General Session Speaker
Dr. Voddie Baucham
Dr. Voddie Baucham is husband, father, pastor, author, professor, conference speaker, and church planter. He currently serves as Dean of Theology at African Christian University in Lusaka, Zambia. Married to Bridget since 1989, together they are committed to home education of their nine children.
Voddie makes the Bible clear and demonstrates the relevance of God’s word to everyday life. Without compromising the gospel and the centrality of Christ throughout the Bible, he clearly teaches Scripture and its relevance to our daily life. He is well-known for his cultural apologetics and challenges each of us to think and live biblically at all times.
Voddie’s General Sessions
Family Worship: The Forgotten Home Discipleship Tool
Two hundred years ago a man could be excommunicated from his church for failing to lead his household in regular family worship. Today a man can become a pastor without ever having engaged in the process. Learn the history, theology, and importance of family worship, along with gaining practical tips any family can follow to institute this vital practice.
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. Will our children engage their culture as lambs going to slaughter, or as sheep among wolves, being “wise as serpents and innocent as doves” (Matthew 10:16)?
Voddie’s Workshop Sessions
Bible Study Basics: How to Study and Teach the Bible at Home
What good is home education if the Bible is not central to all we do? However, often parents feel inadequate to interpret Scripture, and then teach it to their children. Revive your own study of Scripture and spark your family devotions by implementing Dr. Baucham’s practical suggestions.
Biblical Manhood in the Home
One of the most glaring shortcomings in the home education movement has been the absence of male involvement. This session offers a biblical look at the father’s true role in the home and why it is absolutely essential to the successful home education of the children. Dr. Baucham will address several issues including feminism and hyper-patriarchy, which have brought imbalance and disorder into many Christian homes. He will disclose how the gospel addresses these issues for ultimate hope and healing.
Don’t Let Home Education Destroy Your Marriage!
Will the fabric of your relationship as a couple unravel once your children leave home? Home education demands can consume couples, causing them to forgo investing in their marriage. Dr. Baucham shares the theological and practical importance of a strong marriage as the foundation of home education and explores ways to make time for our marriage, and why it will benefit not only us but our children in the long-run.
The Christian Man as Father
The only thing worse in our culture today than the way men view themselves as husbands is the way they view themselves as fathers. Men have no idea how important this role is in the development of their children physically, emotionally, and spiritually. In this session, we help men grasp a bigger vision for their role and its importance in the grand scheme of things. The family is a hub of gospel-centered activity that serves as the foundation upon which the faith of the next generation is built (Deut. 6:6-7; cf. Eph. 6:4).
This session helps men see their role as father through the indicatives and imperatives of Scripture. Building on the foundation of the “What is a Christian Man” session, this session calls men to view their children as blessings to be embraced and received with gladness, and arrows to be trained, honed, and someday launched.