July 11th – 13th, 2019

Matthews, North Carolina




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Photo Credit: Eric Magnuson

Lifeschooling is ultimately about family relationships. Due to a need for more time in our own family, we have cancelled the 2018 conference and plan to resume on a bienniel basis in 2019. We hope to see you then! In the meantime, stay encouraged with our bi-monthly podcast.

UPDATE: Come join us for a one-day Entrepreneurship Workshop with Rhea Perry! Click here for details.

Special thanks to Makenzie Lauren Photography.


Have you ever had the following thoughts?

“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 here’s 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.

Lifeschooling is the individualized process of discovering your child’s God-given gifts and talents through real life experiences that happen within the context of your family’s unique situations and missions.

Won’t you come join us as we explore this idea of “lifeschooling” together?


Here is what you will learn:
  • How to balance your family life with academics
  • How to discover your children’s gifts
  • How to plan a manageable homeschool year
  • Why the homeschool “pioneers” were so successful and how you can be, too
  • How to homeschool through ministry
  • Why your own dreams and aspirations do not have to die when you homeschool
  • How starting a business will educate your children better than traditional methods of homeschooling
  • How to homeschool from faith, not fear
  • Why not every child needs to go to college to succeed and how to homeschool with the end in mind
  • Why college is only a means to an end (possibly)…and not the end in itself
  • And much more!


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Watch for updates as we add our 2019 schedule soon!

Lifeschooling: The Answer to Homeschool Burnout

by Danielle Papageorgiou

Learn more…

9:00 AM

Whatever the Cost

by David and Jason Benham

Learn more…

10:00 AM


11:00 AM

How to Lifeschool: Merging Your Master Plan with The Master’s Plan

by Danielle Papageorgiou

Learn more…

11:30 AM


12:30 PM

Door Prizes!

(Must be present to win).

2:00 PM

The Principles of Entrepreneurial Education

by Rhea Perry

Learn more…

2:15 PM


3:15 PM

How to Loosen Up Without Losing Control

by Dr. Mary Hood

Learn more…


3:45 PM

Discipleship for Life and Eternity vs. Education

by Kevin Swanson

Learn more…


9:00 AM


10:00 AM

Regaining the Spirit of the Pioneers

by Dr. Mary Hood

Learn more…

10:30 AM

Sponsor Introductions

Southern Evangelical Seminary (Adam Tucker)

Generations (Kevin Swanson)

11:30 AM

Catered Speaker Luncheon

**Catered lunch with some of the speakers is only for those who purchase special tickets.**

12:00 PM

Door Prizes!

(Must be present to win).

1:30 PM

Sponsor Introductions

InteleTravel (Teresa Ball)

Carolina Kid News (Dianna Davis)

1:45 PM

​How to Homeschool Your Teens for Business

by Rhea Perry

Learn more…

2:15 PM


3:15 PM

Oh the Places You’ll Go: melding missions and a lifestyle of learning

by Christopher and Heather Schwarzen

Learn more…

3:45 PM

Mom’s Coffee Chat

by Christi Deason

Join Christi Deason for a special time of sharing and learning. We will provide plenty of coffee and pastries! You just help provide the chat! 🙂


Seating is limited, so please sign up here.


(If you are local, watch for more Coffee Chats throughout the year!)

8:30 AM


“Coloring Outside the Lines” by Christina Brown

“Let’s Broadcast!” by Dianna Davis (Carolina Kid News)

“How We Brought Our Dad Home from Corporate America in Just 3 Years” by Rhea Perry
“When Travel is Your Business, the World is Your Classroom” by Teresa Ball (InteleTravel)

“The Biblical Responsibility of Parents to Educate Their Children” by Dr. Richard Land (Southern Evangelical Seminary)

“Reading and Writing the Natural Way” by Dr. Mary Hood

“Lifeschooling when your child has special needs” by Christy Conquy

Learn more…

9:30 AM

Unleashing the Power of Mentorship

by Kevin Swanson

12:00 PM

Q & A Session and Closing Remarks

by Speaker Panel; Danielle Papageorgiou

1:00 PM


One inspiring weekend

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!

Fun activities Saturday

On Saturday morning, we will host a mom’s coffee where moms can share their experiences and struggles. Plenty of coffee and pastries will be served! Immediately following, we will conduct helpful workshops. And during lunch, we will have a food truck on the grounds, along with a bounce house, face painting, and balloons to entertain your younger ones!


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 making real life your classroom!

Vending and dining area

There are plenty of restaurant options in the area, but the facility also has vending machines and a dining area with seating and microwave available for those who wish to bring their own lunches on Thursday or Saturday. (Friday is reserved for the VIP lunch). On Saturday, we will also have a food truck available.


