Illinois Christian Home Educators
Wayne Watson's song For Such a Time as This has been chosen to go along with our convention theme, and we will be singing it during our Featured Sessions. Please take a few minutes to look up this beautiful song and become familiar with it. Looking forward to seeing you there!
I remember when I was growing up in the late 60’s and early 70’s; more than one evangelical preacher predicted the apocalyptic day when our Bibles would be taken from us Christians. Believers were encouraged to memorize scriptures, goaded not by the Spirit of God, but by the intimidating threat that God’s Word would one day be unavailable. Now, some three decades later, the plethora of Bible translations as well as Bibles on cd’s, dvd’s, downloads and the internet could easily generate a long and hearty laugh at those fearful prophecies of old. Looking back, I don’t even know who was supposed to be the terrifying Bible-snatcher!
Our laugh, however, should not be premature. I would contend that this fictional nemesis has, in many ways, accomplished a very real goal: limiting the perspective of God’s Word in the lives of the present culture of believers. Consider the following well-known Barna statistics:
- Only 51% of pastors have a biblical worldview; this number drops to 29% among those pastors leading mainline denominations
- Only 9% of born again adults have a biblical worldview (some may argue what “born again” is but that is not the discussion at hand)
- Only 0.5% of those coming out of youth groups have a biblical worldview (Yes, that’s less than 1%.)
Can you imagine what would happen if a Fortune 500 company boasted similar numbers? Read more
by Becky Cooke, 2013 ICHE Annual Stae Convention Speaker
Are the years speeding by as you homeschool? If you are like me, you’ll look around and wonder how your children grew up so quickly and are ready to start school or are in high school thinking about what the next step will be after graduation! Why not stop and take a few minutes to look back, way back.
Grab a cool glass of lemonade, pull up a comfortable chair, and let’s reminisce together by remembering the pioneers of homeschooling, retracing the hard fought battles, and being ever mindful of the resultant freedoms we enjoy today. Read more
The Mission and Philosophy of ICHE . . .
is to call, encourage, and assist Christian families to trust our trustworthy God through practicing a home-based, family-funded, multi-generational, life-long discipleship that builds Christian character, pursues excellence in academics, nurtures an ever-deepening faith, and impacts our world for Jesus Christ. Read more about Our Mission and Philosophy of Christian Home Discipleship.