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First Class Homeschool Ministries

Vol. 77, Prg. 21–25
September 24–28, 2007

Is a homeschool co-op right for your church? This week, Mike Smith talks with Jay and Heidi St. John about the benefits of homeschool community.

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What is First Class?
The Homeschool Cooperative Model
Starting a Homeschool Ministry
Connect & Reach Out
Independent Homeschooling & the Co-op Model

Jay and Heidi St. John

Jay and Heidi were married in 1989 shortly before Jay graduated from Multnomah Bible College. Since that time, they have been blessed by becoming parents to six incredible kids, who range in age from 16 to 2. After 17 years of pastoring, the St. Johns founded First Class Homeschool Ministries, a parachurch ministry that helps churches reach out to homeschooling families by hosting a homeschool cooperative. First Class provides parents and churches with all the tools they will need to start and maintain a successful homeschool co-op, including a website for each co-op , online database, leadership training and promotional materials. Since 2000, over a thousand children and parents have participated in First Class co-ops, which are now in many parts of the United States. Jay and Heidi speak on homeschooling topics at conferences and other events each year, and place a special emphasis on nurturing marriage throughout the homeschool years. For more information on First Class Homeschool Ministries, or to contact the St. Johns, please visit their website or phone (360) 326-8826.

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