Who We Are

Formed in 1996, Home Educators of New Brunswick (HENB) is a Christian non-profit organization made up of volunteers who desire to serve home educators and local support groups in New Brunswick, regardless of religious affiliation. The HENB Board is composed of volunteer families across the province who care about home education and connecting families to resources.

Our Mission

Home Educators of New Brunswick (HENB) is a Christian organization which seeks to serve home educating families and local support groups in New Brunswick, regardless of religious affiliation.

Connect: HENB seeks to connect home educating families with local support groups, information about home education and with resources.

Advocate: HENB will advocate with the government and with educational institutions (such as UNB and Community Colleges) on behalf of home educating students across NB.

Support: Local support groups are provided with a website, calendar and resources to better support their members.  Local chapter leaders are provided with support through a leadership breakfast each fall.

Educate: HENB educates home educating families through its HENB Conference each June and provides two professional development days for educators through out the school year.

Our Faith

We Believe: The Bible to be 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. The Bible is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting, and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. We believe the Bible is the final authority in all matters.

We Believe: 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.

We Believe: All 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 for 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.

We Believe: 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 the sacrificial death of Jesus Christ alone.

Our Family

We Believe: That the family is the basic governmental, social, and spiritual unit created by God.
In it, the child learns self-government, social relationships and develops a relationship to the Creator and Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, according to John 3:5 John 3:16, Ephesians 6:1, and Colossians 3:20.

We Understand: “Family” to mean a male and female parent, legally married (Genesis 1:26-28), although we recognize the exceptions of a single parent, adopted, foster, and step children (James 1:27).

We Believe: This “Family” to be the best provider of long term nurture and instruction needed by children and commanded by God (Proverbs 1:8-9, 2:1-11; Colossians 3:21; and Ephesians 6:4).

Our Education

We Believe: That the ultimate responsibility for the education of children belongs to parents (Deuteronomy 4:9, 6:1-25, and 4:1-3). Thus, we believe this is an inalienable right given by God which the state cannot create, destroy, or alter. Parents may allow another to teach some of the cognitive information that children need to know, but all education must be under the ultimate control and supervision of the parents.

We Believe: Education in the home to be the best form of education, but we recognize that many parents cannot educate at home for valid reasons and support the right of parents to send their children to private Christian schools.

We Recognize: That because of economic or other reasons a member parent or guardian may have no other alternative but to place a child in a public school.

We Believe: That there is no neutral academic discipline and that all education is religious in nature since one’s view of the world and life is inevitably involved in teaching (Proverbs 2:1-8 and 3:1-2 with 6:20-23; and Matthew 28:18-20).

We Believe: That children are a blessing and a gift from the Lord. (Psalm 127:3)