Serving the Home Education community.

Steve Demme - AHEA Convention 2019 Keynote Speaker

Steve Demme

Keynote Speaker

Steve and his wife Sandra have been married since 1979. They have been blessed with four sons, three lovely daughters-in-law, and three special grandchildren. Their fourth son John has Downs Syndrome and lives with them in Lititz, PA.

Steve has served in full or part time pastoral ministry for many years after graduating from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and has served on the board of Joni and Friends Eastern PA. He is the creator of Math-U-See and the founder of Building Faith Families.

Scheduled Topics

The Family That Stays Together Stays Together

Friday 10:30-11:30AM | Prairie Pavilion

God created marriage and the family. Before Abraham, Moses, or Israel, God instituted the sacred institution of the family. Healthy God honoring families are the foundation for our churches and our culture. Transformation of our institutions begins in the home where each individual is rooted, grounded, and connected to God through the good news of Jesus, who is the cornerstone of a family of faith.

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Home Education or School at Home?

Friday 1-2PM | Prairie Pavilion

When we began our journey of teaching our children we purchased several little desks at a yard sale and refinished them. Then we acquired textbooks and workbooks and taped the alphabet to the walls around our school room. Later we moved to the kitchen table, and finally we discovered a well rounded education is not confined to a classroom, but embodies character, relationships, and God.

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Math You Understand

Friday 3:40-4:40AM | Prairie Pavilion

Math is so much more than memorizing rules and facts. With a unique and humorous approach, Steve demonstrates how to use hands-on manipulatives to illustrate important math concepts such as place value, double digit multiplication, fractions, algebra, exponents, squares, square roots, and factoring trinomials.

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From Crisis to Christ, the Journey of a Husband & Father

Saturday 8:30-9:30AM | Parkland Pavilion

2012 was the hardest and best year of my life. On the one hand I had personal blindspots revealed which caused pain to those who were closest to me. At the same time, God revealed his unconditional love in a new way. I am now, by God’s grace, in the best place I have ever been with my wife and sons.

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Celebrating Hope & Redemption in the Valleys of Life

Saturday 12:50-1:50PM | Prairie Pavilion

This workshop is Steve’s testimony of the last twenty-five years as the father of a child with special needs. He shares what his family has learned as a result of Johnny’s disability, and the special, rewarding, and joyful role he has played in their lives. Even in the difficult experiences of life, God proved faithful. His grace sustained them and brought good out of their struggles and disappointments.

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Four Principles to Raise Your Children to Live Forever

Saturday 3:45-4:45PM | Prairie Pavilion

When Steve is asked why we made the decision to teach our children at home, I respond, to train our sons to live forever. Join Steve as he reflects on strategies discovered in the word of God on how to influence our children to follow Jesus.

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