how European court decisions on children’s rights are influencing our U.S. judicial system. Michael Farris describes threats to parental rights that involve the political right, political left, and international law, and proposes a solution that will be the battle of the century for homeschoolers and other pro-family forces.

ID: 12-04
Saturday;
Jun. 23, 2012
$4.50

Start Strong: You may think you’re just beginning, but others have gone before you. Learn from the lessons of those who have gone before. Enjoy God’s sense of humor when it comes to the last 25 years. Stay Strong: “Be strong in the Lord.” Human strength fails and fades, but His strength will help you stay strong. Have a plan to defend your freedom and hope that you’ll never use it. Finish Strong: The finish line is not in your hands, it is in your children’s children and generations to come. It’s not a stroll in the park – it’s a marathon. Endure “in the strength of His might” so that you can finish strong.

ID: 12-05
Saturday;
Jun. 23, 2012
$4.50

The best and most effective opportunity to win large numbers of Americans to Christ is found in our children. Based on the research of George Barna, Michael Farris presents homeschooling as the very best method to accomplish this. Church leaders are challenged to wake up to the spiritual damage occurring in their church’s children via public education. Parents are encouraged to make sure that the spiritual opportunity presented by homeschooling is not squandered.

ID: 12-10
Friday;
Jun. 22, 2012
$4.50

Picking the perfect curriculum is a tricky task. In this session we will overview the general types of curriculum and educational styles. Learn how to navigate the market, avoid purchase pitfalls and find the right fit for your family’s learning styles and budget.

Michael Farris, one of the outstanding constitutional lawyers of our time, discusses the importance of knowing the content and purpose of the founding documents of our country, and how that can impact our interpretation of issues today.

ID: 12-12
Friday;
Jun. 22, 2012
$4.50

Homeschooling doesn't have to cost hundreds of dollars per child. Vicki homeschooled seven at a time while their family was without a full-time income for four years, sometimes spending less than $100 per year.

ID: 12-13
Friday;
Jun. 22, 2012
$4.50

How can the preschool years be the starting point for a solid foundation in your child's life? Be encouraged and challenged to raise children who will be mighty in God's kingdom as you learn to teach your preschoolers with intention. Practical and fun ideas, with thought provoking challenges, will send you home excited and eager to take advantage of your child’s early years.

ID: 12-14
Friday;
Jun. 22, 2012
$4.50

YES YOU CAN. Hey, we won't lie to you! It can be intimidating. But the fact of the matter is that you really CAN do it! Homeschooling through high school is the gift that keeps on giving because it affords the one thing that is so fleeting in the teen years: time.

ID: 12-15
Friday;
Jun. 22, 2012
$4.50

Do you want to forgive, but the feelings just won’t go away? It’s easy to say forgive and forget, but my memory just doesn’t work that way. This session shows the dangers of bitterness and unforgiveness, giving practical Biblical helps to achieve genuine forgiveness.

ID: 12-16
Friday;
Jun. 22, 2012
$4.50

Learn to discern worldviews and to understand their impact on every aspect of our culture. We will analyze worldviews through interviews with those who hold opposing worldviews. Learn practical tools to reach non-Christians and to confront the culture with the Truth.

ID: 12-17
Friday;
Jun. 22, 2012
$4.50

In this fast-paced, easy-to-understand workshop, you will discover how to honor (not curse!) that wiggler in your midst; how to create a rich atmosphere for learning that will attract every learner; how to utilize your children's strengths to learn subjects that are hard for them; most importantly, you’ll discover how God delights in the incredibly individualized mechanisms for learning inside each of us! With this insight, including new research on intelligences, you will be able to adapt your teaching strategies AND choose your curriculum wisely.

ID: 12-18
Friday;
Jun. 22, 2012
$4.50

Who isn’t often overwhelmed with the many challenges that crowd the homeschool schedule? There are bright spots along the way, but are we enjoying the rich fulfillment in our marriage that was once the heart of our dreams? Where could that be hiding? It's found in the passion and purpose of your first priority. You can take tangible steps right now toward the stellar, God-inspired love story you were intended to live. (For wives)

With humor, drama, and adventure, Bruce will give the audience a look at life in the old west. They will hear about the pioneers, the stage coaches, the steam trains and the cowboys. An interactive story and a lively harmonica are thrown into the mixture.

