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Family Discipleship & Homeschool Conference is this Friday/Saturday

Family Discipleship NZ

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)

FAMILY DISCIPLESHIP & HOMESCHOOL

WINTER CONFERENCE 2015

FRIDAY,  24  JULY  -  SATURDAY,  25  JULY  2015

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.

CONFERENCE VENUE:

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.

Speakers:

  • 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.

Children:

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.

Purchasing Resources

Book sales will be available on the topics addressed at the conference.  Payment can be by cash or internet banking.

COST

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

Registration Information:

For further info contact one of the following:

  • Bart 022-357-0714
  • Alison 06-342-7570
  • Sara 027-4907-969

MEALS:

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:

Family Discipleship NZ would like to thank the following organizations for their generous support:

Conference Schedule

FRIDAY

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)

12:00pm   LUNCH

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  

                      Women’s Session:

Insights from local experienced homeschool mums, discussion time.

4:15pm    Dinosaurs and the Bible            Speaker:  Robert Hunt

5:15pm    DINNER

7:00pm     Family Evening Concert
Presentations from families and guests

7:45pm      Prayer                                                  Speaker: Graham Smith

8:30pm     SUPPER AND FELLOWSHIP

SATURDAY

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.

12:15pm    LUNCH

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

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Please share/forward this link with other home educators.

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Needing help for your home schooling journey:http://hef.org.nz/2011/needing-help-for-your-home-schooling-journey-2/

And

Here are a couple of links to get you started home schooling:

Information on getting startedhttp://hef.org.nz/getting-started-2/

and

Information on getting an exemptionhttp://hef.org.nz/exemptions/

This link is motivational: http://hef.org.nz/2012/home-schooling-what-is-it-all-about/

Exemption Form online: http://hef.org.nz/2012/home-schooling-exemption-form-now-online/

Coming Events: http://hef.org.nz/2013/some-coming-events-for-home-education-during-2013-2/

Beneficiaries: http://hef.org.nz/2013/where-to-for-beneficiary-families-now-that-the-social-security-benefit-categories-and-work-focus-amendment-bill-has-passed-its-third-reading

Red Tape Cluster Buster Meetings and the Scoping Survey: http://hef.org.nz/2014/next-steps-deadline-8-december-2014/

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FAMILY DISCIPLESHIP & HOMESCHOOL WINTER CONFERENCE 2015

Family Discipleship NZ

IMPORTANT UPDATE on Family Discipleship & Homeschooling WINTER Conference, 24-25 July 2015, Levin

Due to hardships some families are facing, and because we want to make the conference accessible to as many people as possible, we are no longer charging a set conference fee.
Attendance will be by donation which will be collected at the conference.
The children’s programme cost remains unchanged.

Please visit www.familydiscipleship.nz for further details of the conference.

FAMILY DISCIPLESHIP & HOMESCHOOL WINTER CONFERENCE 2015

_Growing Great Christian Families_

FRIDAY 24 JULY – SATURDAY 25 JULY

CONFERENCE VENUE:  QUEEN ST GOSPEL CHAPEL,  541 QUEEN ST, LEVIN

Receive fresh vision, be encouraged in your  efforts and meet or reconnect with other like-minded Bible-based Christian folk.

This year’s conference has been extended by an extra day so you have more time to fellowship.

The conference is being organised by local Bible-based Christian homeschool parents and is supported by the organisations and businesses set out below.

It will begin at 9am, Friday 24 July and finish with a bring-and-share meal on Saturday 25 July evening.

Please pass this notice on to any other Christian families or homeschool families who you think might like to come.

 All sessions will be taught from a Biblical worldview and will include topics such as:

  •  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

 Speakers will include video and/or live presentations from:

  •  Local kiwi Dads and families sharing their experiences and insights
  •  Kris Baines and Jason Winslade, Redemption Church, Christchurch
  •  Robert Hunt, Creation Ministries International

Plus sessions featuring recorded insights from family-integrated church
pastors and homeschool advocates:

  •  Kevin Swanson, Generations with Vision
  •  Scott Brown, National Centre for Family Integrated Churches

For more information and a complete schedule please visit our website,
www.familydiscipleship.nz [1].

