Oregon Christian Home Education Association Network

Recordings Listing

Conference:

Beaverton, OR
Friday & Saturday
Aug. 18 through 19, 2006

Be Thou My Vision

Presented by: Oregon Christian Home Education Association Network
ID: 06-34
Saturday;
Aug. 19, 2006
$4.50

What a challenge! What a blessing! What a reward! But what do we, as parents, do to see the blessing and to harvest the reward? This practical, hands-on workshop looks at vision, opportunities and counsel in your teenager's life through such issues as: what we can do, through school subjects and training, to prepare our unfolding young adults; how do we home school when the subjects get harder; why we should study worldviews with them? . . . and much more.

ID: 06-35
Saturday;
Aug. 19, 2006
$4.50

This is for all the other moms who have been futilely asking for a maid every year for Christmas. How do you do more than is humanly possible? (which most of us are trying to do!) or justify not doing it? (which is an easily acquired skill!) You will be challenged to determine priorities as you seek to organize your time.

Now that you recognize more of how your student learns, what is the best way to gain successful learning output? This workshop deals with successful teaching strategies, brain based teaching techniques, some of the latest reading strategies, and a multi-sensory approach to curriculums.

Topics: Special needs
ID: 06-37
Saturday;
Aug. 19, 2006
$4.50

Teaching writing to more advanced students can seem overwhelming. Yet, young people must master the writing skills needed for college and for vocational settings. How do you prepare them? What do your students need to know? We will explore reaching core composition goals, creating well-developed outlines, writing logically, following standard form, altering standard form, and creating timed response-essays.

ID: 06-41
Saturday;
Aug. 19, 2006
$4.50

As the father of fourteen children, Rick Boyer knows the importance of obedience to a peaceful and productive home. Here he shares, from Scripture and his own experience, the principles that make child training a loving relationship rather than a set of behavior modification techniques.

When the Boyers started their home education adventure in 1980, there were 4 children in the family, all ages 5 and under. Today there are 14 Boyer kids, several of them young adults and making an impact in God's calling for their lives. In this workshop, Marilyn tells in her own words and theirs why the Boyers (ALL OF THEM) are glad God led them into the lifestyle of home education.

Topics: Encouragement

In this seminar, Dr. Jay L. Wile explains how any parent can help his or her children learn science at the upper levels. As a former University teacher and a former high school teacher, Dr. Wile has experienced first-hand the failure of our public school system. As a result, he is a staunch advocate of homeschooling a student all the way through the high school years. Dr. Wile agrees that most parents do not have the ability to teach the high school sciences at home, but he also contends that this is not a problem. By the time a homeschooled student reaches high school, both the student and the parent should be able to learn by reading. Thus, Dr. Wile admonishes the parent to learn the subject right along with the student. With both the parent and the student helping each other learn, an upper level science experience can be equally rewarding for both!

ID: 06-44
Saturday;
Aug. 19, 2006
$4.50

Are you tired of force feeding history to your children? Does history make them yawn? Or, do you have one of those hungry-for-history type students that would devour far more than you could ever dream up to provide? Diana Waring will take you on an extraordinary learning adventure as she shares with you how to make the facts come alive and the learning go deeper! Join Diana for her "sit-on-the-edge-of-your-chair-in-suspense" history approach, using literature, music, art, science, cooking, and more, that has captivated homeschoolers across five nations.

ID: 06-45
Saturday;
Aug. 19, 2006
$4.50

Why did God stop making people out of dirt? Wouldn't that have been easier than having brothers and sisters? This session delves into Colossians 3 and explores the wonderful role that family plays in our march toward adulthood.

Do you or your student have ADD? Come and have a good time listening how to deal with attention focusing issues…gain and understanding as to why the way we are wired has nothing to do with how smart we are. This workshop covers ways to teach students with ADD, how to deal with it as a parent, and exposes some of the myths and fallacies of this type of wiring.

Topics: Special needs
ID: 06-47
Saturday;
Aug. 19, 2006
$4.50

The command for women to be keepers of the home is not persecution from God or man, but a gift from the Lord to free and fulfill us. As we become ALL He has called us to be, our family becomes mighty in the Lord and a beacon to this generation. Whether you had a nurturing mother or not, God can teach you how to be one as you seek His heart for yourself and your children.

Conference:

Beaverton, OR
Friday & Saturday
Aug. 19 through 20, 2005

From Generation to Generation

Presented by: Oregon Christian Home Education Association Network

Most parents want a successful education for their children. With this assumption in mind, Kevin presents a powerful presentation that uncovers the ten secrets to a successful education and training for your child. They are time tested. They are the rock bottom principles that are basic to all education. And they affirm the homeschool vision. It's not a one-size-fits-all education. In fact, one of these ten principles is the Principle of Individuality, which requires a different model for each home and child. This impacting presentation will give the first time homeschooler confidence and vision. It will also provide encouragement and a reality check for the experienced homeschooler.

We thought we were just bringing desks into our home, but it ended up changing our lives and our worldview. In fact, it changed our world! That's the testimony Kevin brings to this moving presentation of three generations and 35 years in the homeschooling movement. It's a story about relationships, about maximizing our God-given potential, and making a powerful impact on our world for Christ. It was more than homeschooling. It was life God's way, that we found.

