Home schooling is more than an enhanced academic course of study. Home schooling is more than a means to protect your children from the negative influences
found in public schools. Home schooling is about preparing your children for Kingdom work. If we get lost in the business of powering
through curricula, and extracurricular activities to the detriment of quality time with our children, we may be setting ourselves and our children up to fail.
This month, we will be joined by Mary York as she discusses the true heart of homeschooling. It just may not be what you think.
It may prove to be something entirely different and far, far more important. Mary will discuss the heart of homeschooling, including:
- Being flexible with daily goals and expectations - How to balance the work
- Recognizing we are sinners in need of a savior and so are our children.
- Acknowledging the fact that God will use home schooling to sanctify us as parents
as well as our children.
- Modeling Christ-like forgiveness to our children.
- Having a personal relationship with each child based on their individual
likes and dislikes which takes time.
- Extending the same mercy that God grants us to our children each day
- Loving our children unconditionally.
- How to remain joyful in our homes and in our homeschool endeavors.
The heart of homeschooling is more than just a core curriculum or a pedantic set of values. Rather, it includes introducing our children to Christ and holding on to their heart as
we guide them into adulthood. Plan to attend this meeting to lay the foundation for true success in the heart of your homeschooling. Invite a friend to come (with their
spouse) - they'll be glad you did!
Mary York , married to Scott for 35 years. She and Scotthave seven children ranging from 27 to 11. Mary
and Scott began home schooling in 1995/96 when her eldest was in the second grade. She has graduated five from high school with two to go. Mary served as the
head of the East County Class Day...only 60 families enrolled there. She organized the move to Del Cerro Baptist Church,
served as a class day day coordinator for 10 years, and when membership reached 170 families she facilitated the addition of a second east county class day. In
January 2006, she began her service to HCS as principal of the school.
For information call: (714) 686-3353.
This month, to make it easier for families with little ones and big ones to attend, we have childcare
Rate: $5 per child or $15 per family with three or more kids.
Evening Meeting: 5 pm to 6:30 pm
Enjoy training, fellowship, and an opportunity to meet veteran homeschoolers and other
families considering homeschooling after the informative presentation.
Irvine Community Church
Simple Directions from North Orange County:
14804 Sand Canyon Ave.
Irvine, CA 92618
Take 5 South, exit Sand Canyon & turn left, church is on right.
Simple Directions from South Orange County:
Take 5 North, exit Sand Canyon & turn right, make immediate U-turn at light,
church is on right.
Simple Directions from 405 and West Orange County:
Take 405 South, exit Sand Canyon & turn left, go two miles and pass under the
5, church is on right.
About Exploring Homeschooling:
The mission of Exploring Homeschooling 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