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The Gathering Resources

We would love to share the resources we will be using throughout the year with the “sweet sixteen” for those of you in the midst of educating and parenting middle school girls! These resources are wonderful whether you are home educating or you want to supplement to your daughter’s private or public school education.

We firmly and whole-heartedly believe you will never regret slowing down to pour deeper into the hearts of your children. I (Andrea) always say, “I’m not raising my kids for Harvard. I’m raising them for the mission field.” For me, the mission field is knowing how to slow down and really love people in our world. For this reason, the Barn Gathering weekly curriculum looks a little bit different. Parents participating in the Gathering are homeschooling the 4 other days of the week working hard to complete everything in 4 days so this mid-week gathering can fill their girl’s cup with priceless heart growth that will last a lifetime. May you keep your eyes UP and focus narrow on His perfect, pleasing and good will for your life. 

“Your greatest contribution to the Kingdom of God may not be something you do, but someone you raise.” -Andy Stanley


Apologetics & Logic

Mama Bear Apologetics™: Empowering Your Kids to Challenge Cultural Lies

Apologetics for a New Generation: A Biblical and Culturally Relevant Approach to Talking About God



Hymn Study

Then Sings My Soul (Volumes 1 & 2)


Mandarin Vocabulary

Chinese Flash Cards Kit Volume 1


50 Things Every Young Lady Should Know by Kay West

Beautiful Girlhood Revised by Karen Andreola


Vegetable Gardening in the Southeast by Ira Wallace

Farm Anatomy by Julia Rothman

Personal Growth

A Voice Becoming by Beth Bruno



Plano 2-Tray Tackle Box (labeled with name on front and end for easy viewing in storage)

Heavy duty tailor sewing scissors

2 inch binder

7 subject dividers

3 prong pencil/pen pouch

1 50-pack of sheet protectors

9×12 Large Sketch Book (blank pages)

Journal Bible (ESV) – samples of some of the ESV journal Bibles the girls have that are perfect for inductive study and side journaling: THIS, THIS, THIS or THIS (There are many choices on Crossway and Amazon the girls can choose from. Just be sure the Bible you purchase has single column journal feature and is ESV version.)