We realize that this issue can be a very tense topic in the Christian community.
We also realize that to ignore the topic or not set a standard would be a
disservice to you and mostly to our Lord. With that said, we would like to make
a simple statement in regards to modesty with the group and group functions.
Please always dress neatly and modestly when on a field trip, attending classes,
or in group functions under the SCCCHE name. Men's clothing should be
masculine, and the women's clothing should be feminine. Neither should be
tight-fitting or revealing. For example, neither adults or children should wear
spaghetti straps, clothing that will bare the midriff, have a low-cut neckline,
an inappropriate length of skirts and shorts, or so tight as to be without folds.
For girls, swimwear should be one piece with full body coverage and full
shoulder strapped. Swim skirts recommended. Swim shirt over a 2-piece bathing suit is permitted.
For boys, swimwear should include swim shirt.
For both sexes, regular t-shirts nor regular shorts or skirts are permitted, since most swimming pools don't allow them.
Personal appearance is more important than most of us realize. In the education
world, it has been demonstrated repeatedly that the type of dress which students
and teachers wear has a dramatic effect upon both behavior and achievement. If
dress and appearance are so important in the education world, they are even
more important in home education, where standards tend to be more relaxed.
Home education is being critically scrutinized by both the Christian and the
secular world. We carry the name of Christ and should do so in all of our conduct. Whether you are a parent, a teacher, or student participating in a group function,
all should be done for the glory of God. We are not in any way to cause a brother or sister to stumble. What may be "style" may not be appropriate for a Christian. If a teacher in a particular class situation deems it necessary, it is within their right to privately address a student and their parent of immodesty if it is causing distraction or difficulty in their class. Please respect and learn from what they might have to say as we know this would be done in love.
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.