Bryan Osborne, Keynote Speaker
The Big Deal About Dinosaurs!
Evolutionary Bait, Confirmation of Scripture
Dinosaurs! Few things ignite our imagination the way these mysterious creatures do! As a consequence, dinosaurs are one of the primary baits the secularist use to reel people, especially kids, into an evolutionary worldview. But what is the truth behind the fossils and legends? When did dinosaurs actually roam the earth? Are they mentioned in the Bible?
II Corinthians 10:5 tells Christians to, “demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ”. And when we do that, building all our thinking on the foundation of God’s Word, we have answers even about dinosaurs! Exposing the fallacies of evolutionary thinking and demonstrating how real evidence confirms the Bible again and again makes scripture come alive and provides a powerful avenue for the Gospel!
The Genesis of the Gospel
Biblical Authority & Evangelism in a Secular Culture
Despite the fact that America is the most “Christianized” nation the earth has ever seen, its slide into secularism is escalating with unprecedented velocity and momentum. Why? There has been a foundational shift in our culture from God’s Word as the authority, to man’s. If we are going to reach today’s culture with the gospel, we must adopt a method that takes into account this foundational change. If we continue doing what we’ve always done, ignoring the foundational issues that have changed the culture, the church will become increasingly ineffective in “touching” this culture for Christ. There is a solution. Unsurprisingly, we find it in God’s Word; starting at the very first verse.
Do Animals Evolve?
Evolution Defined & Scripture Confirmed
Is evolution a fact? In his book, The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution, Richard Dawkins summarizes what much of the scientific community, our culture and the world believes in regards to this question. In it he says, “Evolution is a fact. Beyond reasonable doubt, beyond serious doubt, beyond sane, informed, intelligent doubt, beyond doubt evolution is a fact…” Is this true? As Christians how do we respond? To answer these questions, we must stand on the authority of God’s Word and carefully define the word evolution. When we do this, the deceptive “bait and switch” with the word evolution is unveiled and we see that real science confirms the Bible!
The Age of the Earth
Trusting Man’s Ideas or God’s Word?
“Thousands or billions, does it really matter? Haven’t scientists proved the universe is billions of years old? So why not just squeeze billions of years into the Bible? God can do anything right, maybe He used billions of years. Besides, it’s just a side issue right?” Wrong.
As it turns out, the debate over the age of the earth is a battle between man’s ideas and God’s Word. Come and discover how the “Age of the Earth” issue is inextricably linked to the authority of Scripture and the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Noah’s Ark and Flood
Real History Confirmed by Real Evidence
When talking about Noah’s flood in the current culture, questions like these inevitably arise: “How did Noah get all those animals onto the ark? Where did the water for the flood come from and go? Did the waters really cover the entire earth? Is there evidence of a global flood?” These are just some of the popular questions that are a stumbling block for so many. But if we start with God’s Word, these questions are easily answered, provide tremendous confirmation of the Bible’s historicity and afford a great opportunity for the Gospel!
One Blood One Race
Many people today, including Christians, are confused about the origin of the so-called “races” of people. Evolutionary thinking on this issue saturates our culture; and unfortunately, much of the church. But when we stand on the authority of God’s Word and understand accepted scientific principles, there are easy-to-grasp answers. Find out how the historical event of the Tower of Babel is the key to the origin of nations, “races”, languages and directly connects to the gospel of the Last Adam!
Sonya Shafer, Featured Speaker
Good Habits Are Not Just for Kids
Yes, we want our children to have good habits, but many of us parents struggle with habits in our own lives. Take a look at four powerful pictures that give insight into how habits are formed and what to do about your bad habits. Learn the three most important words to keep in mind when habit-training. Discover how to instill your own good habits that will serve you well and help your days run smoothly.
One Word Can Change Everything
The Strong Weak-Willed Child
When Sonya realized how Charlotte Mason defined strong-willed vs. weak-willed, it completely changed her attitude toward her children. If you feel like you are constantly butting heads in a battle of the wills, this session could revolutionize how you view your child. Discover helpful ideas that can relieve the tension, refresh your perspective, and restore the peace.
The Five Flavors of Homeschooling
The world of homeschooling is a lot like the world of food. You know that you want to provide nutritious meals for your children’s minds, but there are so many possibilities for what that food could look like and taste like. Join Sonya for a simple overview of five main approaches to homeschooling: traditional, classical, Charlotte Mason, unit studies, unschooling. Find your preferred “flavor” and learn how to choose and use curriculum successfully.
When More Is Less
A Call to Simplicity in Your Schedule, Your Home, and Your Children’s Education
It’s easy to get caught up in the mentality that we’ve got to add more: we must do more, we must get more, and our children must study more. More, more, more! But the funny thing is that when we keep adding more, we usually end up with less of what really matters. Come discover the richness that simplicity can bring to your schedule, your home, and your children’s education.
Reaching Your Child’s Heart
A mommy-to-mommy challenge about priorities in your home school. Sonya shares six ways to reach your child’s heart—taken from Elizabeth’s example in Luke 1—and four obstacles that can keep us from reaching the heart.
Looking Past the Fear
Making the decision to homeschool may not be an easy one, and sticking to your decision may become even harder when the inevitable challenges arise. This workshop provides an encouraging look at God’s response to five fears that homeschooling moms face: fear of what God is calling you to do, fear of being inadequate for the job, fear of what might happen in the future, fear of ridicule or rejection, and fear of our weak areas ruining our children. Learn how to rely on God’s guidance and the strengths He has provided you, and to trust Him to take you through your areas of weakness.
More to come soon…