Homeschool Ministry

Calvary Conquerors Homeschool CO-OP Group

“We are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.” Romans 8:37

“You shall teach them diligently to your sons and shall talk of them when you sit in your house and when you walk by the way and when you lie down and when you rise up.” Deut. 6:7


Welcome to Calvary Conquerors Homeschool Group!

We are blessed to have your family join our group.  We love Jesus and look for every opportunity to proclaim Him in all that we do and say.  Our number 1 goal, is to train up our children in righteousness. We are not a drop off class/subject co-op, but a mom & children group who serve together.  I have listed some common questions & answers below.

Our Mission Statement

To establish a like-minded community of homeschooling believers who desire to “Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it so that he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that brings forth its fruit in its season, whose leaf also shall not wither; and whatever he does shall prosper, for in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.” (Proverbs 22:6, Psalm 1:3, Romans 8:37)

Can you tell me what co-op looks like on a typical Friday?

We begin at 9:45 a.m. I ask that families arrive a few minutes before and sit, ready to go, in our sanctuary.  Our aim is simplicity. We begin with prayer and worship songs (fun, worshipful with hand motions).  During this time we encourage you to sit as a family to worship and learn.  Some of the older kids like to sit in the front row. We ask that even if you are not teaching the lesson, that you help by keeping your children quiet, seated and obedient to the teacher.  Then we separate into age appropriate groups for our lesson/teaching time.  We end at 11:45pm and then gather for a picnic lunch after each co-op.  Feel free to pack a lunch and join us for fellowship and encouragement time!

Meeting place? 

We meet at Calvary Chapel Richmond.  This homeschool group is called Calvary Conquerors and we are a ministry of Calvary Chapel Richmond  Being that we meet at our church, we ask that all children treat the building as the sanctuary of the Lord and respect it as such.   Our church body rotates cleaning the building, not a cleaning company.  We ask that all families help bless those who clean by treating it as you would keep your home.

How to sign up?

Just email me, Stephanie Hamersley at and I will give you access to our personal co-op information.  You will receive a registration email to create an account with a password and then you can see our schedule and field trips, etc.  You can access this from our church website. There is a link at the bottom of the main page. 


How I can help?

We have a sign up sheet available.  Please see myself, Stephanie Hamersley, or Nicole Clay.  We ask that all moms who commit to attend, sign up to serve once or twice during the year, in each of their child's classes. This gives us the remainder of the year to enjoy with our children and no burnt out moms.  If you are new to our co-op, we invite you to come and get to know us, rest, learn, etc.  We do not ask that you lead if you are new.


We have a minimal cost of $20 per family per year.  This is for things we may need along the way.  Sometimes the teaching requires a craft and we'd love to be able to supply the items needed with this money.  Also, the money would go towards special treats like a cake at the Christmas Party or popsicles at the end of the year on field day, etc. 

When is the first meeting?

9/8/2017, 9:45 a.m. at Calvary Chapel of Richmond, 11900 Genito Road, Midlothian, VA 23112.

We end each school year with an “End of Year Field Day and Yearbook Party” (that's right, we have a yearbook)!

How do you decide on the schedule?

Every June, all of the moms gather at our church for a planning meeting.  This is a mom only meeting and we each bring a snack to share.  Very informal and fun!  We pray and discuss pros and cons from last year and what we desire to gain from the upcoming year.  I consider myself the coordinator only.  All the moms help and give ideas as to what worked and didn’t work the previous year.  We share what we would like to gain from our co-op the following school year.  Most importantly we cover each other and our co-op in prayer.

God bless you!  I pray that His Spirit fill you with His peace and wisdom as you train up your children to walk with Him.

Love in Jesus,

Stephanie Hamersley