The Tampa Bay HEAT is a Christian, 501c3, homeschool support group that was established in 2010. Over the last 13 years, we have grown from 4 core families with a dream to over 750 member families.
The original vision for the HEAT was to provide an avenue for competitive, homeschooled, high school athletes to play in the Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) on a team comprised completely of homeschooled athletes. Currently, we are one of only 4 homeschool cooperatives in the FHSAA.
Shortly after the inception of HEAT, it became obvious that God had other plans for our organization. We were given a 501c3, sports equipment, reasonable rates for facility usage and the homeschoolers started pouring in! The vision of high school focus quickly expanded and we currently offer support and activities for PreK-high school families. The HEAT has evolved into a full-time ministry that offers Homeschooling 101, Homeschooling Thru High School, and other informative sessions to encourage homeschooling families on their journey.
The Parable of the Mustard Seed:
Again he said, “What shall we say the kingdom of God is like, or what parable shall we use to describe it? 31 It is like a mustard seed, which is the smallest of all seeds on earth. 32 Yet when planted, it grows and becomes the largest of all garden plants, with such big branches that the birds can perch in its shade.” Mark 4:30-32
And He said to them, “Because of the littleness of your faith; for truly I say to you, if you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible to you. Matthew 17:20