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FAQs

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What is GWCHE?

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GWCHE, Greater Waco Christian Home Educators, is a Christian volunteer home school support group in Waco, Texas dedicated to helping families who have chosen to educate their children at home.

Q:

What do most members call your group?

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We usually call ourselves by our acronym GWCHE... pronounced "Gwee-Chee"

Q:

Does GWCHE offer classes?

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No. We host events, meetings, support groups, field trips, etc, but we are not a co-op that offers academic courses.

Q:

What Kinds of Activities and Support Do You Offer?

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GWCHE activities include a Science Fair, Spelling Bee, History Fair, Arts Fest, Field Trips, Achievement Testing, Park Days, and more. Support for families includes an annual used curriculum sale, a back to school Resource Fair, informational meetings, and an active online community.

Q:

Am I Required to Attend Events or Volunteer?

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As GWCHE is an all volunteer organization, we depend on member volunteers and encourage members to get involved. However, volunteering or attendance is not a membership requirement.  We ask that if you are attending an event where we need volunteers, that you please volunteer unless there is a valid reason that you cannot.

Q:

Do I have to live in Waco to be a GWCHE member?

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No, not at all. We are based in Waco but have members from all over the Central Texas region.

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How Much is Membership?

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  • Membership is $35.50 year for families. There is a discount for joining between Jul 1 - July 15 each year.

  • Please see the Membership Section for other membership rates

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How do I join GWCHE?

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  • Select the Join Button 

  • Fill out the registration form

  • Agree to our Statement of Faith

  • Agree to our Standards of Conduct

  • Complete the Waiver of Liability

  • Pay your membership fee

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What is Your Statement of Faith?

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1. We believe the Bible to be the inspired, inerrant, and infallible Word of God, and of supreme and final authority in faith and life.

2. 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.

3. 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.

4. 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 the body glorified, where He is now, our interceding High Priest; and that He will return again personally, visibly, and gloriously.

5. 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; and that God commands men everywhere to repent of sin and believe in Christ.

6. We believe that God ordained marriage to be the covenant union between one man and one woman, for a lifetime, and that any sexual relationships outside of this context are sinful. 

7. We believe that God created mankind in His image: male and female, and adults and children should embrace the genders given to them by their creator at birth.

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What are your Standards of Conduct for GWCHE members?

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As members of GWCHE, our family will endeavor to…

  • Speak and act in a way that brings glory to God.

  • Respect people, facilities, and property at GWCHE activities.

  • Represent the Christian homeschool community with integrity by dressing modestly, avoiding gossip or foul language, and refraining from public displays of affection.

  • Seek the Lord's blessings on all events by opening in prayer.

  • Support GWCHE’s mission as well as GWCHE’s leadership as they endeavor to do the same.

 

Any behaviors requiring disciplinary action will be decided on a case by case basis by the GWCHE Board.