Homeschooling: Preference or Conviction?
Why do you homeschool? When your children are grown, what will define success for you? What is a Biblical philosophy of education? This workshop will help you to focus on what is really important. Israel will share with you what has helped his family avoid burnout and frustration in the many years of homeschooling.
Education: Does God Have An Opinion?
Is Education a neutral subject? Does God have a preference for how He wants children to be educated? What does the Bible teach about schooling? Is there one correct path for education? Are public schools a viable option for Christians? These questions and more will be discussed in this engaging presentation.
Homeschooling From A Biblical Worldview
Are your children prepared to face the "Real World"? Learn how to equip your children to stand against the flood of secularism that threatens to drown them. What is your worldview? How are you going to transfer it to your children? Will you be more effective than the media and popular culture? Discover how to teach your children to view the core subjects (and all of life) through the lenses of scripture.
What About Socialization?
Do you know where the theory of peer group socialization originated? Learn what really drives the question: "What About Socialization?" Israel will go back in History and reveal the engineers behind modern social education theory. You may be surprised to learn what is truly behind this infamous question.
The History of the Homeschooling Movement
Over the past 6,000 years, homeschooling has been the primary form of education for nearly every culture worldwide. Compulsory government schooling has only been around in America since about 1840, but it is so pervasive that for most parents, public schooling is all they have ever experienced. The modern-day homeschooling movement has taken America by storm, with nearly 2 million students being home educated nationwide. Learn about the origins of the rebirth of home-based learning, and discover God’s purposes and plans for the future of the homeschooling movement.
The Biblical Basis for Parental Rights
Who owns the children? Does the state have a compelling interest in your child’s education? What are your rights as a homeschooling parent? Do you know what to do if a social worker shows up for an unexpected visit? Israel shares personal stories and insights from the early days of the homeschooling movement when many parents faced jail and the removal of their children from the home if they chose to home educate. Learn how to equip yourself to stand against opposition.
The Second Generation Homeschooling Movement
Comparing the modern-day homeschooling movement to the ancient exodus from Egypt, Israel Wayne looks back at the past 30+ years of the modern home education movement and presents some important observations about God's original plan for home education and His purpose for us today.
Things to Consider Before Starting a Home-Business
Many Christian families are looking for ways to start a home-based business to promote family unity and to supplement or generate a full-time income. While there are many advantages to this decision, there are many pitfalls as well. This workshop helps you to look before you leap, and to succeed once you jump.
Inside the Brain of a Hyperactive Homeschooler
If you have a hyperactive or easily distractible child, you won’t want to miss this informative and sometimes humorous message that shares the perspective of a homeschooling father who was once a hyperactive homeschooled child. You will receive practical and Biblical insights into ADD/ADHD and will be encouraged that there is hope for your child!
Being Salt & Light Families
As homeschoolers, we are often accused of retreating from society instead of impacting it. What is the balance between sheltering our children and reaching out to a lost world around us? In this session, Israel explains how you can equip your children for the ‘real world’ by developing a family ministry.
Developing a Biblical Worldview
How Can I Know What is True?
There is a common skepticism today about knowing anything with certainty. It is assumed by many that if you claim to know something in an absolute sense that you are arrogant. How do Christians respond to this challenge? Can objective truth really be known and defended? This will be a thought-provoking and engaging session.
How Can I Know the Bible is True?
If the Bible is the basis for our knowledge about moral truth, salvation and eternity, how can we know that it is reliable? This message looks at reasons to trust the Bible as God's word, and ways to communicate our faith effectively to others.
This workshop teaches you how to defend the Christian faith in a postmodern culture. Relational Apologetics describes how we are to communicate objective truth in a way that is truly loving. It demonstrates where the Church has been ineffective in evangelism and what changes we should make. Learn to be gracious absolutists!
Christians and Pop Culture (Evaluating The Arts)
This workshop endeavors to establish a Biblical framework for viewing The Arts and multimedia. How can you tell what is good art, literature or music and what isn’t? What is a Biblical view of entertainment? Are there some forms of art that are more Christian than others? Learn how art reflects culture and culture reflects religious presuppositions. These issues and more will be explored in this engaging workshop.
Creation Science Apologetics
Learn how you can defend a Biblical view of origins, with only a basic knowledge of science. By learning a few key concepts, you can dismantle any significant evolutionary argument. This is a great workshop for anyone who has ever felt unsure about what say when talking about Creation with a skeptic.
Transform Learning through the Art of Questions
Whether you are a parent, seeking to motivate your reluctant learner, or you desire to break through your own limitations, you will make more progress if you learn to listen better and ask the right questions (the right way!). Learn how you can help yourself (and others) recognize hidden assumptions, and overcome obstacles, through learning the art of asking questions.
What is a Biblical view of wealth and financial stewardship? This session discusses both macro and micro economics and helps to provide practical direction regarding managing and stewarding money.
What About The Emerging Church Movement?
What is the Emerging/Emergent Church? This session discusses the background of Modernism and Postmodernism and the influence of both on the American church. This workshop provides a balanced perspective of the positives and negatives of this controversial movement.
Families and Teens
Revival In The Home
Families in America are under attack. Teenage rebellion, divorce, juvenile delinquency, emotional disorders, and relational dysfunction are way too common, even among church-goers. Studies show that the majority of Christian youth abandon the Christian faith sometime around high school graduation. How can you have a godly family in the midst of such a worldly culture? This workshop will provide practical and Biblical answers.
Balancing Marriage and Parenting (with wife Brook)
If you are married with children, you probably find that there is a huge balancing act between caring for your children and nurturing your own relationship as a married couple. This straight-forward message by Brook and Israel Wayne gives practical and Biblical advice on how to keep the fires of love alive in your marriage, even when you are busy raising children
Waiting for True Love (for teens)
This session is for teenagers who are trying to discern God’s will for their life. Can God really be trusted to lead you in the major issues of life -- like finding a mate? You may be surprised to learn that God’s plans for you will surpass your grandest dreams! Israel will share from his heart in this relevant message to young people.
Young Men Preparing for Life (for teens)
This message is what every young man should hear before he finishes high school. In the teen years, you are becoming today what you will be in a few years. This message contains a checklist of Biblical character traits that all young men should endeavor to achieve.
The Power of Affirmation
When you are trying to inspire and motivate children, there are two forces that are often exerted: Positive and Negative Reinforcement. In this session, Israel explains the importance of Affirmation as a way to inspire and motivate your reluctant child. Drawing from practical and Biblical examples, this session will help you to keep those important relational connections as you are attempting to impart knowledge.
Developing Public Speaking Skills
Some studies say that fear of public speaking is higher than fear of dying! If you can develop your thoughts into a compelling presentation, and then communicate effectively, you will be given opportunities to influence the culture. Drawing on over 18 years of experience as a public speaker, this session will be practical and encouraging for teens or for you as a parent, as you prepare your children to do public speaking.
Preparing your Children for Marriage
Children grow up all too quickly. Before you know it, your babies are beginning to talk about romance and marriage. Israel and Brook discuss how you can begin to train even your young children to develop the kind of character traits they need to be a blessing to their future spouse.
Passing the Baton (Leaving a Legacy)
The goal of every Christian parent is to equip our children to love God, love people and be prepared to face the "real world." From watching the homeschooling movement for over 30 years, Israel has noticed some common pitfalls, or mistakes, that Christian parents often make in relating to their children. Learn how to avoid some of these common "potholes" in the road.