Mission Statement: Homebuilders is a Christian support group of homeschooling families in East Contra Costa County, whose members either oversee their own private schools in their homes (filing their own affidavits) or they belong to a PSP (private school satellite program), or a charter school, or use a tutor. Homebuilders exists to offer support services and activities but does not enroll children in a school and does not keep school records. At all group activities Homebuilders reserves and exercises the freedom to speak and teach about God’s Word-the Bible, Jesus Christ, and any topic related to Christian home schooling. Homebuilders supports both the Biblical definition of marriage between one man and one woman, and that parents, defined as a father and a mother, have the God-given responsibility of their child’s education.
Purpose Statement: Homebuilders exists to give home school parents encouragement, friendship, and opportunities for educational activities including but not limited to co-ops, field trips, science fairs, reading clubs, spelling bees, and special assembly programs. Homebuilders is administered by a volunteer board of not less than three Homebuilders parents. The board provides a forum for group interaction, parent meetings, dissemination of legal information from CHEA (Christian Home Educators Association) of California and HSLDA (Home School Legal Defense Association), connection with other local and state home school organizations, and a relay for general home school information. Activities are not necessarily planned by the board, but the board encourages member families to plan and execute various activities for the benefit of other member families. The Homebuilders board supports an online communication platform, operated by Homebuilders members for the purpose of real-time information among members.
Faith Statement: Homebuilders members support the Christian belief that the Bible is the holy inspired written Word of God, the final authority of faith and life, without error in its original writing both in doctrine and history, and that all true knowledge is consistent with God’s revealed Word the Bible.
Homebuilders members support the belief in one God, eternally existent in three persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, and that knowing God through Jesus Christ is the foundation for human knowledge, wisdom, and truth.
Homebuilders members support the belief that all of mankind are sinners deserving of God’s eternal judgment for sins, and that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, the Word of God come as a fully sinless man, born of a virgin, that He paid the price for those he saves from judgment by His death on the cross, that He rose bodily from the dead and ascended to Heaven, that He now sits at the right hand of the Father with all authority, and that He will return to earth to raise those He saved to reign with Him in power and glory throughout eternity.
Homebuilders members support the belief that the Christian gospel is the power of God to save from eternal judgment all people who believe in Jesus Christ alone for their salvation. While all people are born spiritually dead in sin and alienated from God, Jesus saves all who come to Him in repentance and faith and gives power to say no to sin and yes to right living.
Homebuilders members acknowledge and support the Biblical definition of marriage as between one man and one woman. God calls us to lives of holiness, being pure of heart, mind, word, and deed. We are to reserve sexual activity to the sanctity of marriage, a lifelong commitment before God between a man and a woman. We believe that homosexuality is sinful and immoral, as is any sexual activity outside of the sanctity of marriage between a Man and a Woman.
Homebuilders members support the belief that the brotherhood of all believers is God’s family of those who have received God’s gracious gift of salvation through Jesus Christ, and that brotherhood in the family of God does not necessitate all Christian families must home school.
Homebuilders members support the belief that children belong to God who has given the first responsibility and authority for the education of children to their parents who are responsible to protect that right. Parents are to provide quality education that prepares their children to be good and peaceful workers in God’s world.
The Statements of Mission and Faith were reviewed and approved by the current board members, as follows: Mrs. Nellie Beatty, Mrs. Sarah Ark, and Mrs. Alysia Watkins.