Rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation, continuing steadfastly in prayer.
Romans 12:12

Who’s in Charge Here? (Hal & Melanie)

Disciplining, discipline, and preparing sons for leadership. One of the most important truths that we can instill in our children is the importance of authority. We must teach them to honor God as the ultimate authority, to obey their earthly authorities (parents, elders, civil authorities, etc.), and also prepare them to one day become authorities in others lives. Good leaders are not made by accident! In this workshop Hal and Melanie will discuss how we can instill these values in our children and pass them on to future generations.

Doing Real Things (for teens & their parents) (Hal & Melanie)

Our culture tells teens that they are still children, but the Word of God and history show us otherwise. Why wait until you are 18 or 22 or even 25 and done with your education to start doing things that matter? Ready to be an adult? There is no reason teens can’t begin to impact their world just as young adults did throughout history. Come get real life examples and lots of ideas to help you resist the low expectations our society has of your generation and do real things for God and your world.

A House NOT Divided (Hal & Melanie)

You’ve heard the verses and caught the vision, but what can you do to get your children on your team? How can you stop the bickering and rivalry and begin making memories? Can you make the dream of family unity into a reality? In this idea-packed workshop, Hal and Melanie share how to tear down obstacles and build up family unity in fun, memorable ways.

Homeschooling a Houseful (Melanie)

Sometimes homeschooling feels like one of those plate-spinning acts, and you wonder how in the world you’re going to meet everyone’s needs. The baby needs to be changed, the toddler is playing in the toilet, your highschooler is impatiently waiting for help with his biology experiment, and two other children say, “I can’t do anything without you, Mom!” Melanie Young, mother of eight, shares encouragement and ideas for how to keep all those plates spinning at once without your life spinning out of control. Learn how to raise independent learners, keep the household moving, and make sure the little ones get enough attention!
Ballistic Homeschooling (Hal)

Shining Armor: Your Son’s Battle for Purity (Hal & Melanie)

Most purity resources these days focus on girls, but purity tends to be a much larger problem for young men, and many parents seem hopelessly naïve about the battles their sons are facing. In a time when over 90% of teens have been exposed to Internet pornography, how can we teach our boys to keep their way pure? What can we do when temptation is lurking on friends’ phones and beckons just a click away? How can we give them a Biblical context for sexuality–from their toddler years to adulthood? Come hear the parents of six sons give you frank, practical advice on raising your son to be a virtuous man.

Decoding the Secret Media (Hal)

Living in the Information Age, we’re surrounded by the messages of media, from the ebooks on our tablets to the songs on the radio. Learn how to recognize the hidden messages of all kinds of media – even in the Bible! – so you can avoid being manipulated, discover the deeper meaning, and engage the culture for Christ!

Workshop Sessions: Homeschooling from the Beginning (Melanie)

When do you get started and what do you do first when you want to homeschool a young child? We’ve had precocious readers and late bloomers, but every one of them has benefited from being homeschooled from the beginning. Learn to relax and introduce your little ones to the joy of learning in a gentle and realistic way that will prepare them to succeed academically. (For parents of infants to 2nd graders)

Keynote Session: Raising Real Men

In spite of what the culture is telling us, boys and girls are different. Have you ever had a war break out in the middle of history class, or had a single math lesson take three hours? Then you’re probably raising boys! If the world seems intent on gender-bending and forcing our sons into a feminized or gender-neutral mold, Hal and Melanie, parents of six boys, explain the Biblical way out – and a better way to turn wild little dirt-lovers into strong Christian men!

Keynote Session: Your Christian Home is Not Enough

.. because none of it will matter if they don’t follow Christ! Many parents hope and pray that because they’ve made certain education and lifestyle choices, their children will turn out all right. Unfortunately, we see children from Christian homes turning away from God in rebellion. We can’t make our children serve Christ, but we can make sure we aren’t standing in the way! Find out about the power of delighting in your children and loving them as Christ loves us. Hear how to point them to the Savior and teach them to serve Him!