Well, to sum it up... we focus on the Heart of your Homeschool.
We address the academics of homeschooling, of course, but no one addresses the Heart of homeschooling like we do. In a world where the cultural current is constantly pulling our family’s and children away from Christ, you need this! This focus. By some accounts, 60% of Christian children are leaving the church as soon as they leave the home.
With this current in mind, Teach Them Diligently seeks to anchor families in the Gospel. We believe that your home is your Jerusalem and a part of the Great Commission. To fulfill that commission, we must ground everything in the Gospel.
To quote one of our family attendees, these events are "thick with the Gospel".
We believe that by addressing the heart that all the other aspects of organization, balance, education, parenting, patience, etc. will gain greater clarity. We invite you to read through the hundreds of testimonies from Mom's and Dad's just like you...
Our first event was in 2012. Since then, thousands of families have enjoyed and benefitted from the Gospel-focus of our homeschool events. Each of them will tell you that there is something unique about Teach Them Diligently that inspires many of them to drive hundreds of miles just to be a part. They return each year and drive by many other homeschool events just to be in a building with like-minded families that love the Lord and catch the missional vision of homeschooling that we promote.
Layered on this foundation is the discussion of curriculum, teaching-styles, and specific education strategies in the home. All of the typical questions regarding homeschooling are answered from getting started to special needs, from high school to organization. We address it all and offer a large exhibit hall with thousands of resources and fun in beautiful venues buzzing with the camaraderie of like-minded believers. However, what is truly distinctive is the Gospel-focus.
However, we have found that there is no way to address the manifestation of the Gospel in the home without also addressing relationships. We have found that the Gospel and homeschooling is invariably tied to the parenting and marriage relationships of the home. Many of our most popular sessions are not just how to homeschool better but how to become a better parent or husband and wife and to unpack how the Good News of the Gospel fundamentally changes our relationships. We have found that the Gospel leads directly to the relationship and person on person experience. Love God Love Others
Therefore, we say that our events are Perfect for your family because what we all need is more Gospel-focus. Our events are perfect for you because they offer what you thirst for. Every Christian is drawn to the Gospel, but our events teach and promote what Gospel-focused means for our relationships and discipleship in the home. Just ask the families that have been to one of our events!