Topics: Preschool

You want your children to be the best academically, spiritually, and physically. You also want to have godly compassion for your children. In striving to lead his wife and eight children to "greatness," however, Brian has found that he can fall into the sin of provoking them. He'll use scripture and experience to address the way to combine high expectations with justice, mercy, and love.

ID: 12-21
Friday;
Jun. 22, 2012
$4.50

Is learning a breath-taking adventure in your home school, or more of a weary, forced-march, plodding through endless subjects? Join Diana for this refreshing, reviving, and reinvigorating workshop where you will discover the best brain practices in learning, the environment that encourages learning, and the many non-traditional ways students can practice what they are learning. Take a new look at practical, proven, and possible ways to make your home school journey a wondrous adventure.

You know you need to let the children be more involved in helping at home, for training them in character and in practical skills, AND for your sanity! But where do you begin? This foster mom to almost 50 children will share tips and practical helps that have enabled her to homeschool 17 children and still be able to open the front door to guests.

Are you so overwhelmed that you find yourself going through the motions of school, without a clear sense of purpose or direction for each of your children? With a few tips, tools and techniques you can create a doable plan that will help you feel more confident and purposeful. We’ll look at how to assess the whole child, evaluate the school year and set tangible, achievable goals for each of your students. Come learn how to start with The Counselor, take practical steps, and even include your spouse in the process!

ID: 12-24
Friday;
Jun. 22, 2012
$4.50

One of the chief benefits of homeschooling is allowing our high school students to spend extra time pursuing their passions and delights. Can these also be added as credits to their transcripts? You bet. Learn some techniques to take the activities your students are already doing and discover how to create credits for their transcripts that will make them shine.

The first two waves of attacks on homeschooling were essentially based on lies. You won’t succeed academically. Your kids won’t be socialized. We proved them wrong twice. The third wave is fundamentally different. It accuses: you will teach your kids that Christianity is the only true religion. This attack is true. Michael Farris examines the newest anti-homeschooling strategy of the legal elites, explains how it will impact us today and tomorrow, and outlines a plan of action.

ID: 12-26
Friday;
Jun. 22, 2012
$4.50

We, as Christians, are sometimes afraid to talk with many Atheists, New-Agers and Evolutionists. Too often, we fear we won’t have answers to their tough questions. Be encouraged. Learn four killer questions that will help to destroy the secular thinking that encases the minds of friends, relatives and others. Learn to destroy sloppy, secular arguments without destroying the person.

ID: 12-27
Friday;
Jun. 22, 2012
$4.50

Items that will be covered in this workshop are: • The legal process for teaching students that qualify for “Special Ed Services” • Types of disabilities that one might need to specifically address through this legal process • Ideas proven to help many students with special needs • Can you write your own PDP? How? • Answers to specific questions from the group.

Topics: Special needs
ID: 12-28
Saturday;
Jun. 23, 2012
$4.50

It's easy to convince ourselves that marriage is something we chose. But there's far more to it than that. Your marriage is something God chose. Your marriage is what God is doing and He had a specific purpose in bringing you and your spouse together. What does God want to reveal about Himself through your marriage relationship? Be encourage and inspired by the reality that God is actively at work through the message in your marriage – a message He put there and wants to share with the world.

ID: 12-29
Friday;
Jun. 22, 2012
$4.50

Many Indians of the Nez Perce tribe of the Old Oregon Territory received visions from the Creator that a Book was coming to them. This was called “The Macedonian Call of the West.” Join Pastor Aaron Auer as he tells how they traveled to St. Louis to talk to General Clark of the Lewis and Clark Expedition in search of this “Book of Heaven,” our Bible.

