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Homeschool Ministry

 —  June 7, 2013 — 1 Comment

We recently headed into some uncharted waters: homeschooled ministry. We realized that the homeschooled community was something that we never really focused on. We are always looking at ways to reach out to our high schools, but we seemed to let any kind of homeschooled ministry slip through the cracks.

With our recent Prayer Walk, we decided it was a great time to start doing something for homeschooled kids. While all of the schools were meeting on their campuses, we had the homeschooled students meet at classroom at our church. On the walls, we had different things that they could pray for (i.e. graduating seniors, Students transitioning from public school to home school, etc.). It was awesome!

At first, we were unsure if there was even a need for doing an event for homeschoolers. We just weren’t sure if anyone would come and if it was worth it. But, while we were looking at marketing it, we asked our core homeschooled students to invite all of their homeschooled friends. What we realized is that none of our homeschooled students really know each other! That is when we discovered that the HUGE ministry opportunity we had been missing for a while now.

With a new crop of freshmen coming in and a new school year right around the corner, we think the time is right to start to find out more ways for us to minister to homeschoolers.

What are you guys doing to ministry to your homeschooled community?

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Colton Harker

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One response to Homeschool Ministry

  1. Kevin Patterson June 9, 2013 at 1:41 pm

    This is something I’m interested in as well. We have a family that has three students in our youth ministry that are homeschooled. One graduated this year. I wanted to do something to recognize her but she said she was ok with just being recognized with the other seniors in youth group.

    We only have one school in our churches area and I went to that graduation. She was there to support her friends who were graduating from the school. As I finished my rounds congratulating the school grads, I worked my way over to her and gave her a big hug and congrats like the other grads. She later told me it meant the world to her that I did that because most home schoolers were ignored in every other church she had previously been in. While we don’t have a large homeschool population we are now brainstorming ideas to minister to them specifically as well.

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