Topics: Vision
ID: 05-04
Saturday;
Aug. 20, 2005
$4.50

Maintaining the freedom to home educate in Oregon has required constant vigilance. Hear the stories of the faithfulness of God throughout the years as homeschool parents have fought to protect their right to homeschool their children.

Sometimes it is hard to see beyond the drudgery of our day to day homeschooling regimen. There is more to homeschooling than meets the eye. Is God preparing to use the homeschooling in a powerful way to transform our families, churches, and culture? We will look at the trends within the movement, and the exciting developments that are coming in the future of this movement. This message will lift you up and help you to see where you are going. It is a vital message for the entire homeschooling movement. People do not quit homeschooling for lack of curriculum, they quit for lack of vision.

Lures abound to sidetrack homeschooling parents. One is the fast-growing nationwide promise of “free,” state-run, “home” school programs to “help” you educate your children. Dr. Ray will challenge you to consider the paramount importance of who should be in authority over what is taught to the minds and hearts of children. Related to tax-funded programs, there are (1) subtle and negative practical consequences of enrolling your children in them, (2) serious problems from the perspective of a liberty-loving republic such as the United States, and (3) contradictions to a biblical worldview that demands parents and private associations be the main educators of children. Dr. Ray is convinced this is one of the most urgent issues with which homeschoolers should grapple during the next several years.

ID: 05-14
Friday;
Aug. 19, 2005
$4.50

Whether you enjoy writing or not, feel confident to teach it or not, this workshop is for you. Guidelines for helping writers from preschool through high school will be presented. In the process the mechanics and the art of writing will be explored and discussed.

ID: 05-15
Friday;
Aug. 19, 2005
$4.50

This workshop is designed for the parent who is considering home education. The first question to ask is "Shall I home school?" We’ll look at the common reasons for home schooling with a focus on how to tell whether it’s right for you. The second question, "How do I begin?" will be answered in a step-by step manner not only showing what needs to be done, but when and how. Finally, we’ll make sure to cover the common questions of "What about socialization?", "What if I don’t feel qualified?", and "What about high school, college, or hard academic subjects like chemistry or trigonometry?"

ID: 05-16
Friday;
Aug. 19, 2005
$4.50

Teach them all at once-easily and with real learning! How can YOU successfully teach more than one child at very different levels without “reinventing” everything all the time? Receive a list of questions to spark learning on any topic. Learn what it means to “really” teach. Participate as it works with a really large group!

ID: 05-17
Friday;
Aug. 19, 2005
$4.50

Home educators are the Warren Buffets in the primary and secondary educational field. They know how to invest their time and resources to develop an amazing child portfolio. The question becomes, “Does one cash in all their options at graduation and squander the investment or continue growing the investment through the college years to amass a lifetime pension?” What is the criteria for making the investment in a college education? How does one decide whether to choose a prestigious college or a smaller less recognized college? Ought a career be the ultimate objective of a college education? Come explore these questions.

Are all these books, videos, camps and reading lists that emphasize worldviews merely the latest fad, or do they address an area of education that is critical for you and your youth? Come examine our firm foundation - God’s Word. We’re leading a topical tour of the Bible and showing that long before Cornelius Van Til and Francis Schaeffer - pickles, dragons, and the Macedonian phalanx were illustrating the importance of a Biblical worldview.

ID: 05-23
Saturday;
Aug. 20, 2005
$4.50

Here is a rousing call for renewing the involvement, relationships, and powerful influence of fatherhood. In many ways, fatherhood is a lost art. Kevin comes to this presentation with the blessing of having received a great legacy of four generations of godly fatherhood. It is more than leadership, responsibility, and relationships. It is a generational vision that renews families, reforms cultures, and establishes family dynasties. Dads, get ready for a huge encouragement and uplifting vision in this presentation.

Topics: Fathers

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

ID: 05-25
Saturday;
Aug. 20, 2005
$4.50

Junior High is a unique and special time of growing up. In order to take full advantage of these precious years, spiritual, physical and academic needs must all be considered. In this workshop, we will cover how parents can custom-design their students' junior high years to help them to "grow and wax strong in spirit, becoming filled with wisdom; and having the grace of God upon them." (Luke 2:40)

ID: 05-26
Saturday;
Aug. 20, 2005
$4.50

See the heart of your learner and improve his learning. Come and meet the heart of your struggling learner – even if he is gifted in some areas. Experience for a moment what it feels like to try so hard with so little success. Learn to look past problems to strengths. Find strategies that provide practical help and hope for the weary.

Topics: Special needs
ID: 05-27
Saturday;
Aug. 20, 2005
$4.50

Although our nation has not been marched off into captivity in chains like Babylon, we have been taken spiritually captive by our culture. We have been subtly chained to the world's values that imprison us. The values of the world unknowingly sneak up on us through TV, on the internet, and while reading the newspaper and magazines. The saturation of our families by the torrential onslaught of the media in our sensually driven surroundings has captivated both us and our children. "How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him who brings good news." Isa. 52:7 God has appointed our families to bring the news of deliverance and lead others out of captivity. Renew your vision on how to instruct your children when it comes to media discernment, establishing values that reflect God's timeless standards, and dispensing with the lies and myths that our culture perpetrates concerning body image, sex, pornography, and relationships. Take practical steps to relinquish the chains that have not only bound our families, but our churches as well.

