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Topic: Parenting

Mens Gathering- Complementairian Marriage and Parenting

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Speaker: Scott Redd

Dr. Scott Redd and his wife Jennifer addresses men about complementairian marriage and parenting.

Mature: A Series in the Book of Titus, Part 3

Leading At Home

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Speaker: P.J. Smyth

Text: Titus 1:6-9

PJ and Ashleigh look at various aspects of marriage and parenting.

Protecting The Vulnerable, Part 3

How Christians Should Respond to Child Abuse

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Speaker: Julie Lowe

When child abuse occurs, the Christian community should respond with support, comfort, understanding and love that perseveres over the long haul.

Protecting The Vulnerable, Part 2

Teaching Kids about Sex and Personal Safety

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Speaker: Julie Lowe

Be proactive and intentional in teaching your kids about sex and personal safety: talk often, talk freely, and talk soon.

Protecting The Vulnerable, Part 1

The Nature of Predatorial Behavior

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Speaker: Julie Lowe

Being alert to potential predators means knowing the deceitful ways predators think and behave toward both parents and children.

Colossians: Christ is All, Part 10

Honoring the Lord in All Our Relationships

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Speaker: Robin Boisvert

Text: Colossians 3:18-4:1

Trusting and obeying the Lord in our everyday relationships honors and glorifies Him.

I Will Not Leave You as Orphans

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Speaker: Ben Wikner

Text: James 1:27

The gospel is God's solution to the orphan crisis. As a loving father, God came to adopt spiritual orphans into his family, and then he calls his adopted children to care for the fatherless of this world.

Determining Your Child’s Learning Style

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Speaker: Debra Bell

Save time, money and frustration. Before you buy anything, determine your child’s learning style and then choose curriculum to match it. Does your son need to do to learn? Is your daughter motivated better in a group? Does your child need structure and routine or flexibility and independence? Four types of learners explained with sample programs for each.

Homeschooling Teens

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Speaker: Debra Bell

From the perspective of a mom who raised four teens, long time high school level teacher and evaluator of numerous high school homeschool programs. The high school years are your child’s resume for the future. Here’s how to maximize his time, prepare him for a changing job market, get doors to open, and facilitate non-traditional learning experiences.

Raising Independent Learners

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Speaker: Debra Bell

Do you want a lifelong learner who initiates studies on his own? Then let go of the wheel and start giving your kids responsibility for their education. Here are practical, inexpensive steps that will encourage children to pursue their own learning, and prevent parent burnout as well.

Twenty-First Century Homeschooling: Welcome to the Digital Age

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Speaker: Debra Bell

What does the future of education look like, and how can the homeschool community take advantage of this? Here’s a look at free tools and free content sites online that can make your homeschool more efficient, more economical and more powerful. Harness the educational advantage of online learning and give your kids a jumpstart on their future. We will look at how Web 2.0 applications are changing the definition of education – blogs, wikis, Google applications, Skype, VoiceThreads, open courseware, YouTube, Facebook and even Twitter, when used appropriately can really help kids learn.

Recovering Our Vision: Why Homeschooling Makes Sense Now More Than Ever

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Speaker: Debra Bell

Do you ever lose sight of the reasons home educating sounded like a good idea in the beginning? Never forget the grand scope of God’s plan in this particular means of grace in our lives! Hear examples of why this lifestyle has shown itself to be richly rewarding for Christian families and how God is using those who have gone out into the world from this base. Then learn a few keys to making sure we do not miss the big picture and lose heart.

Orphan Care and Adoption

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Speaker: Russell Moore

Text: James 1:27

Dr. Russell Moore speaks on the various challenges faced by families who adopt and the wonderful calling to care for orphans as the people of God.

Adoption: The Heart and Goal of the Gospel, Part 8

The Prodigal Son: A Case Study on Adoption

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Speaker: Ben Wikner

Text: Luke 15

This is a story of two rebellious sons: one unrighteous and one self-righteous. Both reveal the tendency towards relating to the Father as indentured servants instead of as sons.

Adoption: The Heart and Goal of the Gospel, Part 7

Adoption and Christian Parenting

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Speaker: Ben Wikner

Text: James 1:27

Adoption-informed parenting is gospel-shaped parenting. The more we understand biblical adoption the better equipped we will be for Christian parenting.

Adoption: The Heart and Goal of the Gospel, Part 6

Changed Relationships Through Adoption

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Speaker: Ben Wikner

Text: 1 John 3:10

As children adopted by God, all our relationships change, including our relationships with other believers, with the world, and with sin and Satan.

Adoption: The Heart and Goal of the Gospel, Part 5

The Spirit of Adoption: Confirming Our Identity in Christ

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Speaker: Ben Wikner

Text: Galatians 4:6

The Spirit helps us in our childlike weakness--to confirm our identity as sons of God and to conform us more and more into conduct becoming his sons.

Adoption: The Heart and Goal of the Gospel, Part 4

The Transforming Power of Adoption

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Speaker: Ben Wikner

Text: 1 Peter 1:8

Seeing God as Father transforms our attitude, our motivation for obedience, our defense against temptation and our growth in holiness.

Adoption: The Heart and Goal of the Gospel, Part 3

A Survey of Key Texts on Adoption

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Speaker: Ben Wikner

Text: Ephesians 1:5

Scripture everywhere speaks from a fatherly perspective, and it reveals that God's eternal purpose for believers is fulfilled in adoption.

Adoption: The Heart and Goal of the Gospel, Part 2

A Biblical-Theological Overview of Adoption in Scripture

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Speaker: Ben Wikner

Text: 2 Corinthians 3:18

God made man to enjoy fellowship with him as a son would his father, but the fall impeded that relationship. Redemption accomplished what God intended in creation: to give true and full sonship to mankind through adoption.

Adoption: The Heart and Goal of the Gospel, Part 1

The Significance of the Doctrine

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Speaker: Ben Wikner

Text: 1 John 3:1

Adoption is not merely a grand illustration, nor a lofty doctrine, but a profound spiritual reality for believers - the fullest, richest picture of God's eternal purpose.