Evangelism, Culture, & Missions

Your guide to helping your family share the Gospel and stand up for God’s truth in today’s world!

Teaching Your Kids to Talk about Jesus

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In order for kids to feel comfortable talking about Jesus they need a firm foundation of knowledge about the Bible.

Take your kids to Sunday school, study the Bible together, watch educational videos about the Bible, and talk to your kids about Scripture frequently.

Evangelism & Family Discipleship

Youth groups, family mission trips, and serving in the community are all ways to grow in family discipleship.

Serving others is a great way to spread evangelism to others and to show God’s love by example.

Missions for Kids & Teens

You do not have to travel the world to find missions for kids and teens.

Kids and teens can get involved in a local food bank to help feed families that do not have enough money for food. Another option is to write letters to soldiers that are overseas.

Many church youth groups have local mission opportunities, too.

Teaching Biblical Truth to Your Children

Christian resources like Biblically-based homeschool programs help to reinforce what we teach our children from the Bible. 

There are many homeschool programs that teach Biblical truth with Bible lessons revolving around math, reading, writing, literature, and science.

Evangelism, Culture, & Missions Resources

Diligent Training

If you are a homeschooler in America, you are probably familiar with Tim Tebow, the two time national champion, Heisman trophy winning, former Denver Broncos

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Head for Jesus

When Leslie and I were much younger, we used to attend a youth workers conference at a camp here near our home. The preaching was

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Importance of Christian Education

“Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.” Matthew 4:19

A lot of parents (including us!) choose to homeschool over sending their children to a traditional school because they feel that having a Christian education is so important.

There are many trusted resources for Christian homeschooling including comprehensive homeschool curriculums, communities, and events.

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I Don’t Have Enough Patience!

Many moms feel like they don’t have enough patience to home educate their children. What do you do when your worst fears are confirmed and you find out you don’t have enough patience to continue homeschooling? Come learn about what patience is, what it isn’t, where it comes from, and how to grow and thrive in the pressure cooker of mothering.

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Adulting in Your Parents Home

Speaker: Sarah Fowler Listen Now https://s3.amazonaws.com/ttdfiles.teachthemdiligently.net/memberscontent/audio/2018/columbus-oh/adulting-in-your-parents-home.mp3 Download this Audio File Favorite To access this content, you must purchase TTD365 Membership – Monthly, TTD365 Membership –

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Lost Secrets of Ancient Civilization

Lost Secrets of Ancient CivilizationSpeaker: Mike Snavely Listen Now https://s3.amazonaws.com/ttdfiles.teachthemdiligently.net/memberscontent/audio/2018/columbus-oh/lost-secrets-of-ancient-civilization.mp3 Download this Audio File Favorite To access this content, you must purchase TTD365 Membership –

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How Home Education Prepared Me for Public Office

Sarah Fowler is the first homeschool graduate to serve on a State Board of Education. In this session she will be exploring key education experiences that prepared her for service in state government and how the lack of training in these areas has undermined the ministry and service of others. Sarah will explore the benefits of Christian mentorship in her personal and spiritual development and share how she has reciprocated by mentoring young people as well.

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Live to Love With Jesus

Experience freedom and joy in satisfying relationships as you learn the difference between a counterfeit love and Jesus’ love, two hindrances to the flow of love, and God’s provision for establishing loving relationships. Everyone wants the homeschooling experience to be satisfying and enjoyable. However, parents and children can unknowingly make idols out of homeschooling and relationships which always results in control and disappointment. You’ll be encouraged as you hear how to live to love with Jesus.

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Important Things to Teach Our Families

Homeschooling parents often have many things they want to teach their children, but what are the most important things that parents can pass down from one generation to the next? In her talk “Important Things to Teach Our Families” Ruth Adams seeks to encourage parents to intentionally disciple their families in the process of daily learning and living. Ruth is the author of the book “Legacy Reflections of a Homeschooled, Homeschooling Mama” and shares out of almost four decades of involvement in homeschooling both as a student and now as a Mama to seven. Ruth understands the joys and struggles of homeschooling many children and is passionate about helping other mamas embrace the ministry within their homes.

