A reminder that the Family Discipleship & Homeschool Conference is this Friday/Saturday in Levin.
Registration for the children’s sessions closes tonight.
Speakers include: Kris Baines and Jason Winslade (home educating dads and pastor-elders of Redemption Church, Christcuhurch),
Robert Hunt (Creation Ministries Intl) “Dinosaurs and the Bible”, “Is Genesis History”
Tony Richardson, accountant – “Family finances”
Scott Brown (director National Center for Family Integrated Churches)
Kevin Swanson (Generations with Vision)
UPDATE 16 July: We still have spaces available in the children’s programme and have extended the cut-off date for registration for the children’s programme to Tuesday 21 July.
QUEEN ST GOSPEL CHAPEL,
541 Queen St, Levin, Horowhenua
WHAT’S THE PURPOSE OF THE CONFERENCE?
Come and receive fresh vision for your family, be encouraged in your efforts and meet or reconnect with other like-minded Bible-based Christian folk. This year’s conference has been extended to two days so you have more time to fellowship.
Topics are all taught from a Biblical worldview and include:
- HOMESCHOOLING – learn about or refresh your vision of why we do what we do; raising children who will love Christ above all
- FAMILY DISCIPLESHIP- what is it? Equipping mums and dads with Bible principles for passing on the baton of faith to our children
- FAMILY INTEGRATED CHURCH – why the church and the family need each other
- BEST KEPT SECRET – FAMILY WORSHIP – why do it? & How? Practical tips for newbies and the old-hands
- CREATION SCIENCE – exploring topics relevant to the whole family
- FAMILY BUSINESS AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP – how working together with your children can strengthen the ties that bind and provide unique discipleship opportunities
- RURAL LIVING – hear how God has inspired other Christian homeschool families in this area
WHO’S ORGANISING IT?
The 2015 conference is being organised by local Bible-based Christian homeschool parents and is supported by the organisations and businesses set out below the conference schedule further down this page.
WHO SHOULD COME?
- Families who are already homeschooling or who are interested in homeschooling.
- Grandparents, young adults, newly-weds, children of all ages.
- Young people/singles interested in catching a vision for their own future.
- Men and women interested in learning more about discipling their own children and passing on the baton of faith.
- Parents keen to learn how to spread the Gospel and to pass that on to their children.
- Local homeschool mums & dads
Some of whom have been homeschooling for over 20 years and have learned a little bit along the way.
- Jason Winslade
Pastor-elder of Redemption Church, Christchurch, which is a family-integrated church. Husband, father of 5.
- Kris Baines
Pastor-elder of Redemption Church, Christchurch. Husband, father of 7, runs PsalmTwelveOne.com ministry with an emphasis on restoration of Biblical manhood.
- Robert Hunt
Creation Ministries International, NZ Branch.
PLUS Skype sessions featuring insights from:
- Scott Brown
Director of National Centre for Family-Integrated Churches, USA.
- Kevin Swanson
Director of Generations with Vision, Colorado, USA.
For most sessions, children are encouraged to stay in the main auditorium and learn alongside their parents. For many families, they will be unfamiliar with this practice, but it is a proven method of enabling the children to hear the vision their parents are hearing and catch it for themselves so the family is in unity. The speakers are experienced in catering to all-age audiences.
For some sessions, we do offer a children’s programme (ages 5-10 yrs old). Children must be registered by 14 July to participate in this.
Infants & Toddlers: Rooms for restless younger children and sleeping babies will be available. There will be an AV feed from the main auditorium.
FAMILY CONCERT & CHOIR PERFORMANCE
This year, we are pleased to present a Friday evening concert suitable for the whole family. The concert will feature quality ministry performances incorporating beautiful Gospel music and timeless hymns.
Saturday afternoon will feature a presentation from the 2015 Conference Choir.
Book sales will be available on the topics addressed at the conference. Payment can be by cash or internet banking.
The family and adult conference fees are no longer being charged. Entry will be by donation which will be collected at the conference.
The costs for the children’s programme remain the same.
UPDATE: We still have spaces left on the children’s programme and can now accept registrations for this programme until Tuesday 21 July. Only children registered may attend the children’s programme.
|Ticket||Per Person||Per Family||Available until:|
|Children’s Programme (5-10 yrs)||$5/child||max $20||14 July|
- E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with names of attendees
- Ring Sara on 0274-907-969.
For further info contact one of the following:
- Bart 022-357-0714
- Alison 06-342-7570
- Sara 027-4907-969
No meals will be provided by conference organisers.
Please bring a plate to share for morning and afternoon teas. Please also bring something for the shared meal on Saturday evening .e.g crock pot meals, bread, fruit, salads, soups and vegetables.
Supporters & Sponsers:
8:00am Doors open
9:00am Welcome and Opening Address
9:30am Why we do what we do (Kris Baines)
Building a Gospel-centred vision for home education
10:30am MORNING TEA
11:00am Skype Recording & Session (Kevin Swanson)
1:30pm God’s Plan for Effective Discipleship (Kris Baines)
The critical relationship between church & family
2:15pm Understanding Family Integrated Church (Jason Winslade)
The realities of what it is, what it’s not and how it can happen.
3:00pm AFTERNOON TEA
3:30pm Men’s Session: The Need of the Hour
Men who will step up for the sake of the Gospel
Insights from local experienced homeschool mums, discussion time.
4:15pm Dinosaurs and the Bible Speaker: Robert Hunt
7:00pm Family Evening Concert
Presentations from families and guests
7:45pm Prayer Speaker: Graham Smith
8:30pm SUPPER AND FELLOWSHIP
9:00am WELCOME BACK
9:15am Skype Recording & Session Speaker: Scott Brown
10:15am MORNING TEA
10:15am – 10:45am Optional Workshop during morning tea
Introduction to Homeschooling & Approaches
10:45am Family Economy Insights & Inspiration Speaker: Various
Rural Living: One Family’s Testimony
11:45am Structuring the Family Economy Speaker: Tony Richardson, Accountant
Pacticalities and structures for managing family finances enterprises and finances.
1:30pm Is Genesis History? Speaker: Robert Hunt
2:15pm As for me and my House Speaker: Kris Baines
Establishing a culture of worship within the home
3:00pm Introducing the 30 Day Challenge
3:15pm AFTERNOON TEA
3.45pm Panel Questions & Answers
4.15pm Performance from Family Discipleship Conference Choir
4:30pm Where To From Here Speaker: Jason Winslade
How to ensure that information leads to transformation
5:15pm Closing Remarks
6:00pm SHARED DINNER
Please note: This schedule is subject to change
Please share/forward this link with other home educators.
Needing help for your home schooling journey:http://hef.org.nz/2011/
Here are a couple of links to get you started home schooling:
Information on getting started: http://hef.org.nz/
Information on getting an exemption: http://hef.org.nz/
This link is motivational: http://hef.org.
Exemption Form online: http://hef.org.nz/
Red Tape Cluster Buster Meetings and the Scoping Survey: http://hef.org.nz/2014/next-steps-deadline-8-december-2014/