Heather Bitterling

Featured Speaker

Heather Bitterling has a talent to inspire, encourage, and impel others to achieve more than they might otherwise think possible. It was this special ability, combined with a love for Christ and the heart of a dreamer, that birthed the ministry of Arts Alive! and the LightShine Christian theatre curriculum. Heather is a 20-year veteran, homeschooling mother of nine with an infectious love of creative arts and the Kingdom of Christ!

Heather Bitterling


Training Bold, Confident, Christian Leaders in a Broken World

In today’s world, it is quite evident that it is not enough to teach our children truth—we must equip them to stand on that truth and “hold forth the word of life” (Philippians 2:16 BSB). In this session, Heather offers practical advice for training children to be bold about their faith, to lead by example, and to develop the communication skills necessary for sharing the gospel.

How to Encourage Your Artistic Child

This session will explore ways that you can develop and support your child’s artistic giftings without exposing them to teachers and content that reject a biblical worldview. It is not necessary to compromise your beliefs to pursue these creative outlets. The world desperately needs artists that are communicating truth! You will leave with ideas for engaging with performing arts without surrendering to the world.