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Hebrews 11: 23 and 2 Kings 3:16. The secret of our Homeschooling “Why” and “How”

The “secret” to success in Homeschooling is there’s no secret! The elements of success in Homeschooling match those in discipleship, marriage, parenting, entrepreneurship and gardening.

My husband introduced me to gardening in 1981. I was ready to wean our 13-month old twins to baby food. He argued for a garden because “we don’t know who’s bottling that!” When I balked he said “Sweetie Pie, gardening is like pastoring and parenting. All require daily attention to detail in the same posture of humility, ‘head bowed, body bent.’ Folks who don’t have time to garden probably don’t have time to parent.” I joined him in the garden and learned the “secret” works in discipleship, marriage, parenting, entrepreneurship, gardening, and of course homeschooling. It isn’t easy but it’s also not complex. Homeschooling three sons to a state of holistic health required a challenging yet simple Morning by Morning approach. I’d love to share our “Why” and “How” Homeschooling “secrets” with you.

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Americans Forgotten Founders

Speaker: Pamela Openshaw Listen Now https://s3.amazonaws.com/ttdfiles.teachthemdiligently.net/memberscontent/audio/2018/columbus-oh/americans-forgotten-founders.mp3 Download this Audio File Favorite To access this content, you must purchase TTD365 Membership – Monthly, TTD365 Membership –

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Homeschooling and Living out the Gospel

Intentionally living out Godliness through the living Gospel everyday should be my goal as a mama, wife, teacher, and friend. When life gets crazy, where do we turn? Or who do we turn into? The learning my children receive not only comes from books, but more importantly, it comes from a life wholly dedicated to God. A life that LIVES OUT THE GOSPEL.

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Mission Minded Mom’s Night

Join Ann Dunagan and Leslie Nunnery for an evening just for moms. In addition to some fun and a wonderful time of worship together, Ann will be sharing her heart for moms– and we’ll be hearing from those of you in the audience as well. This is an evening you will not want to miss.

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Our Only Hope

Life can be very difficult and many feel helpless and defeated when struggles become too much to handle. As I share my story in my book, Our Only Hope, I describe the extreme hardships I faced throughout my youth and adult life, more than most individuals could imagine facing in an entire lifetime. If you are searching for hope and a purpose, I will share with you the encouragement and inspiration to move forward through the most difficult times. I will guide you down a path of unimaginable hope and a new-found purpose for your life.

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Responding Biblically to Temptation

We all know that the Bible instructs us to flee evil desires, but how is that possible when the bait is so tempting? In this workshop, we will discuss the doctrine of sanctification, specifically as it relates to the work of the Holy Spirit coupled with our obedience to God’s commands in Scripture. We will learn how to respond biblically to temptation through the put off/put on process and also learn what it means to radically amputate sin from our lives.

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The Highly Sensitive Homeschool Mom

Do you make it a priority to arrange your life to avoid overwhelming situations? Do you get rattled when you have a lot to do in a short amount of time? Do your children’s moods deeply affect you? If you answered yes to some or all of these questions you may be a highly sensitive person or HSP. Understanding your personal strengths and weaknesses as an HSP can help your homeschool world become more peaceful and manageable. In this seminar, I will explain what it is like to be a highly sensitive homeschooling mom and how God can help you to faithfully teach your children even on the toughest days.

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The 6 Simple Steps to Ending Music Practice Gripes

Discover how to get more practice out of less time, without begging and bribing your child. Routines are always easier with hard skills such as math or English, one may believe. When the Gospel is injected into a homeschooling sessions, one discovers inspiration to learn and inclusion of one’s children intrinsically follows. Learn how infectious joy can become be the creative spark for violin or other fretless instruments… to be practiced well and without complaint. Get encouraging takeaways and get ready to immediately apply at home!

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Training Girls to be Mission-Minded Women

As Christian families, let’s raise our daughters to DARE TO DREAM about God’s purposes, to DARE TO CRY for the needs of the world, and to DARE TO OBEY God’s Great Commission. In this session, you’ll be inspired by God’s passion for the lost and the needs of the world. As homeschooling families, let’s help our daughters to find God’s clarity for life, with a love for His Word, a commitment to live for Him, and a compassion for others.

