About Focus

FOCUS stands for Families Of Christ United through Schooling.

Mission Statement

FOCUS members are committed to building each other up in the Lord in order to become better wives and to effectively raise Godly, well educated children.

“Older women likewise are to be reverent in their behavior, not malicious gossips, nor enslaved to much wine, teaching what is good, that they may encourage the young women to love their husbands, to love their children, to be sensible, pure, workers at home, kind, being subject to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be dishonored.” (Titus 2:3-5 NASB)

Doctrinal Statement

  • The Word of God
    We believe that the Bible is the only inspired, infallible and authoritative Word of God and that it has supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct. (2 Tim. 3:16; 2 Pet. 1:20-21)

  • The Trinity
    We believe that there is one living and true God eternally existing in three Persons, Father, Son and Holy Spirit and that they are equal in power and glory. (Matt. 28:19; 2 Cor. 13:14)

  • God the Father
    We believe in God, the Father, an infinite, personal spirit, perfect in holiness (Isaiah 6:6), wisdom, power and love Rom. 11:33-36). We believe that He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of each person, that He hears and answers prayer, and that He saves from sin and death all who come to Him through Jesus Christ (Rom. 8:26-28; 10:9).

  • Jesus Christ
    We believe Jesus Christ, fully God and fully man, (John 1:1; 1:14), was born of a virgin (Matt. 1:18), sinless in His life (Heb. 4:15), died vicariously on the cross as a substitute for sinful men (Heb. 9:15), and rose bodily from the grave (John 20:1-9, 24-31). We believe in His ascension to the right hand of the Father where He makes continual intercession for believers until His bodily return to this earth in power and glory. (Acts. 1:11, Heb. 9:28; Matt. 24:30)

  • Regeneration
    We believe that all people are sinful by nature and are under condemnation (Rom. 3:23; 5:12; 6:23) and can only be forgiven by the expression of repentance and trust in Jesus as Savior (John 3:16) brought about by the regenerating work of the Holy Spirit (Titus 3:5-7).

  • The Holy Spirit
    We believe in the Holy Spirit who convicts the world of sin, righteousness and judgment, and who regenerates, sanctifies, and empowers all who believe in Jesus Christ. We believe it is the Holy Spirit who calls and indwells every believer in Christ and that He is an abiding helper, teacher and guide. (Rom. 8:1-17)

  • Creation
    We believe that God created the heavens and the earth and everything in them in six literal 24-hour days. Gen. 1:1; 1:5)

State and National Networking Information

  • Network of Iowa Christian Home Educators (NICHE)
    In Iowa: 800-723-0438
    Outside Iowa: 515-830-1614
    Email: NICHE@netins.net
    Website: www.homeschooliowa.org

  • Nebraska Christian Home Educators Association
    PO Box 57041
    Lincoln, NE 68505-7041
    Contact persons: Nick & Kathleen Lenzen @ 402-423-4297
    Email: nchea@navix.net
    Website: www.nchea.org

  • South Dakota Christian Home Educators
    PO Box 528
    Black Hawk, SD 57718-0528
    Contact person: Judi Sigafoos @ 605-745-4203

  • Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA)
    PO Box 3000
    Purcellville, VA 20134
    540-338-5600
    Website: www.hslda.org