At Desert Christian Home Educators Association, it is our mission is to encourage, inform, support and build up a community of private Christian home educating families.
Desert CHEA is part of the statewide CHEA Support Network. We serve the private Christian homeschool families of the Coachella Valley and surrounding areas. We believe that children belong to God who has given the responsibility and authority for their education to their parents and it is their responsibility to protect this parental right.
The founders of Desert CHEA realized there were many moral values that all Christian home educating families have in common. They understood that as Christians, it is our religious convictions that bind us together. The freedom to share and live in accordance with these convictions during group activities is foundational to Desert CHEA as a Christian organization.
Established more than thirty years ago, it is our purpose to provide information and assistance to families who are considering private Christian home education. To provide support for families who have a shared commitment to privately home educate their children. To provide an educational and social context for their children with other like minded families. It is DCHEA’s intent that this organization and all of its activities and publications be God-honoring as we represent Him to each other and to our community.
Some of the opportunities we provide include:
- Educational co-op in a class setting
- Field trips, park days and other fun activities
- Tween and Teen events
- Science Fair
- Performing Arts Program: Talent Show & Christmas Musical
- Annual yearbook creation
- Monthly newsletter
- Used curriculum sales and exchanges
- Local theater viewing opportunities
- Family events such as hikes and camping
- So Cal Prom opportunity
Qualifications for membership:
- Members have expressed a personal faith in Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior, as the only means of forgiveness of our sins.
- Members can express full acknowledgement and agreement with the Statement of Faith that DCHEA and CHEAhave endorsed.
- Members are actively homeschooling their children through private, non-government funded homeschooling potions (1) Filing a Private School Affidavit, or (2) enrolled in a Private School Satellite Program (PSP).
- Member has read and agrees to abide by our Code of Conduct.
STATEMENT OF FAITH
We believe the Bible to be the inspired Word of God, the final authority of faith and life, without error in its original writing both in doctrine and historical details, and that all true knowledge is consistent with it’s revelation.
We believe that there is one self-existent God who has always been and will always be, manifest in the three persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit and that knowing Him truly is the foundation of all knowledge, wisdom and understanding.
We believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God manifest in the flesh, born of a virgin, that He is the savior of mankind through His death on the cross, that He rose from the dead and ascended to God and that He will return again and will raise those who have believed in Him to reign with Him in power and glory throughout all eternity.
We believe in the brotherhood of all believers who, through faith, have received the salvation provided by God’s grace through the death of Jesus Christ. We believe that children belong to God, who has given the responsibility and authority for their education to their parents and that it is their responsibility to protect this parental right.
We believe that marriage is established by God (Gen. 2:18-24). We believe that this union can only be between a biological man and a biological woman and was created for mutual edification and encouragement (Matt. 19:4-6). The husband can have only one wife and the wife is to have only one husband (1 Cor. 7:1-4).
We believe Jesus Christ is God; in His virgin birth and in His sinless life, God comes to us in the flesh. We believe through His death, those who believe upon Him are sanctified and set apart for God’s glory. There is no other mediator between God and man and none other that can provide forgiveness for our sins. (John 1:1, Matt. 1:18, Heb. 4:15, John 3:16, 1 Tim. 2:5)
We believe that all persons are created in God’s image and are made to glorify Him. God’s design was the creation of two sexes, male and female which designate the fundamental distinction that God has embedded in the very biology of the human race. Therefore, gender identity is determined by biological sex as established by God and not by one’s self-perception. And as such, biological sex should not be medically modified to correlate with self-perception. (Genesis 1:27; Isaiah 43:7, Matthew 19:4, Mark 10:6)