Developing a Family Vision

Conference season has shifted into high gear and as I prepare to speak this year I can see that one of the recurring themes of my sessions is having a family vision that is written down.

Enjoying the fruit of our land.

With so many choices as homeschool families it is essential that you know what the driving values of your family are. Having written down a vision statement way back before the turn of this century, we have been able to resist the temptation to jump into every available activity and focus on the ones that work towards the fulfillment of our goals as a family.

One of our friends at NiƱos De Fe orphanage in Mexico.

 For us, that involves projects that promote simple living, time with family, and Isaiah 58 ministry.  Although some of our implementation has changed through the years, the core values have remained consistent and have been essential in keeping us focused, even when it meant missing out on the fun of following the vision of another family.
Simple family fun.

Although our overriding goal as a family is knowing God and reflecting Him to others, having specific ways to accomplish that and writing them down has been a big blessing to our family.

Below I have included a PDF of a document that we used to build vision as a family. If you would like some ideas on filling it out, feel free to comment and I will try to answer your questions.
Click here for a Family Vision Document

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