FAMILY CONCERT: Friday Night Family Concert – featuring beautiful old
Gospel songs and many favourite hymns.
BOOK SALES: Will be available on the topics addressed at the conference.
ACCOMMODATION:  If you are able to _offer_ accommodation to an attending family, or if you _need_ accommodation,  please contact us.  There are also several holiday parks in the Horowhenua area
.
 CHILDREN: For most sessions, children are encouraged to stay in the main auditorium and learn alongside their parents.
The speakers are experienced in catering to all-age audiences.
For some sessions, a children’s programme (ages 5-10 yrs old) will be available. 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 audio-visual feed from the main auditorium.

 COST:
Early-bird price (extended till 14 July) $35/one adult    $55/family
From 15 July      $40/one adult     $65/family
Day visitor (Fri only or Sat only):  $30/one adult     $40/family (no early-bird price available)
 Children’s programme (5-10 yrs old):      $5/child     maximum of $20/family
(only children registered by 14 July may attend the children’s programme).

 TO REGISTER:
E-mail admin@familydiscipleship.nz, visit www.familydiscipleship.nz
[1]  or ring Sara 027-4907-969.
For further info ring Bart  022-3570714  or Alison 06-3427570  or Sara 027-4907-969

Sincerely
on behalf of the Conference organising team

FAMILY DISCIPLESHIP & HOMESCHOOLING WINTER CONFERENCE 2015 is supported and sponsored by
Home Education Foundation, NZ www.hef.org.nz [2]
Rural Geek www.ruralgeek.co.nz [3]
Zion Motors Ltd, Paraparaumu www.zionmotors.co.nz [4]
OakTree Christian Music Academy Ltd www.oaktreemusic.co.nz [5]

Links:
——
[1] http://www.familydiscipleship.nz
[2] http://www.hef.org.nz/
[3] http://www.ruralgeek.co.nz/
[4] http://www.zionmotors.co.nz/
[5] http://www.oaktreemusic.co.nz/

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Please share/forward this link with other home educators.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Needing help for your home schooling journey:http://hef.org.nz/2011/needing-help-for-your-home-schooling-journey-2/

And

Here are a couple of links to get you started home schooling:

Information on getting startedhttp://hef.org.nz/getting-started-2/

and

Information on getting an exemptionhttp://hef.org.nz/exemptions/

This link is motivational: http://hef.org.nz/2012/home-schooling-what-is-it-all-about/

Exemption Form online: http://hef.org.nz/2012/home-schooling-exemption-form-now-online/

Coming Events: http://hef.org.nz/2013/some-coming-events-for-home-education-during-2013-2/

Beneficiaries: http://hef.org.nz/2013/where-to-for-beneficiary-families-now-that-the-social-security-benefit-categories-and-work-focus-amendment-bill-has-passed-its-third-reading

Red Tape Cluster Buster Meetings and the Scoping Survey: http://hef.org.nz/2014/next-steps-deadline-8-december-2014/

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FAMILY DISCIPLESHIP & HOMESCHOOL WINTER CONFERENCE 2015

_Growing Great Christian Families_

FRIDAY 24 JULY – SATURDAY 25 JULY

CONFERENCE VENUE:  QUEEN ST GOSPEL CHAPEL,  541 QUEEN ST, LEVIN

Receive fresh vision, be encouraged in your  efforts and meet or reconnect with other like-minded Bible-based Christian folk.

This year’s conference has been extended by an extra day so you have more time to fellowship.

The conference is being organised by local Bible-based Christian homeschool parents and is supported by the organisations and businesses set out below.

It will begin at 9am, Friday 24 July and finish with a bring-and-share meal on Saturday 25 July evening.

Please pass this notice on to any other Christian families or homeschool families who you think might like to come.

