In our modern world, with the current tide of technology available in every crevice of life, our lives have become so crowded. For many people, it’s nothing short of a momentous battle to keep up, and to keep from constantly being distracted, diverted, and delayed in making progress in what really matters.

At this year’s conference, we will be addressing these issues from a biblical perspective. Why? Because unless we can each step back from our lives enough to evaluate and prioritise what is important, the weeks, months, and years will pass and we will end up overwhelmed by deep regret. More importantly, we will miss out on experiencing the life God intends us to live.

We want to provide a time for families and individuals to step aside from the race of life, and then re-enter it in better shape, and with renewed strength and passion. We want to give you the biblical, and practical tools to help get you back on track and keep you on track. Imagine if you could finish off this year feeling content about what you have achieved and devoted your time to, instead of always feeling you missed the mark or dropped the ball. That’s what we want to help you with at ENGAGE 2017.

We will be looking at why you don’t have to be living a crazy-paced life, to fulfill God’s purpose. We will be showing from the Scriptures what things God considers to be the greatest priorities in our lives, how we can build our lives around those, and yet still experience contentment and rest. This conference is not just about adding more “stuff” to your life but instead will help you to live with sharper focus, an eternal perspective, and a little less “hectic” in your days.

Designed for maximum discipleship benefit, rather than information overload, ENGAGE 2017 will allow you time to hear from God’s Word, respond to God’s Word, think, pray, discuss, and ask questions. You will also hear from other homeschool parents & students some ways in which they avoid being a slave to the unnecessary demands and expectations of life, allowing them to make significant progress in the things God has called them to do and be.

Our main Bible passage for the conference will be Hebrews 12:1-4…

Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us,  looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. For consider Him who endured such hostility from sinners against Himself, lest you become weary and discouraged in your souls. You have not yet resisted to bloodshed, striving against sin.

Register yourself / your family now for ENGAGE 2017 and join us as we seek together to live a grace-paced life in this crazy-paced world!

Kris Baines
ENGAGE 2017 Family Discipleship & Home Education Conference



Upcoming Webinar

16903570_258895641204290_1521180550838747652_o.pngEternal Purpose Ministries/Psalm 12:1 & the Engage conference are working very closely with the newly formed FICANZ (Family Integrated Churches of Australia & New Zealand – see Facebook page for more info here).

I am looking at doing a webinar for families/individuals to address the question, “How Can We Have A Family-Integrated Mindset in a Non-Family-Integrated Church”.

The reason for this, is we hear from various families who desire to be part of a church in which their children are not segregated (for more on why this is a troubling issue, view this short video here).

Sometimes, the result of a family’s strong desire to have the best spiritual environment for their children, causes them to leave the local church altogether, or end up being divisive trying to convert the pastor/leadership around to their way of thinking.

As stated many times, we do not believe that family-integration is the central or primary aspect of a healthy local church, but rather that the church is to be gospel-centred, and seeks to exalt Christ from the Scriptures.

Therefore, we want to encourage another option that many families do not consider – that of having a family-integrated mindset in a non-family-integrated church.

How can you honour the leadership in your church, avoid being divisive, and yet find a workable pathway to remain in healthy fellowship with your family? This among other questions is what we will be addressing during the webinar.

Please let us know if you are interested in this content, and viewing the webinar. There will be an opportunity to ask questions ahead of time which will be specifically addressed during the webinar. Please also pass this on to any other families/individuals you think may be interested anywhere in New Zealand or Australia. We will keep you updated with information on when the webinar is taking place.

Blessings in Christ,