CFS Expo Homeschool Convention
Founder of Familyman Ministries
President and Co-founder of HSLDA
CFS (Christian Family Schools) of San Diego promotes private Christian homeschooling and includes a number of local support groups in communities throughout San Diego County. We also organize events and activities available to members and non-members including our annual Expo Homeschool Convention featuring popular speakers and a large exhibit hall to assist homeschoolers in all their curriculum needs. Additionally, CFS encourages communication among private home education leaders by hosting leadership meetings and training several times a year.
Living Way Church, Poway, CA
April 25, 2014
Many of our local support groups will be hosting spelling bees this spring. Winners of these local bees will qualify for the CFS County Bee which will be held on April 25, 2014 at Living Way church (13609 Twin Peaks Rd in Poway). Visit the Spelling Bee page to learn more about how this event works.
California Center for the Arts, Escondido, CA
May 9-10, 2014
Mark your calendars for this upcoming convention!
As our country faces countless threats to our liberties, one of our greatest American priorities must be the preservation of family freedoms. Freedom is a generational blessing, and unless we preserve our right to a relationship with our children, freedom cannot be passed on. That's why we want to encourage you to support the Parental Rights Amendment -- a proposed constitutional amendment to protect the traditional liberty of parents to direct the upbringing and education of their children.
Christian Family Schools of San Diego came into existence with the purpose of supporting those who choose to privately home educate their children from a Christian perspective. Hence, the name: Christian Family Schools.
Christian: Every form of education teaches a world view. Whether consciously or unconsciously, when we choose a school, when we choose a, curriculum, when we choose an environment, we are choosing what world view will be imparted to our children. As Christians we desire to train our children up in the "fear and admonition of the Lord". Training, by definition, is the guiding of the mental and moral development of a child. Training takes time. It takes quality time and it takes quantity time. Time equals influence. As Christian home schoolers, we are able to impart a Christian world view rather than a humanistic, atheistic, or other world view because we are able to integrate our faith and learning daily.
Family: A strong family bond does not just happen. Our society promotes generational estrangement. As home schoolers we are able to make spending time as a family unit the norm. It is expected that we will participate in activities as family. It is comfortable, even helpful and profitable, for peer groups to span grades and ages. It is necessary to work out our differences in personality and learning styles. And in the process, we grow. Character is built, guidance is given, endurance is learned, patience is developed, compassion is communicated, diligence is taught, trust is earned, and vision is caught uniquely in the family.
Schools: When we school at home, we are able to customize the educational process. We are able to give our children the time, attention, and curriculum suited to their unique needs. Academic excellence is to be strived for, but character is primary. However, character is not taught in a vacuum. When a child finishes his lesson in a timely manner, he learns diligence. When he waits his turn with the teacher, he learns patience. When he does that difficult math problem, again, and yet again, he learns endurance. Academics and character are not diametrically opposed, rather they are partners, each having their place and each assisting the other. School becomes not a battle ground, but a training ground as we raise up strong, godly, educated young adults who will impact rather than be influenced by our culture.
Our prayer is that Christian Family Schools of San Diego, relying on God's power and grace, may be a support to you and your family.