Events: Mid-Year Refresher

AFHE 2014 Midyear Refresher
Friday, January 24, 2014
6:30-9:30 PM
Windemere Resort and Conference Center
5750 E. Main Street, Mesa, AZ 85205

Homeschooling parents from around the state are invited to attend AFHE's annual Mid-Year Refresher. Join us for an evening of laughter, fun, good food, inspiration, motivation, and ideas to give you that much-needed mid-year boost for your family’s home education adventure to help you finish the year strong!

NOTE: This event is geared for parents. We encourage you to make childcare arrangements early for your children. Nursing infants are welcome.

Special Guest Speaker

AFHE Mid-Year Refresher 2014 - Eric and Velvet Jones
Eric Jones

Eric Jones is the Senior Pastor of Evident Life Church in Gilbert, Arizona. Prior to answering the call of full-time ministry, Eric enjoyed a rewarding career in information technology and also real estate. In addition to his leadership in the local church, Eric is also actively involved in planting churches and encouraging Christian growth in Ghana Africa. Eric and his wife, Velvet, have been married for 22 years and are blessed with one daughter and three sons. They homeschool all four children with their oldest graduating in May 2014. Eric's approach to life and parenting is one of modeling rather than following formulas. In his practical, straightforward, and engaging style, Eric encourages others to live authentically before God, man, and their children.

Bringing Them Along: Venturing Beyond Family Bible Time and into the Family Calling

As homeschooling parents, we have an opportunity to have a unique impact on our children. This is important because it takes more than rules and strategies to raise-up our children in the way they should go. It takes us, it takes involvement, it takes modeling the Christian life, and it takes a commitment to the family calling.


Friday, January 17, 2014

We will accept late registrations through Wednesday, January 21. Must complete the registration form below and pay by check (or exact cash) at the door.




Just $18 per person includes dinner and a speaker.

The actual cost per person is about twice this amount. AFHE is working with sponsors to underwrite the cost to keep it affordable for homeschooling parents to be able to attend. A list of sponsors will be published soon.

Admission is non-refundable.


Name badges will be printed from your online registration order form and will be available at the door for pick up when you arrive at the event. You may register yourself, your spouse, and you also may register any additional adults if you would like to purchase admission for friends, too. The first and last name for each attendee must be provided as part of the registration process.

If you are unable to attend for some reason, you are welcome to find someone to come in your place. We ask you to notify us as soon as possible so that name badges can be printed for whoever is attending in your place.


The Windemere is offering a discount group rate to all who are attending our event of just $75 per night (plus tax). Be sure to mention AFHE when making your reservation to receive this discount rate.
PHONE: 480-985-3600


Rich and Heather Haupt, AFHE Support Group Liaisons,


AFHE hosts an annual Leadership Conference for Arizona homeschool support group leaders, which is an all-day event held on a Saturday in the winter, usually at the end of January. In 2007, we were inspired to expand and create an opportunity for more homeschooling parents to get to enjoy the great speakers we bring in to encourage support group leaders at the Leadership Conference. This was the beginning of the AFHE Mid-Year Refresher and it has become a favorite event specifically geared toward refreshing homeschooling parents and providing a mid-year boost of encouragement to help finish the year strong.