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Encouragement for Young Moms

Training a child sounds a lot easier on paper than lived out in real life. Brook Wayne provides practical ways to train children, inspiring listening skills, initiating meaningful conversations, and gently guiding a child’s heart when correction is needed.

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Embracing the Caterpillar: Integrating as a Homeschooled Adult

Being homeschooled “all the way through” in today’s world makes you distinct. While every Christian has to learn how to “be in the world but not of”, sometimes as a homeschool alumni, it’s hard to know which world it is that you inhabit. “Homeschool lifer” Danielle shares which unique bumps in the road she’s faced, what has helped make her transition to “adulthood” easier for her & her family, and how her homeschooled identity helps her navigate in life.

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He is No Fool – Learning from Jim Elliot

This workshop examines the life and legacy of Jim Elliot, whose life inspired the book Shadow of the Almighty: The Life and Testament of Jim Elliot. “He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose” was penned in Jim’s journal in 1949, six years before he lived out those words. Murdered in the jungles of Ecuador by a group of Auca Indians whom he was trying to reach with the Gospel, His life inspired a generation of young people to spend their lives on something worthwhile. What lessons does Jim’s life teach us? How does his life still speak today?This workshop examines the life and legacy of Jim Elliot, whose life inspired the book Shadow of the Almighty: The Life and Testament of Jim Elliot. “He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose” was penned in Jim’s journal in 1949, six years before he lived out those words. Murdered in the jungles of Ecuador by a group of Auca Indians whom he was trying to reach with the Gospel, His life inspired a generation of young people to spend their lives on something worthwhile. What lessons does Jim’s life teach us? How does his life still speak today?This workshop examines the life and legacy of Jim Elliot, whose life inspired the book Shadow of the Almighty: The Life and Testament of Jim Elliot. “He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose” was penned in Jim’s journal in 1949, six years before he lived out those words. Murdered in the jungles of Ecuador by a group of Auca Indians whom he was trying to reach with the Gospel, His life inspired a generation of young people to spend their lives on something worthwhile. What lessons does Jim’s life teach us? How does his life still speak today?This workshop examines the life and legacy of Jim Elliot, whose life inspired the book Shadow of the Almighty: The Life and Testament of Jim Elliot. “He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose” was penned in Jim’s journal in 1949, six years before he lived out those words. Murdered in the jungles of Ecuador by a group of Auca Indians whom he was trying to reach with the Gospel, His life inspired a generation of young people to spend their lives on something worthwhile. What lessons does Jim’s life teach us? How does his life still speak today?This workshop examines the life and legacy of Jim Elliot, whose life inspired the book Shadow of the Almighty: The Life and Testament of Jim Elliot. “He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose” was penned in Jim’s journal in 1949, six years before he lived out those words. Murdered in the jungles of Ecuador by a group of Auca Indians whom he was trying to reach with the Gospel, His life inspired a generation of young people to spend their lives on something worthwhile. What lessons does Jim’s life teach us? How does his life still speak today?This workshop examines the life and legacy of Jim Elliot, whose life inspired the book Shadow of the Almighty: The Life and Testament of Jim Elliot. “He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose” was penned in Jim’s journal in 1949, six years before he lived out those words. Murdered in the jungles of Ecuador by a group of Auca Indians whom he was trying to reach with the Gospel, His life inspired a generation of young people to spend their lives on something worthwhile. What lessons does Jim’s life teach us? How does his life still speak today?This workshop examines the life and legacy of Jim Elliot, whose life inspired the book Shadow of the Almighty: The Life and Testament of Jim Elliot. “He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose” was penned in Jim’s journal in 1949, six years before he lived out those words. Murdered in the jungles of Ecuador by a group of Auca Indians whom he was trying to reach with the Gospel, His life inspired a generation of young people to spend their lives on something worthwhile. What lessons does Jim’s life teach us? How does his life still speak today?This workshop examines the life and legacy of Jim Elliot, whose life inspired the book Shadow of the Almighty: The Life and Testament of Jim Elliot. “He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose” was penned in Jim’s journal in 1949, six years before he lived out those words. Murdered in the jungles of Ecuador by a group of Auca Indians whom he was trying to reach with the Gospel, His life inspired a generation of young people to spend their lives on something worthwhile. What lessons does Jim’s life teach us? How does his life still speak today?

