Statement of Faith:

We believe in the birth, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
We believe in the Holy Trinity of God the Father, Jesus Christ the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
We believe the Holy Bible is the primary and only Word of God.
We believe that marriage is a God-ordained institution consisting of the union of one man and one woman, as defined in Mark 10:6-8:

“But at the beginning of creation God made them male and female. For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh. So they are no longer two, but one flesh.

As homeschoolers, we base our teachings from Deuteronomy 6:5-9:

“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 on 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.”

We are stewards of all God has blessed us with. This includes, but is not limited to our children, families, finances, talents, and resources. Everything is God’s and we are simply stewards managing and caring for all that He has given us.

Homeschooling Family Definition:

A homeschooling family as defined in A.R.S. 15-802(G)(2) - "Homeschool" means a nonpublic school conducted primarily by the parent, guardian or other person who has custody of the child or nonpublic instruction provided in the child's home. We do not participate in a publicly funded distance learning or virtual school program (Virtual Academy), or an Empowerment Scholarship Account (ESA contract).

It’s our goal to demonstrate Christ’s love and to nurture a Christian testimony among CFHM group members and to those outside our group. To this end, we believe there are certain codes of conduct, behavior, and dress which should be agreed upon by all members.  The following guidelines must be upheld at all group field trips, park days, co-ops and any other CFHM sponsored activities/events.

Code of Conduct, Supervision, Accountability and Dress
  • Parents who teach must agree not to teach anything that is contrary to Christian (biblical) values, beliefs and behavior as stated in the CFH Ministries Statement of Faith.
  • All adults should be a part of CFH Ministries for one year prior to teaching a class.
  • Outside speakers require pre-approval by the Board.
  • All children and parents will conduct themselves in a manner that reflects positively on Christ, on homeschooling, and on our families at all times; this includes acting in a respectful manner toward one another and adults.
    Likewise, you younger people, submit yourselves to your elders. Yes, all of you be submissive to one another, and be clothed with humility, for God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble. - 1 Peter 5:5
  • All students will remain inside the building or onsite throughout the co-op or field trip during event hours unless accompanied by an adult. Voices inside a building should be kept to a normal speaking volume with no screaming or shouting.
    But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Against such things there is no law. - Gal. 5:22-23
  • Be respectful of supplies and property of others, including facilities, playground equipment and personal property.
    Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much. - Luke 16:10
  • Honor God with your words by using wholesome speech and not allowing profanity, vulgar or insulting language, name calling, and teasing to be spoken.
    Set a guard, O LORD, over my mouth; keep watch over the door of my lips. - Psalms 141:3
  • Gossip is not tolerated. Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear. Ephesians 4:29 . If you have an issue with another person, approach that individual directly and talk about it.  If someone comes to you with a “juicy tidbit of gossip,” talk about the inappropriateness of gossiping.

    Gossip is defined as:
    • Talking about a person’s personal life in that person’s absence;
    • Negative, or untrue, or disparaging comments or criticisms of another person or persons;
    • Creating, sharing, or repeating information that can injure a person’s credibility or reputation;
    • Creating, sharing, or repeating a rumor about another person; or
    • Creating, sharing, or repeating a rumor that is overheard or hearsay.
  • If you have an issue with another person, approach that individual directly and talk about it.   If your brother or sister sins, go and point out their fault, just between the two of you. If they listen to you, you have won them over. But if they will not listen, take one or two others along, so that ‘every matter may be established by the testimony of two or three witnesses’. If they still refuse to listen, tell it to the church; and if they refuse to listen even to the church, treat them as you would a pagan or a tax collector. Matthew 18: 15-17
  • No public display of affection will be allowed.
  • Children should abstain from violent behavior such as hitting, slapping, pushing, biting, kicking, wrestling, scratching, etc.
  • We do not abuse children or tolerate child abuse of any form
  • Our Ministry will not tolerate behavior that infringes on the safety of others. No one should intimidate, harass, or bully another through words or actions. Such behavior includes: direct physical contact, such as hitting or shoving; verbal assaults, such as teasing or name-calling; and social isolation or manipulation.
    You shall not take vengeance or bear a grudge against the sons of your own people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself: I am the Lord. - Leviticus 19:18
  • Ones appearance should be a reflection of their heart and desire to please and obey God by not drawing attention to oneself. I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world; but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect will of God. Romans 12:1-2. Clothing should be modest. No undergarments should be visible. Clothing should not include emblems or writing that are offensive, vulgar and obscene.
  • Parents are expected to supervise their children at group functions and may not drop-off children of any age. If a parent will not be present, one must make prior arrangements with another adult to supervise their child.
  • Parents will be responsible for the conduct of their children at all times. Some examples are: demonstrating God’s love, assisting those who need help, showing kindness, using good manners, working to bless others, and extending friendship to all others in the group.
    Let your gentleness be known to all men. - Phil. 4:5a.
    Fulfill my joy by being like-minded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind. Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind, let each esteem others better than himself.- Phil. 2:2-3
Christ’s Family Homeschool Ministries appreciates and values each and every family in this group. May these guidelines support both parents and children in their Christ-centered commitment to learn and grow in God’s love and for His glory.
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