We believe the words of God in Deuteronomy 6:6-7:
And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart: And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up. (KJV)

Monday, December 15, 2014

Gen 2 Conference, January 30-31, 2015 Special Message from Israel Wayne

CHEK shares a special message from Israel Wayne of Family Renewal Ministries

Gen 2 Conference, Family Renewal Ministries, Israel Wayne, Homeschooling

Brothers and Sisters,

I wanted to let you know, I will be giving a Keynote address at the Gen 2 Conference at the Creation Museum near Cincinnati, OH on January 30-31, 2015:


This will be the unveiling of the largest study on Millennials over released (over 10,000 completed participants). There will be a lot of data unveiled about what factors are shaping the faith and worldview on these young adults. Homeschooling, Christian schools, government schooling, worldview training, church involvement, family devotion, involvement of fathers and much more will be discussed and explores as this information is revealed.

I wanted to personally encourage you, if you can, to attend this important conference. Speakers will include: Kevin Swanson, Dr. Brian Ray (the co-sponsors of this event), Albert Mohler, Dr. Jeff Myers (of Summit Ministries), Camden Spiller of HomeschoolAlumni.org, Norm Wakefield, Rick Boyer, Woody Robertson, Dan Smithwick, Danny Craig and many more.

I know that you care, as I do, for the future of the Church and for the future of Christian influence in the world. It's time to circle the wagons and find out where we are and what we need to do to address this crisis of unbelief in today's youth.

I sincerely hope to see you there!

God bless,

Israel Wayne
Family Renewal, LLC
P.O. Box 227
Berrien Springs, MI 49103

Monday, December 1, 2014

Cyber Monday Savings with CHEK and Friends

Today is the final day, but all the savings will stay up on the blog and Facebook page (unless stated that they have an expiration date).  There are lots of Cyber deals and downloads!

Thank you for participating and supporting the ministries and businesses that help make a difference in homeschooling and in the lives of homeschoolers!

Christian Home Educators of Kentucky (CHEK) is a statewide homeschooling educational and informational organization established to assist families who choose to educate their children according to the dictates of their conscience and their fundamental rights as parents. CHEK's goal is to better equip homeschoolers with the necessary skills, tools, and information to successfully fulfill their convictions and the God-mandated responsibility to train and educate their children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. CHEK represents over 1100 + family members. In addition, we have approximately 3000 families across the Commonwealth of Kentucky on our mailing list. The CHEK Directors are volunteers working diligently to protect the conscientious rights of parents to control the education and upbringing of their children according to Biblical principles and Constitutional liberties.

CHEK exists to:
  • Promote homeschooling in the state of Kentucky.
  • Prepare homeschool parents to teach their children.
  • Preserve homeschool and religious freedoms.
  • Protect parental rights for all families.

If you've not done so, won't you consider supporting the ministry of CHEK through your membership renewal or donation?

Thank you,


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Saturday, November 29, 2014

Saturday Savings with CHEK and Friends

The fun continues today! Remember: no need to have a Facebook account to see our Facebook page and take advantage of all the fun, savings, and freebies!

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Thursday, November 27, 2014

Day After Thanksgiving Savings from CHEK & CHEK Friends!

CHEK is grateful to the ministries, homeschool businesses, and Christian friends who've contributed to the holiday promotion made available here and on our Facebook page!

This is just a sampling of what's in store for today.  Even if you're not on Facebook, you can still see our Facebook page and follow the links to the special offers made available to CHEK friends and partners. Hop on over!

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Cyber Sale from Notebooking Pages!

CHEK Members will love Notebooking Pages!
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“After 5 years of homeschooling, I knew I wasn’t giving my kids the “best of the best”. I didn’t want them to turn out like me, a great student who 20 years later, with high school & college diplomas in hand, doesn’t remember much of anything taught. When we notebook our studies, quite frankly, the knowledge STICKS. Lightbulbs click and eyes shine! We have a growing treasury of their homeschooling journey.”

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We have used so many of these pages in our notebooking, lapbooking, unit studies…I can’t imagine how long it would have taken me to make these up from scratch. And I’m certain they wouldn’t have been nearly as nice! The notebooking publisher is an awesome resource that my children will be using more and more as they improve their typing skills.
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The Notebooking Publisher™ is a web-based application designed to enable mom and students to customize and create their own notebooking (& copywork) pages.

Watch these and other web-app demonstration videos on our membership page.

I am a new homeschooling mom and I wanted to make our homeschool different than anything my kids had ever seen. In school they had busy work and nonsense questions that didn’t challenge them at all. Now, after a year of creating wonderful, engaging notebooks on many subjects, they now create their own pages and ask me to notebook everything from a recent family vacation (complete with pictures and drawings) to a great recipe we created (they are writing their own cookbook). These pages make our school day fun exciting and different every day!!! Thank you Debra!!! — Lisa
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With 4 children in many different age ranges, I needed something that would be easy to access and put together without a lot of extra time spent creating something they could all use. Notebooking Pages has been just that! We read over the material and use the pages combined with some lapbook style ideas to create a wonderful learning experience that we will always remember. The Lifetime membership was well worth it!!
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A Special Thanksgiving Thank You from CHEK!

