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San Antonio Area — Raising Kids to Do Hard Things

Gregg Harris & Noble Institute

Friday, March 28, 2014 at 7:00 PM - Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 5:30 PM (CDT)

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Raising Kids to Do Hard Things

Live & In Person with Gregg Harris in San Antonio, TX

Hosted by FEAST

March 28 & 29, 2014

Fri. 7 to 9:45 pm & Sat. 8:30 am to 5:30 pm, 

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"With this workshop, I did not leave with a handful of nuggets, I left with an entire gold mine. Great insights.” 
— Kevin D. Grimes
Grimes & Reese: A Professional Company of
 Attorneys and Counselors, Idaho Falls, ID

“You can’t spend much time with the Harris children... without concluding that their parents have done something remarkable, and have earned the right to be heard.” 
— Randy Alcorn, 
Author of Heaven & If God is Good

Welcome to a Family Team-building Workshop
for Parents, Teens & Grandparents

Gregg Harris Speaking

Raising Kids to do Hard Things is what I call a "wisdom-workshop." It is more than just information about parenting.

Wisdom is an ability that God gives to those who ask Him for wisdom. It is a right way of seeing. It allows those who have it to see how one thing in life relates to another in God's good and wise purposes. Without God's wisdom we are lost in all the data and the details of kniowwedge.

Alex & Brett

So, how does God's wisdom view your family? How does your family-life relate to your schooling choices and how does schooling relate to your life's work?

For that matter, how does your work relate to your marriage and family life? When there is conflict, which one takes priority and why?

How does having friends and practicing hospitality relate to raising your kids to do hard things? What part does your local church play? How does civil government fit into it all? What about college, career, marriage, family and grandkids?

When these questions are answered biblically, and illustrated from the record in history, the goodness and the wisdom of God's design in family life comes shining through. The "old paths where the good way" is becomes bright. Doing a few simple things well starts to make sense.

That is just part of what you will learn when you attend this workshop.

"Who Is This Guy, And Why Should I Listen to Him?"

I am just a dad. Think of me as a neighbor and a friend of the family. I have studied hard, made my mistakes and learn a lot over the years.

These are my own seven kids in a picture taken in 2010, just the week before my dear wife, Sono, went to be with the Lord. Yes, I am a single father. All but my two youngest children are now married and well on their way in life. The victories and the the trials that have come our way have taught us that "LIfe is hard, but God is good." His strategy in raising kids is a good one.

The Harris Kids in 2010So, what's the strategy?

God tells us in the Bible to “ask for the old paths where the good way is. Walk in it, and you will find rest for our souls” (Jer. 6:16). The ancient Jews said "No, we will not walk in it." and they went into captivity and slavary for the next 70 years.

My point? God is always calling His people back to doing "the same old thing" as C.S. Lewis calles it, in a "fresh new and living way." Live the enthusiastic obedience that springs from faith in the goodness and wisdom of God. What is the same old thing God has in view? First, believe the good news concerning Jesus Christ and His kingdom. He died for you so that you could live for Him. Trust God enough to actually obey Jesus as Lord in every area of life.

Then get excited about living as an ambassador for Christ. As God commands even the Jewish exciles in Babylon, build your house and plant your garden. But do it in a way that allows it to better serve as an embassy of God's kingdom. Get married. Love your own wife or husband. Have lots of kids, whether by birth or adoption. Raise your own kids for the glory of God and the good of others. Teach your kids, primarily at home, to be sharp as arrows. Manage your own household well. Make your living the way God always intended— do well for yourself by doing good for others. Be the kind of neighbor you would love to have. Be the kind of citizen every community needs. Speak out for what is right in your city hall and your state capitol. Do all these old-fashioned things in the fresh new ways that modern life allows.

While others around you are giving in to the pressure of the world to back off and be quiet about God, you prayerfully stand up and speak out for what you know is right.

