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The Biblical Classical Homeschool Experience™

Complimenting The Foundation for American Christian Education’s Summer Training series in The Principle Approach®, the Biblical Classical Homeschool Experience online membership and community further nurtures education for Liberty. Specifically, the membership is where I mentor Christian homeschooling parents on integrating The Principle Approach® into the homeschool lifestyle. Additionally, the community is where Biblical Classical parents from around the nation form friendships and support each other.

Firstly, What is the Biblical Classical Approach?

The Biblical Classical Approach is a way of life. It’s how Christians have historically thought and reasoned from Biblical principles (the truths of God’s Word), and lived according to Biblical principles in all spheres of life. It’s the Hebraic way of reflective living and learning which carried over into the Protestant Reformation as God’s Word was restored to education. And, it was a part of America’s education for her first 200 years. That said, Biblical principles are for all people and all nations.

Specifically, the Biblical-Principle Approach to life and learning is about:

  • God’s Providential Hand in the lives of individuals and nations
  • Christ as the Focal Point of His Story
  • learning how to reason from Biblical principles (truths . . . what God says about things)
  • implementing how to think and live according to Biblical principles
  • how to reflect and produce vs. regurgitate or parrot back facts and consume
  • nurturing and encouraging original, independent thought
  • operating in the world for Christ’s glory and Kingdom growth
  • learning how to research, study, and reason from Biblical principles for oneself
  • seeing God’s purpose for each subject and sphere of life
  • restoring individuals and nations to God (Matthew 28:19-20 “Go, therefore, and make disciples of all the nationsbaptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to follow all that I commanded you; and behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” -NASB).
  • and so much more. . .

Secondly, If the Biblical Classical Approach Has Such a Long History, Why Haven’t I Heard of It Before?

This is a great question!

To begin with, Horace Mann (Unitarian) and John Dewey (Secular Humanist) ushered in a change within the American schools. With the advent of the Prussian models for schools and socialism being introduced into the American schools, the Biblical morals and principles once taught faded out overtime. Secondly, advertising among homeschoolers could have been a lot stronger over the years. That’s where I and several other homeschoolers come in to the picture—to help bring awareness and spread the word.

That said, YWAM in Tyler, TX and YWAM bases in other countries have been teaching Christian missionaries with the Biblical Classical Approach. There are individual ministries who have been teaching it as well. Additionally, there are some Biblical Classical Approach private Christian schools and homeschool co-ops.

My History with the Biblical Classical Approach

In the early years of my The Principle Approach® journey, I didn’t have a mentor and I didn’t have a local-to-me The Principle Approach® community.
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There were a couple of resources where I could email some questions . . . but it wasn’t quite like having a mentor (the internet wasn’t what it is today).
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Slowly, over time, I pieced together how to apply The Principle Approach® philosophy and method from the materials I purchased. And, I started to blog about my journey which transitioned into teaching homeschool parents some of the “how to’s” of The Principle Approach®. So, one of my roles on the Liberty Timeline of History is to help close those gaps for the Christian homeschool community. I’m thankful for this calling and to be able to serve.
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Over the years, homeschool moms have peppered me with questions via email and they’ve been using my products to help them.
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Fast forward to the past few years until present and I am blessed to have friendships with and mentoring by several of the original Master Teachers and by some individuals who have been directly trained under the original Master Teachers.
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And that all got me thinking . . . wouldn’t it be great to create a community where The Principle Approach® is broken down for a homeschool setting, that brings experience to the table?

About the Biblical Classical Approach Homeschool Experience™

Here’s what it’s like:
🌱It’s a place for like-minded parents to learn the ins and outs of easily applying the Biblical Classical Approach in their homeschools (daily life and learning).
🌱It saves busy homeschool parents time (after all, you aren’t a “career teacher” in a school).
🌱It spares you the frustration of trying to learn all of the working parts on your own.
🌱It helps you learn how to integrate it into your parenting and family culture.
🌱It helps homeschool parents feel confident and be efficient in their implementation of the philosophy and method.