Topics: Preschool
ID: 12-30
Friday;
Jun. 22, 2012
$4.50

Do you feel like your homeschooling has hit the wall? Or maybe you have hit the wall?! Would you like to engage your children more? Heidi will teach you the wonderful skill of notebooking using the "show ‘n’ tell" approach. She will have plenty of examples for you to look at and resources to take home. This is not a condemnation of workbooks (They do have their place.), but rather it is an opportunity for you to discover a life-giving, truly interactive way of learning. This is also a very hands-on workshop. Heidi will walk you through several approaches to notebooking, and you will discover that there is a notebooker inside of you!

ID: 12-31
Friday;
Jun. 22, 2012
$4.50

The Family Discipleship Plan is a practical guide for the comprehensive discipleship of the whole family. Effective discipleship is intentional and touches every aspect of our lives. At the heart of the Family Discipleship Plan is a non- condemning “checklist” that leads parents to be deliberate about the discipleship “plan” they have in place for their children. It is a great family project that offers ownership to each family member in their personal walk with Christ.

ID: 12-32
Friday;
Jun. 22, 2012
$4.50

Are you overwhelmed by the options? Not sure where to begin? Good planning is the key to any successful road trip, so Vicki will walk you through a planning checklist to help you prepare for this homeschool journey! Topics include research, goal setting, supplies, schedules, and more, plus Six Tips for Success. Appropriate for any grade level.

Have your nicely laid out lesson plans and goals been disrupted by real life? Come get some ideas for staying peaceful, joyful and hopeful as a home school mom. Megan speaks as a mom who never had it all together, but one who found God’s help and goodness in the midst of a messy, real homeschool life.

ID: 12-34
Friday;
Jun. 22, 2012
$4.50

What does it mean to be an Entrepreneur? Is entrepreneurship just for a select few, or is it something that even young people should pursue? In scripture, we are taught that the basics of entrepreneurship – responsibility, initiative and ownership – are important, not just for business owners, but also for young people who are just beginning to make their way in life. Now, you too will be challenged to think of yourself as an entrepreneur. In this session, you will learn 5 powerful, yet practical keys to developing as an entrepreneur, gaining an understanding of why they are essential and how you can implement them.

Depressed, lonely, anxious, or just feel like exploding inside? This session deals with feelings that we all have at times and gives practical Biblical steps to take when our feelings are spiraling downward. This talk specifically deals with loneliness, depression, guilt, and bitterness.

ID: 12-36
Friday;
Jun. 22, 2012
$4.50

Too often, Christ's followers lend credibility to artificial authorities, posers who speak persuasively and wield influence. In this session, students will learn to recognize the characteristics of artificial authorities, witness artificial authorities from both church and culture, become adept at discerning the difference between true and artificial authorities, and discover how Christ's followers are to respond with truth and grace.

It may come as a surprise, but your spouse wants to be loved and understood just as much as you do. Enjoy the blessings and benefits of loving communication. Don’t allow the continuous pressure of homeschooling priorities to distract you from the most important responsibility and relationship you have. Come for specific instruction and practical insights – leave with renewed hope and purpose for your marriage, made in heaven.

ID: 12-39
Friday;
Jun. 22, 2012
$4.50

Come learn from Pastor Aaron how the Church responded to “The Macedonian Call of the West”. They sent Oregon’s first missionary, Jason Lee, the original Trailblazer of Oregon, who established the first Oregon Mission with the Indian children.

Topics: Preschool
ID: 12-40
Saturday;
Jun. 23, 2012
$4.50

The essential history crash course for every Christian homeschool parent. Do you wonder, "Whom do I trust and what do I read to know real history?" Diana will equip YOU, regardless of your curriculum, to find your way through the challenges. She will lead you to a path you can follow in discovering treasures of history with your family.

ID: 12-41
Saturday;
Jun. 23, 2012
$4.50

Blessed are the flexible - for they shall not break! Have you been homeschooling through some challenging seasons of life lately? There are seasons of upheaval - moving, and perhaps health challenges. It's easy to wonder if we can successfully homeschool 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. You can do it!

Vicki will help you decide what is important to your family, where you need to begin, and will discuss organizational challenges unique to homeschoolers. Vicki Bentley, fellow busy homeschool mom, shares practical ideas that have helped her manage her household of ten.

