Rick & I attended the ILLINOIS CHRISTIAN HOME EDUCATORS CONFERENCE in St. Charles IL Thursday thru Saturday. We were lucky enough to attend all three days because my Dad & Deb took D’Angelo, Auggie & Adeline to Michigan for the holiday weekend while my Mom took care of the twins.
This was the first time we attended an ICHE conference and we are so happy we did. It was truly an awesome weekend filled with spiritual encouragement, practical help, and fellowship. Our favorite part of the conference was hearing Dr. Voddie Baucham ... The man is an incredibly powerful preacher. We bought a bunch of his cd’s and already started listening to them. We also purchased the KONOS curriculum which seems fantastic. It focuses on character traits using unit studies that can be taught to multiple grade levels at a time. It requires lots of hands-on-learning which I love. We also bought a ton of other great stuff at the conference.
A little bit about Voddie Bauchman
From the ICHE website:
Dr. Voddie Baucham has been referred to as an "Evangelist to intellectuals." He is one of the most sought after preachers of his generation. His unique blend of sound biblical exposition, theological content, down-to-earth demeanor and engaging presence make it clear why this man is considered a modern day prophet. Dr. Baucham is a graduate of Southwestern & Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminaries. He has also done additional post-graduate study at the University of Oxford in England. His academic emphasis is Cultural Apologetics. Vodie is an author, Bible teacher, professor and pastor. He currently serves as Pastor of Preaching at Grace Family Baptist Church in Spring, Texas.
More importantly, he is a husband and father who is actively involved in his children's home education.