Why Christian Education?
“I would advise no one to send his child where the Holy Scriptures are not supreme.” Martin Luther’s bold admonition reflects the teachings of both the Old and the New Testament. Throughout the Bible, God differentiates between light and darkness, wisdom and ignorance, saved and unsaved, and Jesus himself clearly teaches that “he who is not with me is against me, and he who does not gather with me scatters” (Matthew 12:30). Whether you have been committed to Christian education for years or whether you are just now exploring the possibilities, consider the following from this perspective: How can Christian parents best fulfill their obligation to train and nurture their covenant children (Deuteronomy 6:4–8)? Specifically, what type of education effectively prepares children for “works of service” (Ephesians 4:12)? "*
This is an excerpt from a short article in World Magazine that addresses Christian Education’s necessity, mission, common misconceptions and more. It’s a good read. We have also included some resources you can download and share.
* https://world.wng.org/2014/09/why_christian_education; Jim Drexler, author
"We get to go sledding at recess."
"It helps me feel closer to God."
"We get to play and learn at the same time."
"The principal is nice."
"I have good friends here."