Lately I have made it a goal to become more organized and use my admin skills to allow our home life and homeshcool life to flow better. I wanted to share the mission statement I created for our family (my husband reviewed it, and I got his seal of approval), that will serve as a constant reminder as well as encouragement as to why we do what we do.
Enjoy and let me know what you think!
Homeschool Mission Statement
We homeschool, so God may be glorified in ALL we do. We choose to put Jesus Christ first in every aspect of our lives, and this includes academics. We do not homeschool simply for academics, as knowledge for the sake of knowledge is useless and completely in vain and leads to pride. We believe in learning and education as a life style and that it should not be separated from anything else we learn in the home and in the church. We believe children should be free to explore their full potential, which includes mind, body and spirit. As parents we are called to be the main influences in our children’s lives, called to lead them and are perfectly capable of teaching them all subjects.
In our homeschool, we will prepare the children academically, to be accepted in to the best colleges, world wide. We will prepare the children for the mission field, evangelism, worship and to live a consecrated and holy life. We will teach them to love God and to seek Him first in all they do. We will teach them to love their neighbor and to always be quick to forgive and not to judge. We will encourage them and push them to achieve high scores and amazing grades. We will not, however, allow their identity to be controlled by these high scores, but simply help them be the best they can be, while not comparing them to others. If they are straight A students, we will love them. If they are not straight A students but are exhibiting their best effort, we will love them. If they do or do not get into a prestigious college we will love them still.
We have been called to this lifestyle, and when it gets hard, we are to remember His promises and that He always makes a way. We are raising up leaders, Godly men and women called to a life of holiness. Maintaining and instilling these values will not always be easy, but as a family, we will not stop and we will always pray for help and wisdom. No amount of money, no career ladder or no high position, can ever pull us away from this calling. Our first ministry, job and priority (after Jesus) is our family, our children. We encourage one another, we will be strong in our faith, we will not give up. Our life is a testament to God’s goodness and in all things we will be sure that He is glorified and that we are living the life of faith we have been called to.
And all your children shall be taught of the LORD; and great shall be the peace of your children. Isaiah 54:13
And, you fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. Ephesians 6:4
Train up a child in the way he should go,And when he is old he will not depart from it. Proverbs 22:6