Women's Encouragement Day MPE

Save the Date: January 26, 2019


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Our next 2019 Women’s Encouragement Day will be January 26, 2019, at City Center Church, 17500 West 87th Street Parkway, Lenexa, KS, from 9:30 a.m. – 5:15 p.m. Doors opened at 8:30 a.m. for refreshments (in foyer) and worship (in the auditorium). It’s open for all homeschool moms, as well as those moms considering homeschooling!

What does an Encouragement Day look like?

It’s exactly what the name implies: a quiet, relaxing day of encouragement in the wintry middle of the school year. We keep it open for all homeschool moms, as well as those moms considering homeschooling.


We’ll start the day with light breakfast refreshments and hot drinks, with beautiful decorations and chocolates for all you special moms. This is your day, and we want you to enjoy it to the full!


Glean wisdom from God’s word through speaker sessions and enjoy a delicious lunch. Enjoy fellowshipping with other homeschool moms.


Leave refreshed and reinvigorated for the rest of the school year!


The facility temperature varies throughout the day, so wearing layers is recommended.


Those who registered will receive an email from Stripe confirming payment for the event. PLEASE PRINT OR SAVE (to your phone) this receipt for the day of the event.


While MPE subsidizes a large portion of the event, we rely on personal donations as well. If you have been blessed in the past by this day, would you please consider a donation? We will be taking a monetary collection the day of the event.


You are also welcome to help be a greeter or bring muffins to our event by clicking here.


Please make arrangements for your children; no childcare is provided. (Nursing babies are welcome.)

Overheard from past Encouragement Days:

  • “This is my 6th year attending and I am SO glad I didn’t miss today!”
  • “I didn’t know what I was missing all these years. So grateful for the loving preparation.”
  • “Keep focusing on showing how much you value moms!”
  • “This event truly gets better every year!! Thank you all!”
  • “First time I have attended and I loved all of it.”

2019 Women’s Encouragement Day Speakers

Shawna Ketter

Shawna Ketter is imperfectly following and in love with a perfect God. She is married to her best friend and mama to 4 sweet spirited kids. The heart of their homeschool is to raise kids that are “rooted” in God, who find joy in Him and fruitful for His Glory. She is passionate about encouraging women in their relationship with their Heavenly Father and encouraging moms in their relationship with their own unique homeschool journey through the challenges and joys. Out of a desire to see local families and kids make meaningful connections she started Wild + Free KC in 2016, a nature group that sparks wonder and she prays speaks life into hearts.


Liz Mains

randy liz mainsLiz Mains has been married to her husband Randy since 1997.  Growing up in a homeschool family, she valued the unique and personal education it offered.  This appreciation led her to teach her four children at home for the last 12 years. Recognizing the need for a place for homeschool families to gather regularly, support and encourage one another, Liz and Randy founded Legacy Christian Academy in 2014.  Legacy facilitates the gathering of parent educators and their children while supporting the mission of home education through parent-led class days, administrative resources, and family activities.


Rachelle Martin

Rachelle Martin MPE

Rachelle Martin is just a normal girl trying to love Jesus with all her heart and live in a way that encourages others to do the same. She has been married to her best friend for almost 20 years and is mom of 8 beautiful gifts. Rachelle has been homeschooling her kids for 11 years. She loves learning, reading, talking, and finding and creating random adventures. She is learning to love and trust a perfect God in the midst of an imperfect world.


Dawn Pittman

dustin dawn pittman homeschool

Dawn Pittman and her husband, Dustin, have been married for 24 years and are the parents of seven ranging in age from 26 to 10. Dawn has held a passion for homeschooling since 2003 when Pittman Family Academy was founded and has especially enjoyed encouraging other families to continue to homeschool through high school graduation. So, it was with some angst that she found herself a little over a year ago realizing God was steering their family down a new path of public school for her youngest three. Dawn’s heart, and the heart of her family, is to follow God, even when it is hard or doesn’t “make sense,” and she is looking forward to sharing her journey of surrendering to God’s unique story for her family.

2018 Encouragement Day recordings

Below is a list of audio recordings from the 2018 Encouragement Day! NOTE: Because some of these files are too large for Google to scan for viruses, you may receive a default message. We recommend you download the files to your computer, then scan the files with any antivirus program you may have before playing.