Dr. Ray explores scripture, the state of government-run education, the origins of public schools, research on homeschooling, and personal experience to answer the question, “Who Should Be Educating Your Children?” He boldly challenges every Christian parent to face the idea that perhaps home-based education is the “default setting” that God has designed for the education of children. Dr. Ray, one of the world’s leading homeschool researchers and homeschooling father of eight children, calls and warns parents to not be a stumbling block in their children’s lives (Matthew 18:6).

Choose your college with results in mind. Learn what colleges expect of homeschooled applicants and how to make it work for you. Build a portfolio that sets you apart. Ace the Common Application and interview. Write winning application essays. Win college scholarships for tuition, housing, meals, books and travel.

ID: 12-45
Saturday;
Jun. 23, 2012
$4.50

In 1840 approximately 1200 Native Americans gathered for 3-4 days in The Dalles to hear Jason Lee preach. Find out what happened when Pastor Aaron shares about the wonderful moving of God amidst the people who attended.

ID: 12-46
Saturday;
Jun. 23, 2012
$4.50

Who cares what Jesus would drive? Christian environmentalists are asking the question in order to "drive" the church to proclaim a greener Gospel, claiming the Church needs to be more concerned about climate change, overpopulation, melting polar caps and animal rights. Christian environmentalists want churches to instruct believers to become activists on these vital issues facing the planet. Have Christians missed the importance of caring for the earth? In this timely evaluation, Bill Jack examines what the biblical response should be to an issue that is dictating government policy, changing the economy and shifting Western culture.

Watch your step! Those wee ones are learning form everything you do. Betsy will offer encouragement and ideas for mothers of toddlers, especially those balancing their older and younger children's education.

ID: 12-48
Saturday;
Jun. 23, 2012
$4.50

Read description carefully: The “Perfect Family” is in the other seminar! Bickering, holiness, selfishness, and sacrifice. Being iron, extending grace and striving after loving relationships in the home. Hear the Jacobson family speak openly about the joy and challenge of walking together in unity.

ID: 12-50
Saturday;
Jun. 23, 2012
$4.50

Are there examples from various times and various cultures that show the unmistakable handiwork of the Creator/Redeemer God? Does history have more to teach us than mere dates, names and places? For an intriguing look at the Story behind the stories, join Diana for this adventure-filled recounting – which could change your life!

Have you ever experienced a series of days, weeks or even months when you felt like you just could NOT get on top of all that you had to do? Most moms struggle with finding a balance when it comes to homeschooling and staying on top of the rest of your day. Homeschool mom, if you're struggling with trying to do it all, you will enjoy hearing some of Heidi's favorite tips for managing homeschooling and homemaking...and still finding time to fit in "other things" (like alone time with your husband!) Bring a friend and leave your preconceived ideas at the door because real moms sometimes serve Cheerios for dinner!

ID: 12-52
Saturday;
Jun. 23, 2012
$4.50

What comes to mind when you hear, "Joyful mother of children"? If you aren't sure this describes your perspective on motherhood right now, come learn six steps to guide you to the joyful path! We will also discuss practical strategies to help us stay "tuned up."

Practical training techniques from the fire service and how you can use them to prepare your child to live a godly life.

Gain SAT strategies to achieve the best score possible with the least amount of anxiety. Impact your campus for Christ for eternal treasures.

ID: 12-55
Saturday;
Jun. 23, 2012
$4.50

In 1924 a memorial statue of a man on a horse with Bible in hand was placed in Salem, on the Capitol grounds. It is called “The Circuit Rider”. Come hear stories about the Pioneer Preachers, or “Circuit Riders” that this statue commemorates.

ID: 12-56
Saturday;
Jun. 23, 2012
$4.50

Christian young people are leaving the faith in droves and, homeschoolers are not completely exempt from this tragedy. Even though we have received so many blessings and advantages through the sacrifices of our parents, the fight continues, and we will lose if we let down our guard. This session, addressed primarily to the next generation of homeschoolers, will clarify what is at stake in this new era, and inspire young people with the courage necessary to be faithful to, and build upon their godly heritage.

