Posts tagged: Kirk Smith

“Always Late to the Party” (Illinois Family Spotlight #155)

This episode features the relatively recent annual interview Monte Larrick conducts with Kirk Smith, the executive director of the Illinois Christian Home Educators, ICHE. They discussed homeschooling, the larger venue ICHE’s annual convention has migrated to, the lamentable fact that the church of Jesus Christ seems to always be tardy in responding to dramatic occurrences in the culture. They also discussed the legal ramifications of choosing to home school, how to get started, and epic failed attacks on home educators rights in Illinois thanks to a massive response by homeschoolers.… Continue Reading

“Raising the Next Generation of Culture Warriors” (Illinois Family Spotlight #103)

This edition of Spotlight features Monte Larrick’s interview with Kirk Smith, the Executive Director of Illinois Christian Home Educators.

They explore the growth of home education throughout the nation, homeschooling in the great state of Illinois, how christian home education is changing public schools, Smith’s concern with the evolution of homeschooling in Illinois, and how ICHE can help you begin to home educate your child.

They also consider the claim that christian home educators’ goal is to bring up a generation of culture warriors for Jesus Christ, and how homeschooling benefits the state of Illinois.… Continue Reading

SPOTLIGHT: Homeschooling in the State of Illinois

Written by Benjamin Smith

In the spotlight this week is Kirk Smith, the Executive Director of the Illinois Christian Home Educators. Kirk graduated from Greenville College, teaching and coaching for two years at the high school level before founding the House of Prayer church in Albion, IL, which he pastored for almost 25 years. Kirk and his wife Joely live in Bone Gap with their 11 children who range in age from toddler to young adult.… Continue Reading

Homeschooling in the State of Illinois (Spotlight #043)

Written by Benjamin Smith

In the spotlight this week is Kirk Smith, the Executive Director of the Illinois Christian Home Educators. Kirk graduated from Greenville College, teaching and coaching for two years at the high school level before founding the House of Prayer church in Albion, IL, which he pastored for almost 25 years. Kirk and his wife Joely live in Bone Gap with their 11 children who range in age from toddler to young adult.… Continue Reading

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