Last week, we attended the Gen2 Conference held at the Creation Museum in Kentucky. The Gen2 survey was a survey of young people raised in religious homes, between the ages of 18-38. The data gathered from this large survey was to reveal key influences of the first generation of homeschoolers and analyze their current situation/belief. At the Gen2 conference, the survey results were revealed, along with excellent commentary by many Christian leaders and leaders of the homeschool movement, as the data was analyzed.
Dr. Brian Ray and Kevin Swanson reviewing survey data
We were very grateful to be able to attend the conference, it being during a time of year when our milking animals are dry and we are able to travel, with someone to care for the animals while we are away. The speakers all had excellent points and we all came away with nuggets of wisdom learned, and a fresh vision for pressing forward in our duties to be faithful to the Lord, in a culture that is diametrically opposed to His law and method for raising children.
We had the privilege of helping prepare and serve the meals during the conference. What fun memories and friendships were made while putting together hundreds of lunches – or lasagna dinners – or root beer floats!
The guys’ table had way too much fun with the root beer float operation!
New friends – the William ladies
Playing games with other attendees at the hotel
Fellowship was encouraging
It was great to meet the Neely Team at the conference – such a sweet family
Ken Ham – “Already Gone”
Rachael, Sarah, Sarah, and Sarah!
This panel session was very interesting – “Why we Aren’t Quitting – Full Steam Ahead!”
A few things that were highlighted in this excellent panel by second generation homeschoolers:
God’s way of raising up the next generation for His glory is the only “method” that works. The survey results merely proved that. We must be committed to raising families that will love and serve Him, so that they will take forth the Gospel into the next generation.
Homeschooling is not merely a method of education; it is a context for the Biblical discipleship of the next generation.
The “homeschool pioneers” have sacrificed so much these past few decades to establish freedoms and progress in the movement. The second generation — the millennials — must be faithful stewards of the many talents they have been given because of their parents’ labor. They must choose to stand on Biblical principles which their parents have fought for, and commit to standing true to God’s Word as they press forward.
Sarah with Tara
An evening of fellowship to finish off a wonderful weekend
“Only take heed to thyself, and keep thy soul diligently, lest thou forget the things which thine eyes have seen, and lest they depart from thy heart all the days of thy life: but teach them thy sons, and thy sons’ sons.”