True Education Conference

True Education Conference
Mentoring families and individuals in their journey of true education.
Join us
September 28, 2024

This year is extra special! We are having a 90% hands-on"Desire of All Nations" camp. From family worship to schoolwork, to household chores—come experience with us a "homeschool" day using the SonLight Education Ministry curriculum!

• If you have ever looked at the SonLight 2nd-8thgrade school program and wondered how to use it, this camp is for you.
• If you have children who are ready for more academics but you want to know how to weave together their mental, physical, and spiritual development, this camp is for you.
• If you have children of multiple ages and want to know how to teach different age groups together, this camp is for you.
• If you are looking for a fresh approach to teaching, this camp is for you.

This camp is for parents, teachers, children, young peoplewho are interested in teaching. Come and let’s learn together.

Registration will open later

Building for Eternity Education Conference is for the whole family! Our mission is to show how to educate the mental, physical, and spiritual for a life of service to God. With a combination of lectures and hands-on practical learning, it’s an experience all ages will enjoy.

Research among millennials shows that around 70-80% will come to church for the last time after graduating high school. This means, by the time your child is 18 years old, only 5 out of their 20 friends will ever step foot in church again. The voices of parents and teachers echo the pervading question, “What happened? They went to church school, to Sabbath school and church!” The Pen of Inspiration warned us years ago, “The reason why the youth of the present age are not more religiously inclined is that their education is defective.” (E. G. White, The Adventist Home, p. 318) Could it be that we are educating our young people right out of the Truth?

Dinesh D’Souza, American political commentator, author, and former president of The King’s College, said, “Children spend the majority of their waking hours in school. Parents invest a good portion of their life savings in college education and entrust their offspring to people who are supposed to educate them. Isn’t it wonderful that educators have figured out a way to make parents the instruments of their own undoing? Isn’t it brilliant that they have persuaded Christian moms and dads to finance the destruction of their own beliefs and values? Who said atheists aren’t clever?”

“Parents send their children to school; and when they have done this, they think they have educated them. But education is a matter of greater breadth than many realize…” (E. G. White, Child Guidance, p. 26)

“Now, as never before, we need to understand the true science of education. If we fail to understand this, we shall never have a place in the kingdom of God.” (E. G. White, Mind, Character, and Personality, v. 1, p. 53)

What is true education?
What is the purpose of training?
What should we do differently?

Come and learn the answers from God’s word and scientific research. There’s so much to discover.

Some of the things you’ll experience during the Conference:

• Basics of true education
• Hands-on class (how to incorporate the mental, physical, spiritual in your classroom/education)
• Available Resources (looking at tools that are out there that will help you in this journey)
• Testimonies from families/individuals just like you
• Family Sabbath School
• Agriculture (how does Agriculture tie into education?)
• Q&A Session
• Family choir


Teresa Kodimer
Confronted with a parent/teacher meeting at her son’s elementary school and with the thought that she needed to have something to share, Teresa pulled down a little book from her bookcase and began to read. Less than 2 hours later she closed the book, Studies in Christian Education, by E. A. Sutherland, having read the entire thing. From that day on, her whole perspective on education changed. That was over 20 years ago. Since then, Teresa has continued her research of education and has been involved in directly helping families understand their responsibility in training their children for Eternity.

Kimberly Kodimer
Young and rebellious, the last thing Kimberly thought she would ever do was devote her life to God’s work. Every day was a battle in the homeschool, until God stopped her in her tracks and she finally made that total surrender at the age of 13. In 2003, she undertook a 3-year apprenticeship at SonLight Education Ministry, furthering her training in writing, publishing, public speaking, and other educational lines. After serving at SonLight for nearly 8 years, God called her to utilize her skills at Uchee Pines Institute. Here Kimberly serves on both the Seminar and Education Committees, manages the printing department, and as of 2021, fills the role of vice-president and cooperate secretary. As a writer, editor and international speaker she has a passion to see families thrive and young people reach their full potential in Christ.

Kristina McFeeters
Passionate about evangelism, Kristina has been a literature evangelist/instructor, Bible worker, speaker, homeschool mentor, Sabbath schoolteacher, and youth mentor. She was homeschooled through high school, and studied Personal Ministries at Ouachita Hills College. Growing up, her hobbies included cooking/baking, exploring in nature, music, and computers. Currently, she is putting those hobbies to work! She and her husband are "tentmaking" missionaries in an Appalachian community in Eastern Kentucky. Kristina opened Kristina's Kitchen, a bakery, restaurant, and health food store as a mission outpost in their community. She also helps her husband, who is a lay pastor of two churches in the Kentucky-Tennessee conference. In her seminars, she enjoys doing deep Bible study through the world of nature, and never tires of sharing her love for evangelism.

Uchee Pines families will be also sharing throughout the conference.

Conference Location

Uchee Pines Institute
30 Uchee Pines Rd.
Seale, AL 36875-5726


Conference Fee

$30 (per family)


There are several options (prices are per night):

Anvwodi Guest Room – UNDER RENOVATION. WiFi. Smaller rooms. SHARED BATHROOMS, central AC/heat, on-site laundry (bring your own laundry detergent), SHARED refrigerator space, NO FOOD ALLOWED in all rooms, common living and dining room areas. NO POULTICES ALLOWED IN BED. Limited availability. Rooms are assigned on a FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED BASIS.

Note: Room key deposit of $20.00 (cash only) will be collected during on-site check-in and returned for key.

  • 1 single (1 twin) - $30
  • 2 singles/family (share room 2 twins) – $50

Bed in dorm room for single man/woman $25 – Room is shared with other occupants in campus dorm. Shared bathroom. Bring bath towel and personal toiletries.

RV hook-up $25 – Bring your own RV. PLEASE NOTE: It must be 50 amps or below.

Tent (per family) $10 – Only the space and bathroom/shower facilities provided. Bring everything else!


After September 18, you will no longer be able to order meals. If you register after this date, please note that you will need to provide all of your own meals for the conference.

Meals are non-refundable after September 18. Meal prices are per person per meal. Meals are plant-based with the occasional use of honey. If you have a food sensitivity, please be aware that cross-contamination can happen. Therefore, if you have a severe food allergy, providing your own meals is recommended.

  • Breakfast $9.50 (per person, per meal)
  • Lunch $9.50 (per person, per meal)
  • Supper $7.50 (per person, per meal)
  • Free (children under 3 years old)

Important Notes

  • Transportation is not provided.
  • Available housing is very limited. Local hotels within a 30-minute drive are available in Columbus (Georgia) and Phenix City (Alabama).