It has been on my heart to actually write down all the things that are important to us as a home school family and record it as our family Home School Mission Statement. Well, we've done it, and here it is!
Home School Life Verse:
"Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, 2 fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. 3 Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart." (Hebrews 12:1-3)
Gill Academy Mission StatementWe, as parents, believe in God the Father, God the Son-Jesus Christ, and God the Holy Spirit. We submit our lives to the Lord Jesus Christ, in humility and follow Him. We call on Holy Spirit to comfort us, guide us and give us wisdom. We give our lives to God, our Great Shepherd.
We, as parents, are called to shepherd our children, as our Father in Heaven shepherds us. We are to love, encourage, extend grace, forgive, discipline, guide, protect and teach our children. To be ever listening to God's soft voice in how to raise our children. To see how each child has been uniquely created by God and help them to find their giftings and use them as an offering to God. We are to form a rich and meaningful relationship with each child as our Heavenly Father so desires to have with each one of us.
We are dedicated to home school so that we can know Jesus deeper as a family and make Him the center of our Education. We are dedicated to providing a Christian worldview in a safe environment. In Gill Academy the children are free to make mistakes and receive grace. To give our best as unto the Lord and to grow in our independent abilities.
It is our heart to take on the heart of God for the lost. We are training our children to become responsible citizens, concerned for the needs of others. To serve as Jesus served. To pray, to heal, and to use every Spiritual blessing given to us by God to reach this world for Christ. "Therefore if you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any common sharing in the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, 2 then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind. 3 Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, 4 not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others." (Phillipines 2:1-4)
In Gill Academy we teach the fundamentals of education to prepare each student to be independent and prepared for life.