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HOME EDUCATORS FOR CHRIST
On This We agree
What is HEFC?Home Educators for Christ is a non-profit organization designed to provide support to families educating their children at home.
What is our PURPOSE?Our primary purpose is to honor the Lord Jesus Christ, for it is by His grace that He has called and empowered us to teach our children. Additionally, we also hope to promote fellowship with one another through group activities, to share information regarding Christian homeschooling as a positive alternative, and to remain aware of all issues affecting the rights of parents to direct the education and upbringing of their children
What is our MISSION STATEMENT? Our mission is to provide support, encouragement, and educational enrichment activities to families that are training and educating their children at home in the discipline and instruction of the Lord and to be used by God to minister to those around us as we walk in faith and obedience to our Lord Jesus Christ.
What is our EDUCATIONAL PHILOSOPHY?We believe that with parents rests the sole responsibility for the care, training, and education of their children (Deuteronomy 6:4-9).
HEFC defines a home educating family as one who has chosen to educate their children at home with the parents as the final authority over curriculum and education principles.
We believe parents who have chosen this educational alternative, are accountable to discharge these duties in an honorable and responsible manner.
OUR STATEMENT OF FAITH – In FAITH and practice, WE BELIEVE:
HEFC reserves the right to deny any application for or terminate membership. A terminated membership is the last step in the Conflict Resolution process. Conflicts will be handled individually with respect to the families and circumstances involved.
With respect to the home school laws of Arizona, individual home schooling families will govern themselves with respect to curriculum, record keeping, school calendar, and education method. We believe parents (under God) to be the best judges when raising and educating their own children, and while HEFC will offer support, encouragement, and guidance, it is up to individual families to decide what is best for their children. It is also believed matters concerning discipline and moral conduct are the responsibility of the parents in each individual family with respect given to the rights of other families in this group and in accordance with basic Christian values and HEFC’s Rules of Conduct.
Rules of Conduct: These guidelines set a standard of conduct to be followed by all Members and their guests during all HEFC events at any venue.
Fiscal Year: HEFC’s fiscal year is from August 1-July 31. Annual renewal of Membership begins in May.
Financial Activities:HEFC is a nonprofit organization supported entirely by its Membership dues. These funds cover expenses such as administrative costs, facility rentals for events, web page fees, etc. Dues are nonrefundable and not pro-rated. Financial management of HEFC monies is limited to the Leadership Board supervised by the Treasurer who manages a separate group bank account. Two signatures are required on any check. Financial reports are given at Leadership Board meetings and financial records are available to the General Membership for audit once a year.
Dissolution: Upon dissolution of HEFC, the assets (if any) of the group shall be donated to the ARIZONA FAMILIES FOR HOME EDUCATION (AFHE), a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving and informing the homeschool community and promoting home education in Arizona.
Leadership Board: HEFC is managed by an appointed Leadership Board whose purpose is to maintain HEFC’s mission by supporting its membership agreement, oversee the organization of programs/services to members, and to manage the administrative and business affairs of the group. The current positions are: Co-directors, Secretary, and Treasurer. Officer positions are reviewed annually, appointed by the existing Leadership Board, begin service on July 1st, and may create additional positions as deemed necessary.
Requirement of Board Leadership:
Events and Meetings
Annual dues are $30 a year per family.