Building Faith Families Workshop Titles
The Family That Stays Together Stays Together
God created marriage and the family. Home education is a lifestyle of learning where parents and children do life together. Working, eating, reading books aloud, watching movies, all contribute to creating the unique chemistry of family.
Family Communication U-See
After exploring 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 principles of communication.
Family Worship U-See
Steve begins by relating the ingredients for a doable plan of family worship and shares obstacles he wrestled with to lead his family. Then we will break up into small groups and practice having family devotions. Come and be equipped and encouraged.
Good News for Earnest Parents
Believing the good news in our innermost being is transformative and restorative. We can only give to our children what we have received ourselves. As we comprehend God’s care and affection in new ways, we will be able to minister the same to our families.
Breaking through our Wounds and Baggage from our Past
We each have stuff. Our stuff can and will hinder our connection with God and His good news. Our baggage can also harm our most important relationships with our spouse and children. Let’s go the Word to find the truths which will set us free.
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.
Understanding One Other and Building Each Other Up in the Lordt
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 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.
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.
Techniques and Ideas for Creative Learning
How to make learning interesting, memorable, and enjoyable. Steve shares strategies and tips that he has practiced and developed in his lifetime for math and other subjects. Time permitting we will learn the Greek alphabet!
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.
Math You See and 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
Five out of four 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.
Be Fruitful and Multiply (and Divide)
In this session, Steve illustrates the concept of multiplication, reveals unique patterns in single digit multiplication facts, and illustrates the role of place value in double digit multiplication. Once we understand how to multiply, division will make sense.
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
Life Lessons for Being a Supportive Husband and Faithful Father
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.
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.
How to Be the Best Husband and Father You can Be
Jesus gave specific directions for how to be the best man we can be. His Father also exemplified how to raise and empower His own Son! Let’s look to God and His Word for direction and inspiration for our journey as men of God.
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 and brought good out of their struggles and disappointments
Workshops for Young Adults and Parents
“Where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.” (Luke 12:34) There are two components addressed in Stewardship, our treasure and our heart. Faithful stewards are intentional about their relationship with God as well as being wise stewards of our God-given time, talents, and treasure.
Workshops for Church Leaders
For Pastors and Parents
Reflections on the relationships between the home, church. and school, led by Steve Demme a homeschool father who has served as a pastor, youth leader, and school teacher.
Steve and his wife Sandra have been married since 1979. They have been blessed with four sons, three lovely daughters-in-law, and six special grandchildren. Their fourth son has Down Syndrome and lives with them in Lititz, PA.
Steve has served in full or part time pastoral ministry for many years after graduating from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He is the creator of Math-U-See and the founder of Building Faith Families.
Contact Steve: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mailing: 518 Wheatfield Drive, Lititz, PA 17543