Family Discipleship & Home Education Conference

Featuring: Zan Tyler and Israel Wayne

Monday, June 10, 2024
Indianapolis Marriott Downtown
350 W Maryland St, Indianapolis, IN
Indiana Ballroom A

Presented by:

  • Southern Baptist Church & Home Education Association (SBCHEA)
  • Homeschool Freedom









Whether you are a current homeschool parent or someone looking for more information, join us for a day full of encouragement, information, and fellowship. Registration is free!

Seating is available on a first-come basis. Please register each individual in your group to help us plan appropriately.

Thank you to our event partners, BJU Press/HomeWorks by Precept and Family Renewal.


Each session will contain a time of fellowship, presentations, Q&A, and giveaways!


Cultivating Your Child’s Strengths, Gifts, and Purpose | Zan Tyler

C. S. Lewis said, “There are no ordinary human beings”—including your children! In this session, Zan will get you started on a treasure hunt to discover the unique gifts, strengths, and purpose that God has given each of your children. We’ll explore learning styles, spiritual gifts, and other dynamic tools to help you cultivate your child’s potential. You will be inspired by the power and grace God has granted your family in shaping the identity and nurturing the future of your children.

Common Mistakes Christian Parents Make | Israel Wayne

Many well-intentioned parents make harmful mistakes as they relate to their children. These mistakes often contribute to bitterness in their children. Over time, they can result in children rejecting their parents and their values. Learn to avoid these pitfalls.

The Difference Between Schooling & Education | Israel Wayne

Most people think of schooling when they hear the word “education.” In reality, however, the two are not intrinsically linked in any way. Learn why most people are schooled, but never truly educated, and how you can ensure your children get a great education, even without schooling.

The Power of Words and Conversation | Zan Tyler

Conversation is a potent tool that carries with it the power of life and death, and lays the foundation for deep and meaningful relationships. Conversation is an essential tool in discipling your children. Research even indicates that conversation increases intelligence in children and teens. In this workshop, Zan reveals how you can utilize the simple—and free—tool of conversation to help your children become more motivated learners. Learn strategies you can take home and implement tomorrow to increase joy in learning and minimize conflict in your family, too. You’ll come away convinced that conversation IS core curriculum.


Zan Tyler

Zan Tyler

Wife, mother, veteran homeschooler, author, speaker, and podcaster.


Zan’s homeschool journey began in 1984 when homeschooling was illegal. The State Superintendent of Education threatened Zan with jail for insisting on homeschooling her son. For the next eight years, she and other homeschool families battled for homeschool freedom and the establishment of landmark homeschool legislation in South Carolina. To this day, her legislative success in South Carolina has spearheaded legislation to ensure homeschool freedom in other states. In 1990, she founded the South Carolina Association of Independent Home Schools and served as its president for ten years. Her fight for homeschool freedom has led her to serve as the National Grassroots Director for, to advocate for homeschooling in the media (appearing on NBC’s Today Show) and at the nation’s capital, and to write profusely about the benefits of homeschooling.

Israel Wayne

Israel Wayne

Author & Conference Speaker


Israel Wayne is an author and conference speaker who has a passion for defending the Christian faith and promoting a Biblical worldview. He is the author of the books Questions God AsksQuestions Jesus Asks , Pitchin’ a Fit: Overcoming Angry and Stressed-Out Parenting, Education: Does God Have an Opinion?, Answers for Homeschooling: Top 25 Questions Critics AskRaising Them Up: Parenting for ChristiansFoundations in Faith.and Foundational Truths. He is also the site editor for and the founder of Family Renewal.

Since 1995, Israel has traveled the nation speaking on family, homeschooling, apologetics, spiritual awakening, discipleship, and cultural issues.

Israel has written articles (or been interviewed) for the following magazines and websites: Answers (Answers In Genesis), Revive (Life Action Ministries), UnChained (Pure Life Ministries), The Old Schoolhouse, Samaritan Ministries,,,,,,,, and many others.


Across the street from the Indiana Convention Center.


Indianapolis Marriott Downtown
350 W Maryland St, Indianapolis, IN 46225