HOME-school scripture & mission statement
If you had asked me 5 years ago, “Do you think you might ever home school your children?
I probably would have responded “well, I don’t much about home schooling & I never really gave it much thought ”
fast forward 2 years after being asked that question……& after much prayer and help from lots of other homeschooling mama’s……here I am today on a home schooling journey of my own. Often times, I find myself asking other mommies the same question, “Would you ever consider Homeschooling?”. Funny how the circle is complete because I trusted God with something I think He has been putting on my heart since that very 1st home school question was asked many moons ago & who knows perhaps my home school question has prompted another mama’s heart to begin home school her little ducklings,
The thought of creating a mission statement can be overwhelming. Relax. It is not a 10-page paper on the history of education. It is a statement. Several sentences long at most.
1. Begin by asking yourselves the following questions. Jot down your impressions and the key words or phrases that explain your thoughts on each subject.
Why are we homeschooling?
What are our spiritual goals?
What are our educational goals? What do we want them to learn? Why?
What life skills do we want our kids to have? What non-academic areas are important to us?
What kind of environment do we want in our homeschool?
Why does homeschooling provide the better environment for our family? Why homeschool rather than public or private school?
2. Take your notes and make sentences out of the ideas represented.
Example Homeschool Mission Statement
Here is an example from our family list:
Strong family relationships
Life long learners/equipped for real learning
Good study skills
Perseverance and diligence
Overcoming learning issues
Finding God’s plan for using each family member’s gifts for His glory
Our Homeschool Mission Statement:
The villachica Family homeschool seeks to foster strong family relationships and godly character first by teaching with a Christian worldview, by developing life long learners, equipped for real life learning by applying diligence and perseverance to overcome struggles, both academic and otherwise, with the ultimate goal of discovering and carrying out God’s unique plan for each of our lives.
Being intentional about identifying our beliefs about what education is, what our purposes are in home-educating, including any non-academic goals, will illustrate our unique vision for our individual families.
When your homeschool world is rocked by any one of the many trials and tribulations common to all homeschools, you will have your Homeschool Mission Statement to go back to for both guidance and encouragement. Keeping your vision for your family clearly in front of you will be invaluable in helping you remain intentional with the short years that you have with your children.
Home School Scripture
“And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down and when you rise up”