Family Ministries

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All about the family. Covering topics from home education to health & everything in between.

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Our YouTube channel is filled with support videos,  testimonies & tutorials to aid you & your family.

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Donations go towards the Children at Risk Fund or, towards the continued work of Oikos Ministries.

Oikos was established in 1989, to support families to raise their children at home.

Find out the story behind Oikos and its work. How we got started Our vision and philosophy and the ways we continue to support families around the world.

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The Oikos Family Podcast


We produce audiobooks for you to listen to with your family and for parent help support.

About Oikos

Family First

God impressed on our hearts and birthed a vision in us to support families to grow in Kingdom living. So that they could raise their children at home and to serve Him with their heart, soul and mind.

Oikos Philosophy

Our philosophy has been based on scripture that the Lord laid on our hearts right at the beginning of the ministry.

Seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness and all the things will be added.   Matthew 6:33

Oikos Vision

We, Greg and Sonja Wood, are the founders of Oikos Family Ministries. We received the vision for home education for Africa in 1989. We first felt the conviction in our hearts that we must educate our own children at home and it was as we began to share this vision that it became what it is now, a Nation and Continent-wide organization which is first and foremost a ministry, which belongs to God, not to Greg and Sonja Wood.

Oikos Mission

First and foremost

God is our Principal Director

The mission given by God is to serve and support families in raising their children for His Kingdom purpose.


We provide a wide range of products, from parent help books, games, readers, and Home Education resources that span from grade 0 through to grade 12. 

Oikos resources are dispatched around the world using courier services.

Oikos Founding Scriptures

These scriptures are the foundation for the building blocks to our ministries.
If you would like to see the videos sharing the founding scriptures click here.

“Seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.”

Matthew 6:33

“Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life: You should mind your own business and work with your hands, just as we told you,.”

1 Thessalonians 4:11

“Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God . . .”
Colossians 3

Frequently Asked Questions

What exactly is ‘Oikos’?
You may be thinking, what does ‘Oikos’ mean? It is a Greek Word meaning the complete whole family which encompasses the entire household. Our founding scripture is Matthew 6:33 which states “Seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things shall be added unto you.” That’s what Oikos is all about, for families to find a Biblical focus by seeking His righteousness. In doing so, we must strive to centre on the things of God, not the things of the World.
Does Oikos offer graded resources?
Many people want to know why we don’t use a grading system. Nowhere in the Bible will you find people categorised into grade boxes, as each person is made uniquely. Instead of forcing a rigid graded system, we rather focus on character and conceptual mastery. This approach is a superb way to prepare each child for their adult life.
How do I begin with Oikos home education?

Are you feeling overwhelmed, nervous, or confused?

Once you have prayerfully watched the starting steps video series, we are sure you will be relaxed and excited about what lies before you. A journey which can be one of joy, fun and delight.

We receive calls and letters from parents who share with us that after visiting the website, they are looking forward to embarking on the Oikos journey, as it depicts what they desire to achieve in bringing their children home and into the learning lifestyle which Oikos offers. However, they feel somewhat uncertain about how to take the first steps to get started on this journey. This video series is here to help alleviate the concern or confusion that you may be experiencing.

Can I teach my special needs child at home?

To answer this question in the most comprehensive and supportive way we have done a video series for you. We hope you will find it helpful.

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What about Matric?
We have produced multiple videos on this topic which we have compiled in this playlist on our YouTube Channel.

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Can I assess my own child?
Parents often feel that that they are not ‘qualified’ to assess their own children and need an educational expert to do this for them. We hope you will come to think differently, as we are convinced that a parent knows their own child better than anyone else. We are going to help you to have the confidence to take the following assessment steps. Not only is it simple to assess your own child, it is also enlightening and helpful for you to do this yourself.
Good reasons to assess your own children
  • You will come to understand your child’s level of numeracy and literacy
  • You will become more in touch with your child’s abilities
  • You will become better equipped to make informed resource decisions
  • You will run less risk of making incorrect assessments
By doing the assessments yourself, you will be able to slot-in each child at their personal level of understanding, skill and ability. Furthermore, you as the parent now have a better understanding of where you need to support each of your children.

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