Since we are trying to raise up godly young men and women in a decidedly ungodly world, we have established these guidelines as biblical parameters for our members. We are NOT looking for perfect families with perfect kids, because frankly, those just don’t exist.
Romans 3:23 For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.
We are setting guidelines to help foster relationships with like-minded believers to encourage the type of environment that we want our children to be raised in.
I Timothy 6:20-21 Timothy ....guard what has been entrusted to your care. Turn away from godless chatter and the opposing ideas of what is falsely called knowledge, which some have professed and in so doing have wandered from the faith. Grace be with you.
Our membership requirements are as follows:
Membership in NICHE is open to all professing Christian families who choose to educate their child(ren) at home, either full-time or part-time. For the purpose of membership, we understand the term “family” to mean one male and one female, joined together in legal marriage (parents, grandparents or legal guardians), or any single parent, grandparent or legal guardian who agrees with our definition of "family" and has majority custody of one or more minor children. (1 Corinthians 7:2)
1) The family must be home schooling at least one of their children (K-12), on at least a part-time basis.
2) By filling out a Request Membership form the submitting family is stating that they are in agreement with our Statement of Faith and willing to abide by our Constitution.
3) Annual membership dues are $22.00 per family. $23 is using PayPal as they charge a $1 processing fee.