It’s Speaker Reveal Week here at Teach Them Diligently Convention!
There are so many great speakers already lined up to speak at Teach Them Diligently Conventions in 2013, we didn’t want to announce them all at once. So, little by little, we’ll tell you who’s coming– and a little bit about why you will be so blessed to hear them next year. It is our hope that by the end of the week, you’ll be as excited as we are about these upcoming events!!
Christian Homeschool • Discipleship • Parenting Speakers
Teach Them Diligently is designed with Christian Families in Mind. There is a great emphasis put on Christian Home Educators, but Christian families who are looking for encouragement as they disciple their children will find our program to be a great blessing as well. The speakers will be announced in no certain order at all. Each speaker that has agreed to come will be a special blessing to you. Today, we want to introduce you to some wonderful couples that will be ministering to us next May. It is our prayer that both moms and dads will benefit from the conventions!!
Clay and Sally Clarkson have served in full-time ministry since 1975, both as single adults and as a married couple, in overseas missions, discipleship ministries, and in church ministry. Whole Heart Ministries brings to full expression the convictions and messages they have cultivated and taught since the late 1980s. Homeschooling parents of 4 wholehearted children, the Clarksons have written extensively to share their experiences and knowledge with moms and dads who are currently in the process of raising their own families. Sally will be speaking in Spartanburg and Clay will be speaking in Spartanburg and Nashville.
William and Kristen Eckenwiler have taught at various educational levels– seminary/university training, public elementary schools, and more– and they are homeschooling their 2 sons. With years of experience and reseach behind them, they are working hard to equip parents to help their struggling readers. They offer testing, tutoring and curriculum products to parents at every level.
Hal and Melanie Young, authors of the Christian Small Publishers Association 2011 Book of the Year, Raising Real Men, are parents of six real boys and two real girls. They have homeschooled through eight high-risk pregnancies, three re-locations, two decades, and 181 degrees of longitude. If you have boys– or have girls that will one day marry boys!– you need to hear what Hal and Melanie have to say. They are real. They are fun. And, you will greatly enjoy their sessions! The Youngs will be speaking at all three Teach Them Diligently Conventions in 2013.
Davis and Rachael are the home educating parents of seven children. Davis is the President/ Owner of Apologia Educational Ministries – a leading publisher of creation-based science and biblical worldview curricula designed specifically for homeschoolers, and he is committed to staying true to the Apologia mission of helping homeschoolers learn, live, and defend the Christian faith. Rachael is a wife and mother and she is passionate about both. Her journey into homeschooling included a bumpy start, but she is so grateful that God brought her to this place. She is thankful for the daily experience of His faithfulness and grace in this adventure of a lifetime. She started Real Refreshment Retreats for homeschool moms and has had the privilege to author How to Have a HEART For Your Kids and Soundbites from Heaven – What God Wants Us to Hear When We Talk To Your Kids. Your family will be helped by hearing Davis and Rachael share what God has laid on their heart with you. We are thrilled that the Carmans will be speaking at all three events next year.
The Newell’s mission at The Family Hope Center is to help families of children with developmental delays and special needs. Matthew has traveled and lectured internationally on all phases of brain growth and development. He has been certified at the Developmentalist and Teaching levels in Child Brain Development, and is a certified BodyTalk Practitioner. He is also certified in Craniosacral and Myofascial Release therapy. Matthew has taught and helped well over 15,000 parents in his 25 years of experience. He has personally designed mobility programs for thousands of children, teaching parents how to take their child from paralysis to crawling, creeping, walking, running, and on to physical excellence. He has been awarded many international awards. Carol has over 25 years’ experience instructing and guiding parents of special needs children. She has taught parents to teach their children to go from blindness to seeing, from deafness to hearing, from an inability to read to reading at age level, and from far below average in intelligence and social awareness to above average in both these areas. The Newells will prove an invaluable help to those families who have children with special needs.
New Website Coming Soon!!
We are very excited to show you all our new website and some special extras we’ve got up our sleeve, too! You should be able to see them all and register for your choice of conventions very soon. In the meantime, keep following our Blog and social media feeds for new information!