Missouri: 2020 Great Homeschool Convention

November 20, 2019Stacey Lynn

Missouri is known as the “Show Me” state, and do we ever have a lot to show you!

Our 2020 Missouri Great Homeschool Convention will be held at the St. Charles Convention Center in St. Charles, MO March 26th through the 28th, 2020. You’ll have access to hundreds of workshops, jam-packed with great information, as well as dozens of outstanding speakers from whom you’ll be able to glean pertinent and worthwhile information. Additionally, there will be comprehensive curriculum and resources available, specifically for homeschooling families, in the large exhibit hall for you to browse through, choosing from among those relevant things that will make your homeschool year complete. There’s no better way to choose these resources than speaking with the very ones who have created or used them? Got questions? We’ve got the answers!

You’ll be glad you traveled to St. Charles, MO for this great time of fellowship and learning, whether you’re a veteran homeschooler or just getting started. With an action-packed weekend ahead, we suggest you wear comfy shoes and make sure to bring notebooks and pens or pencils for all the notes you’re to want to take while in attendance. For a complete schedule of events for the 2020 Missouri Great Homeschool Convention, CLICK HERE.

We look forward to seeing you at this amazing convention, but first, let’s consider some of the most significant events of the weekend.

Special Events

Check out all of these events to help you schedule your weekend, so you’ll have a plan when you get there.

The Real Mom Tour: You’re Better at This Than You Think

Thursday night, 8 - 9:30 P.M.

Tickets: $3 in advance, thanks to generous financial support from Medi-Share, $5 at the door.

It’s easy to become overwhelmed, as a new homeschooler, which can lead you to believe you’re simply “homeschool-teacher material”. At the same time, years of homeschooling can eventually wear you down, and burnout is something that more than one veteran homeschooler has had to contend with. The most important thing to take-away from this encouraging talk is that you’re not alone. Here are a few of the topics you’ll hear about on The Real Mom tour:

  • Finding contentment in the social media age
  • Falling more in love with homeschooling without adding more work
  • Enjoying your kids in the homeschooling process without sacrificing academics

Come join Pam, Sarah, and Colleen for a healthy dose of real mom encouragement as well as games, snacks, and tons of fun.

Slugs & Bugs LIVE in Concert: Faith. Family. Funny. (Randall Goodgame)

Friday, 5:30 - 6:30 P.M.

Tickets: $3 for general seating, $5 for priority seating, thanks to generous financial support from Medi-Share and World News Group

Doors open at 5 P.M. for Priority Seating ticket holders, and 5:15 P.M. for General Seating ticket holders.

This musical experience is not only magical and interactive, but it’s also filled with joy, a celebration of life, and a great Gospel message! Refreshing music and vocals, and animated videos lead to the core message: that between “real life” and “God-life” there is no separation. All things are sacred when Jesus is the focal point of all things.

Phil Vischer, who created VeggieTales and What’s In the Bible, had this to say about Randal: “Randall Goodgame is a funny, funny guy. Slugs & Bugs is good stuff!”

Andrew Stanley

Friday, 8:00 - 9:00 P.M.

You’ll love this stand-up comedian, Andrew Stanley, who also happens to be a homeschool survivor. Based out of Atlanta, GA, he speaks about his observations with a great sense of humor that is both wry and dry. He is a regular performer at venues such as churches, conferences, and fundraisers, and he won the grand prize in 2017 at the Search for the South’s Funniest Accountant. You might also know that he was chosen for the Laughing Skull Comedy Festival in both 2018 and 2019. But even if you don’t, you won’t want to miss out on your chance to watch his performance at the 2020 Missouri Great Homeschool Convention.

In The Presence of My Enemies - Missionary Gracia Burnham

Saturday, 6:00 - 7:00 P.M.

Gracia Burnham and her husband were captured by a terrorist group in 2001. They were then held captive for 376 days, during which time they had to endure extreme hardships. The ordeal ended with Gracia’s husband, Martin, getting killed in a firefight between the terrorist group and the military. Gracia now resides in Rose Hill, Kansas, and has authored two books, In the Presence of My Enemies and To Fly Again. She speaks all over the United States at colleges, churches, and conferences. She is the Founder and Director of The Martin & Gracia Burnham Foundation. CLICK HERE to read more details about Gracia’s arduous ordeals. You won’t want to miss this gripping event.

Workshops

You’ll have a great time attending the various workshops that are available at our Missouri Great Homeschool Convention. These events offer extensive information on meaningful topics that will give you plenty of knowledge to store away for such a time as you might need it. For instance, you might not be preparing to create a high school transcript, but if you intend to homeschool your child all the way through to graduation, you won’t want to miss this critical instruction.

To find a comprehensive list of all the workshops you’ll have access to at the 2020 Missouri Great Homeschool Convention, CLICK HERE. Here’s a quick list of a few that you can look forward to:

  1. Why imagination matters - Randall Goodgame
  2. What mattered most: recollections of a homeschool graduate - Ashley Wiggers
  3. What foreign language courses will pass the college admissions process
  4. The pursuit of happiness - doesn’t mean what you think?! - Massey Campos
  5. The Genesis flood: Biblical realism and scientific models - Jonathan Sarfati
  6. The best-kept secret to free college: the PSAT - Dr. Kathy Koch
  7. Teaching across many grade levels - Ginny Yurich
  8. Religion and politics: learn how to TALK ABOUT IT! - Massey Campos
  9. Only One Way? Why Jesus is necessary - Brett Kunkle
  10. Bioethics: issues of life, death, and morality - Jonathan Sarfati

Hotels

If you book your accommodations from the Great Homeschool Conventions website, you’ll be able to take advantage of special rates and deals we have made available just for you. Be sure to book early, though, as these rooms sell out quickly at the discounted rates!

Embassy Suites by Hilton - St. Louis St. Charles

2 queen beds or 1 king bed: from $144 per night

Package Deal Includes:

  • Connection to the St. Charles Convention Center
  • Free breakfast
  • Free evening reception
  • GHC - Children’s Program Host Hotel (hosted by Giant Cow Ministries)

Exhibitors

At Missouri’s 2020 Great Homeschool Convention, there will be extensive homeschool resources and curriculum vendors. In the exhibit hall, you’ll be able to shop and obtain only the best in homeschool supplies of all kinds. Better still, you can speak with the curriculum creators as well as those who have used them. There’s nothing better than being able to get real answers about these important additions to your homeschool year. So get ready to mingle and shop for everything you need, no matter what you’re looking for.

For a complete list of exhibitors, CLICK HERE.

In Closing

You won’t want to miss a single minute of the Missouri 2020 Great Homeschool Convention or any of the events that will take place that weekend. To make sure that you don’t, you can register early, book your hotel, and get special events tickets, if necessary, all att he same time. To do that now, CLICK HERE. You’ll be glad you did!

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