It’s where you’ll learn:

🌱 how to recognize God’s providential hand in your own life so that you’ll begin to see it in everything that you’re teaching and learning
🌱 what God’s design is for education, what your role is, and how to let the Holy Spirit be your guide when lesson planning
🌱 how to see God’s 7 Principles of Liberty in Scripture, in life, and how to implement them into your homeschooling lessons
🌱 what is means to reason from Biblical principles and the methods that will help your apply scripture to all of life and learning
🌱how to produce lessons from your own studies and Biblical reasoning vs. relying/being dependent upon someone else’s thoughts

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FAQ’s

Q: Who is this membership for?

A: It’s primarily for Christian homeschool parents or grandparents who desire to keep the Bible at the center of life and learning and want their children to learn how to think and reason from Biblical principles. Secondarily, it’s for Christians who aren’t currently homeschooling but who would like to open up a Biblical Classical Approach homeschool co-op.

Q: How is this different than FACE’s Summer Course (and Renewing the Mind course)?

A: This course is designed specifically for homeschoolers. This includes the implementation of the philosophy and method in the home as well as the homeschool. It also teaches parents the big picture and how all the parts fit and work together. Additionally, it’s designed for the busy homeschool parent (after all, you aren’t in the same environment as—nor do you have the same schedule as—a career teacher).

Q: How long is the course?

A: The course is 7-weeks long with an online community, built into the membership.

Q: How long is the membership?

A: The membership is 9-month long with an online community.

Q: Can I use your materials/course/membership with other individuals?

A: No, you may not. My materials and ideas are my intellectual property. When you purchase my materials/course/membership, they are for your immediate family’s use (i.e. your household). However, if you would like to go through my materials/course/membership with a group I’m happy to work with you. Contact me for pricing.

Q: What does the membership include?

A: The membership includes:

  • the 7-week course, consisting of 3-4 video lessons per week
  • once-weekly content in the membership that deepens what is taught in the 7-week course
  • printable course material
  • printable assignment notebook pages
  • Q&A’s
  • access to recorded mentor sessions in case a member can’t make it to live sessions
  • group mentoring in the group with Heather Hall (live Zoom calls)
  • bonuses
  • community for support and encouragement (not hosted on social media)

Q: What is required of members?

A: It doesn’t help members if they ‘ghost’ or ‘lurk’ in a community. In order for members to grow, they need to commit to and follow through with the lessons, assignments, participation in the community, ask questions, and encourage each other. Members need to remain in good standing (no missed payments) in order to be counted as a member.

Q: When will I get access?

A: Each weekly module is released in whole on Fridays. This allows you to work at your own pace each week and have time to ponder and think over the lesson. Plus, it prevents feelings of overwhelm.

Q: Is there a money back guarantee?

A: The ability to download the materials and have forever access during the life of this course and membership makes this course and membership non-refundable.

Q: Does the course and membership expire?

A: No, as a member in good standing you have unlimited access to the course that you buy/subscribe monthly to and you can work at your own pace, as long as it’s online.

Q: What happens if I decide to leave the membership and want to rejoin later?

A: If you leave the membership and decide to join again at a later time, you will have to join at the current price. The price is subject to change later on.

Q: What if I don’t use a computer much? Are just digital printable available of the course?

A: At this time a digital printable is unavailable.

Q: What if I want the course but I don’t want the membership?

A: You may certainly use the course on its own. However, the membership offers bonuses, deepened content, community, and mentoring by Heather Hall.

Q: May I go through the course and then decide afterward if I want to join the membership?

A: Yes, you may. However, the course is built into the membership and modules are released on a weekly basis. Also, you will have to wait until the next time the doors open to join the membership.

Q: If I purchase the course and decide to join the membership later will the cost be prorated?

A: No, the cost will not be prorated.

Footnote 1: The Noah Plan® [and/or] The Principle Approach® are registered trademarks of the Foundation for American Christian Education.

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