Our Philosophy

    • The loving instruction of their children in the ways of the Lord is the high privilege and responsibility of Christian parents, who will give account to the Lord for its faithful exercise.
    • We acknowledge our own insufficiency to carry out this responsibility without the help of the Lord. Unless the Lord builds the house, the builder labors in vain.
    • While this task is spiritual in nature, it cannot be divorced from the education of our children. Teaching our children the ways of the Lord involves their growth in knowledge and in learning. Molding their hearts, we must also train their minds. You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. Just as there is no true education without spiritual training, so spiritual training without education is deficient.
    • Without our seeking to impose our convictions on others who conscientiously choose a different course, we believe that for us teaching our children at home is the best way we can fulfill our spiritual responsibilities toward our children and the most sure way to preserve them in the faith.
    • Nevertheless, we acknowledge our need for the encouragement, exhortation and counsel of other like-minded parents and seek to benefit from the variety of gifts, skills and knowledge which God has distributed among His people.
    • Both our love for the kingdom of God and our concern for our nation drive us to support other Christian parents in this weighty task of training our children in the ways of the Lord.
    • While God’s plan for the training of our children is that the parent’s influence remain paramount, we acknowledge the potential value of exposure to other influences as tools in the parent’s hand. Christian parents are responsible for governing the influences brought to bear on their children, promoting the godly and restricting the ungodly. Recognizing the great potential for both good and ill from the influence of children’s own peers, parents must be especially vigilant to guide and direct their children’s contacts with other children.
    • In joining with other like-minded parents for mutual help in training our children, we accept a responsibility, not just to our own children but the group as a whole, to work to insure that the peer group environment is an influence toward godliness and not worldliness. We acknowledge the need to be sensitive to the concerns of others in this area and to give and receive correction and counsel with regard to each others children.
    • An important part of God’s plan for the spiritual training of our children is our attendance in some branch of the Church.
    • In training our children, as in all other areas of the Christian life, we seek to be transformed by the Word rather than to be conformed to the world and its practices. Recognizing the many areas in which the wisdom of this age departs from Biblical standards for child-rearing, we desire to be governed by God’s Word not only in our individual families but in our joint work with other Christian parents as part of WWCHE. We reject the temptation to let the lowest common denominator of our culture become the unacknowledged rule of our practice.
    • We hope and pray that God would be at work through faithful parents for the transmission of our faith to the next generation and for revival in the Church and the nation.