15 Reasons Why Christian Education is Important

  1. Sound Christian Education takes the Bible seriously.
  2. Truth is seen as absolute.
  3. Christian Education believes a Christian worldview can make a positive difference.
  4. It gives students a strong foundation in a world of shifting values and morals.
  5. Christian Education recognizes God’s sovereignty and Christ’s Kingship, and …
  6. therefore God’s claims over all of creation are taken seriously.
  7. No subject or curriculum is outside the orbit of God.
  8. Students are recognised for who they are: sinners in need of God’s grace in Christ.
  9. Also students are given a vision of God’s Kingdom and their place in it.
  10. Good Christian education recognises the unique, God given gifts and talents of the students and
  11. challenges them to achieve their amazing potential.
  12. It assists parents in their God given mandate.
  13. Sound Christian Education treats the student as a whole person whose aim is to grow in Christ-likeness..
  14. A foundation in God and His world prepares the student for tomorrow.
  15. Healthy Christian Education develops critical thinking by having the courage to explore other world views from the perspective of its own worldview.

What reasons can you add?

As this post proves to be regularly accessed I have included some other sites:

Australia

http://www.cen.edu.au/   Christian Education National

http://csa.edu.au/  Christian Schools Australia

A wonderfully informative website:

http://www.whychristianschools.com.au/wcs/index.html

 

USA/Canada

http://www.csionline.org/  Christian Schools Internation

http://aacs.org/ American Association of Christian Schools

UK

http://www.christianschoolstrust.co.uk/find_a_school  Christian Schools Trust UK

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14 thoughts on “15 Reasons Why Christian Education is Important

  1. Excellent post Pieter!

  2. Ron Koerntjes

    Can’t help wondering (with the benefit of hindsight) what school would have been like if our teachers at the time had shared these values?

    • It is a thought that has crossed my mind too. I think in the 60’s we were still in that grey area where a number of teachers still lived the values without actually connecting it to a Biblical faith (sadly). Also many Christians had the idea that you shouldn’t mix faith and work – the spiritual and secular (which is a foolish distinction).

  3. Reblogged this on Travels from Ur and commented:

    Of all the posts I have made over the last twelve months, it is the following that has been read the most. I am intrigued to know what motivates people to search this topic. Why is “Christian Education” such a regular search phrase?

    • Mike Ilnitsky

      Sorry for my English, sir. I am son of the pastor, in former Soviet Union, and my father has being sent to death row for a reason – he dare to speak about God, in ungodly society. Mom was the family preacher for us, kids, all the evenings, and mornings. Result? Two out of three kids are christians. One of 3, is mentally ill, so it is not to count. Surrounding us in our childhood was many sober, longsuffering man and woman, who’s life gave us extra education, christian education. Sunday school, youth group, – it all added up. So, if today, anyone, can barely make ends, with money, and only private schools are offering christian education, – go for it. It will produce different people, than public school. I do remember my kid go to public education, and in second grade comes back from schoool, and tells me about boy, same as her age, yawning at the bus stop, and announsing, that he need a women for tonight. (!!!) So,if students are talking about it in second grade, what is to expect them to do in fifth grade? Now, they come from Christian school, and they tells us, that they have being talking with teacher, lady, about stuff only girls shall know of, not even me, daddy. I am glad to hear it. I believe certain things are for girls only. And it is one of the many reason, along with Bible reading every day, in the morning, in school, I would vote for, in connection with christian education.

      • Thank you Mike for your reply. Christian Education by family, church and school is so important for our children as they find their place in the amazing Kingdom of God. Faith and discipleship is a mark of the reality of Jesus Christ.

  4. Great thoughts captured here brother in Christ. I see potential through the Christian educational experience. I heard recently from a non Christian that they would send their kids to a Christian school if he had kids. Reason being, they learn something there they do not learn elsewhere.

  5. I don’t disagree with your argument for Christian Schools but where is the proof that they help “zealously pursue an intimate relationship with God.” as Barna says. Would that not be the goal? Is not that the role of parents? Where then is the Church?

    • It is certainly the role for parents. However the Christian school that I work for is “parent governed”. So the policies, directions and employment of staff is strongly influenced by Godly parents. We see it as a partnership. Anecdotally, having had all my six children go through schools like this I can attest that it works. My children love and serve the Lord. This has been strongly influences by home, church and school – always acknowledging the sovereign Work of God, His Word and Spirit.

  6. Lucy Christpuncher

    Christian Education ruined my life! Now I think there is an invisible man living in the clouds judging my every action and making me feel bad for being a human being, also made me ignorant towards science and history

    • I am sorry to hear of your experience but it sounds that you had more “legalistic” education than one inspired by the love of Christ for his children. Sometimes we need to look at Christ and forget about some of the actions of his followers.

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  8. mandy

    christian education is a must-do for all pastors who care for their flocks.

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