New Year, New Path
Yes, this homeschool year looks very different than when we started! It looks very different than it did last year.
But what does it mean…
As I mused on that point, waxing a bit nostalgic about where we’ve been and looking forward to where we’re heading, I couldn’t help but think about how important it is first of all to know why we’re doing what we’re doing. There are many days when there simply aren’t enough hours to accomplish all that is asked of us. I feel overwhelmed often and defeated as I look at mountains of papers to grade and register. I feel unequal to the task God has given me, and I am unequal to that task. There is simply not enough of me to go around any more than there’s enough of any mom pouring her life into her family and trying to make a difference in the world as she does.
Thank God, though, there is more than enough of His grace for each hour. He is the “lifter up of my head” on those days when I feel too weary to lift it myself or I am so discouraged I simply don’t want to. He reminds me of WHY we started on this journey all those years ago. We desired to instill in our children a deep-seated love for the Lord our God and a commitment to serve Him whatever He may ask of them. We wanted them to see the world and the needs represented throughout it. And, to enlarge their borders and their thinking beyond themselves and to encourage them to prepare with all their heart for the special calling God has for them.
Our foundation is far more important than our curriculum, method, or set up!
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Sometimes we lose our way because we take our eyes off why we’re doing what we’re doing as well as how high the stakes and how great the opportunities really are. This week, we’ll chat with homeschool pioneer and publisher of Five in a Row, Steve Lambert, about what he’s learned about homeschooling and parenting through the years. This is a must watch!!
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Attending a Teach Them Diligently Convention is a great start to your homeschooling journey. You will meet like-minded families from across the country and the world, and you will be presented a correct foundation.
Do you know what your foundation is? If we looked inside your homeschool, what would we find at the core?
The point of Teach Them Diligently is to encourage and renew the vision of Christian homeschooling–disciple your children and equip them to go into the world and glorify God. It is the Gospel that makes us distinctive. As parents, our effort should center around two things: proclaiming the Gospel in word and deed and preparing our children to go out and make a difference in the world.
There are many reasons homeschoolers set out on the journey of home education. Whether it is bullying, failing public schools, doctrinal issues with the local private Christian school, or something else–we start this journey for diverse reasons. Too often though, once we get into this adventure, we put our faith in some method that promises it will make our children smarter or more capable or more “Christian.” However at Teach Them Diligently, the method of homeschooling is secondary to the foundation.
At Teach Them Diligently, your foundation is the most important aspect of your homeschool.
Academics will be well-represented, along with instruction on methods, strategies, and how-tos for teaching and organizing just as you would find at other homeschool conventions. However, what is different about Teach Them Diligently is a stated focus on the authority of the Scriptures and centrality of the truth of the Cross. The foundation is the grace of our Father and the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
A Family Revival Movement
We believe revival, if it is to come, will start in the homes. If you have come before, come back! Refreshment, Renewal, Revival–they need to happen constantly. We hope to see you in 2017! This year we have planned several elements for our speaking sessions focused on Men and Fatherhood, Health and Nutrition, Getting Started Homeschooling, Classical Education, Technology, Parenting, Special Needs, and others. We invite you to join us at one of our events this spring.
What does The Lord have for your family at Teach Them Diligently this year?
If you are just starting out, or if you need some encouragement on your homeschooling journey, check out our Teach Them Diligently course on How to Homeschool with Confidence. You can also join Teach Them Diligently 365 for many more resources to help you on your homeschooling journey.
David Nunnery is the founder of Teach Them Diligently Conventions as well as the president of a mission agency called Worldwide Tentmakers. It is his passion to see families return to a solid, gospel-driven foundation of home education and discipleship. And it is his prayer that God would send revival to our land and around the world, beginning in the families represented at Teach Them Diligently.