The Harford Christian Homeschool Fellowship was created to provide an online network for local (Harford County, MD & Surrounding Areas) Christian church homeschool ministries, Christian homeschool groups and umbrellas, and individual Christian homeschool families to:
- Advertise our own planned homeschool activities to other local Christian homeschoolers
- Share our homeschool services and resources online
- Chat about topics related to homeschooling via online forums
- Come together to plan large events as a ministry to our families and the local homeschool community
...without any group fees or signed doctrinal statements.*
The online format consists of a website with pages to post local homeschool resources, a calendar to post local homeschool events, and forums to discuss homeschool-related topics. Each church, group, or individual posting an opportunity reserves the right to set their own fees, regulations, and requirements for their events, and assumes all responsibility for the planning and production of these events - the fellowship simply provides an online format for advertisement.
THIS IS A NON-DIRECTED GROUP! (The website is run through volunteer efforts; there is NOT a Committee or Board to oversee the planning of events, and the Fellowship does NOT assume any liability for any event or opportunity. ) See the article listed below to find out more about a non-directed group and why it works:
*Participants of the fellowship are not required to sign a doctrinal statement; however, the fellowship assumes that every posted opportunity and event environment will reflect the values of our Christian faith, and that attendees are shared members of this faith and will conduct themselves as such.
We believe that there can be successful and fulfilling fellowship amongst us without any theological conflicts so long as we are able to each be considerate of all Christian denominations and their individual beliefs; however, we also respect the desire of each parent to protect the doctrinal teaching their children receive and are exposed to. AS SUCH, we expect that participants of shared HCHF events will try to avoid theological subjects that are controversial. If a child expresses theological questions outside of the basic realm of Christian belief, these questions should be deferred to the parents or a minister from their own denomination. The Fellowship is not a place to persuade others to join your church or denomination.
From time to time, members of the fellowship may choose to host events or post resources that are specific to one particular denomination, open to the local secular community, or as a ministry to non-believers. These types of events or opportunities would be required to include a statement to that fact on their advertisement so that fellowship members can choose whether or not they wish to participate.