Maximize Your Impact for God: Tools for Effective Leadership

Jordan Grand Resort at Sunday River, Bethel, Maine - 6/12/14 9:00 AM

"Then He said to them, 'Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.' "  Matthew 4:19

Are you a homeschooler, or a support group, ministry or church leader? Have you ever considered how you might maximize your impact for God as you serve your family and others through your personal calling? 

Expect to come away renewed, refreshed, inspired and energized by this unique opportunity to meet and hear from Doug Bartsch, homeschool dad, pastor of His Place Family Church and Texas state homeschool leader. Doug’s practical wisdom is gleaned from real leadership experiences and great mentors such as Dean Radtke of the Ministry Institute. Doug has a background in accounting and business and has a passion for helping fellow leaders – he will share spiritual insights that can transform your life and the way you serve others!

In addition, there will be an interactive time together to allow you an opportunity to receive –and give–practical, helpful, nuts-and-bolts information. Whether you are struggling in your leadership role, or have it all under control, you can bring your challenges–and your wisdom–to share!

Admission is FREE! Pre-registration is required. Click here to register now for this and other events happening during HOME's Family Adventure Weekend!

Dynamic Sessions

  • Marriage Transformation – When was the last time you and your spouse had a marriage tune-up? Join Doug and Kim Bartsch as they look at marriage in new and exciting ways. Learn how to transform your marriage through communication while re-igniting healthy intimacy. Everyone will benefit from this fantastic workshop!
  • Positioning Yourself for Leadership – Leading effectively is much more difficult when you are “out of position.” During this session, you will learn about vision and mandates, culture, spiritual job descriptions, structuring your team, and making the “ASK.”
  • Involving, Motivating, and Developing Your Team – You’ll learn the skills to facilitate team meetings, involve more people, and motivate others. Plus, you’ll learn the art of delegation.
  • Hearing God and Planning Your Year – We serve a strategic God. Learn to hear God clearly, plan effectively, and implement a strategic planning process for your group.
  • Plus Hot Topics for Leaders…By Leaders, a session that gets to the heart of the issues important to you! 

Conference Schedule

The FREE day-long conference will begin at 9 am on Thursday morning, June 12. Sessions will conclude at 5:00 pm. Click here for details regarding the conference schedule and other Family Adventure Weekend activities and events. 

Don’t miss this opportunity ! You’ll learn about vision and mandates, culture, spiritual job descriptions, and structuring your team. You’ll learn the skills to facilitate team meetings, involve more people, and motivate others during this fast-paced day of networking, fellowship, and discussion. Plus, you’ll learn the art of delegation!!

Be sure to check out the article Resolving Conflict by Doug Bartsch!

 Registration and Accommodations

  • Pre-registration is required (on or before June 4): FREE admission (lunch will be provided)
  • Accommodations are available at the Jordan Grand Resort and Hotel at the special discounted rate of $102. Commuters are welcome!!
  • Bring the whole family and stay for Graduation on Thursday evening and/or Family Adventure Weekend activities on Friday, June 13!
  • Additional hotel nights at the $102 rate are available for an extended stay!

Registration includes:

  • All conference sessions on Thursday including Marriage Transformation
  • Thursday lunch
  • Conference notebook
  • Doorprizes, gifts and surprises!
  • Children's program

Register Now!

Are You Part of a Support Group, Co-op or Online E-group?

If so, get together with the other families in your group and send your leaders or leadership team to the Leadership Training Retreat in Bethel! Your leaders, moderators, coordinators or board members will come home renewed, refreshed, and strengthened in their roles of service to the families in your group.

Reach Key Homeschoolers with Your Products or Services!

Sponsoring the Leadership Conference is a cost-effective way to connect with homeschool leaders who will share your products or services with other homeschooling parents in New England. Connect with these strategic leaders by participating in one of several levels of sponsorship.  Please contact HOME at for more information.

For the Children

Wondering what do with your children while you are attending the training sessions?  Creation Exploration Ministry will be on hand to provide a day long Creation Care Camp.  Pre-registration is required.