Family Workshops

Building Faith Families Workshop Titles

 
 

New for 2020

 

Parents are Uniquely Qualified to Teach and Disciple Their Children

     As a parent, you are uniquely qualified to be the primary educator of your children. You have more assets than you realize. Listen and be encouraged by a homeschooling father of four sons.

 

Fear Not! You and Your Children Can Learn Math Together

     Each student is unique. Since parent educators are tutors, they are able to adapt to the needs of their individual child. Find out what they know, and begin there. Giving your children a firm foundation in math will equip them to succeed at every level of math. They are not behind, they are where they are.

 

Successful Family Communication Hands-On Workshop

     After we explore the foundational concepts to be an honest and open communicator, we will break up into small groups and practice what we have learned. Healthy relationships are based on safe and uplifting heart to heart communication.

 

Tips for Being a Faithful Dad and Supportive Husband

     God designed men to be a servant hearted leader and lay their life down for their families. Married for 40 years and father to four homeschooled sons, Steve shares what he has learned from God’s word and his family.

 

How to Get Started Having Regular Times of Family Worship

     Steve relates the ingredients for a doable plan of family worship. After many years of trying, God helped the Demmes make studying God’s word a daily part of their home. Steve also shares obstacles he wrestled with to lead his family in this crucial area.

 

Raising a Special Needs Child and Finding Support for the Journey

     This workshop is Steve’s testimony of the last thirty years as the father of a child with special needs. He shares what his family has learned as a result of Johnny’s disability, and the special, rewarding, and joyful role he has played in their lives. Even in the difficult experiences of life, God proved faithful. His grace sustained them and brought good out of their struggles and disappointments

 

Celebrating the Blessing of the Christian Family

     God created and instituted the sacred institution of the family. Healthy God honoring families are the foundation for the church and our culture. This workshop examines the Biblical basis for the family, encourages parents to be intentional about building healthy families, and enumerates the wonderful blessings of being a Christian home.

 

Family Discipleship

 

God’s Plan for Building a Family of Faith

     In Deuteronomy 6, God’s simple and effective plan for the family begins with parents loving God with everything in them and having His word on their hearts. When parents have established their own relationship with God and His word, they are equipped to teach their children to love God and His word.

 

Understanding One Other and Building Each Other Up in the Lord

     Each member of the family is uniquely qualified and designed to understand and support one another. From communication tips and personality insights, we will look at practical ways to love one another and build each other up in the Lord. “Bear one another’s burdens, and thus fulfill the law of Christ.” (Galatians 6:2

 

Home Education

 

Home Education or School at Home?

     When we began our journey of teaching our children we purchased several little desks at a yard sale and refinished them. Then we acquired textbooks and workbooks and taped the alphabet to the walls around our school room. Later we moved to the kitchen table, and finally we discovered a well rounded education is not confined to a classroom, but embodies character, relationships, and God.

 

Math Education

 

Math You Understand

     Math is so much more than memorizing rules and facts. With a unique and humorous approach, Steve demonstrates how to use hands-on manipulatives to illustrate important math concepts such as place value, double digit multiplication, fractions, algebra, exponents, squares, square roots, and factoring trinomials.

 

Seeing Fractions is Understanding Fractions

     Four out of five people don’t understand fractions! With one clear hands-on model, Steve demonstrates how to perform the basic operations of fractions as well as understanding equivalent fractions, reducing fractions, and mixed numbers. The grand finale will be how to convert a fraction to a decimal to a percent.

 

Fundamentals of Algebra Taught Concretely

     Instead of mere symbols on paper, Steve demonstrates with manipulatives, the central concepts of algebra: problem solving, exponents, squares, square roots, negative numbers, basic operations with polynomials, factoring trinomials, and graphing lines. Come and experience an “Aha” moment.

 

Especially for Men

 

From Crisis to Christ, the Journey of a Husband and Father

     2012 was the hardest and best year of my life. On the one hand I had personal blindspots revealed which caused pain to those who were closest to me. At the same time, God revealed his unconditional love in a new way. I am now, by God’s grace, in the best place I have ever been with my wife and sons.

 

Influence of Fathers

     A plethora of studies have demonstrated the profound impact of fathers on their children. In this session we will explore the influence of Dads in scripture and how we can learn from what they did well and where they dropped the ball. God designed men to serve and lay their lives down for their wife and children.

 

Workshops for Young Adults and Parents

 

Developing the Habit of Daily Bible Reading and Prayer

     This workshop is applicable for any earnest Christian who desires to develop this habit or needs encouragement to keep at it. How and why to have a daily quiet time, tips for making the time more effective, and reading through the Bible are a few of the topics to be considered. After examining the Scriptures and hearing about Steve’s own experience, all will be encouraged to continue to grow in their walk with God.

 

Slaying Lions and Honoring Parents

     In examining the life of David, Steve gleans helpful insights into the battles facing young people today. This workshop will clarify the issues, and encourage our youth to stand strong in their faith. All scripture is inspired and profitable for Christians of all ages, and in all times.