Peoria Area Association of Christian Homeschoolers
Learning As Families | Growing As a Community | Glorifying Christ
Encourage one another and build one another up. I Thessalonians 5:11
Why Are We Rebranding?
Our board spent most of the year 2020 refocusing on how we can better serve the needs of our local homeschooling community. As an organization, we want to be more than just a Christian academic resource library. The name APACHE does not accurately represent who we are or what we are doing. Our new name, PAACH (pronounced "patch"), paints a picture of growth: a place where seeds are planted and fruit is produced. We are growing into a Christian community that desires to walk with you as you learn how to practice family discipleship. This is what we want to be about and so this is how we want to serve you – helping to "bear one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ." Galatians 6:2
Our new logo features a house resting on top of a cross. Our homes – and homeschools – need to be built on the foundation of Christ. "Unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it labor in vain." Psalm 127:1 That is the image PAACH wants to portray. That is why we homeschool, because as Christians we believe that the best way to disciple our children is through homeschooling.
PAACH desires to be a place where we learn together as families, grow together as a community, and glorify Christ together in the process. We want to follow Paul's instruction to "encourage one another and build one another up." I Thessalonians 5:11 Our goal is to encourage you and your families toward discipleship and building Godly character.
Connecting homeschooling families with resources that equip, support and encourage them in their efforts.
Statement of Faith
The Bible is the inspired and infallible Word of God and constitutes completed and final revelation. The Bible, in its original autograph, is without error in whole and in part, including theological concepts as well as geographical and historical details.
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.
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.
God’s Plan of Salvation
God Loves You
“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life.” John 3:16
Man is Separated from God by Sin
“For the wages of sin is death.” Romans 6:23
“For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” Romans 3:23
The Death of Jesus Christ in Our Place is God’s Only Provision for Man’s Sin
“He (Jesus Christ) was delivered over to death for our sins and was raised to life for our justification.” Romans 4:25
We Must Personally Receive Jesus Christ as Savior & Lord
“But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name.” John 1:12
“For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, that no one should boast.” Ephesians 2:8-9
PAACH Board of Directors
James & Arkasia Cox
Dominic & Jessamy Matarelli
Matthew & Lisa Lewis
Scott & Kristina Meyers
Connect with Us
For questions regarding newsletter submissions, the Homeschool Convention or home education in general, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. A Board member will respond as soon as possible.