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).


All of the info you’re sharing, the podcasts, videos, speaker links, etc. have been so encouraging. I see God clearly leading down the path more and more with lifeschooling. To know others are successfully following that path and understanding how is a huge blessing. I’ve been on the path for many years but didn’t really have a name for how God was impressing me, just trusting Him to lead with great wisdom and understanding. He has abundantly.

Lorre Reason
Charlotte, NC

Thank you for the conference! Thank you for organizing such a phenomenal group of speakers. Thank you for the freedom from curriculum and the reminder and permission that it’s all about God and relationships. Thank you for helping me redefine our mission and vision from being homeschoolers to being life-schoolers. Thank you for reminding me of the joy I feel when I’m just spending time with my children. Thank you for reminding me that I’m a mother first and foremost. Your conference was my last ditch effort before i pulled the plug on our homescool “experiment”. This year I’ll be doing 11th grade, 8th grade, 3rd grade and kinder. Curriculum for all these grades is more then I can bear and has caused me sleepless nights and stressed out days. There is freedom in Christ and your conference helped me to remember that – THANK YOU!

Julie Shrader
Charlotte, NC

Thank you, Danielle, for putting on an excellent Lifeschooling Conference! Our family drove from Savannah, GA to attend and it was well worth the drive. My husband and I were so encouraged by the speakers and our whole family made new friends who we’ve kept in contact with. It was so refreshing and reassuring to know that not only are we not alone in this journey of “lifeschooling” but that it works. God has created each of our children with unique gifts and abilities and we are confident that teaching our kids to love learning and focus on what they are passionate about will prove successful in the end.

Garritt and Yvette Hampton
Savannah, GA Producers, Schoolhouse Rocked


Stories and Articles to inspire your lifeschooling

Follow the Divine Arborist

on Jul 25 2018

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Letter to a New Lifeschooler

on Jul 09 2018

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Lifeschooling Lessons from a Weekend of Heartbreak

on Jul 02 2018

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Where to stay

We have secured blocks of rooms at special rates at several locations. Call or reserve online.

Quality Inn & Suites

From $99 per night

Must Call to Reserve

Holiday Inn Express & Suites

From $119 per night

Reserve Online

Residence Inn

From $114/149 per night

Reserve Online


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.

$25 – $35
  • General admission to Conference and Activities Fair
  • Freebies

More Information. . .

$55 – $75
  • General admission to Conference
  • Freebies
  • Free fun activities on Saturday
  • Families welcome in the sessions
  • Nursing room and “wiggly child” room provided
  • Family ticket includes grandparents!

More Information. . .

+ $30
  • Catered lunch (Friday) of gourmet, organic pizza
  • Exclusive personal time with some of the speakers
  • Small, intimate gathering (Tickets are limited)

More Information. . .

Do you have a business? Are you interested in reaching the homeschooling community? Check out the various vendor opportunities we offer.


Vendor Opportunities

Frequently Asked Questions
How can I get to the venue?

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.

What about accommodations?

We have secured discounted rooms at several nearby hotels. The cost of the hotel accommodation and travel is not included in the event fee.

Are there special activities planned for the children?

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 are currently working on a children’s program and hope to be able to provide some activities to occupy the younger ones. Check back soon for details!

Where can I eat? Do I need to bring food?

There are many great restaurant options near the facility, but you may also bring a bagged lunch on Thursday and Saturday to eat in the dining area (seating is limited) or outside. On Saturday, we will also have a food truck on site for your convenience. On Friday, we will need the dining space for our VIP Speaker Luncheon.

What should I bring with me?

Be sure to bring supplies for note-taking! Also, you may want to bring a light sweater, as conference rooms can get quite cold. Some parents of younger children find that having a tablet or something else to occupy their children is helpful.

What payment types do you accept?

We accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover cards only. Contact us if you wish to pay by check.

Can I get a refund on my tickets?

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.

I run a business. How can I promote to homeschoolers?

We love to help promote businesses are homeschool-related. For all the details, please see the sponsor page.

As a sponsor, may I get a refund if I am unable to participate?

All tickets are non-refundable unless the event is cancelled by us, in which case we will always provide a full refund.


We are grateful to our sponsors for supporting our mission! Please visit their sites below.


Fill the form below to get directions to Southern Evangelical Seminary.

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3000 Tilley Morris Rd

Matthews, NC





Danielle Papageorgiou


704 584 9464



If you have any questions about the event, please contact us directly. We will respond shortly.



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