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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Teaching Several Grades at Once

Teaching several grade levels all together can seem daunting. However, what might at first appear to be overwhelming can be turned into an asset in your homeschool. Let’s look together at planning ahead, group teaching, leading older children in sharing knowledge (and boundaries for this approach), and ideas that bring the family together.

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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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Experience Excellence in Writing

Come and discover award-winning Excellence in Writing, a method of teaching composition that really works. Using this program, students of all ages will learn to write stories, reports, and essays with style. Best of all, parents and students alike find it easy to use and effective in all their writing endeavors. This workshop will give you an overview of the program and show you how you can get started with even the most reluctant writing student so you can give it a try at home.

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A Woman of Remarkable Endurance

Desiring to be homeschool moms and wives who endure with hope in the race set before us, we will go over how to maintain JOY. The secret is something that we need to do daily (if not moment by moment). You will find this session encouraging as Brandy shows you that you can go through and come out of this journey with a smile on your face; not just surviving but thriving!

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Handfuls of Treasure: Embracing Busy Family Life

Spelling, Arithmetic, Reading, Dishes, Diapers, Laundry, Cooking….the list goes on and on! Homeschooling mothers wear so many hats. Busy family life can threaten to steal the realization that our hands are holding, guiding and directing eternal souls. This session focuses on recognizing treasure, laying it up in heaven, and loving the family God has given us.

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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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Courage and Patriotism: Stories of America’s Beginnings

Stories teach with power and touch the souls of young and old alike. Through stories, heroes come to life as vibrant mentors to us and our children, living in a world of collapsing values.

This presentation, centered on the Revolutionary War, allows our early heroes to teach sacrifice, selflessness and tenacity: Why did soldiers defy enemy bullets and bayonets to fight for their rights? What makes a general great? Who are we today because of the sacrifices of men, women and children who pushed through fear to forge independence?

America is noble because of those who gave her birth: George Washington, the Great Man without whom America might never have been; Nathaniel Greene and Henry Knox, Washington’s genius-generals; The Maryland 400— Washington’s Immortals—who gave all to save their brother soldiers; the secret intelligence organization that allowed Washington to win the Revolutionary War at the risk of their lives—these and many other stories help children reverence the people

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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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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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What is a Mother To Do With Sons?

Many homeschool mothers grieve over the conflict that often occurs between them and their sons, especially as the enter the teen years. How does a mother handle the transition of her little boy as he begins to identify with his father and manhood? What is her role? What can she do to not alienate her son as she gives instruction? You learn the answers to these questions and more!

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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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Moving From Surviving to Thriving While Leaving a Legacy of Faith

Busy mamas find themselves spinning many plates at once and are often left feeling like they are surviving rather than thriving. In her talk, Moving From Surviving to Thriving While Leaving a Legacy, Ruth Adams ( a busy Mama of seven ) helps you think about what defines true thriving. She will be offering hope, encouragement, and practical tips to help you move your homeschool from surviving to thriving while leaving a legacy for generations to come.

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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 Select a College and Prepare Your Student to not just Survive but Thrive.

Over 50% of students walk away from the church during their first two years of college. In this
session, Dr. Thomas White, Cedarville University President, theology professor, published
author, and homeschool dad will present straight forward truth and insider tips from almost 20
years in higher education leadership. Topics addressed will include: how to determine what a
school really teaches; tips for the application process and scholarships; and preparing your
student spiritually to not just survive but thrive in college.

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