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SBCHEA meeting to address home education issues

GREENSBORO, N.C. (BP)–Nathan Finn and Greg Thornbury will be the featured guests at this year’s Kingdom Education Summit during the SBC annual meeting on Wednesday, June 14.

Hosted by the Southern Baptist Church & Home Education Association (SBCHEA), Christian theologians and educators will meet with pastors and parents to discuss the unique needs of the Southern Baptist homeschooling community for theological training, family-integrated missions and evangelism opportunities, and guidance in college preparation. The summit will begin at noon EDT.

Finn is a writer, church historian and associate archivist at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, N.C. Thornbury is dean of the School of Christian Studies at Union University in Jackson, Tenn. He co-edited “Shaping a Christian Worldview: The Foundation of Christian Higher Education.”

Discussion topics will deal with: making churches homeschool-friendly; co-op groups; planting family-integrated churches; designing a rigorous, Christ-centered college preparatory program for home-educated high school students; and helping students qualify for scholarships and internships at Baptist schools.

SBCHEA Executive Director Elizabeth Watkins said SBCHEA strives “to unite the teaching ministries of the church and home for Kingdom education.

Tickets to the luncheon are available until May 31 at $15 each through the SBCHEA website at www.sbchea.org/custpage.cfm?frm=2736&sec_id=2736. The Elegant Sky Room of Georgia K is the site for the meeting to be held from noon to 4 p.m. within a half mile of the convention hotel.

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