Our purpose in homeschooling is to raise children who are godly and spiritually wise as well as skillful and knowledgeable in every area that will be useful to them as they serve and glorify the Lord in their future lives, families, and ministries to others.
In our homeschool we believe that learning is a lifelong adventure. We believe in facing each day with minds open to knowledge and hearts open to love. We believe in the freedom to wonder, to ask, to explore, to imagine, to create. We believe that every one of us has special God-given talents, and that the talents of each of us help all of us. We believe that success means doing our best, being our best, and feeling proud of our effort.
As shepherds of our children’s education, we will love, train, teach, correct, and encourage our children to become responsible citizens, concerned for the needs of others, and having a foundational relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ.
We are dedicated to bringing Biblical truth to our children in a clear and simple manner, in order to help them grow up to live lives that glorify God. Therefore, the goal of our instruction is love from a pure heart, and a clean conscience, and a sincere faith.
A child who is bright-eyed from encouragement and secure in love and discipline has a joyous freedom to worship, to wonder, to explore, and to learn. May we be zealous in every way to encourage this ability in our children, and be faithful in every way to protect them from destructive peers, purposes, and habits that would dampen their spirit.
As our world constantly changes, we will continually challenge ourselves to maintain biblical standards, instill Christian character, and preserve traditional family values so that our children will become the godly leaders of tomorrow.
To laugh often and much, to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition. To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.
— Ralph Waldo Emerson
*Note: some of the above language was taken from others that have gone before me and had already captured our vision.