Elkdale Baptist Church Home School Support Ministry
Introduction by Pastor Frank Bissol
Our church has had a long history of providing Christian Education support for families of our church fellowship. Since 1983 when I first came to the church we have operated a Christian School the “Elkdale Christian Academy” in our church. As years progressed many of our families now choose to home school their children. We still seek to support and help those who need us to do so. Having been in the education ministry now for 33 years we provide the following support for those who desire extra help in teaching their children at home and to provide added spiritual support for whatever route families choose in the education and rearing of their children. It is our philosophy that we are here to help and support families in their choice of educating their children. No matter what method they choose. Here is how we can help:
OUR MUSIC LAB AND LESSON FACILITY:
Our church has purchased a music lab for teaching group lessons to children who desire to be used in the ministry of music. We offer opportunities for children to provide music for offerings, nursing home ministries and other special events. Piano lab teachers include, Pastor Frank Bissol, Jenny Tigue and Shar Souder.
Children's Involvement in Musicals And Plays:
We try to include Home Schoolers and other children in our yearly Christmas and Easter Musicals. Drama, Choir, solo musical involvement are just some of the ways that Home Schoolers can experience fellowship and group involvement with others to augment the activities of Home Schooling and traditional schooling.
Field Trips and Social Events:
This provides an important opportunity for children to get together for profitable physical, and social interaction with other children. It also provides camaraderie for other Home Schooling parents. We also have awards days for those who are involved in our musical plays and performances.
Patch the Pirate Club
A club that encourages, private devotions, Bible lessons, and music lessons for children. Children are given opportunities to share what they learned at our children Sunday services, where they share patch songs, lessons and receive rewards for their efforts. This club includes all children of the church home schoolers as well as those who attend our church that attend private Christian schools and public schools alike.
Children’s Hand Bell & Recorder Choir Ministry
We have purchased Hand Bells and recorders for the children, where again children learn to work together to share sacred musical performances. Children share hymns they have learned at our Nursing Home Ministries, and at special Children Sunday concerts.
Again it is our desire to help parents to fulfill their God given responsibility to train up their children and bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord, Eph 6:4. We are hoping to expand this ministry of helps in the future. As we do we will add to this page sharing some our expanded helps, and ministries that we provide.
God bless you, Sincerely
Pastor Frank Bissol
For further information email us at ElkdaleBaptistHomeSchoolers@gmail.com