CCHE: About CCHE
Currently CCHE consists of over 125 families
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From one Christian home schooler to another, I hope that you will find support and assistance, fun and friendship, and the Spirit of Christ within the CCHE organization!
The purpose of Christ Centered Home Educators is to provide encouragement and support for home schooling families and to promote fellowship and friendships among members based on the teachings of Christ. The CCHE organization does that in a number of ways and hopes that, in all ways, we reach and assist our CCHE members and, in all ways, we are touching our members in a special way!
You have felt "called" to home school. That is a very special calling! It is a calling so special that sometimes you are called to have extra special dedication! It is also a calling that can sometimes ask you to give a lot extra than you might feel you are capable of. Christ is your FIRST call for help! However, we pray that Christ Centered Home Educators will be a real hand of help, support, assistance, guidance, friendship, information, and prayer for you as you follow this special path in your family's life!
Your CCHE organization is structured as an organization and not just as an internet group so that you are provided the group benefits that come from a such a structured group. However, while we may have the stability of an organization, we are a group of REAL people with REAL lives to share and REAL hope in Christ! We find that, as we work together and serve one another, our own personal burdens are shared and lessened while our blessings are shared and doubled! You can find a lot of love and friendship within the CCHE organization, and you will find a lot for your children--for your family--for yourselves. However, as a Christ Centered Organization, we also realize that YOU are a part of us! While we are here to serve you, YOU have been placed here to be a part of us as well, and YOU are a part of what makes us a Christian "body" and not just another item on your schedule--or even just another group! We are connected--in our home schooling lives--in our Christian lives--in our faith--and in our dedication to one another!
Come! We welcome you as a part of the CCHE organization--an organization of Christ Centered Home Educators!
See how you can become involved in one of our CCHE affiliated groups or geographical subgroups, and see how you can be involved in our general Christ Centered Home Educators Association, and let's get to know one another and be a part of one another's home schooling lives as we provide for our children's needs and our family's well being!
We look forward to seeing you and pray that your school year will be filled with blessings from God and with strength that only our Lord, Jesus Christ, can provide!
Serving Him, Serving You,
Director, Christ Centered Home Educators
CCHE was formed to meet the needs of those families in the Fredericksburg area
who base their children's education on the Bible. The purpose of CCHE is to
provide support for home schooling families based on the teachings of Christ.
We provide support in choice of materials, child-rearing, homeschooling
situations, and biblical support. We share our concerns and pray for and with
each other. We have an e-mail loop for urgent prayer needs of CCHE members, for
events affecting the whole group and legislative alerts.
For more information, see our "List of Contacts" on the "Contacts" page of this CCHE website!.
New Schedule Coming Soon!
Yearly membership is available for those who choose to do so. The cost of
becoming a member of the group and receiving the newsletter and membership benefits as an "Active CCHE Member" is $15.00 per year. "Active Membership" is defined as a person who desires to be a part of the CCHE organization and has agreed to volunteer in at least one area of activity within the general CCHE organization. Non Active CCHE Membership is also available at an additional cost. The officers and other
leaders who have ongoing contacts with the public and/or who must represent CCHE,
sign a Statement of Faith; the membership is open to everyone. An active
membership provides you with free or low cost monthly home school family activities, inservice training workshops and seminars for home based educators, allows you to vote at any scheduled CCHE business meetings, to be on the e-mail
information and prayer chain and register as a user of the CCHE yahoo message board, networking referrals to CCHE groups and geographical subgroups that provide your children with home school groups and activities close to home or in your child's area of interest, to receive a directory of all fellow CCHE members and a resource directory of all businesses and skills offered by other Christ Centered Home Educator members, a monthly
newsletter so that you may share your home schooling success as well as read important CCHE-important information, a membership card that you can show to receive discounts at various local book and teacher supply stores, priority attendance at CCHE-sponsored events, use of the lending
library, assistance and resources for home school needs and questions, updates and information from the Home Educators Association of Virginia, a group discount of $15.00 off your HSLDA (Home School Legal Defense Association) dues, liability insurance coverage at ALL CCHE events and CCHE group activities, and eligibility to compete on CCHE-
sponsored teams for national competitions.
Membership Application: MbrApp.zip (MbrApp.doc zipped to 7kb)
We have field trips and workshops and numerous other opportunities to
socialize and get involved. There are national competitions available to us such
as the National Spelling Bee, the National Geography Bee, the President's
Physical Fitness Program, Math-a-Thon, and Math Olympiads. CCHE is also aware of, and working to become more instrumental in providing groups that assist our special families with special needs and situations. We are working to provide support and services dedicated to needs such ADD/ADHD support groups and CCHE referrals to special needs resources. Plus, there are
certain events that are on-going within the CCHE group as directed and as dictated by the needs and desires of the CCHE membership. They include orientation and welcome events for new and relocating home school families, a Buddy
System which pairs veteran home schoolers with new home schoolers who need information or desires ongoing assistance, Pizza Hut Book-It, Lego Club, roller skating, and YMCA swimming. The
newsletter gives details about these activities. There is also a Common Courtesy
Policy that outlines expected behavior at all CCHE events. We hope this will
make all our outings and events pleasant for everyone involved.
CCHE supports geographical sub-groups in the surrounding area to help foster
friendships and support among families living close to one another. The groups
hold monthly meetings and put their information in CCHE's newsletter. See a description list of some of our CCHE groups on this website!
The Statement of Faith must be signed by the Executive Committee members and other positions which entail on-going contact with the public - this includes Public Relations, Advertising, Coordinators for? Kids, and Assistant Activities Coordinator.
Most of our membership lives in and around the Fredericksburg, Va area. We are almost exactly half-way
between Washington DC and Richmond (about 50 miles either way).
- The Bible is the inspired and only infallible and authoritative written word of God.
- There is one God, eternally existent in three persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.
- In the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in his personal future return to this earth in power and glory.
- In being born again by repentance of sin and acceptance of Christ's salvation by grace through His death on the cross.
- In the sanctifying power of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a holy life.
- In the resurrection of both the saved and the lost, the one to everlasting life and the other to everlasting damnation.
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