As a special Thanksgiving Thank You! , CHEK is offering a special savings off current low membership rates to all CHEK members and potential members!

Membership rate to increase January 1, 2015. JOIN or RENEW your CHEK membership today! Save $5 off current membership rate!

Partner with CHEK & take advantage of the benefits.

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Visit: http://chek.org/Join_CHEK and use the code K1GACMB1 at checkout. (Current members log-in to renew.)

Discount applies to ONLINE registrations or renewals only.

Who is CHEK?
Christian Home Educators of Kentucky (CHEK) is a statewide homeschooling educational and informational organization established to assist families who choose to educate their children according to the dictates of their conscience and their fundamental rights as parents. CHEK's goal is to better equip home schoolers with the necessary skills, tools, and information to successfully fulfill their convictions and the God-mandated responsibility to train and educate their children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. CHEK represents over 1100 + family members. The CHEK Directors are volunteers working diligently to protect the conscientious rights of parents to control the education and upbringing of their children according to Biblical principles and Constitutional liberties.

CHEK wishes your family a blessed and Happy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Special Savings on Creation Science Classes from Media Angels

Media Angels offers a wide variety of homeschool curriculum.  They also offer a fantastic variety of homeschool expos, you're sure to find something to beat the winter blahs and put the spirit back in your homeschooling!

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Monday, November 17, 2014

Gen2 Conference, January 2015, Creation Museum, Kentucky

The Gen2 Conference is for Christian Leaders who care what happens with the Millennial generation. Evangelicals have expended unprecedented amounts of money and energy on reaching Christian youth. Christian youth ministries abound and Christian schooling options have multiplied in the last few decades, including homeschooling and home discipleship movements. Have we ever put so much time and resources into the youth, and seen so little results?

The last 40 years

  • It was the age of youth ministry.
  • It was the age of homeschooling.
  • It was the age of the Millennials.

But did it accomplish anything?

The Gen2 Survey conducted in 2013 and 2014 is the largest Christian study ever conducted on the Millennial generation. What do they believe, why, and what influenced them growing up? We looked at worldview issues, method of education, commitment to church, parent-child relationships, cultural inputs, and commitment to the Christian faith.
  • Did the Christian homeschool movement of the last 40 years make a difference? Or, was it counter productive?
  • What will the next generation of Christian leaders look like? What will they face?
Join some of the nation’s most noted Christian leaders to examine the failures and successes of 40 years of church youth ministry, family ministry, and home education. The Gen 2 Conference will look at how we lose. . . and how we win the next generation.

Register Now

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Shop Around the Clock with CHEK!

Right now you're planning your Thanksgiving holiday meal, but what are you doing to do when all of the guests have gone home and your digesting? Join CHEK on Black Friday, Saturday, and Cyber Monday as we highlight homeschool and Christian businesses with special offers and savings for CHEK friends!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Boyce College and Dual Enrollment for Homeschoolers

I wanted to let you know about a program Boyce College offers that will benefit your students and partner with your already established curriculum, our Dual Enrollment: Educational Partnership Program.

This program allows your students to:
o   Enroll in college courses while in high school;
o   Receive college credits while taking high school courses;
o   Minimize the duplication of courses taken in high school and college;
o   Shorten the time required to complete an undergraduate degree;
o   Reduce significantly the cost of higher education; and
o   Receive a quality college experience.

The course offered through the Boyce College Dual Enrollment Educational Partnership program present a rigorous curriculum that introduces qualified students to college-level work for which they can simultaneously earn high school and college credit. If you would like to explore this option more, please feel free to contact myself or my assistant, Caitlin Blaylock at cblaylock@sbts.edu or 502-897-4595. I would love to talk with you and explain more about our program and how we can make it successful for you and your students.

I look forward to hearing from you!
Dr. Melissa Tucker
Assistant Professor of Education Boyce College
Dual Enrollment Coordinator

2825 Lexington Road
Louisville, KY 40280
Phone: (502) 897-4820

Friday, October 24, 2014

CHEK Discussion Group now on Facebook!

Homeschoolers love to discuss things!
  • Curriculum
  • Homeschooling Methods
  • Discipline
  • Classroom Management
  • Household Management
  • and more...
So, CHEK is excited to announce the new Facebook discussion group!

You can join today and join the conversation!


Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Christian Home Educators of KY Blog: Articles

Has Homeschooling Changed in the Last
30 + Years

By: Debbie Woolett
We started homeschooling in the early 80’s.  We knew this was what the Lord wanted for our
family.   How would we get started?  Where would we get school books?  What was the Law?  Was it even legal?  What about Socialization? 
We knew two families that were homeschooling, so that is where we started.  Both families were
full time evangelist.  Their local school board had allowed them to  travel with their children using the secular curriculum publisher they recommended. They had no solid information to help us on our quest.
Today we would contact a local Support Group or Home School State Organization such as Christian Home Educators of Kentucky (CHEK), or a Nationally known Organization which would supply us with more than enough information, but in the 1980’s most states had no official local support group
or state organization.  Even our national organizations were not well known.  Most families did not own a computer.  Social Networking was not an option.  Cell phones did not exist.  Home School conferences were very few.  Most states did not provide a Home School Conference.
Ok, so where did we get our books?  We contacted 2-3 Christian School Curriculum providers (there were not many to choose from at that time) requesting curriculum information, only to be refused, because we were not considered “Bonafide Schools”, therefore were not allowed to purchase their products.  None the less homeschooling kept growing and before long Christian Curriculum Providers realized it would be to their benefit, as well as ours, to include Homeschoolers in their clientele. Today
there are so many curriculum vendors from which to choose it can be overwhelming!  Soon we were at home with our precious children doing school using curriculum now made available to home schools as well as the Christian/Private schools.    
Yes, it is true that our children would run to their bedroom to hide if someone drove in the driveway or knocked on the door until they knew it was safe for them to come out.  Today we see home school families in town doing their shopping together during school hours with little concern of what others may think or do.
With all this said let us get back to the question at hand.  “Has Homeschooling changed in the
last 30 + years?”  The answer is YES and NO. 

     Then                                                 Now
Very little Curriculum available                                 Abundance of Curriculum available
Most states had no Official State Organization          At least 1 state Organization in each state
Most states had no Local Support Groups               Multiple Local Support Groups
Little known of National Organizations                     Many National Organizations available
Most homes had no computers                                Most homes own a computer
Most states no Home School Conference                Home School Conferences available to all
Social Networking did not exist                               Social Networking available to all
Cell Phones did not exist                                         Cell Phones owned by most
Homeschooling not socially accepted                       Homeschooling Publicly accepted

Yes, it has changed in that so much curriculum is available it can be difficult to decide which one would be best for your Home school.   Most everyone  owns or has access to  “Cell Phones”, “Computers”, “Social Networking”, “Home School Conferences”, “Local Home School Support Groups & Co-ops”, " Home Education Organizations” on the State and National level.  No longer do most home school parents fear having their children outside  or even in town during school hours.  Home Schooling for the most part has become publicly accepted.
There is one very important thing
that has not changed in the last 30 + years.

Parents home school their children because they love them and want to provide the best education possible while avoiding the many distractions found in institutionalized education.  Parents still make sacrifices to provide the best possible atmosphere in which their children can excel in academics and participate in proper socialization. 

            How about those of you that have completed your home school years?  Would your family do it all over again?  Our family’s answer to that question is a resounding, YES!  It was worth every moment we invested in our children.  

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Homeschool Freedom? Maybe not...

“When the United States government says that homeschooling is a mutable choice, it is saying that a government can legitimately coerce you to change this choice,” Farris said. “In other words, you have no protected right to choose what type of education your children will receive. We should understand that in these arguments, something very concerning is being said about the liberties of all Americans.

“I’m glad Obama wasn’t in charge in 1620,” Farris said in an appearance on “Fox and Friends.” “The government’s arguments in this case confuse equal persecution with equal protection and demonstrate a serious disregard for individual religious liberty. I really wonder what would’ve happened to the Pilgrims under this administration.” http://www.wnd.com/2013/07/doj-governments-can-punish-homeschoolers/

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Review: Parenting from the Heart by Marilyn Boyer

Reads Like a Friend You Have Over for Tea!

by Gina Glenn
This review is from: Parenting From the Heart (Paperback)

Parenting from the Heart by Marilyn Boyer is truly a work from HER heart. Her care and concern for the Mommies out there are evident in each of the 26 short, readable chapters.

As a mom of 4 (all older now), I would've enjoyed having this book as my own children grew through the stages into adulthood. There was a time when a book was my only "friend" during the toddler years in the too-busy, pre-internet days! For the "modern" parent, this books keeps in mind how busy you are and keeps things short and encouraging without falling into the trap of becoming only a devotional. It really does read like a letter from a friend. Marilyn shares her own joys and sorrows along the way.

As a Christian it is so important to have an "older" and "wiser" woman remind me of what and Whom I am working for. Reminding me to train my children to love the Lord and serve Him. Marilyn accomplishes this without sounding preachy or judgmental.

I look forward to using this book as my own children become parents and will not hesitate to share it with my own daughters and daughters-in-law(s), when that time comes.

A quote from Marilyn to encourage you, "God wants us to be salt and light in this current generation and He has an exciting plan for your family to be involved. Anyone can be a successful parent. The only ingredient required is a heart wholly devoted to Jesus Christ in whom we place our trust for eternal salvation."
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