 All sessions will be taught from a Biblical worldview and will include topics such as:

  •  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

 Speakers will include video and/or live presentations from:

  •  Local kiwi Dads and families sharing their experiences and insights
  •  Kris Baines and Jason Winslade, Redemption Church, Christchurch
  •  Robert Hunt, Creation Ministries International

Plus sessions featuring recorded insights from family-integrated church
pastors and homeschool advocates:

  •  Kevin Swanson, Generations with Vision
  •  Scott Brown, National Centre for Family Integrated Churches

For more information and a complete schedule please visit our website,
www.familydiscipleship.nz [1].

FAMILY CONCERT: Friday Night Family Concert – featuring beautiful old
Gospel songs and many favourite hymns.
BOOK SALES: Will be available on the topics addressed at the conference.
ACCOMMODATION:  If you are able to _offer_ accommodation to an attending family, or if you _need_ accommodation,  please contact us.  There are also several holiday parks in the Horowhenua area
.
 CHILDREN: For most sessions, children are encouraged to stay in the main auditorium and learn alongside their parents.
The speakers are experienced in catering to all-age audiences.
For some sessions, a children’s programme (ages 5-10 yrs old) will be available. 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 audio-visual feed from the main auditorium.

 COST:
Early-bird price (extended till 14 July) $35/one adult    $55/family
From 15 July      $40/one adult     $65/family
Day visitor (Fri only or Sat only):  $30/one adult     $40/family (no early-bird price available)
 Children’s programme (5-10 yrs old):      $5/child     maximum of $20/family
(only children registered by 14 July may attend the children’s programme).

 TO REGISTER:
E-mail admin@familydiscipleship.nz, visit www.familydiscipleship.nz
[1]  or ring Sara 027-4907-969.
For further info ring Bart  022-3570714  or Alison 06-3427570  or Sara 027-4907-969

Sincerely
on behalf of the Conference organising team

FAMILY DISCIPLESHIP & HOMESCHOOLING WINTER CONFERENCE 2015 is supported and sponsored by
Home Education Foundation, NZ www.hef.org.nz [2]
Rural Geek www.ruralgeek.co.nz [3]
Zion Motors Ltd, Paraparaumu www.zionmotors.co.nz [4]
OakTree Christian Music Academy Ltd www.oaktreemusic.co.nz [5]

Links:
——
[1] http://www.familydiscipleship.nz
[2] http://www.hef.org.nz/
[3] http://www.ruralgeek.co.nz/
[4] http://www.zionmotors.co.nz/
[5] http://www.oaktreemusic.co.nz/

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Please share/forward this link with other home educators.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Needing help for your home schooling journey:http://hef.org.nz/2011/needing-help-for-your-home-schooling-journey-2/

And

Here are a couple of links to get you started home schooling:

Information on getting startedhttp://hef.org.nz/getting-started-2/

and

Information on getting an exemptionhttp://hef.org.nz/exemptions/

This link is motivational: http://hef.org.nz/2012/home-schooling-what-is-it-all-about/

Exemption Form online: http://hef.org.nz/2012/home-schooling-exemption-form-now-online/

Coming Events: http://hef.org.nz/2013/some-coming-events-for-home-education-during-2013-2/

Beneficiaries: http://hef.org.nz/2013/where-to-for-beneficiary-families-now-that-the-social-security-benefit-categories-and-work-focus-amendment-bill-has-passed-its-third-reading

Red Tape Cluster Buster Meetings and the Scoping Survey: http://hef.org.nz/2014/next-steps-deadline-8-december-2014/

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Meeting Rangiora 6pm 27 May 2015

Meeting in Rangiora

27 May 2015

6-9:30pm

Contact: Lennie jandl@e3.net.nz

Venue: 17 Buckley’s Road

Programme:

6:00pm Barbara “State of the Nation”

7:30pm Suzannah “Finishing the Race: How Home Education Prepared Me for Life”? for youth and their parents

There will also be books for sale at the conference

Barbara’s Bio
Barbara, widow of Craig Smith, has been home educating her eight children 35 years (29 years with an exemption). Had pre-schoolers for 30 years, breast fed for 22 years. So I know what it is like to be trying to teach the children with a preschooler or two and having a baby crying out for another feed and two loads of washing needing to be hung out. I still have at least seven years ahead of me so I have to be able to last the long haul.
Suzannah’s bio:

When Suzannah Rowntree isn’t travelling the world to help out friends
in need, she lives in a big house in rural Australia with her family,
writing fiction and non-fiction and trying to beat her previous
number-of-books-read-in-a-year record. She blogs the results at
www.vintagenovels.com and is the author of several books including War
Games, a Christian guide to classic literature, and Pendragon’s Heir,
a novel for young people. As a home-ed graduate, Suzannah has also
been active in advocating home education both in Australia and New
Zealand.

