Serving Homeschoolers in the Aloha State
Our keynote speaker for our 2018 conference is Steve Scheibner
After earning a degree in economics from West Chester University, Steve joined the U.S. Navy and was commissioned and trained as a pilot in 1983-84. He married his college sweetheart Me- gan, in July of1984 and they began a life together that to date, has included homeschooling their eight children and 15 moves. Steve was deployed three times in four years flying the P3 Orion. He left active duty in 1991 and was hired by American Airlines the same year. He currently flies the Boeing 777 out of JFK Airport normally flying routes that take him to Europe and beyond.
During the late 90’s, Steve started his graduate education at Calvary Baptist Theological Seminary where he was awarded a Master of Arts in Theological Studies in 2006 and a Master of Arts in Christian Ministries in 2007. He earned his Doctor of Ministry degree from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. His dissertation topic was the role of parents in the character development of children.
In July of 2000, Steve, Megan, and the family, moved to Maine where Steve founded Cornerstone Baptist Church. He remained active in the Navy Reserve and in 2001, was asked to design and teach a course in Navy Core Values. The course has found broad acceptance and Steve is a highly sought after trainer and motivational speaker. More than 10,000 service members have attended his Core Values seminars, since its inception in early 2002.
Steve and Megan have been instrumental in the lives of young parents. They developed a parenting course entitled Parenting Matters; The Nine Practices of The Proactive Parent have traveled extensively, teaching weekend parenting seminars. They have been guests on Family Talk with Dr. James Dobson and The Glenn Beck TV program showcasing their Nine Practices of The Proactive Parent.
In 2012, Steve retired as a Commander from the U.S. Navy and recently retired as Senior Pastor of Cornerstone Baptist Church to become the President of Characterhealth Corporation, a non-profit conference ministry aimed at equipping parents to train the next generation of character-healthy leaders.
CHOH is eager to welcome Steve and to hear his words of inspiration and encouragement! Steve and Megan will present parenting workshops at the CHOH conference. Steve will also speak to the fathers and Megan to the mothers in separate workshops. We look forward to seeing you at conference.
CHOH is pleased to present the following general sessions by Steve.
General session:To Be Announced
General session:Living on Borrowed Time, The Nine Practices of the Proactive Parent
As a pilot for American Airlines, Steve was very close to the events of 9/11. Steve was originally scheduled to be the co-pilot on AA Flight 11, the first flight to be hijacked on Sept. 11th, 2001. Through a extraordinary set of divine circumstances Steve was bumped from that flight the night before by a more senior pilot. Now, he tells his deeply moving story of God’s providence on that terrible day in our history.Come discover why God gave Steve a second chance and now uses him to teach parents all around the world to parent with purpose and urgency as he introduces you to The Nine Practices of The Proactive Parent.
As a pilot for American Airlines, Steve was very close to the events of 9/11. Steve was originally scheduled to be the co-pilot on AA Flight 11, the first flight to be hijacked on Sept. 11th, 2001. Through a extraordinary set of divine circumstances Steve was bumped from that flight the night before by a more senior pilot. Now, he tells his deeply moving story of God’s providence on that terrible day in our history.
Come discover why God gave Steve a second chance and now uses him to teach parents all around the world to parent with purpose and urgency as he introduces you to The Nine Practices of The Proactive Parent.
Steve’s workshop topics are: (Subject to change)
Recognizing that a healthy marriage is the basis of a healthy home, this Marriage session is a fun and fruitful way to invest in your folks. Steve and Megan teach from their book The Eight Rules Of Communication For Successful Marriages and finish the session with a fun loving look at marriage and F-R-I-E-N-D-S-H-I-P Practical advice in a guilt free environment make the teaching real and applicable to all those in attendance.
Second mile leaders are those counter-intuitive servants of God who earn the right to be heard by developing a consistent love of virtue, a disciplined approach to gratification, and a submissive love for the authority of God’s Word. Male leadership is essential to the success of marriages, families, the church, and society. This session will teach men to Earn The Right To Be Heard, Prefer Proactivity, Reject Reactivity, Learn To Elevate Virtues Above Feelings, Build Moral Muscle, Seek Forgiveness, and Develop A Finisher’s Attitude. Powerful.