In the wake of serious degeneration in the fields of art and literature, Christians must exercise careful discernment in these areas. Without giving way to extra-biblical legalism, Kevin Swanson will present several biblical principles by which you can discern the best of art, literature and movies for your family’s enjoyment and education. He will challenge you to look at every area of life through the eyeglasses of the Word of God.

ID: 05-33
Saturday;
Aug. 20, 2005
$4.50

A Biblical age appropriate approach to sex education for homeschoolers. In this workshop parents of elementary and middle school children will learn what to talk about with their kids at every stage of development. This workshop includes information on how to set a paradigm for purity and courtship beginning in preschool. We will also discuss media discernment, how to give "the talk", and how parents can begin now to open up the lines of communication with their children to pave the way for honesty during adolescence.

ID: 05-34
Saturday;
Aug. 20, 2005
$4.50

Today most people think that education is to train a child for a good paying and satisfying job. Is that how we as home educators ought to view education? We have already taken the quirky road of non-conformity by teaching our children at home. Ought we consider something so outrageously daring as to become traditionalists? For thousands of years, until modern 20th century man became “enlightened,” education primarily had one goal in mind. Come find out what that goal was. This foundation of education must be solid in order to have an ordered, civilized person and society. Come learn how to be a trend setter by pursuing traditionalism.

ID: 05-35
Saturday;
Aug. 20, 2005
$4.50

How do you decide what to study in high school? How do you know that your teen is learning enough (and of the right things)? How can parents continue a home-school lifestyle during the high school years? Must home-school students model their high school years after the institutionalized educational style of learning? Come and learn how to make your high school years special, wonderful, and complete as we discuss the overall plans needed to teach high school at home.

ID: 05-36
Saturday;
Aug. 20, 2005
$4.50

General teaching methods for Special Needs plus specific helps for ADD, LD, and Down Syndrome. Great resources will be shared. Whether you are working with a learner who is learning disabled, ADD/ADHD, Down’s Syndrome, or autistic, you will find help here. From general tips to specific helps to resources; this workshop provides it all.

Topics: Special needs
ID: 05-37
Saturday;
Aug. 20, 2005
$4.50

As you homeschool your children, what are your expectations? Are these realistic or false ones? How can you tell the difference between the two? This workshop will discuss this and the dangerous and idolatrous traps homeschoolers can fall into if caught unaware. In the process, a new confidence will be gained to help you raise your children realistically in a very real world.

ID: 05-41
Saturday;
Aug. 20, 2005
$4.50

This workshop contemplates the unique qualities that God has given boys and presents a challenge that every parent of a boy needs to hear. The message is especially practical for the homeschooling family that struggles with high energy, young boys. It will leave you with a new vision for raising godly sons. This is a much-needed presentation to homeschoolers, many of whom struggle with what to do with boys in the home.

ID: 05-42
Saturday;
Aug. 20, 2005
$4.50

God's call on this generation of youth is to raise a banner of purity to counter the explosive rise of inappropriate sexual content in our culture today. In this workshop we will equip both parents and teens to wage the battle against sexual promiscuity that we face everyday. Topics dicussed will include courtship versus dating, media discernment and enhancing communication with your teen. This workshop is excellent for both teens and their parents to attend together.

ID: 05-43
Saturday;
Aug. 20, 2005
$4.50

Fathers and husbands, it is time to love and lead - now. Love your wife like Christ loves the church. Nurture and admonish your children but do not provoke them. Lead your family in God’s exciting will. Is all of this possible? Yes. But what can you do? Mothers and wives, it is time to love your husband as God has declared and to lead your children. Brian and Betsy will help and encourage you with scripture, their experiences, and what they have learned during 20 years of marriage and the ongoing raising of eight children.

ID: 05-44
Saturday;
Aug. 20, 2005
$4.50

Raising motivated children starts with the parents. How are you as a parent motivated? How will you model that for your children? But one must step back even further to ask – why are you home schooling? When having that answer clear in your mind, you as a parent-teacher then have a source for your own motivation. Spreading that to your children then becomes easier. As they catch your vision they also will be more motivated. Obedience is another key issue of motivation. Come and discover the many aspects of motivation in this talk which will help you deal with, " Mom, I don't want to do my math today – or ever again."

Fathers and husbands, it is time to love and lead - now. Love your wife like Christ loves the church. Nurture and admonish your children but do not provoke them. Lead your family in God’s exciting will. Is all of this possible? Yes. But what can you do? Mothers and wives, it is time to love your husband as God has declared and to lead your children. Brian and Betsy will help and encourage you with scripture, their experiences, and what they have learned during 20 years of marriage and the ongoing raising of eight children.

ID: 05-46
Saturday;
Aug. 20, 2005
$4.50

Turn the CRISIS into UNDERSTANDING and techniques to accomplish it.

Topics: Special needs
ID: 05-47
Saturday;
Aug. 20, 2005
$4.50

Are you one of the many who learned to hate history? Explore answers to this question and in the process discover not only a new love for this subject, but how to teach it both enthusiastically and effectively.

Conference:

Beaverton, OR
Friday & Saturday
Aug. 20 through 21, 2004

A Bountiful Harvest

Presented by: Oregon Christian Home Education Association Network
ID: 04-01
Friday;
Aug. 20, 2004
$4.50

The fields are white unto harvest. Our crop is our children, will you reap a bountiful harvest?

