Crossroads Home Educated Children (CHEC, Inc.) is a Christian, volunteer, incorporated non-profit 501c3 organization. We are committed to supporting, encouraging and connecting homeschool families in Victoria and the surrounding areas. With the help of our members, CHEC provides opportunities for fellowship, socialization, support and informational exchange among homeschooling families.
CHEC is not affiliated with any particular church although a number of Victoria area churches have been gracious about hosting CHEC events and we are very appreciative of their support.
CHEC is a non-partisan organization and not affiliated with any particular political party. As an organization, we do not endorse specific political candidates running for public office.
Currently, the CHEC Yearbook is the only subordinate organization of CHEC, Inc., as reported annually to the IRS.
Please note that CHEC is not a school and is not affiliated with any school or cooperative learning organization.
Our Statement of Purpose
The purpose of the organization shall be to further the interests of home education of children by their parents by all lawful means, including, but not limited to, support of assistance to members of the organization who are educating their own children at home, dissemination of legislative and other information affecting the rights of parents to direct the education and upbringing of their children, participation in and sponsorship of conventions and educational seminars for teaching parents, organization of field trips and extra-curricular activities for members of the organization, and public relation activities with state and federal officials, both elected and appointed.
Our Statement of Faith
This Statement of Faith concerns the Person and Work of Jesus Christ (the Gospel) as revealed in Scripture. It is the faith once delivered to the saints (Jude 2, Eph. 4:5) which distinguishes believers from non-believers. There are many other precious truths taught in the bible over which godly men have differed in understanding. Therefore, this is not a statement of all that is important to believe, but of all that is essential to believe for Christian fellowship and unity. (Rom. 15:7)
We believe the Bible to be the inspired, inerrant, and infallible Word of God, and of supreme and final authority in faith and life.
We believe that there is one living and true God; an infinite, intelligent Spirit, perfect in all His attributes, one in essence but eternally subsistent in three Persons; Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
We believe in the fall of man; although originally created in the image of God, through the disobedience of Adam, man fell into a sinful and spiritually impotent state, totally unable to justify himself before God.
We believe that Jesus Christ is the express image of the invisible God, which is to say He is God; that He became man, yet without sin, being conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary; that He died on the cross as a substitutionary sacrifice for sin; that He arose from the dead in the body in which He was crucified; that He ascended into heaven in that body glorified, where He is now, our interceding High Priest; and that He will return again personally, visibly, and gloriously.
We believe that salvation is wholly of God, by grace; that God in love gave His only Son to die on the cross for sin, thus procuring the redemption of those who come to Him; that this salvation is not merited in any way by man; that God commands men everywhere to repent of sin and believe in Christ; and that this salvation is eternal in its duration and results in good works.
Read about the history of the homeschooling movement and the beginnings of CHEC by clicking here.
See the complete CHEC Bylaws for information on how the CHEC organization functions.