Statement of Purpose
To facilitate support for Christian parents who are, or will be teaching their children at home. Monthly meetings provide opportunities for networking with other Christian parents who also teach their children at home.
Statement of Faith
We believe the Bible to be the infallible Word of God, the supreme and final authority for all faith and life. We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, His virgin birth, His sinless life, His miracles, His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, His bodily resurrection, His ascension and His imminent bodily return in power and glory. We believe that man was created in the image of God, but fell into sin and is therefore lost and only those who put their faith in the Lord Jesus Christ alone can be saved. We believe that salvation is the gift of God brought to man by grace and received by personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, whose substitutionary death on the cross paid the penalty for man's sin. We believe that the ministry of the Holy Spirit is to convict men, indwell, guide, instruct and empower the believer for godly living and service. We believe in the spiritual unity of believers through our common faith in Jesus Christ and that doctrinal differences which may exist should not hinder the unity of Christian Home Educators.
What We Do
We are a Christian homeschool enrichment and encouragement group
designed to encourage people to home educate, to help them in that
process, to bring homeschool families together for mutual benefit, and
to provide a collective of information, classes, resources, and friendship.
Our meetings are usually held on the 2nd Thursday of the month.
Meetings include such things as curriculum sale, guest speakers, ice
cream social, personal homeschool evaluation, geography night, family
carnival, talent show, project night, and discussion on certain topics.
We meet at First Assembly of God, 900 Fair Oaks Dr. Belleville, IL 62221.
There are a number of additional opportunities:
Co-op group which meets in Shiloh
Music options include orchestra, 2 choirs, and private lessons
Drama classes and clubs
Google Group and Facebook
P. E. options including track and field and ultimate frisbee
Participation in Legislative Days in Springfield
Affiliation with other groups for robotics, Teenpact, OYAN, Summit Ministries, Trail Life Scouting, American Heritage Girls, English Country Dances, Bright Lights, His Lighthouse, TeenPact, Northern Grace, Tapestry of Grace, Classical Conversations, Writing Club, etc.
Field trips to such places as Fire and police stations, museums, factory tours, airport tours and flight, skiing, ice skating, STL science center, the butterfly house, STL symphony, swimming, etc.