ID: 04-02
Friday;
Aug. 20, 2004
$4.50

The most destructive force in family life today is the anger of one or both parents. But rebellion in youth seldom goes away until parents deal, not just with anger, but with their spirit of anger. MANY PEOPLE WITH A SPIRIT OF ANGER DO NOT REALIZE THEY HAVE IT. James and John had such an intensive spirit of anger that they wanted to call down fire from heaven and destroy an entire village full of people. Yet they were deceived so that they didn't know that their spirits were putting off such a spirit of anger. A spirit of anger is also very contagious. Proverbs 22:24-25 explains how fathers or preachers who are blind to their own angry spirits develop followers with the same spirit.

ID: 04-03
Friday;
Aug. 20, 2004
$4.50

Have you ever heard someone say “All children are gifts from God” only to roll your eyes and think… “Ha! They don't know what goes on in my house!” If you don't look for God's gifts, you may be missing some of His best. Come laugh and be encouraged to see just what God had in mind when he designed your child. Learn how to see your child through God's spectacles and how to stay focused on God's vision of your child...not the world's.

ID: 04-04
Saturday;
Aug. 21, 2004
$4.50

A brief look at the way God gave us the victory in the Oregon legislature and the way HE gives us freedom to home educate.

Topics: Vision

Mike Farris discusses how America’s principles of morality, liberty, and self-government are under attack. He explores ways that we can restore these three essential values so the future generation can continue to enjoy their benefits.

ID: 04-06
Friday;
Jun. 20, 2008
$4.50

In this brief recording (16 minutes) Gregg Harris encourages the attendees of this dinner in the purpose of literacy and how the Bible shows the importance of writing things down. It helps us remember the goodness of God in our lives. Attendees must preregister for this special dinner with our speakers (excluding Mike and Vickie Farris).

ID: 04-11
Friday;
Aug. 20, 2004
$4.50

Why do we start for the kitchen to get a drink for a child, get sidetracked by a paperclip on the floor and end up weeding in the garden with no idea why our child is still thirsty? Why do library books constantly disappear into black holes in our homes, never to be seen again?...at least not before the fines add up? Why do we have 25 great educational programs or projects started and only 2 or 3 are ever finished? As a self-proclaimed "Gloriously Unregimented Mom", Carol shares stories and strategies from the heart (and from the trenches!) about a home run by a highly distractible mom. She brings to light the many "truths" distractible moms must own if ever they are to develop strategies that work. Best of all, Carol shares her firm conviction that the highly distractible mom has a real and God-given edge over the naturally organized mom. Come and learn and laugh as you find REAL help for the highly distractible mom.

The main reason the Prodigal Son was a rebel was because he was rejected by his older brother. Most rebels in the Bible and in history were not 2nd born, but 1st born. When 2nd borns got into trouble, it was usually because they were following their older siblings. It is no quirk of nature that 1st borns are often very strong willed. God wanted that strong will turned in the right direction so that the influence of the parents and the 1st born cause the 2nd born to move in the right direction; then the influence of the parents, 1st born, & 2nd born move the 3rd born in the right direction, etc. There are 10 key principles from III John that older children should apply in relation to younger children that will bring joy to their own hearts as well as sweet harmony to their entire family.

ID: 04-13
Friday;
Aug. 20, 2004
$4.50

"I'm from the government schools and I have some 'free' curriculum, computers, and programs for you." Does this make you jump for glee, or does it make your hair on the back of your neck start to twinge? Every Christian needs to consider the principles of scripture and what makes a liberty-loving nation succeed before accepting such "free" services of handouts. The spreading practice of charter schools, virtual schools, and other permutations of state-run schooling-at-home that is marketed to current and perspective homeschoolers is one of the most serious issues facing the parent-lead home-based education movement in America. Dr. Ray will challenge you to go deeper and face the realities of what and why you believe and do what you do as you model courageous living for your children and adult peers.

Rainmakers Home School Speech & Debate Clubs, coached by Gregg & Sono Harris, display the potential of delight-directed study and the power of companionship in bold relief. By creating a social environment supportive of the pursuit of excellence, and providing an outlet for each members' work, Rainmakers has become a launching pad for many excellent young speakers and debaters age, 12 to 18. Samples of a few "winning speeches" by Rainmakers club members will be presented.

Has some distortion. Discover the foundational building blocks for a strong homeschool. In this informative class, you will develop a family mission statement, learn how and where to shop, uncover your child's learning style and outline a personal school calendar. Hand-outs include resources, lesson planning and scheduling sheets which are not included on the CD.

Are you struggling with teaching math to your teenagers? Does the word “algebra” strike fear in your home? Join Steve Clark as he humorously explores the reasons that instruction can be difficult and then gets serious about WHY teenagers need higher level math. If you or your students have ever asked, “When are we going to use this Algebra stuff?,” then this seminar is for you!

ID: 04-17
Friday;
Aug. 20, 2004
$4.50

Effective apologetics begins with understanding the distinction between Christianity and the world. This seminar compares various worldviews’ assumptions about the nature of man and draws the logical conclusions. Based on an analogy between Jekyll and Hyde and Frankenstein’s monster and the two possible beliefs about the nature of man, this lecture demonstrates the uniqueness of Christianity and the bankruptcy of political, legal, and ethical systems based on the assumption that man is basically good.

