Statement of Faith
Whether you're just beginning to explore the idea of homeschooling, a seasoned veteran, or somewhere in between, we want to help you along the way. Providing you with information on home schooling in general and provide everything you need to know to see if joining Homeschool Family Connection is the right choice for your family.
We are a Christian home school support group located in central Virginia.
The goals of Homeschool Family Connection
- To glorify the Lord Jesus Christ in all our activities and communications.
- To provide opportunities for families to support and encourage one another in our efforts to teach at home.
- To offer educational and social opportunities for our home schooled children and parents.
- To establish a link in a chain for information to be passed on to individual home school families from local, state and community-wide organizations.
HSFC Mission Statement
The mission of Homeschool Family Connection is to support Christian home schooling families in our area by helping them connect through joint service to one another in order to provide fellowship and educational opportunities.
Our Biblical Statement of Faith
What we believe about the Bible:
We believe the Bible is the absolute Truth and God’s final authority. We believe both the Old and New Testament is the inerrant, verbally inspired, and infallible Word of God. God’s Word is timeless. God’s Word has the power to change lives. God’s Word must be heard.
(Deuteronomy 4:1-2; Psalm 19:7-10; 119:89; Isaiah 34:16; 40:8; Jeremiah 36:1-32; Matthew 5:17-18; Luke 21:33; 24:44-46; John 5:39; 16:13-15; 17:17; Romans 15:4; 2 Timothy 3:15-17; Hebrews 1:1-2; 1 Peter 1:25; 2 Peter 1:19-21)
What we practice through the authority of the Bible:
We accept the Bible as our manual for living. Our first question when faced with a decision is, “What does the Bible say?” We practice Bible reading, Bible study, and Bible memorization. The Bible is the basis for all we believe.
(Exodus 24:4; Deuteronomy 17:19; Psalm 119:11, 105, 140; Jeremiah 15:16; Matthew 22:29; Acts 17:11; Romans 16:25-26; Hebrews 4:12)
What we believe about God and the Trinity:
We believe that there is only one true living God who is revealed to us as the Godhead existing eternally in three persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit, and that these three are as one God. We believe that God the Father orders all things according to His own purpose for His own glory. We believe that God the Son is Jesus Christ who was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born without sin of the Virgin Mary to redeem man from sin. He lived a sinless life, died in our place as a sacrifice for the sins of mankind, was buried, arose from the grave, and ascended into heaven. We believe that God the Holy Spirit is sent from God to convict of sin, the need for salvation, and righteousness, and to be an indwelling guide, teacher, and source of strength for the believer. We believe that all who receive Christ as Savior are born of the Holy Spirit.
(Genesis 1:1-2; Exodus 3:14; Deuteronomy 6:4; 32:6; 1 Chronicles 29:10; Isaiah 43:3, 15; 64:8; Jeremiah 10:10; Matthew 1:18-23; 6:9; 7:11; 28:19; Mark 1:9-11; John 1:1-18, 29; 4:24; 5:26; 14:6-13; 17:1-8; Acts 1:7-8; Romans 3:23-26; 8:14-17; 1 Corinthians 2:10-14; 8:6; Galatians 4:4- 6; Ephesians 1:20; 4:6-10; Philippians 2:5-11; Colossians 1:13-22; 2:9; Hebrews 11:6; 1 John 5:1-8)
What we believe about salvation of man through Jesus:
We believe salvation is through Jesus Christ alone and the atonement and forgiveness He extended to us on the cross. We believe man was created in the image of God, that man sinned (rebelled agains God) and because of the fall, incurred both a physical and spiritual death (eternal separation fro God). We believe that all human beings are born with a sinful nature. We believe all who call upon the name of the Lord as Savior will be saved and will spend eternity with God.
(Genesis 3:15; Exodus 3:14-17; 6:2-8; Matthew 1:21; 4:17; 16:21-26; 27:22-28:6; Luke 1:68-69; 2:28-32; John 1:11-14, 29; 3:3-21, 36; 5:24; 10:9, 28-29; 15:1-16; 17:17; Acts 2:21; 4:12; 15:11; 16:30-31; 17:30-31; 20:32; Romans 1:16-18; 2:4; 3:23-25; 4:3; 5:8-10; 6:1-23; 8:1-18, 29-39; 10:9-10, 13; 13:11-14; 1 Corinthians 1:18, 30; 6:19-20; 15:10; 2 Corinthians 5:17-20; Galatians 2:20; 3:13; 5:22-25; 6:15; Ephesians 1:7; 2:8-22; 4:11-16, Philippians 2:12-13; Colossians 1:9-22; 1 Thessalonians 5:23-24; 2 Timothy 1:12; Titus 2:11-14; Hebrews 2:1-3; 5:8-9; 9:24-28; 11:1- 12:8, 14; James 2:14-26; 1 Peter 1:2-23; 1 John 1:6-2:11; Revelation 3:20; 21:1-22:5)
What we practice through the Spirit-led life:
We believe the only way possible to live the Christian life is through God’s power within us. We seek to practice a daily dependence on God’s Spirit leading and enabling us to follow God’s Word.
(Acts 1:8; Romans 8:4; Galatians 5:16-25; Ephesians 3:14-21)
What we practice through the autonomy of the local church:
Christ – not a person, group, or religious organization – is the recognized head of the church. We practice self-government and independence from any denominational control and team up with a network of like-minded churches for greater impact. Each congregation determines its own strategy, structure, and style under the authority of Scripture.
(Psalm 118:22; Matthew 16:18; 28:18-20; Acts 20:28; 1 Corinthians 11:3; Ephesians 1:22; 4:12; Colossians 1:18; 1 Timothy 5:1-22; 1 Peter 5:1-3)
What we practice through sharing the Gospel:
We practice sharing Christ personally as we exemplify the life of Christ and verbalize the Gospel. It is the responsibility of every Christian to share the Good News of the Gospel with those whom God brings across our path. Of course, we also like to invite friends to church.
(Genesis 12:1-3; Exodus 19:5-6; Isaiah 6:1-8; Matthew 9:37-38; 10:5-15; 13:18-30, 37-43; 16:19; 22:9-10; 24:14; 28:18-20; Luke 10:1-18; 24:46-53; John 14:11-12; 15:7-8, 16; 17:15; 20:21; Acts 1:8; 2; 8:26-40; 10:42-48; 13:2-3; Romans 10:13-15; Ephesians 3:1-11; 1 Thessalonians 1:8; 2Timothy 4:5; Hebrews 2:1-3; 11:39-12:2; 1 Peter 2:4-10)