ID: 12-57
Saturday;
Jun. 23, 2012
$4.50

It's a Jungle out there - How do we equip intrepid explorers with skills and tools to navigate through the forests of knowledge and data?

ID: 12-58
Saturday;
Jun. 23, 2012
$4.50

What parents don’t want their children to be effective and successful in life? How ironic! That's exactly what God wants for your children, too. But God’s idea of effectiveness and being successful – generational faithfulness – is about much more than mere success, American-style. How do we pursue this path? In achieving God's best, we’ll need to embrace His intentions and priorities. Parents, you have a vital part to play BUT, Young Person, so do you!

Conference:

Portland, OR
Friday - Sunday
Jun. 24 through 26, 2011

OR-2011 Delight in the Lord

Presented by: Oregon Christian Home Education Association Network

Dad, you don’t have to be a spiritual giant with a towering intellect to be a leader in your family’s homeschool.

Do you realize what a powerful teaching tool you have right in the middle of your Bible? The book of Proverbs is a God-given handbook for training wise and discerning children. Take home fun and practical ideas for mining its treasures with your family.

Most of us were taught worthless or misleading spelling rules filled with exceptions. Come, examine ways this complex language is much more consistent than we've been lead to believe.

ID: 11-14
Friday;
Jun. 24, 2011
$4.50

Find a College or University that will love your student almost as much as you do! Topics include finding colleges to visit, comparing college statistics, getting to know colleges, visiting colleges, evaluating colleges and applying to colleges.

ID: 11-15
Friday;
Jun. 24, 2011
$4.50

Mad? Angry? Ticked off? Or just frustrated? What ever you call it, it will drive your kids away, divide your marriage, and destroy your home. No one likes living next to a volcano that could erupt at any moment. What are the dangers, the signs, and some Biblical solutions? How does one deal with an angry person and how do I get rid of these feelings that scream at me?

What type of homeschool parent are you? A box checker? Eclectic? Do you love schedules? Loathe them? Maybe you’re still looking for that perfect “niche.” Paige will share practical tips for helping all personalities succeed as homeschooling parents. Examine areas of struggle, identify strengths, and most importantly, be encouraged that God knew your strengths and weaknesses when He placed your children in your home.

ID: 11-18
Friday;
Jun. 24, 2011
$4.50

A Christian walk is something we talk about, learn about and write about, but what does it mean to know God?

ID: 11-19
Friday;
Jun. 24, 2011
$4.50

Not many people realize that the historical development of evolutionary ideas were based on philosophical assumptions and shifts, not on scientific discovery. This seminar takes a critical look at this fascinating piece of history.

Whether you realize it or not, the decision to homeschool changes your identity. No longer “Mommy,” but “Mommy and Teacher,” establishing loving authority and setting realistic expectations in the homeschool are vital for long-term success. Learn to set attainable goals and model godly leadership as you live and school together.

Building and preserving trust between you and your family is the highest priority for homeschool dads.

ID: 11-22
Friday;
Jun. 24, 2011
$4.50

When you walk into the Exhibit Hall you are blown away by all the choices. How do you make sense of it all? How do you find that "perfect curriculum"?

ID: 11-23
Friday;
Jun. 24, 2011
$4.50

Come see the many uses of journaling, including different types of journals: regular journals, diaries, dialogue journals, and nature journals. Handouts with fun journal starters will help homeschooling parents transition into journaling. A powerpoint presentation will bring the main points to life and help parents become excited about this inexpensive way to teach writing.

ID: 11-24
Friday;
Jun. 24, 2011
$4.50

What does the Bible say about homeschooling? How can Christians draw on their faith to succeed in high school? How should Christians conduct their homeschool if they are thinking about college? In this talk, Lee discusses all these questions as well as covers all the homeschool high school basics. Learn to prepare and not panic about high school. You are your child's best teacher, even for the tough high school subjects.

