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Wally Long:  Homeschool Conference Speaker and Workshop Leader Details



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Long, Wally

12216 Lawrence 1165
Mount Vernon, Missouri (MO)  65712
United States of America (US)

12216 Lawrence 1165
Mount Vernon,  65712
United States of America (US)

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Wally Long
Featured Presentations2014 SHEM Convention and Teen Convention (2014, MO)
2013 SHEM Home Education Convention (2013, MO)
Workshop Presentations2013 Teaching Parents Association's Homeschool Conference (TPA) (2013, KS)
2012 Teaching Parents Association's Homeschool Conference (TPA) (2012, KS)
2012 SHEM Home Education Convention (2012, MO)
2011 NICHE Conference (2011, IA)
Presentation Titles & Descriptions

Common Sense Courtship

Casual dating is not working.  Rules-based courtship has worked little better.  I believe the better way is Common Sense Courtship.  In Common Sense Courtship we rely on trust, faith, relationship and “common sense”.  No two children, no two relationships and no two “courtships” are the same.  We shouldn’t try to cram each one into a nice, neat set of rules and expect “it will all just work out.”  In this presentation I will present a series of Biblical principles applied with common sense to help our children find life-mates.


Are There Noodles in Your Lasagna?

A humorous yet insightful look at being the same on the inside that we appear to be on the outside.   This talk can be adapted to a number of situations and themes.


You Can't Steer a Parked Car

Why do so many Christians seem to be stuck in the driveway of their lives?  Is it because God has not shown us His will?  Or is it because we fail to "do" His will and therefore miss out on what He has for us down the road?


Getting Out of the Bunker and into the Fight
The family is God's primary training ground, His boot camp, to train young people to fight the good fight as soldiers of Christ.  How do we balance protecting our children from the world and yet prepare them to face the world?  From his experience as a US Marine, a father of 6 and a teacher and preacher of the Gospel, Wally gives helpful, Biblical and practical  insight to parents who want to train and equip the next generation of God's Army.


The Prodigal in the Homeschool Family
How do we deal with the effects and aftershock of a prodigal child in the homeschool family?  From personal experience and Scripture, Wally shares a message of hope to parents of the rebellious, prodigal child.


Created to Communicate public speaking seminar

Designed to help anyone overcome the fear of public speaking so common to so many.  Wally's goal is to help people, young and old alike, to gain the confidence and the skills necessary to share their message of faith to the world around them.  Some the sessions include: "Be" on Confident Communicator, The CROSS Method for Preparing a Great Speech and Impromptu PE.

Wally's Achievements
  • Husband of 33+ years and homeschooling father of eight children with twenty-four+ years of home-schooling experience.
  • Preacher and Bible teacher in numerous churches
  • Former Director:  Homeschool Fellowship of the Ozarks, Springfield, MO
  • Former homeschool conference organizer
  • Winner of several public speaking competitions through Toastmasters International
  • Semi-finalist in the Toastmasters International 2013 World Championship of Public Speaking
  • Semi-finalist in the Toastmasters International 2014 World Championship of Public Speaking
  • US Marine for 10 years
  • Owner and consultant: Created to Communicate
  • Special guest and co-host of Life Plus Homeschooling with the Home Educating Family Magazine
Long's Bio

My wife and I have been homeschooling our 8 children for over 24 years now.  In the early 1990's, we directed one of the largest homeschool support groups in Springfield, MO and organized the yearly conference for three years.

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My hope is that this list will assist conference organizers in connecting with Wally Long 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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