MassHOPE
Massachusetts Homeschool Organization of Parent Educators
"Promoting and safeguarding home education to the glory of God"

 

2014 Workshops

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Voddie Baucham

Home Education - Why and How
Do you have a biblical theology of education?  Or do you simply educate your children at home because it promises safety, security, and higher SAT scores?  This session is designed to examine the Scriptures with a view toward a biblical theology of education that will serve as a foundation upon which families can build a philosophy of true home discipleship.
Teaching Your Children with Your Grandchildren in Mind
I am surprised at how many homeschool kids aren’t sure whether or not they are going to educate their own children at home.  I’m more surprised that some are sure they won’t.  Usually, further examination reveals a complete lack of any theological/philosophical reflection on the topic.  Their parents simply did what was best for them at the moment; not what was best, period.
Getting Your House in Order (Keynote - General Session)
This session opens the eyes of the participants to the contemporary tragedy in evangelicalism.  We are losing a  generation.  Teens are abandoning the church at alarming rates, birth rates are plummeting and less than 10% of professing evangelicals have a biblical worldview.  This ‘perfect storm’ has the modern American church on a collision course with apostasy.
Education and Worldview (Keynote - General Session)
It is impossible to separate education and worldview.  In fact, the main purpose of education is worldview discipleship.  Unfortunately, many home educators have come to believe that worldview is a subject to be taught in the late teen years before a child goes off to college.  That is a terrible mistake.
The Role of the Father in Home Education/Discipleship
Many homeschool dads view their role in home education as little more than providing the money to buy curriculum each year.  However, the results of such passivity can be devastating.  Marriages are strained, homeschool boys are feminized, moms are frustrated and isolated, and feminism often exploits the opening.  As a result, the homeschool movement is in jeopardy of being feminized altogether.
Culture Wars: How They Affect the Homeschool Family and How We Respond
There is a mighty clash of worldviews going on all around us, and there is no way to escape.  Educating our children at home will only postpone the inevitable.  Our children will engage the culture.  The only question is, will they do so as lambs going off to slaughter, or will they be sheep among wolves who are "wise as serpents and innocent as doves"? (Matthew 10:16)
 
 


Coming Events

Sept 5, 2014
Not Back-to-School Picnic

April 23 - 25, 2015
Annual Convention

2015 TBA
Formal Graduation

2015 TBA
Used Curriculum Sale


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