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Mr. Todd Kangas:  Homeschool Conference Speaker and Workshop Leader Details


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Phone
Email
Kangas, Todd

13016 W 78th Sst
Lenexa, Kansas (KS)  66216
United States of America (US)

9139612975
toddkangas@yahoo.com
Website(s) Coaching Dads
Linked In
Featured PresentationsMidwest Parent Educators Homeschool Conference and Curriculum Fair
Workshop Presentations2013 MPE Conference & Curriculum Fair (2013, MO)
Specialties
Presentation Titles & Descriptions

Counseling Your Child Prior to Marriage - This is another addition to your parental job description: pre-marriage counselor.  The marriage we are living is the first form of pre-marital counseling our children receive. The selection process is the next step. Some insights gained from the processes employed in two different children's approaches to the selection process through to the wedding ceremony. 

What key truths do young adults need to understand prior to saying “I do” at their wedding? How do you broach subjects such as role expectations, finances, communication and intimacy?  In an effort to further build bridges, we as parents need to have open and frank discussions with our young adults as they near their “Big Day.”

No Greater Love than This: Winning the Worldview Battle
Educational systems carry great weight during our children's formative years. The choices parents make impact future generations. What is at stake? The worldview developed by our children. There is an inherent danger in government education. The lure of free days, the economic gain of having two incomes, or “the best education” seem tempting. But at what cost? This presentation will cover the foundational principles of government education and introduce what thought leaders are offering for the education of America's children in this sector. This will be contrasted with the Biblical principles of family discipleship which include education.

Theology of Homeschooling - The goal of this presentation is to present the battleground facing education in our nation today. The worldviews that are foundational to both public and parent led education / discipleship will be reviewed. We will turn to the primary reasons for investing your life in the radical pursuit of homeschooling your children, providing Biblically based reasons for making this choice and staying the course.

Legal Polygamy - This is not about a reality TV show.  The point of this session is to strengthen marriage by identifying challenging seasons that couple encounter.  If a man will stay married long enough, he could be married to 7 different women. The wife of his dreams, his pregnant wife, the nursing mother, the mother with children, the pre-menopausal woman, the menopausal woman, and the empty nester are all aspects of marriage that could be encountered. How to be prepared for each phase requires a little understanding of what is going on in the heart and body of your wife. A brief overview of steps to take in each phase will be offered with the goal of living with your wife in an understanding way.

What Wives Have Been Trying to Tell Their Husbands -  A survey of homeschool moms was conducted to determine what it is that these moms want/expect from their husband.  The results were remarkable, especially when the top priorities were noted.  This session goes through the priorities a woman requests as a homeschooler. The definition of sin is to miss the mark.  As a husband, if I'm not serving my wife by meeting her needs, I'm missing the mark. This session should help in getting back on target.

You Can’t Cast a Vision Living a Boring Christian Life
What am I offering my children in the area of personal faith? Do I have a vibrant, life-giving walk with the Lord? Jesus has an agenda to establish the first commandment in our hearts. How do we come to a place in life where this can be true of us? And when our spiritual life shows true vitality, what is the vision I should be presenting to my children? How do I ensure that my family shows devotion to Jesus Christ in great capacity and builds upon the foundation I was given? The children of Israel in Judges seem to be in a three generation cycle. The first generation fought for their faith, the second generation hears about the great things God has done from the conquerors, and the third generation didn't know the Lord. How is this to be avoided in our families? This presentation had its genesis in a discussion over Christmas with my two oldest sons. It is designed to stir us to return to our first love and to encourage us to communicate the lasting vision that reaches generations.
 

Todd's Achievements

Husband of an amazing wife Pat since 1977.

8 arrows in our quiver, 4 girls and 4 boys who have been homeschooled K-12 beginning in 1985

President of Midwest Parent Educators

Conference Chairman of the MPE Homeschool Conference and Curriculum Fair

Published author in Patriarch Magazine, KC Parent, and The Evangel. 

Founder of Coaching Dads, a men's discipleship ministry designed to reverse the fallout rate of evangelical youth from the church. 

Former Director of College Campus Ministries in the state of Nebraksa

Served in various ministries positions in the past: youth director, pastor, church elder, and conference/retreat speaker (spoken in 23 states)

Started and coached senior high homeschool football team in 1995

Racquetball player and instructor

Kangas's Bio

I came to know Christ as my Lord during college shortly after my 21st birthday.  My life was radically transformed.  I changed majors, transferred universities and graduated with a degree in Biblical Literature New Testament with an emphasis in Greek.

My wife heard the Raymond Moore interview on Dr Dobson's show one day.  When I got home from work, she asked what I thought about homeschooling our oldest daughter the next year for kindergarten.  I didn't go to kindergarten and turned out ok academically so I thought, "Why not?"  We started as a one year experiment and have continued ever since, recognizing that homeschooling not only disciples our children, but us as parents. 

I've seen changes going on within the homeschool community and hope that we are not repeating a cycle from Judges 2:6-12 where subsequent generations don't know the Lord.  To try and turn this, I've hosted a monthly men's mentoring group for several years designed to strengthen marriage, provide vision for homeschooling and help men pass their faith on to their children.

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My hope is that this list will assist conference organizers in connecting with Todd Kangas and other workshop leaders and speakers. Furthermore, my desire is to help homeschool workshop leaders and speakers develop relationships with more convention planners and audiences. May your efforts be for the glory of Christ and the strengthening of His saints.

Disclaimer:  Balancing the Sword makes no claims about the speakers' faith, ability, materials, etc.  This speaker profile information is being provided free of charge.  Please click the links and do your own research before issuing an invitation to your conference.  Postings are subject to change.

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