The Clock Is Ticking

As the children grow older and then marry, we realize that our days of holding Maxwell family conferences are limited. It takes a lot of manpower to put on a family conference, and we don’t presume that our children will always be available to travel and help. Also, there is the issue of maintaining the bus and how long that is available to us is not a given. We aren’t at the point of not traveling yet, it may be years in the future, but this is a good time to mention we likely won’t be hosting them for years and years.

We have held so many conferences over the last ten years, and we have photos on our digital picture frame reminding us of the cities where we have been and the people we have met. All of that is to say that we really don’t know when our last season of travel will be. So I want to share that if you have wanted to host a Maxwell family conference, weekend or single evening, you ought to consider it soon. We are heading east this fall, and the weekends are just about scheduled, but there are a lot of single evenings available.

We don’t charge anything to come, and in return we ask that you find a facility that will allow the conference to be held and publicize by email to the homeschool groups in your area. We have an information e-mail we send out when anyone inquires that goes into those details.

If the Lord has enabled us to cover all of the cities where there is interest, then Amen! If not, I would encourage you to contact us. We love being home, but if the Lord has hearts for us to speak to on the road, then that is our desire.


“So, as much as in me is, I am ready to preach the gospel to you that are at Rome also” (Romans 1:15).

16 thoughts on “The Clock Is Ticking”

  1. If you don’t continue to travel and do conferences, will you still offer helpful articles and materials online?
    Certainly, the ministry would continue with books, articles, website and even homeschool conventions, but just not the Maxwell family conferences. Certainly, the Lord could change any of that, but those are our thoughts.

  2. Changes of life are inevitable, aren’t they? As much as I do not like change, I am slowly getting it that it is Christ growing me and working in me to accomplish what he wants me to do. I am convinced that is why I met your family and am able to look to Teri as an example of a woman. I am so thankful to have come to your site and been able to meet you and your family. I will certainly pray for your ministry as it goes through this change. I know the Lord has wonderful plans for you, your family, and your ministry.

    Jeremiah 29:11 – “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

    We aren’t at that point yet, but will appreciate prayer when we get there. There have been so many times when after a trip I will receive an email that says something like “I had wanted to host a conference but …” My encouragement via the post is that if people are thinking they want to host a conference or attend one, there may not be too many years ahead. We just never know.

  3. Wow, I will pray for your continued success. There must be a way you can continue your on the road Maxwell conferences as a couple. I know all things are possible with God.


  4. Do you host conferences in Mexico? šŸ™‚ I will pray for the Lord’s continual clear direction in ALL you do! I know traveling is wonderful yet can be so very tiring all at once. When I think of you all in your travels, I not only pray for the Lord to use you as you speak/meet people, but for physical strength, safety, and that your hearts are refreshed/encouraged as well.
    Thank you for offering your lives as a living sacrifice to the Lord as He has been able to use you to touch so many lives. Thank you for your example.
    Much love and prayer!!
    We did that once and likely wouldn’t try it with Uriah.
    Oh well.

  5. I’ve sometimes thought about how you’d do that someday when your children are all married, Lord willing. I’ve also wondered what kind of changes will take place if the Lord brings Sarah a husband someday.

    We’re looking forward to seeing you in St.Louis in Sept. Lord willing. Can’t wait to see you!!!!

    How is Sarah doing with the outline on the Moody book? Been praying.
    God bless! Rebecca K.

    We too have thought about the impact of Sarah getting married and that is our desire. We know if that happens, God will give grace to accomplish what needs to be done.

    We are looking forward to seeing your family again. Sarah is making great progress on her outline. We will all be discussing it this weekend.

  6. We are waiting for the day all of you come to Alaska and hold conference!
    There has been some interest but no invitation yet.

  7. Your family and others considering hosting a conference will be in my prayers.

    Have you ever considered traveling outside of the US? There are a lot of people here in Australia and I know in the UK as well that would love to have a conference held here. šŸ™‚
    For one reason, it would be cost prohibitive.

  8. I’d love to come to one of your conferences, but unfortunately we live in Australia…quite a long ways from you guys!

  9. I would love to see you in the province of BC (Canada) again. It would be great to meet you and your family. I enjoy your blog and family ministry.

    Blessings from BC


  10. Just add our voices to those in Australia that would love to come to one of your family conferences!!

  11. We are grateful to God for the opportunity to see you in Savannah before we move to Australia in March. We are praying for Sarah and her writing.
    God bless you,
    Kim C. & family

  12. I was sitting here remembering my daddy whom has gone on to meet our Lord and thought of the other fantastic Godly daddies and granddaddies I know, and you immediately came to mind, Mr. Maxwell. I hope you have a wonderful Father’s Day and enjoy each minute you have with Teri, the kids and granddaughters.

    Thank you that was kind. I had a great day with the family.

  13. I hope you don’t retire just yet. I get so much out of reading about your travels.

    Have you ever thought of holding a conference outside of North America? I would just love you to come over to the UK!

    Bless your hearts!
    We have had interest expressed from other countries. However, there are two issues. The expense and we have limited flying due to the new x-ray machines at airports.

  14. My husband and I enjoyed attending one of your conferences in Texas last year, any plans to return to our great state?
    It is a matter of invitations. At this point we have none for Texas.

  15. Hi Maxwell Family!
    It seems that God has plans for us to meet but not at this point. You went to Georgia right after we moved here to Italy and then this last trip you went to Oklahoma where we are moving to next lol! Hopefully we will be able to make it to one of your conferences before you retire them šŸ™‚

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