Heather Bitterling

Heather Bitterling is a veteran of the arts (producer, director, teacher, and artist) as well as a 20+ year homeschooling mom! She has the heart of a dreamer, a deep passion for the Kingdom of Christ, and a talent to inspire, encourage, and impel others to glorify God with the special gifts He has given them. She is the creator of LightShine’s Theatre Curriculum and founder of Arts Alive! KY.

Workshops from Heather Bitterling (may vary by event location)

How to encourage your artistic child without surrendering them to the world.

Explore ways that you can develop and support your child’s artistic giftings without exposing them to teachers and content that reject a Biblical worldview. Contrary to worldly wisdom, it is not necessary to compromise your beliefs to pursue these creative outlets. The world needs artists that are communicating truth! Leave this session with ideas for engaging with performing arts without surrendering to the world.

The Pied Piper: How media is leading our children astray and what you can do about it

This session will look at the impact that film, literature, and music can have on our children. With 30 years of experience in the field, Heather has an insider’s view into the hidden goals of the industry and how they package information in a way that can change our perspectives little by little. She calls on parents to be aware of what is entering their child’s heart and mind and offers clear strategies that your family can implement to change the tide.

Training bold, confident, Christian leaders that can communicate truth to a broken world

“In today’s world, it is quite evident that it is not enough to teach our children truth, we must equip them to stand on that truth and ‘hold out the word of life’ (Philippians 2:16)” – Heather Bitterling. In this session, Heather offers practical advice for training children to be bold about their faith, to lead by example, and to develop the communication skills necessary for sharing the gospel.