Speaker: Brett Allen
In this session, participants will encounter fresh ideas for implementing daily devotions in which each member of the family can participate. Word of Life missionary Brett Allen will explain how the Word of Life quiet time resources enhance family devotions by providing:
• Age-appropriate exercises for all members of the family, from pre-school to adulthood
• Synchronized readings of Scripture that focus all members of the family on the same passages of Scripture daily
• A six-year scope and sequence, providing opportunities to explore every segment of the Scriptures over a six year cycle
• An introduction of prayer journaling as a way to encourage all members of the family to grow in the discipline of fervent prayer
• Application questions that create opportunities for family discussion of the Scriptures
In addition, participants will hear testimony from Home School parents who have successfully integrated these tools in their family. You will hear from people who know the value of synchronized family devotions.
Brett grew up in a hardworking family. The beginning of his 10th grade year, he started homeschooling so he could help his dad in the family business. Since then he moved on to Bible school at Word of Life Bible Institute and Liberty University. He now serves with Word of Life as a missionary to North Georgia and Eastern Tennessee. He and his wife Jenni have two children and another on the way.
The Reading Corner Preschool Curriculum encourages every child to use and develop his/her skills, talents, creativity and ideas.
Homeschool convention season is underway and many of you are making preparations to attend our upcoming Southeast Homeschool Expo. We can’t wait to see you and are looking forward to bringing you an amazing Expo!
If you have never attended a convention before here are a few reasons why you may want to consider coming this year! If you are a seasoned homeschooler you may think we have nothing to offer, but we do! Even seasoned homeschoolers can benefit from encouragement and an opportunity to meet with vendors.
Before you attend our homeschool expo you may wonder what you can do to prepare. Here are three ways to prepare for a homeschool expo!
Check out the Schedule
All conventions will have a schedule of events. This will tell you when the exhibit hall is open, what workshops are offered, and when the convention will shut down for the night. This is important because you will want to know how to plan your day while at the homeschool expo.
Check out the Vendors
Many homeschool conventions (including ours!) have a HUGE exhibit hall. This is where much of the action is at. The exhibit hall will house vendors offering a wide variety of resources such as curriculum, educational toys, books, amazing products and much more. Checking out the vendors will give you an idea to research what they are offering BEFORE coming to the convention and will let you know which vendors are high on your priority list. Many say they can spend one day alone just in the exhibit hall. So, knowing who will be there and where you want to go can help you plan your day while at the homeschool expo.
Look Over the Workshops
Many come to the homeschool expo just for the vendors, but they may miss the many workshops the expo has to offer. Whether you are a newbie or a seasoned homeschool you can find advice and encouragement in the many workshops our homeschool expo offers. Make plans to attend at least one workshop while attending the homeschool expo, although we’d love if you’d attend more!
As you make preparations to attend our homeschool expo remember to breathe. Yes, planning season is here, and yes you have a list of things you want to do, but don’t forget to enjoy the experience. We want you to come and enjoy yourself. Take some time to prepare, bring a friend and your list and spend some time with us at the upcoming Southeast Homeschool Expo.
Misty Bailey is a work at home homeschool mom. She loves helping new homeschoolers and has a Homeschool 101 eBook for those getting started. She shares her struggles with time management, becoming unglued and finding joy in the everyday moments on her blog Joy in the Journey.