Professional Development Day

Our annual PD day was hosted by Moncton Christian Home Educators. These ladies did an amazing job and we at Home Educators of NB want to heartily thank them for such a wonderful day!
One of the ladies that attended said the following and we couldn’t agree with her more.
“So much care and effort went into preparing this day to help refresh homeschool moms across NB to not grow weary in serving the Lord in their homes. It was so encouraging.
Amazing decorations, a home cooked meal and snacks, Christ focused sessions, discussions & fellowship, a fun craft, so many donated door prizes and a free book table. The teens from the Moncton homeschool group also did an amazing job serving us and working in the kitchen.”



Hosted by: Moncton Christian Home Educators

“Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” Galatians 6:9, NIV

Please join us for a time of fellowship, as we both enjoy and encourage one another along this journey God has placed us on. 

Date: November 10, 2023

Location: Mount Zion ARP Church, 155 Charles Lutes Road, Moncton, NB

Time: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Cost: $40 non-HENB members, $30 for HENB members, Lunch and snacks are included in the registration fee. Note: Fees are non-refundable.

Payment Methods: Paypal, Credit Card or Visa Debit Card


1.  Acedia (The feeling of listlessness, boredom or dissatisfaction with the job that is before you – something many of us struggle with.) How do we identify when we are dealing with acedia and how can we overcome it? (with Renee Stam)

2. Choice of 3 workshops: 

  1. What To Do When You Want To Throw In The Towel On Homeschooling?
  2. What Is The Goal Of Education?
  3. Time Management: How To Prioritize All The Things

3. When The World And The Future Look Bleak, Where Does Our Hope Come From? (with Katie VanGrootheest)

4. Small Groups (Breaking into 3-4 small groups to discuss Katie’s talk with facilitators who will have a list of questions to guide the discussion)

Lunch Menu*:
Appetizer – Autumn salad with choice of dressings

Entree – Choice of soup with rolls
a. Chicken Fricot OR
b. Minestrone

Dessert: Carrot Cake OR Apple Crisp
*There will be gluten and/or dairy free options available but not suitable for celiac*

Free Book Table:
Anyone is welcome to take books from this table. This is a great chance to bless others with your gently used curriculum and hopefully take something great home for your shelves.


  • 9:00 – 9:40  Registration and coffee/tea/breakfast bar 
  • 9:40 – 10:00  Opening worship and short devotional
  • 10:00 – 10:30  Session 1: Acedia, with Renee Stam (see above)
  • 10:30 – 11:00  Free book table and craft introduction
  • 11:00 – 11:50  Session 2 : Choice of 3 workshops (see above)
  • 11:50 – 12:00  Short break
  • 12:00 – 1:00  Lunch, craft, door prizes
  • 1:00 – 1:30  Session 3: When the World and the Future Look Bleak, Where Does Our Help Come From? with Katie VanGrootheest (see above)
  • 1:30 – 1:45  Break
  • 1:45 – 2:15  Session 4: Small Group Discussion on Session 3 (see above)
  • 2:15 – 2:40  Free time, craft and snack
  • 2:40 – 3:00  Final door prizes, worship and send off

Past Professional Development Day Locations

2022 – Oromocto, NB

2019 – Saint John, NB

2018 – Moncton, NB

2017 – Fredericton, NB

2016 – Jacksonville, NB

2015 – Saint John, NB

2014 – Moncton, NB

2013 – Fredericton, NB