Master's Hand is a Christian homeschool enrichment program offering outstanding classes taught by qualified, loving teachers. Our desire is to serve and support Christian homeschool families and to partner with parents to train the next generation equipping them for a life of service to Christ, homes, churches, and communities. It is the goal of each teacher to truly be an extension of the "Master's Hand" in the life of every student.
Statement of Faith
We believe the Bible to be the only inspired, infallible, authoritative Word of God in the original text and the only rule of faith and practice. II Timothy 3:16-17
We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons; Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Matthew 28:19; II Corinthians 13:14
We believe in the deity and humanity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His visible return in power and glory. Colossians 1:13-20
We believe that the Jesus Christ is the only mediator between God and Man. I Timothy 2:5
We believe that all men are lost and sinful, and that salvation is received by the grace of God through personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and by the act of regeneration of life by the Holy Spirit. Romans 3:23-26; Titus 3:5
We believe that the universe originated by the creative act of God as revealed in Holy Scripture, Genesis 1:1; John 1:1-3
We believe that God created marriage to be between one man and one woman. Accordingly, we reject any attempt to redefine marriage as a union between people of the same sex or as between more than one man and one woman. Gen. 1:27-28; 2:15-24; Lev 18:22; Lev 20:13a; Matt 19:4-6; Rom 1:26-27; 1 Cor 7:14.
We believe that any form of sexual immorality is offensive to God. Matt. 15:18-20; 1 Cor. 6:9-10.
We believe that God created each person as male or female. Rejection of one’s biological sex is a rejection of God’s design Gen. 1:26-27
We believe that human life is sacred and created by God in His image. We are therefore called to defend, protect, and value all of human life, including the preborn and aged. Psalm 139
This statement of faith does not exhaust the extent of our beliefs. The Bible speaks with final authority concerning truth, morality, and the proper conduct of mankind. For the purposes of Master’s Hand policy and discipline, our board of directors will make final decisions regarding the application of biblical principles.
We maintain Scripture as the center of our program and as the standard by which we educate and direct students. We highly value, and desire to preserve, the friendly and orderly environment that characterizes our program, allowing each student to pursue quality learning and develop Godly character while on our campus. Please review the following information with your children.
Students are not permitted to:
1. Bring and/or possess a weapon on church grounds, have involvement with alcohol or illegal drugs, or any other flagrant act in clear contradiction to biblical principles.
2. Use cell phones unless it is necessary to contact a parent or access material for an in-class project. Students must receive teacher permission prior to using the phone on these occasions.
Students are expected to:
1. Display consideration, kindness, and compassion. (Ephesians 4:32- Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you).
It is expected that students will treat others with kindness in speech and in action. Harsh words and harmful behavior will be addressed. Others will be treated with dignity and respect. The Master's Hand environment will be free from all forms of intimidation including, but not limited to bullying, exploitation, and harassment.
2. Display self-control in attitude and action. (Proverbs 25:28 - A man without self-control is like a city broken into and left without walls. 1 Corinthians 14:40 - But all things should be done decently and in order.)
It is expected that students will control their words and actions. Students will speak at appropriate times in class, demonstrate orderly behavior when in informal groups and in the classroom. Students will respect the learning environment and not cause disruptions in class.
3. Resolve conflict in a biblical manner. (Matthew 18:15-16,20. 15 - If your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault, between you and him alone. If he listens to you, you have gained your brother. But if he does not listen, take one or two others along with you, that every charge may be established by the evidence of two or three witnesses. vs. 20 - For where two or three come together in my name, there am I with them.)
If a student, or parent, has a conflict with someone, they should go directly to that person to seek understanding and resolution. If the problem is not resolved, all parties should go together to the teacher, director or board member for additional dialogue. Each person should come to the meeting in a spirit of prayer and humility, willing to submit to reproof and correction, if needed.
4. Display Modesty. (1 Corinthians 10:31. So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God. Romans 12:2a Do not be conformed to this world. Romans 12:10 Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor. Romans 14:13b ... decide never to put a stumbling block or hindrance in the way of a brother).
Clothing should be neat, clean, and without holes. Undergarments may not show and clothing should fit properly (not excessively baggy/tight or off-shoulder blouses). Hats may not be worn indoors. Body piercing will remain unadorned except earrings for girls. Young ladies: Yoga pants and leggings may only be worn under skirts/dresses or shorts. Dresses, shorts, and skirts must cover ¾ of the thigh. Shirt necklines should not allow cleavage to show and should be long enough to cover stomach and back when arms are raised. No extreme hair cuts or color (including highlights that are not a natural hair color). Images or words printed on clothing should be God honoring.
5. Respect Authority. (Romans 13:1. Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God).
Students are expected to respect teachers as well as the rules of conduct at Master's Hand.
Students who disregard these expectations will be corrected. We desire that every student is successful at Master's Hand and students will be given several opportunities to correct behavior before discipline procedures are followed. Master’s Hand handles each situation on a case-by-case basis, maintaining equitable standards while partnering with parents to direct students to make good choices. As needed, the director and/or board members of Master’s Hand will be involved in the process. Below is the typical sequence in the discipline process.
1.If a student does not redirect misbehavior after two teacher requests, the student will be asked to leave the classroom for the remainder of that class hour to sit with a board member in the hallway at the entrance of the church. The teacher will request a meeting with parent and student.
2. If additional intervention is needed, a board member will be invited to attend a second meeting with student and parents.
3. If necessary, student will be suspended or expelled from one or more classes.
* Additional disciplinary measures may be added as deemed necessary by the Master’s Hand board.