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Saturday, October 29, 2016
Irvine, California

The Heart of Home Schooling

Modeling Christ as We Disciple and Home Educate Our Children

Come join us! Bring a friend! They'll be glad you did!

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Free Christian Homeschooling Seminar
Saturday, October 29, 2016 from 5 - 6:30 pm

"The Heart of Home Schooling"

Modeling Christ as We Disciple and Home Educate Our Children

Home schooling is more than an enhanced academic course of study.  Home schooling is more than a means to protect your children from the negative influences found in public schools.  Home schooling is about preparing your children for Kingdom work.  If we get lost in the business of powering through curricula, and extracurricular activities to the detriment of quality time with our children, we may be setting ourselves and our children up to fail.

This month, we will be joined by Mary York as she discusses the true heart of homeschooling.  It just may not be what you think.  It may prove to be something entirely different and far, far more important. Mary will discuss the heart of homeschooling, including:

  • Being flexible with daily goals and expectations - How to balance the work load.

  • Recognizing we are sinners in need of a savior and so are our children.

  • Acknowledging the fact that God will use home schooling to sanctify us as parents as well as our children.

  • Modeling Christ-like forgiveness to our children.

  • Having a personal relationship with each child based on their individual likes and dislikes which takes time.

  • Extending the same mercy that God grants us to our children each day

  • Loving our children unconditionally, and

  • How to remain joyful in our homes and in our homeschool endeavors.

The heart of homeschooling is more than just a core curriculum or a pedantic set of values.  Rather, it includes introducing our children to Christ and holding on to their heart as we guide them into adulthood.  Plan to attend this meeting to lay the foundation for true success in the heart of your homeschooling.  Invite a friend to come (with their spouse) - they'll be glad you did!

Mary York has been married to Scott for 37 years, and is the mother of seven children ages 13 to 29.  Mary and Scott began homeschooling in 1985 when their eldest was in going into the second grade.  This year marks their 22nd year of home schooling with five successfully graduated from their high school program and 2 still at home.  Mary has been involved in various leadership roles in the PSP she and Scott joined at the beginning of their home school adventure.  In addition to administrating a class day she was the principal for this 400 family strong PSP from 2005 until this past June.  Mary and Scott are now serving the homeschool community as Regional Area Advisory Board members for CHEA.

For information call: (714) 686-3353.


Irvine Community Church
14804 Sand Canyon Ave.
Irvine, CA 92618
Right next to the 5 Freeway on Sand Canyon Ave.

All are welcome to shop, buy or sell!

Sellers, email or call 714-686-3353 to reserve a space.

$5 for a place to sell your items. Please bring your own table.

Set-up begins at 3 p.m.

Childcare available:

This month, to make it easier for families with little ones and big ones to attend, we have childcare available. Rate: $5 per child or $15 per family with three or more kids.

Meeting Time:

Evening Meeting: 5 pm to 6:30 pm

Enjoy training, fellowship, and an opportunity to meet veteran homeschoolers and other families considering homeschooling after the informative presentation.

Meeting Location:

Irvine Community Church
14804 Sand Canyon Ave.
Irvine, CA 92618

Simple Directions from North Orange County:

Take 5 South, exit Sand Canyon & turn left, church is on right.

Simple Directions from South Orange County:

Take 5 North, exit Sand Canyon & turn right, make immediate U-turn at light, church is on right.

Simple Directions from 405 and West Orange County:

Take 405 South, exit Sand Canyon & turn left, go two miles and pass under the 5, church is on right.

About Exploring Homeschooling:

The mission of Exploring Homeschooling is to impact the world for Jesus Christ by encouraging Christians to homeschool from a biblical worldview, especially starting when their children are babies, toddlers, preschoolers; and equipping individuals, families, churches, homeschool groups and other organizations to engage in homeschool evangelism.