July 7th – 9th, 2016
Matthews, North Carolina
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“My son is in Kindergarten. It takes us all morning to get through every subject and by the time we’re done, he’s tired and frustrated…and so am I!”
“My daughter has dreams to a write a novel. I want to help her, but by the time we’re done with math, science, language arts, history, and geography, there is simply no time for her to pursue anything so consuming.”
“We have elderly parents living with us and a child with special needs. The fact that we are homeschooling at all is an achievement, but fitting in anything fun is simply not possible.”
“Once we tried ‘unschooling’ and my son’s test scores plummetted. He had fun that year, but we can’t afford to get so off track.”
Do any of these concerns, frustrations, or fears resonate with you? Is homeschooling not exactly what you had pictured? Do you desire to disciple your children, or even just spend a day having fun with them, but are afraid their academics may slip? Do you wish in your heart that you could give your children a great education, but still enjoy life together without the fear of holes in their education?
It is possible.
In fact, at the Lifeschooling Conference and Activities Fair, we will show you why it is the best way to learn and how you can transform your entire experience of homeschooling! We will show you how you can work with (not against) your life and the circumstances God brings into it to create learning and discipleship experiences not found in any textbook. Because he’re a little secret…
God’s school is LIFE.
It is our training ground. We learn through the circumstances and experiences He allows and through the specific paths on which he guides each of us individually.
Won’t you come join us as we explore this idea of “lifeschooling” together?
Schedule is ever evolving and subject to change.
by Danielle Papageorgiou
“What is Lifeschooling?”
by Rhea Perry
“How We Brought Our Dad Home from Corporate America in Just 3 Years”9:30 AM
by Barbara McCoskey
“Help! I Need a Substitute Teacher!”11:00 AM
by Israel Wayne
“The Power of Affirmation”2:00 PM
by Rhea Perry
“Why Apprenticeship Is the Best Education Your Children Can Ever Have”3:15 PM
by Wendy Rondina
“Building Character- Using Your Children’s Creativity”4:30 PM
by Israel Wayne
“What about Socialization?”5:30 PM
by Dr. Frank Turek
“I Don’t Have Enough Faith to be an Atheist”9:00 AM
by Mark and Lisa Metzger
“Families on a Mission: Integrating Family Ministry into Home Education”10:15 AM
**Catered lunch with the speakers is only for those who purchase special tickets.**11:45 AM
**Teens, come prepared with your questions about spiritual health, academics, healthy relationships with family and friends, physical health and media choices from other successful teens.**
by Rhea Perry
“How to Educate Your Children Outside of the Box while Keeping it Legal”1:45 PM
by Israel Wayne
“Overcoming Angry and Stressed-Out Parenting”3:30 PM
by Chalanda Frazier4:30 PM
by Speaker Panel; Danielle Papageorgiou5:30 PM
**This portion of the event is primarily locally-focused.**
Come check out our unique virtually curriculum-free vendor hall where you will see many opportunities that businesses and organizations in the greater Charlotte area have to offer in helping you “LIFEschool”! Some of the 30+ businesses and groups that participated last year include…
Living the Answer (Matthews)
Discovery Place (Charlotte)
Cold Blooded Encounters (Monroe)
Odom’s Pottery (Mooresville)
Language Learners Carolinas (Fort Mill)
The Writer’s Toolbox (Charlotte)
Charlotte Star Room (Charlotte)10:00 AM
Prize drawing of prizes worth more than $__. Must be present to win.12:00 PM
We’re honored to have homeschool veterans sharing practical advice from their own experience on how to merge homeschooling with entrepreneurship, ministry, serious illness, travel. . . in other words, LIFE!
Local? Come check out our unique, virtually curriculum-free vendor hall (Saturday only) with many opportunities from businesses and organizations in the greater Charlotte area to enhance your “LIFEschool”!
The beautiful campus of Southern Evangelical Seminary at 3000 Tilley Morris Rd, Matthews, NC 28105.
Learn to think in a holistic, Hebraic manner rather than with a Westernized, segmented mindset. Challenge your view of education with outside-the-box ideas for activities, ministries, and entrepreneurial ventures that are learning experiences in their own rite!
Special organic, non-GMO snacks and beverages provided by our sponsor, www.RealFood4RealFamilies.com!
There is a broad range of hotel options in the area, including the upscale Ballantyne Resort. We have also secured special rates at several local hotels (see below).
Even after a decade and a half of homeschooling, I crave the refreshment of renewed vision. The Lifeschooling Conference offers opportunities to learn, to grow, and to garner new ideas to keep our family learning and serving together!
Author, "Experiencing Advent" ToSowASeed.net
I am excited to start our first year of second generation homeschooling! The Lifeschooling Conference will be a great way to start off on the right foot with the right perspective – homeschooling is a life style!
Film maker from Huntersville, NC Pro-Family Films
I am so excited to go to this conference and to hear these speakers!! Finally a place to learn and develop my style of homeschooling, lifeschooling.
Blogger from Smyrna, TN TheHealingMom.com
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We have secured blocks of rooms at special rates at several locations below. Other non-discounted options are also indicated on the map.
Don’t let the discount pricing on this priceless event fool you! Our desire is to be affordable to all! Special speaker luncheon also available for an additional charge.
Southern Evangelical Seminary is conveniently located near 485. The map and contact details are listed below. You will also receive a confirmation email with location map.
During the conference portion (Thursday and Friday), there will not be any special activities planned. We encourage families to do some lifeschooling by having their children sit with them through the sessions! You will be amazed what even your little ones will pick up on. Of course, you are also welcome to bring crayons, paper, etc. to help occupy them. We will also have a game room available downstairs for those who need a little break, and the front lawn will be available for running off extra energy!
We have secured discounted rooms at several nearby hotels. The cost of the hotel accommodation and travel is not included in the event fee.
We accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover cards only.
All tickets are non-refundable unless the event is cancelled by us, in which case we will always provide a full refund. If your plans change, you can always sell your tickets or donate them to another family.
We may still have space available for vendors whose businesses are homeschool-related. For all the details, please see the vendor page.
All tickets are non-refundable unless the event is cancelled by us, in which case we will always provide a full refund. If you are unable to attend, you may choose to donate or sell your table space to another vendor.
Fill the form below to get directions to Southern Evangelical Seminary.
3000 Tilley Morris Rd
If you have any questions about the event, please contact us directly. We will respond shortly.