We are a Christ-centered homeschool support group located in the South Hills of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. F.I.S.H. began in 1995 as a place where a few homeschool families would get together and draw strength and encouragement from one another. Over the years, Family Instructors of the South Hills has grown to over 60 regular members and is getting stronger every year. Our purpose is to provide information, inspiration, support and activities for the members of our local homeschool community.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
FISH, Family Instructors of the South Hills, was founded in 1995. Our purpose is to provide information, inspiration, and support for Christian home school families in the South Hills of Pittsburgh. The leaders and members of FISH have purposed that the organization and all of its activities and publications will be consistently and forthrightly Christian to the honor and glory of the Lord God.
· monthly parent meetings
· email group
· information packet for new home schoolers
· devotionals at meetings
· Christ-centered discussions and speakers
· a network of like-minded home schoolers
· prayer support
· member initiated field trips and activities
LEADERSHIP STATEMENT OF FAITH
We believe the Bible, both Old and New Testaments, to be the verbally inspired Word of God, the final authority for faith and life, inerrant in the original writings, infallible and God breathed. We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons, Father, Son and Holy Ghost.
We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension and His personal return in power and glory.
We believe that the Holy Spirit is a divine person proceeding from the Father and Son, and is therefore eternal, and of the same essence, majesty, and glory with the Father and Son. We believe therefore that the Holy Spirit is truly God.
We believe salvation is the gift of God brought to man by grace and received by personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, whose precious blood was shed on Calvary for the forgiveness of our sins.
We believe it is necessary to be sober, vigilant, and aware of our adversary the devil. We discern his schemes by the grace of God as we hold fast to the whole counsel of God’s Word as our standard for life and conduct.
We believe it is our obligation as believers to witness by life and word to the truths of the Gospel and proclaim these to all mankind.
We believe in the invisible Church which consists of all believers in this present age.
We believe in the “Blessed Hope”, the personal return of the Lord Jesus Christ for His redeemed ones; and in His return to earth with His saints to establish His Kingdom. We believe in the bodily resurrection of all men; the saved to eternal life and the unsaved to judgment and everlasting punishment.
We believe God, in His Word, has given parents the responsibility and authority to educate their children in a godly manner.