It’s never a good idea to start something without thinking through the where you want to end up. With each new endeavor you need to ask yourself, “What are the desired results?” You’ve got to have a target to aim for.
After our homeschool year that was full of challenges – several moves, a new job for hubby, PhD work for hubby, and a new baby, I thought we should probably reevaluate our goals and priorities. We wrote a mission statement before we began our homeschooling journey but I felt a need to rework it a little.
My hubby and I wrote out the statement for our little homeschool. I’m going to print it out on pretty paper and hang it in our schoolroom to help me stay focused this coming year. I need to keep my eyes on the finish line. This is what we’re ultimately aiming for here at Lextin:
Enrich – To enrich the lives of our children through discovery of God’s creation, involvement in the lives of others, and participation in our church and community while enjoying the adventure of learning together.
Disciple – To disciple our children according to Scripture, applying Scriptural truths to daily life and maintaining family worship times.
Understand – To understand the world through a Godly perspective with a focus on Biblical worldview.
Challenge – To challenge our children to be self-motivated learners and to continually question the world around them.
Achieve – To achieve the strong foundation of an excellent education, incorporating academics and the arts.
Train – To train our children with an emphasis on Biblical truths, moral values, and strong character.
Enjoy – To enjoy each step of the journey; the family time, the discoveries, and even the mess.
“But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have firmly believed, knowing from whom you learned it and how from childhood you have been acquainted with the sacred writings, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ.” II Timothy 3:14-15 ESV
Do you have a mission statement for your school? When was the last time you revisited it to pray over changes or to let it convict and encourage you?