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Saturday, May 26, 2018
Irvine, California

Discipling to Adulthood

Learning to Succesfully Launch Your Children Into Independence

Come join us! Bring a friend! They'll be glad you did!

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Exploring Homeschooling of Orange County, California
Free Christian Homeschooling Seminar
Saturday, May 26, 2018 from 5 - 6:30 pm



"Discipling to Adulthood"

Learning to Successfully Launch Your Children Into Independence

Homeschooling is a journey of many years in the lives of our children, taking them from childhood through the teens, then launching them into adulthood eager and equipped to be a blessing in their world.  Your dreams and hopes for your children are wrapped up in their eventual effective transition into adult life.  You've labored long and ache to see your children succeed at their vocation, live a fulfilling life with happiness, and to have them know the joy of being a child of God, committed to their walk with Jesus.

With this end-goal in mind, this talk will focus on some strategies and approaches to consider as you disciple your kids through high school and into vocational training or college.  It is these critical later years of homeschooling that you need to remain steady.  Don't fumble or walk away from the initial calling, because their effectiveness as Christian adults will benefit from a steadfast commitment to the journey.  This is the time for important discussions about dating, readiness for marriage, and navigating these important life decisions.  

Join us this month as Camilla Cottrell walks us through the important choices and decisions that will come up for every child and young adult as you move through these years.  You will learn about:

  • How to transition from defining their world to more often entering their world as a welcome participant,

  • How to train your child to value work and determine a specific value for work,

  • Effective strategies for encouraging initiative,

  • Successful approaches to ongoing discussions about their future,

  • How to help your child properly choose a vocation, and

  • How to adjust your parenting styles as your child matures and enters adulthood.
These are the years that really bring to fruition all of your hard work and hopes and dreams!  Don't miss this month's meeting!  Invite a friend to come (with their spouse) - they'll be glad you did!


Camilla Cottrell, a SoCal native, graduated from homeschooling in June 2017 after 31 years of learning with her children.  She and her husband, Pat, live in Huntington Beach where he has been the pastor of Calvary Baptist Church since 1990.  She has a BS in Architecture from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.

The Cottrell's have eleven children, and began homeschooling in 1986 – before Abeka would sell books to homeschoolers!  Nine of the kids are married and the youngest two are in college.  Lucas and Jason are US Army officers, Bethany and Anna are nurses, Jesse is a medical doctor, Nathan is a professional cellist and conductor, Olivia teaches violin, Abigail is an IT program manager for a surf-wear company, and Adam is a recent college graduate working as an EMT.  Louisa and John are attending college for pre-med and engineering.

Ever the entrepreneur, Camilla owns two small businesses - one combines her passion for the Word and calligraphy, and the other provides accessories for musicians.

For information call: (714) 686-3353.


Childcare available:

This month, to make it easier for families with little ones and big ones to attend, we have childcare available. Rate: $5 per child or $15 per family with three or more kids.

Meeting Time:

Evening Meeting: 5 pm to 6:30 pm

Enjoy training, fellowship, and an opportunity to meet veteran homeschoolers and other families considering homeschooling after the informative presentation.

Meeting Location:

Irvine Community Church
14804 Sand Canyon Ave.
Irvine, CA 92618

Simple Directions from North Orange County:

Take 5 South, exit Sand Canyon & turn left, church is on right.

Simple Directions from South Orange County:

Take 5 North, exit Sand Canyon & turn right, make immediate U-turn at light, church is on right.

Simple Directions from 405 and West Orange County:

Take 405 South, exit Sand Canyon & turn left, go two miles and pass under the 5, church is on right.

About Exploring Homeschooling:

The mission of Exploring Homeschooling is to impact the world for Jesus Christ by encouraging Christians to homeschool from a biblical worldview, especially starting when their children are babies, toddlers, preschoolers; and equipping individuals, families, churches, homeschool groups and other organizations to engage in homeschool evangelism.