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OCTOBER 8TH & 9TH

HILLCREST EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH

2433 PROGRESSIVE ROAD

SEWARD, NE 68434
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The 2020 Conference is September 25th and 26th at Carol Joy Holling Conference and Retreat Center - 27416 Ranch Rd, Ashland, NE

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Sessions


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How to Have a Better Life - Mister Brown
Do you want a better life?
While there might be a few people who would say they don't, most of us do. The difference is how we seek to obtain it. Parents, teens and children join together to learn the key.

Helping Your Kids Make Better Choices to Live Better Lives - Mister Brown
As parents, we want the best for our kids. Because we want it so much, we are tempted to make them do exactly what we say, or worse -- do it for them. There is a better option. In this workshop, Mister Brown will share some techniques to help parents empower their kids to make better choices to live better lives.

Writing a Family Mission Statement - Mister Brown & Andrea Brown
Companies use mission statements to provide focus and direction for their business. Can a mission statement be used to provide focus and direction for your family? In this workshop, the Browns share a simple structure that will help you create your family's mission statement.

Let's Talk About Sex - Teaching Your Kids About Relationship & Sex - Mister Brown & Andrea Brown
Some topics seem more comfortable to avoid than to discuss with our kids. Sex is one of those topics. Many parents are afraid or unequipped to have "The Talk." In this workshop, Mister Brown will lead a dialogue to help parents go beyond "The Talk" to an on-going conversation.

You First Leading From the Inside - Mister Brown
I love my family. I want the best for them, but I am not useful to them if I don't take care of myself. In this final challenge to parents, Mister Brown will share one big reason why it isn't selfish to first take care of yourself.

Mister Brown

Main Speaker for VALOR

Mister Brown is a motivational speaker and trainer who is a Bible teacher and trainer through the 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, Proclaim Ministries. He also works with students and teachers through his business, Hello Mister Brown. He has a bachelor’s degree from Andersonville Theological Seminary, attended New Tribes Bible Institute for two years, and has completed Love and Logic, as well as Child Evangelism Fellowship trainings. Mister Brown has served as a Children’s Pastor & Youth Pastor. He is also an instructor of Old Testament and New Testament Bible seminars for Walk Through the Bible, an international faith-based organization dedicated to teaching the Bible. Mister Brown currently resides in northern California with his wife, Andrea Brown, and his children, Sophia Grace and Evan Josiah. Mister Brown also has a daughter Jazmyne, who lives in Texas. His hobbies include basketball, playing games, and making videos with his family.
We are so excited to spend the weekend with him and other speakers as we dive deep into homeschooling and the theme of Valor - Tomorrow's battles are won or lost by the choices of today

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Sessions


Who is Steering This Ship, Anyway? - Scott Stangl
*Spoiler Alert, Guys* It’s not the 3-year old! This is how the Lord set it up. You are to lead your family in all areas of life and - believe it or not - this includes homeschooling. Whether you are the confidant captain on the bridge, below deck waiting for the game to come back on or somewhere in between... Come hear Scott Stangl speak to get some encouragement on how the Lord Jesus led his disciples as a servant. Let’s glean from His example and incorporate His attitude to get back on course as we guide our families in the adventure called homeschooling.

Parenting in the Teen Years - Scott Stangl
You finally made it!
You no longer have to help them brush their teeth or answer endless questions. Unfortunately, that doesn’t mean parenting is now easier - it’s just
different. How do you handle children turning into grownups while still in the home? Is it possible to bring a sense of clarity to the drama that comes from the process of maturing? Scott expounds on one Biblical truth that he has learned and implemented as his children advanced through this stage of life.

Living Long and Well: Teens transitioning from obeying to honoring - Scott Stangl
Life was so much easier when we could simply tell them what to do and give them consequences when they didn’t obey. It can be hard to transition from obeying as a child to honoring when they take that step into young adulthood. Our sons and daughters are commanded by God to honor us. How can we help them be successful in this foundational truth and to set our own expectations accordingly? We will look at Biblical examples – good and bad – and explore how to apply them in today’s culture.

