This convention for homeschoolers is unashamedly Christian and creationist!
I praise the Lord for the vision of AiG friend David Nunnery. In March this year, in Spartanburg, South Carolina, he has organized a very special homeschool convention. He states the following on the convention website:
There will be two distinctions to this Convention. First any vendors that touch on the Beginning or Creation or have a Bible Curriculum must sign a statement in agreement of two theological principles:
- Scripture teaches a recent origin for man and the whole creation, spanning approximately 4,000 years from creation to Christ, and the days in Genesis do not correspond to geologic ages, but are six  consecutive twenty-four  hour days of creation.
- The Bible is the plenary, verbally inspired Word of God. It is our final authority for faith and practice and is without error.
I love how specific he gets with the wording to screen vendors and their products! And that is what should be done to help avoid compromise materials getting into the hands of unsuspecting homeschoolers and thus become a stumbling block in their children’s lives. (By the way, from experience, this wording will not necessarily mean that all people associated with a particular vendor will be young earth creationists—one still has to diligently ask questions to check them out.)
And, there is another important fact as well. David states the following:
All of the profits for the Teach Them Diligently Convention will go to missions.
We read further.
It is our hope to help parents infuse their educational programs with a Great Commission focus. Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God (I Cor. 10:31). We desire to focus parents and children on the fact that we should be seeking opportunities to spread the fame of our Lord Jesus Christ whether through school, playing sports, or running the family business.
The Convention website also states the following:
The Teach Them Diligently Convention was born out of a recognized need for more events celebrating the focus of Christian Homeschool Families—which is to disciple their children to glorify God. The organizers of this Convention are also officers of Worldwide Tentmakers which is a Mission Agency focused on Tentmaking as a missions strategy as you would find in Acts 18. Therefore, Missions, discipleship, and parenting will be a large focus for the Teach Them Diligently Convention. This will be added to the normal Homeschool Convention focus on teaching techniques and use of curriculum. …
Certainly, families attend Homeschool Conventions to learn and buy new educational products and to hear speakers and attend workshops.Another driving motivation is camaraderie. I know this is true with my wife and myself. After spending vast amounts of time with people in churches and larger family outings where there are few homeschoolers around, there is this underlying feeling that your focus and parenting do not match those around you. Then at a Convention, a mom or dad or child is suddenly surrounded with several thousand homeschool families. By further specifying that this is a Christian Homeschool Convention in which the vast majority of the families are attending because of their desire to disciple their children, it is our belief that camaraderie will be that much more enhanced.
So in conclusion, why should your family attend the Teach Them Diligently Convention:
- It will be enjoyable!
- Great Speakers and workshops
- Fellowship with other Christian Homeschool Families and Speakers
- Knowledge, Wisdom, Understanding
- Shopping and Introduction to new educational products
If you are a Christian Homeschool Family, this is the Convention you want to attend. There will be something for everyone.
The conference will be held at the Spartanburg Expo Center, 6655 Pottery Road, Spartanburg, SC 29303.
You can find all necessary information at the Teach Them Diligently website.
Thanks for stopping by and thanks for praying,