Getting Dirty for God! by Mark Hamby
Originally designed for teens, this seminar has far-reaching implications for the Christian witness and the “right” to tell others about Jesus Christ. Throughout the gospel of Mark, Jesus repeatedly commands his followers NOT to tell anyone about Him. In a dramatic interpretation from this gospel, Mark communicates a powerful message through the unique life of the Syrophonecian woman as well as the gripping testimony of five ninth grade boys who set their school on fire for Jesus Christ. Join Mark as he presents the ultimate test that opens the door to “tell like it's never been told.”
The 4 Styles of Parenting and 4 Types of Foolishness in Children by Mark Hamby
An in-depth look at four parenting styles: Dictatorial, Detached, Enmeshed, and Indulgent, will reveal some of the root causes of childhood apathy, depression and rebellion. This session will help parents see the effects of their particular style of parenting, and how it may be cultivating four types of foolishness in children. Teens will also benefit from these insights as they learn that their parent’s failures are not an excuse for irresponsible behavior. Biblical and present-day examples of each of these styles will be illustrated, and the consequences and steps needed to break these patterns of harmful behavior will be addressed.
The Angry Child, Teen, Parent, and Spouse by Mark Hamby
This inspiring and challenging session will focus on anger, its root causes, and its cures. Mark Hamby believes that most childhood and teenage anger is the result of four root causes: fear, frustration, hurt, and selfishness. Through laughter, tears, and much soul-searching, parents and teachers will learn to recognize these root causes and deal with them appropriately and compassionately. Watch and be amazed as your children, teens, and spouse respond in ways you never dreamed possible.
A Passionate Pursuit of Excellence (also titled Uniquely Used of God)! by Mark Hamby
Based on the life of Ehud the Benjamite, Mark will unveil the unique strategy that God and his parents used to prepare him to become a skilled and strategic warrior, confident leader, and a skillful entrepreneur. In this seminar we will look at the assessment of a child’s natural abilities and the instructive insights that are necessary to prepare each child, teen, and adult for God’s ultimate purpose and calling.
Raise them Up Don’t Crush Them Down! by Mark Hamby
One only has to listen to discover the heart of a child. Our goal as parents and teachers is to reach the heart, rather than simply realign behavior. Too often, we depend on rules to change behavior, but they can’t change the heart. When parents and teachers begin to discern the difference between character flaws and purposeful disobedience, they will implement a gentler approach to reaching and understanding their children. As a result, children will more willingly admit their faults and seek help from those they love. Join Mark as he relates his experience as a shepherd and the important lesson that you don’t become a shepherd just because you own sheep.
The Great Awakening: Building Character…One Story at a Time! by Mark Hamby
It has been said that you will be the same five years from now as you are today, except for the people you meet and the books you read! Inspiring literature that models unwavering character can be one of the catalysts that awakens a child’s drive to first think differently and then act accordingly. “Without biblical thinking, there is short term obedience and long term frustration.” Through an inspiring, informative, and dramatized lecture, Mark will make you laugh and cry as he “demonstrates” the power of character-based literature. This will be followed by an in depth look at the ancient steps of character development from early childhood through adulthood. In conclusion, an annotated bibliography for preschoolers through adults will introduce powerful, life-changing Christian literature from the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. This life-transforming session will lay the foundation for children to live a creative, skillful, and godly life.
The Education of a Child - The Wisdom of Fenelon by Mark Hamby
Working with parents and teachers over the past twenty-eight years, Mark will present what he believes is the most helpful and inspirational information of our day concerning the education of a child. Gleaning from a 17th-century gem, The Education of a Child from The Wisdom of Fenelon, Mark will present a “radical reversal” of our traditional approach to a biblical education. Commissioned to educate King Louis XIV incorrigible grandson to become the next king of France, Francois Fenelon wrote and then lived one of the greatest educational treatises ever written. In fact, in 1802, nearly 150 years later, Fenelon’s work was still revered as the most extraordinary educational work on record. Parenting based on gentleness, mentoring, joy, and patience will be among just a few of the highlights of this seminar. Through simple but forgotten common sense ideas, parents and teachers will gain an understanding that unlocks the heart and opens the mind - "When the level of fear decreases, the level of reasoning increases.”