March 18-20, 2010 Concourse meetings in conjunction with the North Dakota Christian Home Educators convention in Fargo, ND
.January 5, 2010 Concourse college and career reformation course "Foundations of Kingdom Ministry" begins.
March 19-21, 2009 Concourse meetings in conjunction with the North Dakota Christian Home Educators convention in Jamestown, ND.
January 6, 2009 Concourse course "Foundations of Kingdom Ministry" (a.k.a. They are Your Inalienable Rights) begins.
March 13-15, 2008 Concourse Booth and Workshop at the North Dakota Christian Home Educators Convention in Grand Forks, ND.
July 22, 2007 Bottineau, ND Gospel Music Festival.
July 21, 2007 - Minot, ND, Homeschool Workshop on “How to begin Homeschooling” PLUS “ Home College ?”
June 8-9, 2007 - The Network of Iowa Christian Home Educators 15th Annual Home Educators' Conference, Des Moines, IA. Two workshops:
Workshop #1 “You Can Develop Your Own College Curriculum” – James Bartlett, Dan Smithwick, John Mesko, Zach Engelhart How exactly does one get started in developing a personal college curriculum? If you suspect that the academic, philosophical and spiritual benefits of home education may also apply to higher education, this workshop will confirm that idea and help you get started on developing your college curriculum. Biblical worldview measurement leader Dan Smithwick of the Nehemiah Institute, authentic agriculture author John Mesko of Lighthouse Farm, constitutional law student Zach Engelhart and engineer James Bartlett of the Biblical Concourse of Home Universities will present a few reasons why college learning should and can be accomplished in the home education mode with practical ideas and examples from the agriculture, constitutional law, and engineering professions. Time will also be reserved for your questions.
Workshop #2 “How to Decide between College Approaches” – James Bartlett, Scott & Joe Bailey, Dan Smithwick, John Mesko, Zach Engelhart Scott and Joe Bailey present the Biblical, logical, thorough, and numerical decision making process they used to rank seven college approaches and confirm the choice most consistent with their values and goals in mechanical engineering. This presentation will lead into a time of open panel discussion on the practical details and cultural need for Christians to pursue college level studies in the home education mode. Panel members will also include worldview measurement leader Dan Smithwick of the Nehemiah Institute, authentic agriculture author John Mesko of Lighthouse Farm, constitutional law student Zach Engelhart and engineer James Bartlett of the Biblical Concourse of Home Universities.
May 12, 2007 - Teleconference on the Biblical View of Medicine with Dr. Ed Payne.
- Dr. Payne is a family medicine physician and elder in the Presbyterian Church of America.
- He taught medicine for 25 years at the Medical College of Georgia and retired in 2000.
- He has written four books: Biblical Medical Ethics, Medicine Decisions, Aids, Biblical Healing for Modern Medicine.
- Chairman and author of the COR documents on the Christian view of medicine and the Christian view of psychology and counseling.
- Edited and published the Journal of Biblical Ethics in Medicine
- Published newsletters: Aids, Biblical Reflections on Modern Medicine
March 2, 2007 - NDHSA Convention Workshop, Fargo, ND: How exactly does one get started in developing their personal college curriculum? What are the legal and professional requirements? Who is already doing this? If you suspect that the academic, philosophical and spiritual benefits of home education may also apply to higher education, this workshop will help you get started. Dan Smithwick (Nehemiah Institute), John Mesko (Lighthouse Farm), Zach and Heidi Englehart (constitutional law student & Mom) , and James Bartlett (Engineer) will answer the above questions, give a few reasons why you should try this at home, and reserve time to answer your questions. Recording to available via Rhino-technologies.com.
January 2007 - James P. Bartlett, "What is a Home University?" Home School Digest 17, no. 2 (2007): 37-40. http://homeschooldigest.com/
January 13th, 2007 —John Mesko of the Light House Farm ministry presented: Introduction To and Practical Ideas on Developing Your Own College Curriculum in Biblical Agricultural Economics. mp3 recording is here.
January 8th, 2007 - The Faith & Freedom Network, KFFF Iowa , 8 January 2007,
Accreditation & Biblical Concourse with Jamie Johnson & Jim Bartlett (mp3 recording.)
December 2, 2006 —Tony Silva of the Family Mentors ministry presented: Instructional Design for Students Majoring in Education or Computer Science with its Practical and Important Role in Helping Teachers Launch Successful Courses. 1 John 1:1 gives a pattern for teaching. Power Point Presentation, Biblical Analysis Outline.
NDHSA North Dakota 2006 Home School Convention Concourse workshop "Why Not Bring Higher Education All the Way Home" (Tape or CD)
NICHE Iowa 2006 Home School Convention Workshop "Extending Homeschooling Through College" (Tape or CD)