HSLDA’s @home e•vents program showcases speakers who are experts in their fields and often leaders in the homeschool community. They’ve been in your shoes and want to come alongside you in your journey to enhance your family’s homeschooling experience! Our speakers possess the breadth of experience, talent, and enthusiasm suited for encouraging you and equipping you with relevant tools.
Past e•vents have included presentations by well-known authors and speakers, such as Andrew Pudewa, Lou Priolo, Dr. Jay Wile, Jeff Myers, and Hal and Melanie Young, as well as experienced homeschooling parents and homeschool graduates. HSLDA staff speakers have included President J. Michael Smith, Chairman Michael P. Farris, many other attorneys, and some of our Special Needs, High School, and Early Years coordinators, such as Dianne Craft, Vicki Bentley, Becky Cooke, and Diane Kummer.
Bernie and Linda Beall
Bernie and Linda Beall are the founders of Great Commission Families, a Washington, D.C.-area ministry helping families “take steps of faith toward greater involvement in the Great Commission.” Prior to launching Great Commission Families, Bernie and Linda were on staff with Campus Crusade for Christ for 23 years. Today, a big part of GCF is creating family-friendly evangelistic outings by giving Christian heritage tours. The Bealls are also strong advocates for family missions: “Don’t send your children—take your children with you!” Since they began homeschooling in 1989, Bernie and Linda have practiced this with their own four children. They now have four grandchildren and live in Brunswick, Maryland, not far from where Bernie grew up on his family’s dairy farm. Learn more about their ministry at www.gcfamilies.org
(10:15 PM EST):
Family Missions at Home and Abroad
Did you know that every Christian family has three mission fields? What practical steps can you take to guide your family in serving under your own roof, the city where you live, and wherever else God takes you? Did you know that it is possible to bring the gospel to a lost world—as a whole family unit? Join Bernie and Linda Beall, founders of Great Commission Families ministry and parents of four children, to learn how to take steps of faith toward greater involvement in family missions. The opportunities are global, but the greatest discipleship begins at home. Bernie and Linda will share biblical patterns and hands-on ideas that can stir spiritual creativity to help your family become a Great Commission family—at home and abroad!