ID: 04-21
Saturday;
Aug. 21, 2004
$4.50

If you have ever worried about keeping the house clean, meals prepared, and the laundry caught up, all while keeping your lesson plans current, the papers graded, and the rest of your homeschool running, then this session is for you. Drawing from her 15 years of homeschooling, Vickie will share insights on how she keeps things running smoothly in her house.

ID: 04-22
Saturday;
Aug. 21, 2004
$4.50

Even busy executives with 10 children like Mike can and should take part in home schooling—not just in teaching, but in supporting their wives.

Topics: Fathers

Without a doubt, a wife’s most important responsibility in relation to her husband is to reverence him. Submission is a wife’s position. Reverence is her practice or activity. Reverence is the command that balances and gives meaning to submission. It is also the thing that makes a wife a success as a wife. The need of a wife, given by her Creator, is for the security of her husband’s love. The need of a husband is for his wife’s reverence. Reverence motivates a husband. It moves him; it builds him; it lifts him. It challenges him. It empowers him. It encourages him.

ID: 04-24
Saturday;
Aug. 21, 2004
$4.50

Delight yourself in the Lord! Taste and see that the Lord is good! Are there biblical and theological roots to delight-directed study? Does everyone, including children, really have a God given appitite for learning? Is delight-directed study compatible with biblical discipline? Is it really our educational duty to allow our children to become bored? Can we harness every child's natural curiosity and use it to pull that student into various kinds of useful learning? Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. And Yes!

ID: 04-25
Saturday;
Aug. 21, 2004
$4.50

In the midst of home schooling, mothers may face feelings of loneliness, weariness, frustration and disappointment. When things are not going exactly as we expected, what does God desire to accomplish in our lives? During the trying times, how can we cooperate with His purposes? From her own study and life experience, Sono shares the sustaining, hope-building truths that God delivers to us so bountifully in the midst of everyday life & storm. THIS RECORDING IS NOT THE BEST QUALITY but content is excellent.

ID: 04-26
Saturday;
Aug. 21, 2004
$4.50

Relax. It's easier than you think. This workshop will walk you step-by-step through a simple and easy-to-use method based on phonics and fun combined in a simple game that kids will ask for day after day. The game is learned in one minute but will grow with your child through years of learning. All the materials for this method will cost you less than $2.00

ID: 04-27
Saturday;
Aug. 21, 2004
$4.50

This introduction to apologetics starts by pointing out that every worldview is fundamentally religious. Although secularists behave as though some worldviews require faith and some are purely rational, the fact remains that everyone makes faith assumptions. This lecture explores the faith required to embrace atheism while encouraging students to ask atheists and other non-Christians to defend what they believe.

Topics: Vision

What if it were truly possible to train a child to refuse evil and choose good? What more important thing could a parent do for his child?! Is such a thing even possible? Yes! How? By culturing in one’s child simple appetites for the “best of the best.” The prevailing philosophy of our day that says we should expose a child to lots of good AND evil and let him choose is wrong! Such a child will, most likely, choose evil. The land of Canaan was a “land flowing with milk and honey.” A “butter and honey” diet would be a diet even better than “milk and honey.” This workshop explains and illustrates the “butter and honey diet” parents need to feed their children to train them to refuse evil and choose good. It also teaches how to decrease wrong appetites and increase right appetites.

ID: 04-32
Saturday;
Aug. 21, 2004
$4.50

Mike shares the biblical vision for courtship, its value over traditional dating, plus what he has learned through the experience of his three oldest daughters’ courtships and marriages.

ID: 04-33
Saturday;
Aug. 21, 2004
$4.50

From childbearing to letting go, Biblical motherhood is about laying down your life as an investment in eternity-- your own and your children’s! Giving your life away is the biblical norm that must guide your mothering style; the results are finding your life and discovering the joy that only God can give. Practical and specific application from a perspective gained in over 29 years of mothering.

Delights are often caught rather than taught. They are fueled by the power of companionship. In fact, the greatest works of scholarship, literature, art, music, science or civic leadership have been born among small groups of fellow enthusiasts who were devoted to some area of shared interest. Each group was more like a club than a class. Each group was an age-integrated and led by the power of the best examples of its most delighted members. It only takes a few such companions,(and those have often been siblings!), to change the course of history.

Part 1 of a workshop for not only families with ADHD children, but also those whose children are simply fidgety. How do you teach a child with an impossibly short attention span? This home schooling mom of a supercharged, highly distractible child shares the practical tips that turned their home schooling from an exercise in pain and frustration to one of pleasure and success. Topics include, putting motion into learning, making math fun, the unique difficulty with writing and decreasing distractions. Also a thought provoking commentary on “What was God thinking?” when he put such qualities in your child. Come and learn practical tips that you can start using Monday morning.

NOTE: There are long periods of silence on this recording while those in the session were filling out personality assessments For some strange reason, you’ve decided to homeschool your children. At the beginning you thought, “This will be great!” Now reality is settling in. You’ve lost your temper twice this week, one of the kids told you they want to go back to public school, and you can’t find the test papers that need grading. You’re thinking,“Maybe I just don’t have the right personality to homeschool my kids. The OTHER homeschoolers I know seem to do it so much better! What’s wrong with me?”

ID: 04-37
Saturday;
Aug. 21, 2004
$4.50

Part 1 of a 2 part discussion which encourages students to cast aside the “artistic relativism” taught in most schools, recognizing that God is either pleased or displeased with specific works of art (Philippians 4:8). Students seek to discover God’s definition of art, and then apply that to all fields: music, dance, theater, visual arts, literature, etc. Concepts such as cultural literacy and the role of the art consumer are discussed.

