Calendar of Events
17th Annual Christian Home Education Conference and Curriculum
Heroes by Design
Convention 2003 - May 2&3, 2003
Little Patriots Character Seminar The theme
for the Little Patriots this year is “The Character of Heroes”. What better
way to cover the world with righteousness than a generation who is completely
committed to the Lord? Come and join us as we take a journey through history
and discover how the commitment of our fathers is now the calling of our
time. All children ages 6-12 are invited to participate in this event.
We will learn the character qualities of wisdom, justice and freedom through
exciting stories, songs, and crafts. These are qualities that give us
the confidence to stand for Christ.
Volunteers They need help with the following
responsibilities: registration, greeters, ushers, site setup, tear-down
and clean up.
Honoring the Graduates Finishing high school
is an accomplishment that is worthy of celebration, and GHEA will once
again host a graduating ceremony for the class of 2003.
Used Book Sale The Used Book Sale will be
on Friday, May 2nd from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. If you would like to sell
curriculum or would like more information about the book sale, go to the
link at the bottom of this page.
Mark Hamby (keynote speaker) - is
founder and president of Cornerstone Family Ministries and editor/publisher
of Lamplighter Publishing. He lives in Northeastern Pennsylvania
with his wife, Debbie, and their three children ages 20, 18, and 16. In
the past, Mark has completed three Masters degrees, served as a Special
Education teacher, Christian school administrator, and pastor while preparing
families to serve the Lord. Currently his seminars are being conducted
throughout the U.S. and Canada which are uniquely crafted together to
fulfill the mission he believes God has called him to: to make ready
a people prepared for the Lord. (Mal 4:6; Luke 1:17)
As an author, speaker, and Bible teacher, what Mark enjoys most is helping
his audience remove the mask to expose the heart. Unless the heart is
reached there can be no lasting change.
Greg & Connie Brezina - founded
Christian Families Today in 1980 after Greg retired from professional
football. Greg is executive director of CFT. Connie volunteers her time
to the ministry, teaching at seminars, women's Bible studies and conferences
as her schedule allows. Both hold undergraduate degrees from the University
of Houston, and Greg has a masters degree in counseling from Liberty University.
Their biblical counseling skills have been honed and sharpened through
more than 14 years of encouraging and strengthening couples and families.
The Brezina family has always been an important part of the GHEA Conference.
The National Black Home Educators Resource Association
(NBHERA) is a resource network founded by Eric
and Joyce Burges in July 2000. This association will encourage,
support and offer fellowship to families who are exploring the benefits
of home education. Eric and his wife, Joyce, have homeschooled for nearly
12 years. Eric was the president of CHEF of Louisiana, the state-wide
homeschool organization, for three years. Eric is also an artist, speaker,
songwriter and singer, as well as a licensed minister. Joyce is a gifted
singer, homeschool mother/teacher of five, counselor and lecturer. She
is continuing to home educate their two daughters Candra 13 and Victoria
6. She has spoken to many women in Louisiana, as well as, nationally,
on the art of the gentlewoman; restoring femininity back into the home
and our community. The Burges family has been featured in several periodicals
such as Newsweek Magazine and the Boston Globe. The family
also appeared in The Crisis Magazine, a NAACP national publication
several years ago as well as Africana Internet Publication and
other local magazines. Recently, Joyce and her son, Eric, Jr. were guests
on BET Tonight, national broadcast hosted by Queen Latifah on August 15,
Ruth Martin - is a mother of three
children and veteran home schooler. She has a Master's Degree in Learning
Disabilities and spent many years in public and private school classrooms,
both teaching and testing children with learning disorders, attention
deficit disorders and emotional disorders. Ruth is the founder of Fellowship
of Christian Family Educators, Inc. and its affiliate groups where she
served as president for 6 years. She has helped start at least 10 local
support groups and is presently serving as Support Group Coordinator for
GHEA. Ruth and her husband, Jackie, have been home schooling since 1984.
Bernadine Cantrell - and her husband
, Wes, currently live in Atlanta, GA. She continues to support her husband,
her children, and eighteen grandchildren while maintaining several other
areas of ministry. She is a member of the Board of Advisors for the Human
Development Resource Council, Global Missions Fellowship, and Impact Ministries;
State Coordinator of the Georgia Prayer Network; a teacher and graduation
speaker for Excel, a young women's training program of ATI, teacher for
a Mom to Mom weekly Bible study group; team teacher with her husband;
and a popular speaker for womens' retreats and seminars.
Blaine Cochran - has been married
to Julie for 17 years and they have five children, one dog and four puppies.
They have home schooled for fourteen years. Blaine has had the privilege
to minister to students and their families for over 20 years. Tools For
Life uses highly interactive training methods to teach and equip students
to impact the culture for Christ. These methods require students to step
out of their comfort zone and take faith-building risks that will equip
them for being salt and light in this pagan culture.
If you would like more information and to register,
go to (GHEA)Georgia Home Education Association's