Dear friends of SWIHE,
Over the past few years it has become apparent to the leadership of SWIHE that the needs of the homeschool community in Southwest Indiana are changing. It has also become apparent that in order to meet those changing needs our organization will need to modify its approach.
With these realities in view, the leadership of SWIHE has made a decision to not have a convention in 2016. We have been slow to make this change for many reasons, but largely because we feel a responsibility to be faithful to the ones who have gone before us in leadership of SWIHE. Because of this sense of responsibility the current SWIHE leadership met with many of the previous leaders in order to seek counsel. After much deliberation and prayer, we have come to the conclusion that this path before us is the correct one.
It is our belief that we can be more effective managers of our resources by having smaller, more frequent activities throughout the year instead of a large convention. SWIHE is still committed to promoting and encouraging the homeschool movement in our region, but we believe that a more personal approach focused on relationships is needed. We haven't yet fleshed out all that this means, but we are sure that it means we will not have a convention next year.
2015 SWIHE President
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SWIHE seeks to confirm its original intent to represent home education from a distinctly Christian perspective. SWIHE acknowledges that many homeschooling families are not Christians, but agrees that all homeschoolers share a common bond in the education of our children in our homes. Because SWIHE believes that the Lordship of Jesus Christ affects all areas of our lives - including the education of our children - all SWIHE events and functions are to be built on the foundation of Jesus Christ and the Word of God as found in the Holy Bible. This in no way excludes any families from attending SWIHE events, nor discourages them from organizing events, groups, and other functions outside the oversight of SWIHE. SWIHE seeks to be a Godly encouragement to all homeschoolers living in southwestern Indiana and its tri-state area hereinafter referred to as Southwestern Indiana.