About Us

West Shore Christian Educational Co-op is an enrichment co-op for homeschooling families in grades K-12. We also offer nursery and preschool. We meet on alternate Thursdays of the month for 7 sessions in the fall and 7 sessions in the spring for three 55 minute periods each session. Our parents teach a class, help in a class and have off for a third period. We offer a wide variety of classes from reading, writing and arithmetic to knitting and volleyball. Class options change each semester. The co-op meets at Christian Life Assembly Church on Lisburn Road in Camp Hill.

Our Statement of Faith

West Shore Christian Evangelical Co-op is a non-denominational, evangelical (believing in the necessity of salvation in Christ), Bible-believing (embracing the Bible as God's infallible and complete message to all people) and grace-clinging group of home educating families.

We believe that there is one true God who exists in a perfect relationship of three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. (Matthew 28:19)

We believe that all people sin, falling short of God's standard of perfection thus separating us from God (Rom. 5:12, 3:23) and that the payment for sin is eternal separation from God, but that in God's great love and mercy, He has provided all people a way of salvation - a way to be reunited with God -  through Jesus Christ's death, burial and resurrection. (Rom. 6:23, 1 Peter 1:3)

We believe that salvation comes by grace through faith, not by any good works that we may do, but it is a gift of God (Eph. 2:8&9) and that anyone who confesses with his mouth that Jesus is Lord and believes in his heart that God raised Jesus from the dead, he will be saved. (Rom. 10:9 & 10, 13)

We believe that upon receiving this salvation, the Holy Spirit comes to live in us, teaching us and enabling us to have an intimate relationship with God and live a Godly life. (Acts 2:38, John 14:26)

We believe that those who receive this salvation through faith in Christ make up the true church, the body of Christ. We value the body of Christ regardless of denominational lines. (1 Corinthians 12:13)

We believe, as followers of Jesus Christ, we are called to testify to the Good News of God's grace and live out our faith openly before others (Acts 20:24) This is accomplished as we love God with all our heart, mind, soul and strength and love others as ourselves. (Luke 10:27)

Our Mission

It is WSCEC's purpose and privilege to provide the following for homeschooling families:

  • engaging, cooperative learning experiences for children and teens which may include language arts, history, sciences, mathematics, fine arts, foreign languages, physical education, life skills and other special interest subjects under the supervision of other homeschooling parents in a Christian environment.
  • support and encouragement for parents through devotions, fellowship, collaboration and shared experiences with other homeschooling parents.


Meet Our Coordinator-Kris Stoddard

Kris Stoddard has been married to her husband, Bruce, for over 20 years. Formerly she was a school teacher, after which, she and her husband were led by God to take in foster children for adoption. After several years in the public school, because of the needs of their children, they brought all six home to continue their education. They have since developed a deep conviction about homeschooling and are committed to it long-term.  They love to encourage other families in their own personal and home schooling journeys.  Kris enjoys helping new homeschooling moms get started and get “plugged in” to the homeschool community. She also loves to encourage homeschooling mothers in all of the struggles and ups and downs of this high calling. Years of experience with many varied learning, emotional and behavioral issues make her a valuable resource for many homeschooling and parenting challenges.  

            

May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you a spirit of unity among yourselves as you follow Christ Jesus, so that with one heart and mouth you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Romans 15:5-6

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