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Ohio Legislative Update: Keeping You Informed

You don’t want to miss this important Legislative Update! Updates will be provided on state and federal policies that affect our families. This will include a review of the recently revised Ohio Homeschool Regulations. A member of the Ohio State Board of Education will also be on hand to answer questions.

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Gap Year with a Purpose

A popular trend recently has been to take a year off after high school, calling it a “gap year.” Many students see this as an opportunity to take a break and relax. However, there are also many students who take this year to set a foundation for the rest of their lives. This session will discuss the importance of that foundation and how a student can effectively take a Gap Year with a Purpose.

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God Blessed America: Our Christian Roots

America is a nation based on the Law of Moses, given by God to His prophet at the foot of Mt. Sinai thousands of years ago. As a faithful Christian nation following those ancient principles, America has been wise, good and prosperous. To remain such, we must reinforce and restore our Christian principles. Our colonial pastors and Founders openly taught Christianity, extolling the benefits of freedom that would result from living by God’s Word.

Humanism, the sworn enemy of liberty and Christianity, seeks to destroy our national Judeo-Christian heritage. We must understand and defend ourselves from this desolating plague; but how? Join us to learn Christianity’s essential contributions in the home and nation that preserve America’s greatness.

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How to Create the Perfect Homeschool for Your Family

This workshop will be foundational and helpful for a family at any stage of homeschooling. The 5 big ideas presented could potentially revolutionize your family life and homeschool. There will be five seed truths that we will discuss to help you focus on what matters this summer and to lay the foundation for next homeschool year well before you actually embark upon it.

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Shining Armor: Your Son’s Battle for Purity

In a time when over 90% of boys have been exposed to pornography before they leave home, how can we teach them to keep their way pure? How can we help them walk in innocence when temptation lurks on a friend’s phone and beckons just a click away? Hal and Melanie offer frank and practical advice for teaching sons from toddlers to adulthood about God’s gift and Satan’s traps in the realm of sexuality. (Material is appropriate for ages 12 and up – parent discretion suggested!)

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Home School to Graduate School via World Missions

The 4-5 years and high cost of traditional college often impedes Great Commission obedience. This need not occur: the foreign language and cross-cultural skills needed to minster the Gospel to unreached peoples also comprise the core of a liberal arts degree. Learn how, via credit-by-exam and portfolio assessment, engaging in Christian missions can yield both a B.A. degree and foster an agenda for graduate school.

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The United Nations and Globalist Agendas, Public Schools, and how it affects YOU

Government Schools Are Rapidly Leading America into Globalism. This will affect the freedoms of ALL Americans, whether or not they have children in the public schools.
Do you ever wonder how the United States, a country firmly established upon principles of national sovereignty and personal freedom, has spiraled so quickly toward socialism and globalism in the last few decades? We are now, in fact, on a fast track to joining the rest of the world in total global governance. This will end our national sovereignty and personal freedoms.
Using a series of visuals, this workshop will irrefutably prove how this will happen if the vast majority of Americans remain ignorant of it (as they now are). Those not in the system are the most likely to grasp the full meaning of this threat, and the very simple and rational solution that will prevent it from happening.

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Mission Minded Mom’s Night

Join Ann Dunagan and Leslie Nunnery for an evening just for moms. In addition to some fun and a wonderful time of worship together, Ann will be sharing her heart for moms– and we’ll be hearing from those of you in the audience as well. This is an evening you will not want to miss.

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Unhurried Homeschooling: Why We Need to Slow Down

In world that is moving at warp speed it’s easy to forget that kids are still kids. Their needs haven’t changed; they need time to explore and experiment with the real world around them, to absorb life through all their senses, to process their thoughts at their own pace. All of these are crucial in laying a firm foundation for higher learning, but this TAKES TIME. Learn why this is so important and how to protect and defend your kids’ childhood.

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Wisdoms Call

Speaker: Ben DavisSeeking God’s wisdom in the homeschool journey. Listen Now https://s3.amazonaws.com/ttdfiles.teachthemdiligently.net/memberscontent/audio/2018/mobile-al/wisdoms-call.mp3 Download this Audio File Favorite To access this content, you must purchase TTD365

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