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Is home schooling legal in my state?

What about socialization?

Is there an Apostolic curriculum?

I could never home school because...

...I am not trained as a teacher.

...my children's behavior drives me crazy. I couldn't stand to be around them all the time.

We live in a good school district. Why would I need to homeschool my children?

Don't we need to have our children in public schools to be the salt and light in that bad system? Should we give it totally over to the world?

 

Is home schooling legal in my state?

Yes. The regulations vary from state to state, but it is legal. We highly recommend Home School Legal Defense Association. Their website provides information about the laws of each state as well as contact with state homeschool organizations that can help you more specifically with the peculiarities of your state.


What about socialization?

School shootings, immodest dress, all manner of immorality, bullying, and similar behaviors ~ do these things that we see in public school qualify as godly socialization? Do we really want our children to spend their time in that type of social environment? Contrast that picture with homeschooled children who are being mentored by godly parents, learning to get along with their siblings of all ages. They take field trips with other families (all ages) and learn to interact respectfully with all ages from the youngest child to the oldest adult. Which picture is pleasing to God? For more on this topic, read our article, What About Socialization?

Is there an apostolic curriculum?

There is not an entire curriculum that is written by apostolics at this time. An interactive computer based Bible curriculum for grades 3-11 is available from the United Pentecostal Church. Also, some curriculum materials have been developed and are available from the Center for Essential Education.

I could never homeschool because...

...I am not trained as a teacher.

We suggest you read our article entitled "What is Homeschooling?" God tells us in Deuteronomy 6:4-7 that we need to love the Lord our God with everything in our being and to have His words in our hearts. That is God's plan for preparing us to teach and train our children. We are then to teach them diligently from the time we get up in the morning until we go to bed at night, as we go about our daily activities. You love your children more than anyone else and will seek out what is best for them more than anyone else. The fact that God tells us to spend all of our awake time training them qualifies you to homeschool.

...my children's behavior drives me crazy. I couldn't stand to be around them all the time.

The Bible speaks to child training. A few of the verses are: Proverbs 3:1-2, Proverbs 13:2, Proverbs 22:6, Ephesians 6:4, and Colossians 3:21. Parents are given the responsibility of training their children to be obedient. It is God's plan that you enjoy and spend your time with your children, thus having their hearts, not allowing them to follow their sinful desires until you don't want them around. If this is a problem area, there are many resources we could refer you to that would help you.

We live in a good school district. Why would I need to homeschool my children?

As a former educator in both public and Christian schools, I like to state it this way, "Good school districts are simply more efficient at promoting the wrong philosophy." We recognize that there are some Christian teachers who are working hard to do what they can in the public school arena. Despite that, the public schools use anti-Christian textbooks and the philosophy of the state board of education is decidedly anti-Christian. If your children are not being taught that God is the center of every area of life, then they are spending hours every day learning an unbiblical view of life and the world around them, no matter how "good" the schools may seem to be.

Don't we need to have our children in public schools to be the salt and light in that bad system? Should we give it totally over to the world?

We sometimes hear people say that our children should be missionaries in this vast area of darkness called the public school.

Think about this: When we send missionaries to the foreign field, we choose those people who are mature in the Lord, have a proven ministry, and have shown a God-given burden for the country to which they are being sent. Their purpose in going is to minister from a position of authority to people who hungry for the Lord.

Let's contrast that with the public school scenario. Children who are still in their formative years and are not mature in Bible knowledge are being sent one by one into a place where God is being removed. Sometimes we delude ourselves into thinking that they are going as missionaries. But the truth is, they are not going in positions of authority from which to change the status quo. They are being sent there to receive their education, that is, to learn the ungodly agenda that is being promoted. While there are some stories of young people who win their friends to the Lord, and we rejoice in those, is it worth the risk of having our children inculcated to believe the worldly philosophies in order to bring a few souls to Him?


Proverbs19:27 states, "Cease, my son, to hear the instruction that causeth to err from the words of knowledge." Why would we want to send them someplace that is in fact giving them instruction that causes them to err from the words of knowledge, thus causing them to be disobedient to Scripture?"


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