Only an education that has the liberty to address the whole child - social, intellectual, emotional, physical, and spiritual - reached the possibility of excellence. And while there are no guarantees in raising children, providing a good Christian school education greatly increases the likelihood that children will develop a Biblical worldview.

 

Biblical Mandate

 

      "You shall therefore impress these words of mine on your heart and on your soul... And you shall teach them to your sons, talking of them when you sit           in your house and when you walk along the road and when you lie down and when you rise up."

        (Deuteronomy 11: 18-19)

 

      "Sons are heritage from the Lord, Children are a reward from Him."

       (Psalm 127:3)

 

     "Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord."

       (Ephesians 6:4)

 

     "Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it."

       (Proverbs 22:6)

 

As you can see above, the education of children and youth must be based on God's word as absolute truth. The parent is God's appointed leader and the teacher of a child. And as a Christian parent you are to plant and nurture His Word in the hearts and minds of your children. This is best accomplished in a setting where home, church, and school all send the same message, teaching God's truth with clarity, conviction, and consistency.

 

God's Word is Taught

 

      "The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge od the Holy One is understanding." 

       (Proverbs 9:10)

 

Not only is the Bible taught for what it is - the inspired word of God - but it forms the foundation of all other texts. In math, in social studies, in biology, all academic roads lead to God, in whom all knowledge has its origin.

 

As a student pursues the knowledge of math, biology, and music in a Christian setting, they're chasing after knowledge of God. and the by-product of such an endeavor - wisdom and understanding - are God-given rewards for which every good student thrives.

 

And while the benefits of such a commitment are often realized later, here's one you will notice in a relatively short order. An education that uses God's Word as its foundational text does more than produce spiritually mature Christians. It makes them wiser and more knowledgeable. It forces them to become better thinkers. And isn't that the goal of education in the first place?

 

The School Shares Your Values

 

You taught your children about God since the day they were born. You've taken them to church, read them the Bible stories, and sang "Jesus Loves Me" because you care about the mental and spiritual development of your children. Entrusting your children to educators who share your values is very important.

 

A child's teacher is the most influential role model in students' lives. Your child spends a major portion of the school day under the influence of one or more key teachers. You value the importance of the exemplary model set by your child's teacher. In the Christian classroom, the teacher openly teaches the truth of Scripture because the commitment compels an open, unashamed love and service to Jesus Christ. The government does not hinder these teachings, nor the reading of the Bible, nor prayer. The teacher openly demonstrates and models Christian principles.

 

 

Success After Graduation

 

Contrary to popular opinion, students at Christian schools consistently out-perform their public school counterparts (even in the areas of math and reading, subjects that are "less spiritual" in contact). Their standardized test scores are considerably above the curve, and they're better prepared for college upon graduation. Therefore, they are more likely to be better prepared to handle the rigors of higher education. They also received the spiritual foundation they needed to excel in the ministry, whether they are career or volunteer-oriented. In addition to these practical advantages, there is at least one tangible benefit. Students who have been grounded in the Truth of God's Word day after day during their formative years - both at school and home - are better equipped to handle discrepant ideas upon graduation.

 

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