How will Southern Baptists respond to the growth of homeschooling? For an answer to that question, join Mike Smith and his guest on today's Home School Heartbeat as they talk about the potential for homeschooling growth among Southern Baptists.
We've been talking this week with Elizabeth Watkins, cofounder of the Southern Baptist Church and Home Education Association. Elizabeth, how do see your group impacting homeschooling?
Well, Mike, SBCHEA is going to provide many opportunities, as a denomination wide network, that really have not been possible at a local or statewide level. And although discipleship and worldview education will be our main priority, we also hope to establish things like academic and music competitions, debate, and even an athletic league has been highly suggested. These opportunities will be an outreach to all Christian homeschoolers, not just Southern Baptists. And we also hope to provide resources on biblical manhood and womanhood and even courtship. Carl and I grew up in the '60s and '70s, and the feminist movement just really robbed our generation of so much. But God is faithfully renewing our hearts and minds.
The Southern Baptist Convention, which includes LifeWay, Broadman & Holman, and the seminaries and colleges, really does have a lot to offer the homeschooling family. And SBCHEA will provide the opportunity for two-way communication. Our mission statement will then be accomplished: To unite the teaching ministries of the church and home for Kingdom Education .
Elizabeth, this is tremendously encouraging to me, especially as a Southern Baptist and, of course, a homeschooler. I want to thank you so much for starting your organization, and folks, until next time, I'm Mike Smith.
For more details on the ministry of the Southern Baptist Church and Home Education Association, visit our website at www.homeschoolheartbeat.com. Or call us toll-free, 1-866-338-8614.
This ministry’s goal is to “unite the ministries of the church and home.” You can learn more by following the above link to SBCHEA’s website.
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