A requirement for Association membership is adherence to the following Code of Conduct, which will be the standard for all LCHEA activities/events and other LCHEA-related matters.
Lowcountry Christian Home Educators Association seeks to glorify Christ and encourage members in their home education endeavors. As Christians, we strive to “keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace” in all of our communication and interaction with one another. This includes face-to-face interaction, as well as written communication on our LCHEA forums (Ephesians 4:1-3).
LCHEA member families (parents and students) agree to act in such a way that their words and actions promote encouragement of fellow LCHEA families and provide a witness of our relationship with Christ. Language, dress, and behavior should exemplify Christ (Colossians 3:17).
LCHEA activities/events, upon arrival to departure, should be smoke-free, alcohol-free, and free of other mood altering substances. Potentially offensive or harmful items should be left at home, ensuring that every activity/event remains as safe as possible for our membership and the community (Romans 12:12-13).
LCHEA member families (parents and students) agree to avoid disrespectful, immoral, intimidating, or rude behavior at LCHEA activities/events or in the presence of other members. We want to encourage one another with the love of God and seek to glorify Him at all times. (Romans 16:17-18)
LCHEA Member families agree to refrain from gossip, backbiting, and slander (Ephesians 4:29-32). If a personal conflict situation arises with another member during a LCHEA activity/event, pursue peace and forgiveness by first speaking with the individual member privately. If the situation cannot be resolved individually, please contact the LCHEA Activity/Event Coordinator or Satellite Leader for the next step to reconciliation (Matthew 18:15-16).
LCHEA member families agree to be responsible for their own children’s behavior to ensure that they comply with this standard of conduct for all LCHEA activities/events (Colossians 3:20).
Refer to the LCHEA Bylaws and Operating Guidelines for additional information related to compliance with the Code of Conduct.