Exploring HomeschoolingTM is a national Christian ministry that introduces Believers to the blessings of private biblical homeschooling. We believe the Lord Jesus is restoring Christian families and saving the souls of children through biblical homeschooling.
For decades now in the United States, homeschooling Christians have seen good fruit from their efforts. Consider the following statistics.
Researcher Dr. Brian Ray found that 94% of homeschooled adults responding to his survey strongly agreed with the statement, "My religious beliefs are basically the same as those of my parents" and 93% continue to attend church. On the other hand, various ministries have found that a shocking 75% to 85% of Christian children sent to public school drop out of church and do not hold a Christian worldview after high school graduation. (Homeschoolers Grown Up: What do the Facts Show?, 2004.)
Exploring HomeschoolingTM encourages Christian parents -- who are able to provide a safe, educational, Biblical home environment for their children -- to homeschool. We seek to strengthen the private Biblical homeschooling movement by encouraging Christian families to homeschool from a Biblical worldview and free from any outside control. We help families who make a decision to homeschool to connect with established Christian homeschooling organizations in their communities.
Exploring HomeschoolingTM is a national ministry that seeks to connect the new generation of Christian parents (those with babies, toddlers, preschoolers, those with children in public school, and even those with their oldest child in the womb) with private biblical homeschool groups who are open to them.
Most importantly, this ministry must be a movement of prayer. We cannot expect a revival of the Christian family without giving everything to Jesus Christ, showing our dependence on the Almighty by beseeching Him to spare us and our country from the judgment we deserve.
The mission of Exploring HomeschoolingTM is to impact the world for Jesus Christ by encouraging Christians to homeschool from a biblical worldview, especially starting when their children are babies, toddlers, preschoolers; and equipping individuals, families, churches, homeschool groups and other organizations to engage in homeschool evangelism.
Statement of Faith
We believe in Jesus Christ as our Savior, that the Bible, both Old and New Testaments, is the inspired and infallible Word of God.
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, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension and His personal return in power and glory, and the presence and power of the Holy Spirit.
We believe salvation is a gift of God's grace through faith in the finished work of Jesus Christ's death on the cross, and not based on church affiliation or good works (Ephesians 2: 8-9). Those who are truly born again will manifest good works as a result of being saved. (Galatians 5:22-25, Ephesians 2:10)
We believe that children are a gift from the Lord (Psalm 127:3) and the Bible commands parents to raise their children in the Lord (Proverbs 22:6). We believe that the most Biblical institution for teaching children is the family, headed by the father and sustained and nurtured by the mother, with parents as the primary teachers of their children (Deuteronomy 6:6-7). We believe homeschooling is available to most Christian families rather than a special calling of an elite few. However, we realize that due to serious health or other issues, some believers cannot home educate and this is where the church can minister via Christian schools.
We believe that since the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding (Proverbs 9:10) that children should be raised under the authority and mentorship of their parents who have both fear and knowledge of the Lord and thus are wise (Proverbs 13:20). We also believe that both children and their parents should be surrounded by believers as peers (1 Corinthians 15:33).
As the homeschool under girds the Christian faith, we believe it is the best option for Christians. We therefore primarily encourage private Christian homeschool programs over all other choices. In it, one finds the father's God-given headship over the family and focus the homeschool on Christian goals and curriculum capable of explaining and defending faith in Christ.
We believe that marriage is a sacred and social union ordained by God to be a life-long, sexually exclusive relationship between one man and one woman. Sexual relationships outside of marriage, including, but not limited to, adultery, promiscuity, and homosexuality, are forbidden in Scripture (Genesis 2:22-25; Matthew 19:3-6, 9; Hebrews 13:4; Ephesians 5:3; 1 Corinthians 6:9-11, 18-20; Exodus 20:14; Romans 1:18-32; 1 Thessalonians 4:3-7). Exploring HomeschoolingTM ministers to Christian single and married parents and their children who abide by this definition of marriage.
Who We Are
Exploring HomeschoolingTM is managed by our Executive Directors Mbuyi and Mong-Tham Khuzadi. Mbuyi and Mong-Tham Khuzadi are currently homeschooling four of their children. They began exploring homeschooling in the 1990's (Mbuyi) and again in 2002 (Mong-Tham) after hearing a radio show on Focus on the Family about the concept of homeschooling. They have a burning desire to raise their children up to believe in the Lord and to love Him abundantly. They also want to have a tight knit family that loves one another unconditionally. Beyond all the academic successes that they expect their children to achieve, they really want to have children that have kindred hearts, love God and the family, and have good moral character. By homeschooling their children they hope "to train up their children in the way they should go, [so that] when they are old they will not depart from it." Proverbs 22:6
Mbuyi and Mong-Tham believe that all four of their children are a gift from the Lord and their kids are more precious than anything on earth. They believe that homeschooling is the best thing they can do for their kids because it allows them to live out "The Shema" Deuteronomy 6:4-9. "Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates."
Mbuyi and Mong-Tham founded Exploring HomeschoolingTM to help other Christian parents discover the joy of homeschooling their children in the admonition of the Lord. They want to encourage parents to continue in their journey of raising up wonderful, loving, and God-fearing children.
Professionally Mbuyi currently works as an aerospace engineer for a large corporation. You might call him a "rocket scientist." He earned three Bachelor of Science degrees in Math, Physics, and Electrical Engineering from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) and a Masters of Science in Electrical Engineering at the University of California in Irvine. Mong-Tham is currently a stay at home mom. Before this she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Kinesiology from Occidental College. She also earned an Associate of Arts degree in Nursing from Golden West College. Together they run outside business concerns as well.