Tri-State Homeschool Network is an organization that was formed in December 1986 to promote homeschooling and to provide support to the families that homeschool. Fieldtrips, monthly meetings, moms’ meetings and extracurricular clubs are some of the support services we provide. Tri-State was founded by Christians on Christian principles but is not exclusively Christian in membership. Tri-State leaders in forming Tri-State adopted the statement of faith found in the “Teaching Home Magazine” under the Statement of Belief.
Statement of Faith
* God has existed from all eternity in three persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. Jesus Christ was God come in human flesh being fully God and fully man, except without sin.
* All men are in violation of God’s righteous requirements and His holy character, both by nature and act, and are therefore under His wrath and just condemnation.
* The central purpose of the coming of Jesus Christ was to pay the penalty for man’s sin through His substitutionary death on the cross, the successful accomplishment of which was attested to by His subsequent visible, bodily resurrection.
* The Bible is the inspired and infallible Word of God and constitutes his completed and final revelation to man.
* The Bible, in its original autograph, is without error in whole and in part, including theological concepts as well as geographical and historical details.
* Salvation is offered as a gift, free to the sinner. This gift must be responded to in individual faith, not trusting in any personal works whatsoever, but in the sacrificial death of Jesus Christ alone.
Benefits of Tri-State Membership
Tri-State does not fulfill any legal obligations for the homeschooling family and does not serve in any legal capacity as a school or intermediary to the state. Rather, Tri-State is a support group which offers encouragement, training and extra-curricular activities for homeschooling families. Tri-State is specifically geared to minister to Christian homeschoolers.
Activities in Tri-State exist if, and only if, someone volunteers to lead it. Consequently, available activities change from year to year. If no one volunteers to head up an activity, that activity will cease to exist. Likewise, the list of activities is not exhaustive. Members are encouraged to think up and coordinate new events. The volunteer who leads or coordinates the activity is called a PICOS (a Person In Charge Of Something). Activities are advertised in the monthly newsletter.