ID: 04-41
Saturday;
Aug. 21, 2004
$4.50

Here are 15 Biblical principles to “turn around” rebellious youth. Many testimonies from around the world attest to the effectiveness of the truths expounded in this message. Parents of younger children say the message has helped them understand all the key elements of parenting so as to prevent problems with their children. Some parents say they listen to the message every few weeks to help them stay "on track" as a parent. Still other parents have found the message to be the "lifeline" to stop a descent into destruction and save the life and future of their rebellious teen.

ID: 04-42
Friday;
Aug. 20, 2004
$4.50

Vicki Farris, Wife of Mike Farris and mother and grandmother of many tells you about the top two priorities

Is it realistic to expect every student to enjoy learning even difficult material? Gregg Harris believes that every human being has a God-given appetite for a mental challenge. We actually enjoy wrestling with difficult ideas — that the mind likes to “chew” on interesting information. The problem is, we too often allow our mental appetites to be spoiled. First, by being “force fed” on required but often irrelevant material, or second, by letting our minds indulge in the false satisfaction of mental junk food. If we trust in the goodness of God we can learn how to prepare a delightful feast for each hungry mind. In fact it will be our delight to do so!

What ARE the “3 C’s of homeschooling, and what is a “well-rounded” student? Are you always worried about choosing the “right mix” of subjects and lessons? Have you sometimes asked yourself “Is there really a good reason to teach this subject?” or “Am I really able to teach this subject?” Join Steve Clark as he shares some ways to determine which subjects to choose and then discusses how your choices can fit into a master plan of developing a well-rounded student.

Part 2 of a workshop for not only families with ADHD children, but also those whose children are simply fidgety. How do you teach a child with an impossibly short attention span? This home schooling mom of a supercharged, highly distractible child shares the practical tips that turned their home schooling from an exercise in pain and frustration to one of pleasure and success. Topics include, putting motion into learning, making math fun, the unique difficulty with writing and decreasing distractions. Also a thought provoking commentary on “What was God thinking?” when he put such qualities in your child. Come and learn practical tips that you can start using Monday morning.

ID: 04-47
Saturday;
Aug. 21, 2004
$4.50

Part 2 of this discussion which encourages students to cast aside the “artistic relativism” taught in most schools, recognizing that God is either pleased or displeased with specific works of art (Philippians 4:8). Students seek to discover God’s definition of art, and then apply that to all fields: music, dance, theater, visual arts, literature, etc. Concepts such as cultural literacy and the role of the art consumer are discussed.

Conference:

Beaverton, OR
Friday & Saturday
Aug. 22 through 23, 2003

The HEART of Home Education

Presented by: Oregon Christian Home Education Association Network

Chris speaks to the hearts of home school fathers and mothers urging them to teach their children what really matters. Chris Klicka calls all homeschoolers to draw closer to the Lord and seek him with their whole heart. As an attorney, Chris Klicka has been battling for the right of parents to homeschool since 1985, and has been battling multiple sclerosis since 1994. He walks the talk as he shows how we must live in light of eternity and make every single day count. As a homeschool father of seven, Chris speaks from both his heart and many years of practical experience. He describes how we must understand suffering and how we are commanded to share the gospel as a family and as individuals virtually everyone we meet. He helps us all to return to our "first love" and establish a close relationship with our Lord and Savior. Chris explains that you're not homeschooling for homeschooling sake, but for the glory and honor of God. We can delegate authority to teach our children to someone else, but we can never delegate the responsibility.

ID: 2003-02
Saturday;
Aug. 23, 2003
$4.50

Many people succeed in school but fail in the real world outside. Real education prepares the student for every aspect of life - practical, professional, spiritual, economic, civic. Jesus came not to be served, but to serve. Those things that make us most useful for service add up to a real education.

ID: 2003-04
Saturday;
Aug. 23, 2003
$4.50

Chris Klicka, home school attorney and father of seven, will present scores of biblical references which demonstrate how God requires our children to be nurtured and educated. The main purpose of this talk is to help homeschoolers develop a lasting commitment to homeschooling as the means to best train our children in God's ways. He will explain how the agenda and philosophy of the "movers and shakers," past and present, in public education are diametrically opposed to this. Chris will encourage us to keep up the fight and train our children to be leaders of tomorrow who have been taught not only to believe like Christians, but also to think like Christians. Chris will also urge the audience to sound the warning to other Christians to remove their children from the public schools. Chris proves his case very convincingly and this has become one of his most popular talks.

ID: 2003-11
Friday;
Aug. 22, 2003
$4.50

What is the state of our nation’s youth and families? Having a clear "vision" for Christian families worth pursuing -- raising the bar to impact the culture! What is the nature and purpose of "education"? How do we prepare our children for their future in the "world"?

These workshops will be aimed especially towards those planning to start home schooling this fall. The Knopp’s have a passion to help newcomers catch a vision that will sustain them through good times and bad. Disheartened home-educators and those desiring to reestablish their original commitments are also welcome. From intensely challenging to fun and wacky, Mom, Dad, graduates and students will share their perspectives in a down-to-earth style. This presentation is intended to terrify the overly confident and empower the intimidated.

