This session is for teenagers who are trying to discern God’s will for their life. Can God really be trusted to lead you in the major issues of life — like finding a mate? You may be surprised to learn that God’s plans for you will surpass your grandest dreams! Israel will share from his heart in this relevant message to young people.
Have you ever wondered what you are supposed to do for a career when you grow up? Have you ever asked God for guidance but been unsure if he answered your prayer? We are going to look into scripture passages on God’s will. We will also explore some principles to help guide Christian young adults in discerning God’s will for their lives.
Changes! Life is full of them, especially during our adolescent years. How can we thrive spiritually in the midst of difficulties, transitions, and stress. Even more, how can we embrace the lessons God has for us to learn through those times?
You hear about battles for freedom and parental rights. What is it all about? What freedoms are under attack and why do they matter to teens in Manitoba. Is there really a threat in this free country we live in? There is no question that young people can make a difference, we will spend time talking about what all this means for youth and what they can do today.
When you are trying to inspire and motivate children, there are two forces that are often exerted: Positive and Negative Reinforcement. In this session, Israel explains the importance of Affirmation as a way to inspire and motivate your reluctant child. Drawing from practical and Biblical examples, this session will help you to keep those important relational connections as you are attempting to impart knowledge.
If you have a hyperactive or easily distractible child, you won’t want to miss this informative and sometimes humorous message that shares the perspective of a homeschooling father who was once a hyperactive homeschooled child. You will receive practical and Biblical insights into ADD/ADHD and will be encouraged that there is hope for your child!
The sharks are circling, and your kids are their prey. Your homeschooling “boat” has sprung a few leaks and you’re not sure how long you can hang on. Overwhelmed with more kids in the “boat” and older ones needing more academic help, you’re tempted to give up the fight and send out your kids before you think they’re ready. What to do? Join us for a thought-provoking session where we discuss (1) why it’s worth the effort, and (2) what we must do to prepare our kids for the inevitable moment when they will leave our “boat” to live in a culture that’s hostile to Christ and His people.
The goal of every Christian parent is to equip our children to love God, love people and be prepared to face the “real world.” From watching the homeschooling movement for over 30 years, Israel has noticed some common pitfalls, or mistakes, that Christian parents often make in relating to their children. Learn how to avoid some of these common “potholes” in the road.
One of the benefits of homeschooling is the ability of parents to customize education to the individual needs and aptitudes of their children. A look at the multiple ways people PERCEIVE the world and then ORGANIZE what they perceive will help you begin to identify the learning and communication strengths of all the members of your family. This session involves an introduction to the Cynthia Tobias book The Way They Learn. Come get some ideas about YOUR learning style preferences, and some clues to help you figure out the learning style preferences of your children. With this background of knowledge, you’ll find ways to make communicating with and teaching your children to be easier and more rewarding.
Most homeschool parents are somewhat intimidated by the prospect of teaching their children how to write. We want our children to be able to write well, but are not sure how to get to that place. Should we take a free-writing approach where children are just given space to write whatever they feel like writing, or a more structured approach where they learn a model or method? Writing is an area that we might find ourselves wanting to avoid for as long as possible, but it is also an area we know is a critical communication skill whether students move into a university education or not. This workshop will explore different types of writing, a variety of writing tools, and will help equip participants to take the next step in teaching their children to write.