Roots Bible Text: Deut. 6:5-7
“You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength. And these words which I command you today shall be in your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up.” (NKJV)
God calls us as Christian parents to first love God with everything we are and everything we do; then He instructs us to continually teach our children about God and His will. Just as verse five applies to us as parents, it also applies to the Roots leadership and to the decisions Roots makes as a program. Roots desires to honour God in our words, spirit and actions and we want to obey His commandments as given in the Bible. We look for staff with the same passion to join us in serving Christian homeschooling families. Some families chose to join based on this criterion alone, wanting to be under Christian authority.
As a Christian program, Roots recognize the variety in theology and practices in sincere Christian families. Any family who agrees with our Statement of Faith is welcome to join. However, only homeschooling families with at least one Christian parent will be accepted. While the goal here is not to be exclusive, Roots remains true to their mandate to establish a strong Christian homeschooling community without fear of offending a fellow parent with scripture, prayer or references to God.