ID: 2003-13
Friday;
Aug. 22, 2003
$4.50

You’ve used all the sticker charts and point systems you can think of an d you are still faced with the Monday morning whines!! Is this child unmotivated, lazy or just normal? In this workshop, Mrs. Hensley will look at the underlying factors behind motivation and “un-motivation” as well as the importance of our attitudes and expectations in motivating our children.

ID: 2003-14
Friday;
Aug. 22, 2003
$4.50

Home schooling requires families to be closer than ever, and this inevitably means conflict. Learn how you as a parent can use and model God’s peacemaking principles of confession, confrontation, and forgiveness to resolve conflicts, preserve relationships, and keep your family and school, as well as all your relationships running smoothly.

ID: 2003-15
Friday;
Aug. 22, 2003
$4.50

When the Boyers started home educating in 1980, they were typical young parents with the typical misunderstanding of what education is all about. Since then, our two decades of home schooling have brought many suprises - many of them life-changing.

Chris Klicka will explain how all homeschoolers experience different types of suffering in their life. Since we do not understand why, we often do not handle the suffering right. Chris will apply scriptural promises and truths about suffering as he tells the story of his fight with multiple sclerosis; his wife's fight with ulcerative colitis; the death of his close legal assistant Kimberly; and the near death of his twins, Amy and Charity. He will show how suffering is indeed a blessing from God and He will carry us through. God never fails. He will emphasize how homeschooling can keep going on through the tough times.

Socializing children means nothing more (and nothing less!) than teaching them how to love others as they love themselves-even in the midst of conflict. Learn how peacemaking can be a key to your children experiencing success in their marriages, churches, careers, and most of all, in their Christian witness.

ID: 2003-24
Friday;
Aug. 22, 2003
$4.50

Parents of children with disabilities experience many challenges associated with having and teaching a child with learning problems. Negative emotions, lack of support and distorted perspectives can keep us from being effective teachers of our children. In this workshop, Mrs. Hensley will discuss the importance of facing challenges honestly as well as look at how these challenges are actually opportunities placed in our lives by God for our spiritual growth.

ID: 2003-25
Friday;
Aug. 22, 2003
$4.50

As a Christian worldview coach Mr. Cochran is committed to equipping students to take our culture back. He believes we can stem the tide by training students in how God and the scriptures relate to different subjects in our culture and how to speak intelligently to others on these subjects. This training will strengthen each student's faith as they learn to think biblically and dialogue about such issues as why God is real, how to know the Bible is true, the problem with evolution, why morals are absolute, how we structure the family and society, why people act the way they do, the proper role of government, and other vital topics.

As a home school husband and father of seven children, Chris speaks from the heart. He will share over 25 practical tips on how a home schooling husband can better satisfy God's requirements. Chris will discuss dying to yourself, leading in devotions, taking charge of child discipline, encouraging your wife, praying with her and for her, and many more practical tips. Wives, you won't want your husbands to miss this session!

ID: 2003-32
Saturday;
Aug. 23, 2003
$4.50

Learn the nuts and bolts of teaching your children how to resolve their conflicts biblically, recognize root causes of their conflicts, along with sincerely confessing their wrongs, confronting others constructively, and forgiving others as God has forgiven them.

ID: 2003-33
Saturday;
Aug. 23, 2003
$4.50

Have you ever felt overwhelmed with the demands of parenting? Life is certainly a challenge for parents, and especially those who accept the added responsibility of home education. But there are ways to make life easier and more productive, and this workshop discusses some of those. Marilyn Boyer, mother of fourteen children and a veteran home educator of twenty-two years' experience, shares her techniques for accomplishing a mammoth amount of housework while giving her children a superior education at the same time.

ID: 2003-35
Saturday;
Aug. 23, 2003
$4.50

This is for teens (and their parents) that want to get CLEAR about their future vocation and what to do NOW to begin preparing for that. It will include a goals workshop and plenty of coaching to help students reach their future goals.

ID: 2003-41
Saturday;
Aug. 23, 2003
$4.50

Many home educators are intimidated by the common myth that children who are taught at home are at a disadvantage in social development. Rick Boyer draws on Scripture, scientific research and the experience of thousands of home-teaching families to show that the opposite is true. To prepare children for the real world, they need to be in the real world: family, church, and community - not locked away from society in age-segregated schools. This session will help you respond to the constant challenge: "What about socialization?"

Blessings are in store for those who resolve conflict in a way that honors God. Come and learn powerful peacemaking principles you can use to prevent disputes and resolve differences with brothers and sisters, parents, friends, and future workers or supervisors.

ID: 2003-43
Saturday;
Aug. 23, 2003
$4.50

Does your school day lack pizzazz? Is the topic too big for you to cover well? Do you want your children challenged and motivated to do their very best? If so, then maybe co-opping is an option you should examine. Three home-schooling moms will share how they have been blessed by the benefits of co-opping together the last 13 years. Come learn the how-to's and more of starting a co-op.

It's a blessing but it can be stressing! Home schooling with tiny ones around the house is a special challenge, but one that many moms handle with great success. Come hear how Marilyn Boyer, mother of 14 and a homeschooler of 22 years' experience, makes her little ones a valuable part of the team!

ID: 2003-51
Saturday;
Aug. 23, 2003
$4.50

Many home educators see the father's job as either that of substitute teacher standing in for Mom occasionally, or school janitor - doing housework to give Mom more time in the classroom. But the father's role is much more than that. Rick Boyer explains the seven functions of a father in Scripture and shows how they apply in the home teaching family to make the whole operation come alive.