All that I advocate in this workshop are modern ways of doing the "old path" things God calls us to. Delight-directed study. Time management. Home businesses for kids. Guest room hospitality. Neighborliness. But when we delight in going against the spirit of the age and actually doing what God commands, it is our kids who become mighty in the land. Wealth and riches of all kinds accumulates in our houses. Our generosity surges. And we get to shine together as lights in the darkness of this dark world (Psalm 112:1-3).

Raising Kids to Do Hard Things is about wisdom. It “connects the dots” between all the important aspects of your life on the planet where you live. When you attend you will gain powerful insights into what really works and why. Come to get wisdom and understanding. Come to gain perspective. Come to receive the encouragement and the motivation you need to break out of your rut and press on toward the prize.

Register Now as an Investment in Wisdom

Register early to get the best rates. Early registrations are discounted only because they help Noble Institute underwrite its up front costs in advertising, travel and facilities. My workshops are not expensive, but neither are they cheap. The same event in the secular market would cost over $300 per person. But I am not in this work to make money. In am in it to bring an awakening to families. So, I charge from $29 to $89 per person to attend, depending on when you sign up.

In the workshop you will learn how to:

    •    Dramatically improve the quality of your family life in one simple action.
    •    Enjoy your kids while they are young and when they are teens.
    •    Instill loyalty in all your family members to be there for one another as a family team, during good times and bad. In the times in which we live, this is very important.
    •    Get your kids studying for the pleasure of learning, rather than just for school.
    •    Know when & how to discipline, and when to instruct, coach and encourage.
    •    Make the most of your present time to improve your family’s future.
    •    Catch the new waves of opportunity in our changing global economy.
    •    Make effective use of gadgets without letting them take over.
    •    Help your kids meet and marry someone who will stay with them for life.
    •    Enjoy a better love life by restoring marriage to its true place.
    •    Recognize God's guidance to know what you ought to do when and why.

Join the Rebelution!

Find out for yourself why millions of young people around the world now use my son's website,  www.TheRebelution.com to Do Hard Things, why nearly 500,000 have read their bestselling book and why over 270,000 families attended our various training events. The wisdom of Raising Kids to Do Hard Things has proven to be effective over time. Whether your kids attend public schools, private schools or home school, both you and they will benefit. We guarantee it. So, come join us for a fun, fast-paced workshop full of “old-paths" where the good way of biblical wisdom can be found.

Workshop Schedule:

Friday Night  7 to 9:45 pm

6:30 pm Check-In

7 pm A 10 Min. Intro to Do Hard Things from Dad’s Perspective
From 15 year-old twins and a speech for school to a best-selling book, meeting Chuck Norris and holding conferences of over 4000 teens — this is Dad’s backstory of how “The Rebelution” began.

Delight-Directed Study
“I’m bored.” “I’m lonely.” These are two of the most powerful, God-given appetites your kids have. So, don’t waste them! Learn how these appetites relate to the “lost keys of learning.” Learn how people of all ages can learn twice as much in less than half the time, and all while having fun with a few good friends.

Improving Moral Character
It’s one thing to Do Hard Things and it’s another to do GOOD Things (e.g. robbing a bank is hard, but it’s not good). Jesus tells us that “a bad tree cannot bear good fruit.” That means good moral character is neither taught nor caught. It is the fruit of a new nature and a changed heart. So, how can you reach your kids with the truths they need to understand, believe and obey?

Saturday All Day

8 am Final Check-In

8:30 am Child Training God’s Way
God trains His kids with five basic techniques that lead each child of God on to greater responsibility & freedom. We can follow God’s example with your own kids, training them up in “the discipline and instruction of the Lord.” Whether you are new new parents of babes and toddlers, or parents of teens, this session will help you.

Use the Power You Have to Protect Your Kids
“It’s a free country,” (for the time being). But freedom is under attack by government at all levels. Get informed! Learn what is going on with regard to parental rights at the state, national and international levels. At the same time, learn how you and your kids can be “super citizens” who have way more influence on the political process than others.

Making the Most of Your Time
“As the twig is bent, so grows the tree.” Well, training your kids to “master time” is one of the most important “twigs” you will ever “bend.” Time management is actually a matter of personal integrity in making yourself do hard things. While you’re at it, why not teach them how to “master space” as well. Their bedroom is a training ground for a future home and workplace. Teach them how to make both time and space work for them.

