Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Finish Well Conference Coming Soon -- November 5-6, 2010!

Dear friends,

Finish Well is coming soon!

Have you just started homeschooling in the high school years? Do you need some mentoring?
Are you already homeschooling a high-schooler? Do you need some refreshing?
Are you considering homeschooling your high school teen and need to learn some basics?

Finish Well is a 2-day conference for teens and parents. Bring your husband! Bring your teens! We had an amazing time back in March and are looking forward to another great time of fellowship, learning, and refreshing. The theme of this November’s conference is “Laying a foundation for college and life.” We will touch on some issues that your child will face after graduation, teaching you and your children to lay a foundation that will not be shaken!

We hope you can join us for Friday afternoon, evening, and all day Saturday -- November 5-6, 2010. Mark your calendars, send in your registration, and tell your friends.

See you in November!

Meredith Curtis

Finish Well!  will be held at
Safe Harbor Christian Church
730 Upsala Raod
Sanford, FL 32771

For more information:
(407) 302-7870
The pre-registration is $25 per family.  It will cost slightly more at the door.  Scholarships are available.
Virginia's note: I have pasted in workshop descriptions below, but to get a brochure and registration form, please e-mail Meredith at
Friday Afternoon

Airsoft—Zack Nolette (teens, dads, some moms!)
Teens! Parents! Grab your airsoft guns, goggles, plastic bbs, andbottled water and join the war! From 4 pm to 6 pm, we are holding “War Games” onsite! Waivers will be available online at http:// and must be filled out and signed to participate. Let’s kick off this event with some fun!

Friday Night Session

The Heart of the Problem—Pastor Mike Curtis

Many parents train their children Russian Roulette style: try to train them, but invariably one, or more, will wander from God. Is losing some inevitable? Pastor Mike addresses the heart of the problem and gives some down-to-earth advice on preparing our teens to be world changers, not just survivors.

Saturday Morning Session

Keeping Your Kids Christian Before and During College—Felice Gerwitz (all)

Your kids’ faith will be challenged when they leave home. Felice offers suggestions to shore up their faith with the truth that only resides in Scripture. Whether or not you consider evolution vs. creation an issue, you can be sure secular text book authors and publishers take a no-questions-approach-attitude about evolution. Anyone who thinks differently is not tolerated in classrooms and university campuses world-wide. Felice will show you some simple solutions and explain that the facts of evolution are not always what they claim.

Breakout Session 1

The College Application Process & Going to College Debt FreeJulianna Curtis (all)

Julianna will walk you through the details of the college application process and show you how to go to college debt-free.

High School 101—Cheryl Bastian (parents)

Credits. GPA’s. Transcripts. Where do I start? Cheryl Bastian will explain the nuts and bolts of home educating through high school. Attendees will learn the high school lingo, how to establish goals and create a four-year plan, how to award credits, and how to organize records.

A Christian Worldview of Economics & Government—Meredith Curtis (all)

Does the Bible have anything to say on economics and government? Meredith will talk about Biblical principles of economics, money management, business, government, freedom, socialism, free-market economics, and supply-side economics. She will talk about Greece, Rome, English Anglo-Saxons, and Israel’s forms of government.  Fasten your seatbelts—it will be a fast ride!

Restoring Relationships—Mike Bastian (dads)

Anger. Bitterness. Resentment. Forgiveness. Healing. Mike Bastian facilitates this workshop from his personal experiences, with the purpose of encouraging Dads to initiate restoration and healing with their wives and children.

Breakout Session II

The ABCs of Transcript Writing—Cheryl Bastian & Laura Nolette (parents)

Cheryl and Laura dispel common fears and worries as they equip parents with essential elements of transcript writing which include formatting the document, titling courses, assigning grades, and computing a GPA.

Post-Modernism on the College Campus (parents & older teens)

Post-modernism rules and reigns on college campuses. What is it? How can Christian students stand firm in their faith and contend with this heresy? Katie Beth will help you recognize post-modernism and help you combat this deception with the life-changing truth of Christ.

Raising Real Men in a Feminist Culture—Pastor Mike Cutis (all)

In an age of feminism and same-sex marriages, can Christian families raise sons who will lead their homes and live unashamedly for Christ? Pastor Mike will show you how to raise sons to be proactive, protective providers.

Breakout Session III

Can Families Do Business Together & Thrive? - Felice Gerwitz(all)

We've all heard a family who prays together stays together, but can the family who works together live happily ever-after as well? Felice will share the raw truth, funny and not-so-funny stories of working out of her home. If you have ever considered beginning your own business, you will not want to miss this talk.

Is the Bible Really the Word of God?—Pastor Mike (all)

Today’s critics say that the Bible if full of errors and unreliable. Can we trust the Bible as our source of wisdom, knowledge, and practical instruction? Pastor Mike will share why the Bible is trustworthy and how to base your life completely on the Word of God.

When Personalities Collide—Meredith Curtis (parents)

More than learning styles, personalities tend to influence how students want to learn in high school. Mom and Dad’s personalities affect their teaching styles. Sometimes personalities collide, resulting in conflict, learning problems, and getting off track. Meredith will share ways to homeschool with your teens’ and your own personalities in view.

Put it into Practice!—Joel Walker & Katie Beth Curtis (teens)

Do you want to try your hand at defending your faith in the classroom or standing for Christ with your peers? This workout session will help you put into practice many of the things you learned today. Oh, and you will have fun and have an opportunity to act rather silly.

Afternoon Session

Girl/Guy Talk from the Playground to the Nursing Home— Pastor Mike & Meredith Curtis (all)

There is just no way around it, guys—you have to talk to girls! Girls, we already know you want to talk. Learn to communicate effectively as relatives, friends, in courtship, and in marriage in a way that honors the Lord. Learn to translate, interpret non-verbal communication, and honor your brothers and sisters in Christ.

Evening Session (7 p.m.)

Will the Real Jesus Please Stand Up—Pastor Mike Curtis

The world takes Him out of Christmas and the public schools, and declares that He was a good, moral teacher, but He is just too divisive today. The reality is that no single person has changed the world as much as He has. Many have discarded Him as an overly, embellished hero, and look elsewhere for answers. Some say, “Teacher”, some say, “Divine”. Will the real Jesus please stand up and change the world again!

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