ID: 2003-52
Saturday;
Aug. 23, 2003
$4.50

Don't know where to begin to reduce the conflict and strife in your home and your everyday life? Learn practical steps on how a home school mom can bring the reality of peacemaking to her heart and all her relationships.

ID: 2003-53
Saturday;
Aug. 23, 2003
$4.50

Childrearing is not behavior modification, applying rewards and punishments to get unthinking responses. Nor is it a recipe, in which blending the right ingredients in the right amounts always brings the same results. It is a matter of accepting a God-given calling and pursuing it by His principles. It is a heart-to-heart relationship in which children are not just trained, but discipled. Marilyn Boyer brings 28 years of parenting experiences with 14 children to this enlightening and encouraging workshop.

If you want to be great in this world you must learn to serve! This training will give students: A Biblical understanding of the value of being a servant in our culture; extra ordinary examples of servants that we all can emulate; a hands on opportunity for service; a plan of accomplishment to make a difference in others lives.

ID: 2003-56
Saturday;
Aug. 23, 2003
$4.50

Come plan your own unit study with Gini & Teri, veteran homeschoolers and seasoned co-opers. Bring paper, pencil and your passion. This will be a session to organize & equip you for a fun & successful co-op study.

Conference:

Recording ID: 2016-1000
Original Price: $49.50
Set Price: $35.00

Beginning Home Schooling

A set of messages that encourage and support those who are just beginning or are considering the idea of Christian Home Education. Some of these are specific to Oregon, some are more geographically general.

Show Included Sessions
Sessions Included In This Set: 12-04Start Strong, Stay Strong, Finish Strong by: Dick Karman14-004Remembering the Reason, Renewing the Vision by: J. Michael Smith14-204Starting Your Preschooler Off Right by: Jennifer Bliesner14-208Beyond Textbooks to Creative Curriculum by: Elizabeth Smith14-505The First Three Years: A Workshop for Homeschool Rookies by: Heidi St John15-107Three Simple Goals for Your First Year by: Melanie Young15-607Homeschooling from the Beginning by: Melanie Young16-001Rooted, Grounded, and Abiding in God's Love by: Steve Demme16-105Homeschooling: God's Design by: Linda Crosby16-205Curriculum: How Do I Choose? by: Linda Crosby16-601An Unbeatable Team by: Todd Wilson This set is subject to change without notice based on recording availability. Recordings that are lost due to technical difficulties or that are no longer available due to contractual agreements with the speakers, will not be included. No refund for missing sessions is guaranteed or implied.
Recording ID: 2016-Dads
Original Price: $36.00
Set Price: $25.00

Fathers

This set for Fathers has some of the best encouragement for dads from the last five conferences.

Show Included Sessions
Sessions Included In This Set: 11-31What's a Dad to Do? by: Mike Shrock13-500Leading with Vision by: Norm Wakefield13-604A Father's Love: A Faithful Son by: Mark Hamby14-207How a Man Can Lead His Family – User-Friendly Family Devotions by: Matthew Jacobson14-507100 Ways to Love Your Wife – The Life-Long Journey of Learning to Love by: Matthew Jacobson16-106How to be a Great Wife Even Though You Homeschool by: Todd Wilson16-206The Influence of Fathers by: Steve Demme16-301Father Power by: Todd Wilson This set is subject to change without notice based on recording availability. Recordings that are lost due to technical difficulties or that are no longer available due to contractual agreements with the speakers, will not be included. No refund for missing sessions is guaranteed or implied.
Recording ID: 2016-MOMS
Original Price: $58.50
Set Price: $40.00

Mother Encouragement

Thirteen recordings to help the homeschool mom keep focused on the important aspects of homeschooling -- her family. Whether it's keeping the spark in your marriage, or dealing with teen age sons, or finding joy in difficult times, these recordings will encourage you.

Show Included Sessions
Sessions Included In This Set: 13-107Nurturing your Marriage While Homeschooling by: Ann Dunagan, Jon Dunagan13-200What's a Mom To Do with Teenage Sons? by: Norm Wakefield13-209Mary and Martha Homeschool: A Workshop for Marys Only! by: Linda Hobar13-505Ten Marriage Myths that Will Steal Your Joy by: Heidi St John14-110What I Would Do Differently as a Homeschool Mom by: Pam Forster14-205The Busy Homeschool Mom's Guide to Daylight: How to Fit Your Size 16 Day into a Size 10 by: Heidi St John14-402Margins for Moms: Limits that Liberate by: Carol Barnier14-506100 Ways to Love Your Husband: The Life-Long Journey of Learning to Love by: Lisa Jacobson15-108Nurturing Your Marriage While Homeschooling by: Ann Dunagan, Jon Dunagan16-106How to be a Great Wife Even Though You Homeschool by: Todd Wilson16-405Laughing in the Midst of Mothering by: Linda Crosby16-508“Jump-Start” to Joyful Motherhood (Psalm 113:9) by: Vicki Bentley16-609A Mother's Love by: Joyce Padilla This set is subject to change without notice based on recording availability. Recordings that are lost due to technical difficulties or that are no longer available due to contractual agreements with the speakers, will not be included. No refund for missing sessions is guaranteed or implied.