Meet the Families

Family Economics is not just a theoretical concept – it’s a practical reality for many families around the country. The families below on this list have profitable, productive family economies. Their work is integrated into family life and discipleship, and they have enjoyed the freedom and relationships that household-based business can produce. Many of these families have been able to mentor other families/individuals in their local area as well.

Do you know a family that has a household-based economy that we can highlight? Contact Us and give us more information so we can connect with them.

Want to hear from some of these families?

Listen to Kevin Swanson interview many of these families on the Generations Radio program:

Rex Allison Family: Click here to listen to the program.
Craig Bowen Family: Click here to listen to the program.
Mike Chapa Family: Click here to listen to the program.
Mike Cheney Family: Click here to listen to the program.
Scott Davidson Family: Click here to listen to the program.
Tim Leanord Family: Click here to listen to the program.
Steve Maxwell Family: Click here to listen to the program.
James McDonald Family: Click here to listen to the program.
Jim Miller Family: Click here to listen to the program.
Jeff Moore Family: Click here to listen to the program.
Noah Sanders Family: Click here to listen to the program.

Want to hear some business ideas?

Find a compilation of some of the business ideas any family can undertake by downloading this pdf.

Meet Zadok…

This is Zadok. Our Friend Zadok

Zadok is a ripe six years old.

As a five year old, Zadok decided he wanted to own his own backhoe company. But like all good business men, he knows you don’t get there overnight. So he started a little more simple: making potholders to sell to earn money to buy a lawn mower to earn money to one day buy a backhoe. He worked very hard to make his potholders, then selling the potholders. After selling to family and family friends, Zadok went to work with his daddy to expand his clientele. He even got an opportunity to meet Mr. Dave Tucker at the 2013 Family Economics conference in St. Louis, MO and converse with him at length about his potholder business, mowing lawns, and dreams to own a backhoe company.

Our Friend Zadok After lots of hard work, he had earned enough money to purchase the lawn mower he wanted, with money left over to invest in a second lawn mower for his cousin to join the business! With just a few weeks left in the mowing season, he began his apprenticeship with his daddy. This coming summer he will apprentice with his grandpa who lives across the street and has a very small lawn business. To cover the cost of his gasoline for the first few lawns, he worked this winter to scrape ice off of driveways. He enjoys good hard manual labor and having “business meetings” with Daddy.

Zadok loves listening to the Family Economics conference recordings as he hears men discuss his business dreams. This is just one of many stories of how Christian families are learning to build their family economies and being encouraged by the Family Economics Conferences. Join them now!

Meet the Families…


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