ID: 11-25
Friday;
Jun. 24, 2011
$4.50

What comes first? The marriage or the math lesson? Most homeschool moms (every mom, for that matter) have felt the pull and pressure of trying to balance their marriages and their commitment to motherhood. Hey, most homeschool moms are happy to find time for a shower, let alone a romantic night with their husband! Yes, it's true. Homeschooling adds a new dynamic to the pressures of motherhood - but it doesn't mean you need to let your marriage suffer! In fact, it's never been more crucial than it is right now to strengthen the core of your family. In case you are still wondering, your marriage comes first. In this workshop, you'll learn several key ingredients to balancing your love life with language lessons ~ and how you can become the most romantic homeschool mom on the block! Come hear a story of personal experience that will challenge the way you view your marriage and inspire you to seek God's heart as you model a strong healthy marriage for your children. This is Heidi's favorite topic, so bring a notepad and fasten your seatbelts! It's time to put the "real OO" back in your Homeschool!

We all left the traditional school because we didn’t like the way they did school, yet there is a lot of pressure to do school the way they do school. And it’s killing us. If you’ve been thinking there has to be a better way… there is, and it’s not called boarding school. Join Todd as he re-examines the reasons behind what we do and why we do it and burns the bridge between their way and the better way.

Consider the research of Dr. Chall and Stages of Reading Development. Learn ways to build a solid base for reading success for either the beginning non-reader or the floundering learner.

ID: 11-28
Friday;
Jun. 24, 2011
$4.50

Society tries to convince us of what’s hot and what’s not. But what does God have to say about bulging muscles and striving for the perfect figure?

ID: 11-29
Friday;
Jun. 24, 2011
$4.50

Families with kids of all ages are invited to come and hear the compelling evidence that shows dinosaurs were on the Ark and the subsequent eye witness accounts.

Our children are precious gifts from the Lord but sometimes they can interfere with our human plans. Many homeschooling parents are in distress because they find their little ones seeking attention at all the wrong times. Let Paige share with you creative ways to prepare these young “sponges” for school while keeping them creatively occupied at times when the parent needs to concentrate on the older ones. The workshop is full of practical suggestions for educational toys and common household items that can be used to educate and occupy young ones. Homeschooling with young ones can be easier than you think!

ID: 11-31
Friday;
Jun. 24, 2011
$4.50

What is the dad's role in training his children for life? It is assumed that most men know how to be a dad and just need ideas on fine tuning fatherhood. This is a workshop for the majority of men who don't really know what that role looks like. Come and gain confidence and learn the Biblical principles of fatherhood.

Topics: Fathers

If homeschooling up until now feels more like drudgery than delight, or if the thought of homeschooling makes your knees shake and your palms sweat, this is the workshop for you! Perhaps you've been hearing from "experts" that view homeschooling as just another form of education, like any other. Public schools think that way, but homeschooling is nothing like the school system. It's just the opposite. Learning at home is an adventure, a journey, a new lifestyle. Join veteran homeschool mom of seven (including one homeschool graduate!) Heidi St.John as she talks about the three things you've got to know as a new homeschooler that will set you on a track for success and enjoyment with your children. Because, although you're nervous now, it'll all be okay. Homeschooling is worth it. So sit back, relax. You'll soon discover that homeschooling is a journey like no other. Take it in stride that you will bumble and stumble, stick your foot in it, take wrong turns, backtrack, start again, and again . . . and your child will be just fine. Come and bring a friend for a dose of information and encouragement. You can do it!

ID: 11-33
Friday;
Jun. 24, 2011
$4.50

Many hands-on activities will be demonstrated in this workshop, which includes a powerpoint presentation (97 slides!) illustrating each historical art activity. Cave art, hieroglyphs, movie boxes, pottery, shoebox scenes, and more are included in this fast-paced workshop.

ID: 11-34
Friday;
Jun. 24, 2011
$4.50

Plan your high school courses so you are prepared for anything! This course will explain what core classes to cover every year, and what classes are required for college graduation. Learn how to plan for English, Math, Social Studies, Science, Foreign Language, Physical Education, Fine Arts, and electives like Religion, Technology, Occupational Education, or delight-directed learning. We will discuss how to get the core classes covered within four years, and ideas for planning your homeschool week. You will use what you know about your students and their learning styles and consider the subjects that colleges want to see.