Pursuing Your Purpose Scholé Retreat

Sometimes, as homeschooling mothers, we can lose sight of our noble vocation and begin to second guess what we are doing and why we are doing it.

During our Pursuing Your Purpose Retreat we will help you reconnect with that vocation by helping you clearly define why you homeschool, encouraging you to find purpose in your dual role as parent and teacher, and rediscovering the joy of homeschooling your children. 

Join us for two days of light and warmth filled with worship, encouragement, rest, and laughter. 

Scholé Retreat Speakers

Brooke Diener has been classically homeschooling her own children and teaching in co-ops for over a decade, and has served other homeschooling families through her writing and speaking at conferences. She holds a BA in Christian education and psychology from Wheaton College and a Montessori teaching certification from the United Montessori Association. She and her husband—headmaster, consultant, and author Dr. David Diener—live in Hillsdale, Michigan, with their four energetic and eclectic children and are committed to furthering the mission and impact of classical Christian education through their lives and work. In her leisure time, Brooke loves to read the classics and discuss them with friends, and to take long hikes in the woods with her family.

Bet LaPointe is a homeschool mom of three, ages fourteen, twelve, and ten. As a homeschool graduate herself she is passionate about the Christian classical renewal and desires to serve and encourage other homeschool moms. She served for two years in leadership for the scholé group, Toledo Classical Homeschoolers, and has taught Literature, Latin, Logic, Government, and History in their junior high, and high school levels. She is currently pursuing a Speaker/Coach certification with the John Maxwell Team. She and her husband, Phil, have been married for twenty years and live in his hometown of Dundee, Michigan. Bet loves reading and coffee and believes the best books must be old and British. She dreams of someday living in an old Victorian home with her own personal library.

“The Scholé Groups Retreat was a delightful time of learning and growing together with home educators from around the country. Centered around truth, goodness, and beauty, the retreat modeled scholé with interactive learning, wonderful speakers who pointed our eyes to Christ, and time for reflection and conversation in an environment that was not rushed. Our group came home with new friends, a bigger vision, and great excitement for what God is doing among His people. We can’t wait to bring more of our staff from Montana next year!”

Jane Turner

Session Descriptions

Session One, by Brooke Diener

Homeschooling is a long journey most of us set out on without a map.  What would it look like to be able to see the road ahead?  In this talk, we will pause to listen to park rangers such as CS Lewis, Plato, Augustine and others on the nature and purpose of education as they orient us to why we might be on the path we are on and where various forks in the trail may lead. 

Session Two, by Bet LaPointe

Description forthcoming… 


Friday | 7:00 – 9:00 pm

07:00 | Dessert/Coffee
08:00 | Worship time
09:00 | Small-Group Introductions & Games


Saturday | 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

 09:00 | Coffee/Breakfast
 10:00 | Worship time
 10:30 | Session One: Brooke Diener
 11:20 | Small Group Breakout
 11:40 | Group share
 12:00 | Lunch
 01:00 | Worship time
01:20 | Session 2: Bet LaPointe
 02:05 |Small Group Breakout
02:25 | Group share
03:00 | Closing


Lodging & Travel

Retreat Location

The Rock Church
4058 Starr Ave,
Oregon, OH 43616


Travel & Lodging

Each participant is responsible for their own travel and lodging accommodations. Here are two recommended locations for lodging.

Hampton Inn
2931 Navarre Ave
Oregon, OH 43616

Holiday Inn Express
3154 Navarre Ave
Oregon, OH 43616



Refunds & Cancellations
Refund Requests: E-mail teamlogic@toledoschole.com
Refunds and cancellations prior to January 14, 2020: Full refund, less a $10 cancellation fee
Cancellations after January 14, 2020: 50% refund

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