Scott Stangl


Meet Scott Stangl - He is a husband and father of 12 children. He resides near Fort Calhoun, NE on 11 acres. Over the years, Scott has learned many lessons in leading the family God has entrusted to him. The Lord graciously saved Scott when he was 22 years old, which totally transformed his approach to life.
Scott will be sharing at VALOR in September for sessions on leadership and parenting teens.

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Session


Long Hours and Short Years: making the most of the time you have with your kids - Jason Rothfuss
This session is designed to encourage parents to take planning and goal setting seriously and give them a framework that can be the foundation for a healthy rhythm of taking stock of their lives and setting goals for their homeschool, their marriage, and themselves. This session will be especially beneficial if attended as a couple together.

Jason ROTHFUSS


Jason and his wife Kirstin have 6 kids (3 bio and 3 adopted). They have been homeschooling for 18 years. Jason does strategy and goal setting with small to medium sized companies in eastern Nebraska and western Iowa, and has a passion for equipping parents to lead well in the short time they have with our kids (even though it seems long right now).
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Senator Julie Slama


Politics: Choosing Involvement  - Senator Julie Slama 
Did you know that when young people speak to local and state authorities, they are more likely to listen? Your family has a voice in politics. The question is… Do you want to make an impact? Let’s take a look at what that process can look like. *hint* You don’t have to wait until you’re fighting a big issue to develop a relationship with your local and state authorities! 

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Loren Wissmann


Making Family Ministry a Lifestyle  - Loren Wissmann
Jesus calls His followers to go and make disciples.  Come and join in as Loren shares from scripture and 20 years of experience of doing family ministry together.  Family ministry time is a great way to train up children to see ministry as a lifestyle. 

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Emily Weddle


Pockets of Rhythm -  Parenting Toddlers Pt. 1 & 2 - Emily Weddle
As my children grew into the preschool years, I struggled with the word “schedule” and “routine.” I was perpetually falling off the cart of schedule and routine. After one particularly hard day, I googled "routines that work for young children." I came across an article that has impacted my every day since. I realized there were a few myths I was believing: You need a great routine for your whole day. I thought routines were for moms more organized than me.

Change doesn't always mean everything goes perfect. Sometimes it simply means that last week, we all saw progress. Progress over time matters. Fellow moms, let's imagine what our days would be like if we studied our expectations enough to make pockets of our days more successful. 

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Ben Stangl


Teaching Virtue Before Knowledge: 2 Peter 5 - Ben Stangl
Do we want our children to learn and have knowledge? Of course we want them to know everything they need to know from their school books, but in homeschooling we have the opportunity to guide our children in so much more. What does 2 Peter 5 say about it? Let’s dig into what God calls us to in our Christian life and think about how we can pass those on to our children.


Other Sessions


Rotating Groups as a Family

This is a kid-favorite at every Kids Conference! Now, the whole family can enjoy rotating through 4 fun activities together with the rest of the groups. From marching drills to obstacle courses to learning about the military to watching a slideshow of Friday’s festivities - It’s going to be a blast!

Book Browse
Have you ever wanted to get your hands on curriculum and talk to real people who use and love them? If so, this is the place for you! We have various moms assigned to bring their top favorite curriculums or things that have worked for their families. They will be at tables that are set up specifically to help you browse, get to know the mom who brought their favorites, and chat with her about why she loves what she uses. It mixes all the best parts of seeing curriculum in person + fellowshipping and talking with others for encouragement. You won't want to miss this!

Working and Homeschooling: Can it be done? - Panel
Quick answer, yes! Many homeschooling families have figured out what works when it comes to one or both parents working from home or outside of the home. Let’s hear some tangible tips and tricks from homeschooling parents who have figured out how to make it work for their family!

Praise and Worship Time
We want to be intentional about praising the Lord in all that we do. Sometimes that's washing dishes or patiently helping our teen with school - and sometimes that's getting together in one place and raising our hands in praise as we sing to Him. We are looking forward to this sweet time together on Saturday morning.

More session info coming soon!
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