Suzannah’s topic

“Finishing the Race: How Home Education Prepared Me for Life”?

Where are young home-ed graduates now? In this talk I’ll give case
study of 4 home-ed grads, one of whom was home-educated through high school by a mother with chronic illness. I’ll also discuss some of the most important life lessons I learned from my parents, demonstrate how home-ed graduates are thinking outside the box when it comes to higher education and employment, and provide examples of how my own and other parents prepared their children for life.

“State of the Nation” covers:
  • MOE
  • National Library
  • Asylum
  • Future of the Home Education Foundation

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Please do so with the whole post. Thankyou

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Needing help for your home schooling journey:

http://hef.org.nz/2011/needing-help-for-your-home-schooling-journey-2/

And

Here are a couple of links to get you started home schooling:

Information on getting startedhttp://hef.org.nz/getting-started-2/

and

Information on getting an exemptionhttp://hef.org.nz/exemptions/

This link is motivational: http://hef.org.nz/2012/home-schooling-what-is-it-all-about/

Exemption Form online: http://hef.org.nz/2012/home-schooling-exemption-form-now-online/

Coming Events: http://hef.org.nz/2013/some-coming-events-for-home-education-during-2013-2/

Beneficiaries: http://hef.org.nz/2013/where-to-for-beneficiary-families-now-that-the-social-security-benefit-categories-and-work-focus-amendment-bill-has-passed-its-third-reading

Red Tape Cluster Buster Meetings and the Scoping Survey: http://hef.org.nz/2014/next-steps-deadline-8-december-2014/

 

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Oamaru Home Education Conference

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Date: 26 May 2015
Venue: Oamaru Reformed Church, 4 Eden Street (go to back door)
Contact: Tani (03) 434-9253 tani.t.newton@gmail.com

Cost: $15.00 per family

Programme:
1:30 Registrations
1:45 Welcome and Introductions
2:00-3:00  Barbara “Avoiding Burnout: Keeping going when the Going gets Tough”
3:00-3:30 afternoon tea
3:30-4:30 Suzannah “Finishing the Race: How Home Education Prepared Me for Life”?
4:45-5:45 Barbara “Training Children’s Minds, Tools of Learning and Motivation”
5:45-7:00 Dinner break where people can either go home to have dinner or bring a shared crockpot dinner
7:00-8.00 Barbara “The Biblical Trustee Family”
8:05-8:30 Barbara State of the Nation
8:30-9:00ish Q&A

There will be a resource table and 2nd hand tables for people to bring surplus curriculum to browse during the breaks

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Please share/forward this link with other home educators.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Needing help for your home schooling journey:http://hef.org.nz/2011/needing-help-for-your-home-schooling-journey-2/

And

Here are a couple of links to get you started home schooling:

Information on getting startedhttp://hef.org.nz/getting-started-2/

and

Information on getting an exemptionhttp://hef.org.nz/exemptions/

This link is motivational: http://hef.org.nz/2012/home-schooling-what-is-it-all-about/

Exemption Form online: http://hef.org.nz/2012/home-schooling-exemption-form-now-online/

Coming Events: http://hef.org.nz/2013/some-coming-events-for-home-education-during-2013-2/

Beneficiaries: http://hef.org.nz/2013/where-to-for-beneficiary-families-now-that-the-social-security-benefit-categories-and-work-focus-amendment-bill-has-passed-its-third-reading

Red Tape Cluster Buster Meetings and the Scoping Survey: http://hef.org.nz/2014/next-steps-deadline-8-december-2014/

 

 

 

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