If we homeschool simply to achieve high academic marks, we are squandering the opportunity to influence our children for Christ. Character healthy leaders are those children who have learned to elevate virtues above feelings. If we spend our homeschooling hours simply on academics and activities, we may win the praise of man, but we risk losing the hearts of our children. In our few short years with our children we must focus on the first things first and character is always the first thing! In this conference, Megan, a homeschooling mother of eight, will challenge your homeschoolers to use every opportunity to teach their children to serve God by loving others and to love others by faithfully serving God.
Are the “Terrrible Twos” eating your lunch? Need help managing your homeschool day with toddlers in the house? In this workshop Megan draws on her many years of homeschooling experience with 8 toddlers in tow to help you craft a plan for success. This workshop is intensely practical and will help you transform the terrible twos into the terrific twos!
Parenting and Marriage have a great deal in common. Both are loaded with challenges and pitfalls. Ephesians 4:22-24 gives us insight into parenting and marriage success by introducing us to the principle of Put-off and Put-on. This joint seminar will give you the practical tools to raise the standard in your marriage and in your parenting.
Is behaving like a gentleman an outdated and antiquated idea? Join Dr. Steve in a discussion of how to teach our young men to be masculine in a society that seeks to squeeze them into a feminine mold. Becoming a gentleman starts at home. Come discover ways to cultivate a culture of masculinity without raising men who are brutes!
Featured Workshop Speaker: Woody Robertson
Woody is a first generation home school graduate passionate about reaching the next generation. If you hang around Woody, you’re sure to hear words like, “live life to the fullest,” “purposeful living,” or “world-changer” and he’s helped young adults successfully navigate life-decisions for years. An entrepreneur and visionary, Woody has been a principle player in several start-up companies. In 2004, he co-founded CollegePlus (now Lumerit Unbound) and earned his accredited BSBA in General Management in 18 months for under $10k from a State University! A frequent motivational speaker at conferences nationwide, Woody’s information-packed sessions are innovative and inspiring. Characterized by a high level of energy and enthusiasm, Woody blends each session with motivating and practical information attendees can put immediately into practice.
Woody’s workshop topics are: (Subject to change)
Basic Academic knowledge is important, but will it prepare a student for success in their future employment? Is your student becoming a Collaborator, a Communicator, a Critical Thinker, a Creator? Are they developing Media, Information, Technology, Life and Career Skills? When College Professors and CEO’s are surveyed, they disagree greatly on how prepared a graduate is for life in the modern world. Come learn how to set up your student for success… beyond the curriculum.
All learning is founded on one key—the ability to take in information and then remember it. Most people are never taught how to effectively learn. Each school year, students spend countless hours studying, only to have the information seemingly disappear when they need it most. Whether a parent or student, in this interactive and practical session, you will learn how to use study tools such as speed reading and memory techniques.
In this session, Woody practically walks parents through the high school years and provides a fresh look at the unique opportunities of homeschoolers. He’ll talk about dual credit, transcripts, and getting ready for college. But, most of all, he’ll discuss how to escape the conveyor belt of modern education confining a student to a curriculum’s prescribed scope and sequence. Instead he’ll encourage a personalized education which gives students autonomy to learn at their pace and ability, provides hands-on application and ultimately inspire lifelong learners.
The words affordable, efficient, or effective are not typically associated with college. In this session, we lay out five proven strategies to help you navigate the college process like a professional avoiding the traps to which students often fall prey. These strategies will save you 30-50% on your college costs, up to two years of time, but most importantly will give your student a huge head-start on the competition. Is it possible to get a college degree without debt? We’ll show you how by revealing the secrets colleges don’t tell.
How did our Founding Fathers graduate from college at 15, 16, and 17 years old? This practical session gives an inspiring overview to what’s happened to education and how today’s students can maximize their high school study by incorporating a souped-up version of dual credit into their daily schedule using the curriculum they already own. Topics covered include: how to combine high school and college and earn your bachelor’s degree by age 18, how to record dual credit on a H.S. transcript, a suggested daily schedule, and much more. Learn how to graduate from college by the time your peers are graduating high school. We’re serious!
This session is for those who think outside of the box, take risks and are not afraid to put their creative juices to work. Hear stories of entrepreneurs who started small and built wildly successful businesses. We’ll cover the fundamentals of entrepreneurialism and discover 10 musts for starting and growing a successful business.