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Looking to RENEW your membership???
Members who have allowed their membership to lapse simply need to send a check for $20 to CHEAV. You do not need to fill out the membership form again. Please email CHEAV@CHEAV.ORG for the address to send payment and you will be renewed once it is received. Thank you!
By submitting for membership you are agreeing to the following:
Christian Home Educators of the Antelope Valley exists to impact the Antelope Valley and the world for Jesus Christ, by supporting and advancing Christian Private Home Education in the Antelope Valley and beyond. Membership is open to anyone involved in private home education and not enrolled in public oversight programs (including charter schools). We believe our children are gifts from God and that the Bible grants Christian parents the right and privilege to teach and train their children according to Biblical standards.
By submitting this application, you are stating that you accept our Statement of Faith:
GOD: We believe in the sovereignty of God and that He eternally exists in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are one God, having the same nature, attributes, and perfection.
JESUS: We believe in the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ, begotten of the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, truly God, and truly man. We believe that Christ was crucified for our sins, He arose from the dead, was seen by many witnesses and later ascended to the right hand of the Father where He ceaselessly intercedes for those who are His.
“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” ~John 3:16
HOLY SPIRIT: We believe in the Holy Spirit, who encourages, guides, comforts, and transforms in the way of Christ.
THE BIBLE: We believe the Bible to be the revealed Word of God, fully and verbally inspired of God. We believe the Scriptures to be the inerrant, infallible Word of God, as found within the 66 books from Genesis to Revelation.
It is understood that membership in CHEAV indicates acceptance of the statement of faith set forth by CHEAV. Acceptance means that you will not debate beliefs or the statement of faith with the members of CHEAV. Acceptance does not necessarily mean agreement. While we desire everyone to agree, we understand that this may not be possible. We will continue to strive to be of one mind and one judgment (1 Corinthians 1:10).
Christian Home Educators of the Antelope Valley is a member of the Christian Home Educators Association of California (CHEA) Support Group Network and a Group Discount Member of Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA). Membership Applications for HSLDA are available upon request. As a CHEAV Member, you are eligible to receive a $20 discount off your HSLDA membership fee. CHEAV’s group number will be made available to you upon registration/renewal.
Each month CHEAV publishes a newsletter to keep members informed of upcoming homeschool events. We ask for a yearly donation of $20 to cover the cost of producing the online newsletter as well as some of the other occasional expenses of the group.
Release of Liability
As a Christian group we seek to follow the Biblical mandate which disallows bringing charges against Christian brothers and sisters in civil courts. We also seek to be good stewards of the resources and blessings which the Lord has provided. Our group has never had an instance of injury or damages being charged to the group. Yet we believe it is best to be sure that all members understand our position prior to any mishaps.
We are a loosely organized not-for-profit (though not officially “non-profit” status) group of Christian families. The leadership is made up of those who have volunteered their time to organize activities for the group. Participation in any event is strictly voluntary, with no member ever being required to attend any meeting or event. Neither our group, nor its leaders, nor its members are liable for any injuries of damages, whether connected with a CHEAV event or not.
At every event parents are responsible for their own children. Children are never allowed to attend any function without a parent. Occasionally a member will desire to send his child(ren) to an activity with another adult member. This practice is discouraged. Yet because we understand that occasionally the parent must remain home because of an illness in the family, pregnancy, etc., and because of the family-like nature of our group, we do not desire to prohibit it under all circumstances. In any case, no child is allowed to attend any event without being accompanied by and supervised by his own parent or, in special cases, accompanied by and supervised by an adult member designated by that child’s parent, in writing, to take complete responsibility for him. We suggest that if you find it necessary to send your child to an event with another adult, it be one who is comfortable enough with your child to correct him if necessary.
It is expected that any member or his child who damages property or who causes injury, either willfully or through neglect, will take personal responsibility for his actions. However, our group will not be involved in any way in such situations. Any person, whether a member or not, who has such a claim will be directed to discuss the offense individually with the party he believes to be responsible. The outcome of such a problem is out of the realm of this group’s responsibility. If such disputes cannot be handled by the parties individually, we will expect that they will follow the guidelines of Matthew 18 through their own churches and church leadership.
In the remote event of a catastrophe injuring members while at a group event, we require a MEDICAL RELEASE form for each child to be signed and on file (the original with the director and a copy made available for the coordinator of the event, which we will attempt to have on hand at every event.) No child may participate in any activity without such a form being filled out and signed by the child’s parent/guardian first.
I have read the above and agree to hold CHEAV and its leadership harmless in the event of any damages or injuries to me, to my children, or to my property.