Perfect Praise PublishingRogers, ARNashville, TN
Chuck Black was born and raised in Williston, ND. He attended North Dakota State University in Fargo, ND and graduated in 1985 with a BS in Electrical and Electronic Engineering. He entered the United States Air Force and traveled throughout the US and to foreign countries as a tactical communications engineer. He was then accepted into pilot training and eventually flew F-16 fighters. After spending nine years in the Air Force, he returned to Williston, ND to take a position with a plastics firm as a product design engineer. He is now the CEO of a chemical injection company in the oil and gas industry and the inventor/co-inventor on twelve patents for products that are distributed and sold nationally and internationally.
Chuck is first a believer in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and in the Holy-Spirit-inspired, infallible Word of God. He is second a husband to his wife, Andrea, and third, a father to six children ranging in age from 30 to 20 (Brittney, Reese, Ian, Emily, Abigail and Keenan). Chuck and Andrea have homeschooled their children for the past twenty-four years. Four have graduated from college and two are attending college.
Chuck has served as an Elder at Cornerstone First Baptist Church in Williston, ND and has taught adult Sunday school classes for the past nineteen years including frequent class sessions on parenting. He has written columns for the Teach Them Diligently Convention, the North Dakota State Homeschool Association and speaks at conferences throughout the US. Chuck has also been published in LifeWay's Home Life Magazine, The Old Schoolhouse Magazine, Walk Thru the Bible's Stand Strong Magazine and on various websites and e-newsletters.
Chuck is the author of sixteen books which comprise The Kingdom Series, The Knights of Arrethtrae series, the Wars of the Realm trilogy, and Call to Arms, the Guts and Glory of Courageous Fatherhood. Kingdom's Dawn of The Kingdom Series received Homeschool.com's "Voted #1" award and was on CBA's top ten best sellers list twice in 2008 for all Christian Youth Literature. Chuck's passion is to inspire people of all ages to follow the Lord with zeal and to equip parents, pastors, and youth leaders to accomplish the same.
Workshops from Chuck Black ( may vary by event location )
Dealing with Doubt: Strengthening Your Children's Faith
At fourteen years old I faced an episode of doubt in my life that lasted for fourteen years. Because of it, I could not claim God's Word as infallible nor witness boldly to anyone seeking answers about Jesus Christ. God preserved my faith through it all, but much was lost to those years lived in flimsy faith. It doesn't have to be so for your child. As parents we have an obligation to equip, prepare, and launch our children into the world fully capable of standing against the spiritual attacks and waves of doubt that they will often face. Discover how to discern if doubt is something your child is dealing with and learn a few basic principles on how to help them overcome and live a faith-filled life, even as a youth.
Escapism: Avoiding the Snares of Media
In today's technology culture, the enemy's lure of our young people's minds to escape into an artificial world is great. As the line between reality and simulation blurs, the stronghold of escapism becomes more and more powerful. Apathy and self-indulgence are two destructive consequences that lead to broken relationships, broken homes, and broken hearts. Find some practical tools you can implement to help keep your children from getting caught in the snare of escapism.
Spiritual Warfare: Fighting for Your Family
Choosing to homeschool does not exempt us from spiritual warfare; instead it puts our families on the front line. With over 80% of evangelical Christian young people leaving their faith when they leave home, never to return, something is wrong in our tactics in fighting the enemy. Ignore an enemy and he will defeat you. Underestimate an enemy and he will defeat you. The good news is that we can live in victory! God gives us all the weapons and strategy we need to prepare our children for the spiritual battles to come. Trained as a military warrior, Chuck offers insight, training, and strategies for not only surviving the battle, but also advancing the kingdom through spiritual warfare.
Call to Arms: The Guts and Glory of Courageous Fatherhood
There is a spiritual war being waged for our families. Our enemy is strong and we are in his territory. Dad, if you don't fight for your family, no one else will. When a soldier is in enemy territory he is alert, focused, and purposeful about every move he makes with weapons ready. Only you stand between the enemy and your family, for God has given you the authority and the responsibility to stop him from destroying your marriage and your children. This takes courage, but your calling is noble - it is God's call to arms. Chuck offers straight answers and practical help for dads who are looking to protect, train, equip, and launch soldiers for Jesus Christ.
The Revelation Generation: Preparing Your Children for the Days to Come
Twenty-six hundred years ago, three teenagers stood in defiance to a powerful king. In our world of entertainment-minded youth, are we doing enough to prepare them for the possibility of challenging days ahead? Chuck encourages parents and teens to"Know What You Believe", "Know What's Coming", and "Know What You Will Do" so that if the day should come, we will stand and not bow!
The Power of Fiction: Influencing the Hearts of our Youth
Fictional stories are a powerful way to capture the attention of the young and old alike. Jesus used short fictional stories to explain the kingdom of God as did Nathan the prophet to bring a king to his knees in repentance. Discover how your use of fiction can get your children excited about seeking truth and about serving God in kingdom-building work. Does fiction really have the power to change lives? Absolutely! Join Chuck Black in discovering how.
The Fundamentals of Writing Fiction
Readers are leaders - and writers have to opportunity to help forge the future through the books those leaders read. God has given many people the passion to write story. Whether you are eight or forty-eight, there are key fundamentals to excellent fiction writing that readers and publishers alike are looking for. With fifteen published books that are distributed world-wide, Chuck shares his insights on how to write fiction that captures the hearts and minds of all ages.
Developing Discernment in Your Child
The enemy is a master at deception and often times our children fall prey to his lies. Teaching your child the ability to discern truth is critical to spiritual survival. Chuck offers sound advice and some practical tips on how to develop spiritual discernment in your children.