Southwest Home Education Ministry


What is SHEM?

SHEM is an acronym for Southwest Home Education Ministry.


To minister to homeschooling families in the Ozarks and surrounding areas by sponsoring various activities, such as those listed on this website; to work in a cooperative manner with other homeschooling organizations which promote benefits for, and freedom to home educate; and to inform the public of current laws relating to home education.

Doctrinal Statement

The Bible is the inspired, divinely preserved Word of God; the supreme and final authority for all faith and life; without error in its original writings in doctrine, historical, and scientific fact; and that all true knowledge is consistent with its revelation.

There is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, and knowing Him truly is the foundation of knowledge, wisdom, and understanding.

The deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, that Jesus Christ is God incarnate, wholly God and wholly man, in His virgin birth, His sinless life, His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood on the cross, His bodily resurrection, His ascension, and His bodily return in power and glory.

“Therefore, since we have this ministry, as we received mercy, we do not lose heart.”
2 Corinthians 4:1