12:30 Lunch Break

1:30 pm Home Businesses for Kids
Once your kids experience the adventure of doing well for themselves by doing good for others, they will never be the same. They will see problems as opportunities. Learn how to use simple “stepping-stone business ventures” in Jr. High & High School to teach your kids how to make good money. A home business can also be a life-preserver for your family during financial emergencies.

Dating, Courtship & Marriage
It’s not good for a man to be alone, and he who finds a wife finds a good thing. But what if you are just 16? When should the road that leads to a lasting marriage begin? How do you meet your match? What is the real purpose of marriage and family? How should families negotiate their differing expectations concerning dating, courtship, length of engagement, marriage & children? Whose decision is it anyway? Let me help you help your kids find, win and marry the right one.

Making The Big Decisions
Adulthood offers many options for kids who do hard things. Travel? College? Employment? Business ownership? Marriage? Children? For these big decisions they need (and we all need) wisdom that comes from above. Learn how God guides us through the Bible.

5:30 PM Close

What others are saying about Gregg Harris & his workshops:
“You can’t spend much time with the Harris children... without concluding that their parents have done something remarkable, and have earned the right to be heard.” 
— Randy Alcorn, 
Author of Heaven & If God is Good

“Gregg Harris will stir your thinking beyond the status quo and send you home excited.”
—John and Laura Wojnicki, Co-Directors of 
Christian Family Schools, San Diego, CA

“Anyone raising teenagers would benefit from spending some time with Gregg. It will be one of the most beneficial investments you could ever make in your family.”
— Mike Smith, President, HSLDA 

“Gregg Harris’ vision of family life is unmatched in its clarity, passion & practicality.”
— Nancy Pearcey
Author of Total Truth

"Gregg Harris is a gifted communicator. By presenting homeschooling in the wider context of the Christian home, he greatly influenced the early years of the movement. Most of all Gregg has a heart for God and is true to His Word in his teachings and practical applications."  – Sue Welch, publisher, The Teaching Home

“I thought I would be bored, but Mr. Harris is a good speaker, and what he said made a lot of sense. I’m glad I came.”
— a Teenager, Kalamazoo, MI

"With this workshop, I did not leave with a handful of nuggets, I left with an entire gold mine. Great insights.” 
— Kevin D. Grimes
Grimes & Reese: A Professional Company of
 Attorneys and Counselors, Idaho Falls, ID

"This is a shot of life, a direct injection of inspiration, clear perspective, and focus on the daunting issues and challenges that are facing us now. A comprehensive workshop! Great teaching. Healthy family guidance, marriage counseling and powerful evangelism! Thank you!"—Alan Kroger, Chardon, OH

"We are all kids of Christ.This workshop is a must for anyone who wishes to live an abundant, Christ-filled life. Very relevant to our times. Thank you." — Paula J. Yehn


$10 Box Lunch Available for Saturday's Lunch Break (Optional but highly recommended)

Our Guarantee of Satisfaction: Your complete satisfaction is guaranteed or your fees will be refunded in full on-site with no questions asked. We know that our workshops deliver even more life-changing value than we promise.

Volunteer Scholarships are available to all those in need. No one is ever turned away for lack of ability to pay. Volunteer helpers are also needed. So be our guest and offer to help out.

Questions For Our Local Host?
Contact Colleen Davis by email at colleen@homeschoolfeast.com or call them at 210-342-4674 etx. 13.

Additional Workshop Hosts, Dates & Locations Needed: Raising Kids to Do Hard Things is available to be hosted through Christian schools, churches & state home school associations. Visit www.NobleInstitute.org for more information.



Have questions about San Antonio Area — Raising Kids to Do Hard Things? Contact Gregg Harris & Noble Institute

When & Where

Family Educators Alliance of South Texas (FEAST)
FEAST Gymnasium
25 Burwood Lane
San Antonio, TX 78216

Friday, March 28, 2014 at 7:00 PM - Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 5:30 PM (CDT)

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