Developing a Biblical Philosophy of Education

Many Christians have been educated through government schools or by teachers who were educated in government schools. As a result, many may need to rethink their ideas about education and the traditional models of education. To make sure parents view education biblically, they can compare what the Bible says about the spiritual training of children with their own ideas. Read More

Verses On Christian Education

Why provide a Christian education for our children? The Bible commands it and numerous verses of Scripture state that parents are responsible for their children’s education. Scripture should inform all areas of knowledge. A Christian worldview (i.e., how a person views God, man and the world) is required to integrate fully all disciplines and areas of knowledge. Read More

Why Do Christian Children Need Christian Education?

To provide effective spiritual instruction for their children, parents need to be very involved with all aspects of their children’s training, especially their academic education. The local church has a responsibility to support and assist member families in providing Christian training for their children. Once the church accepts this responsibility, the question often arises, “What do we do?” Read More

The Most Important Issue Facing Parents, Church, and Nation

James Dobson & Gary Bauer state in their book, Children at Risk: “A great Civil War of Values rages today…Two sides with vastly differing and incompatible worldviews are locked in a bitter conflict that permeates every level of society…the struggle now is for the hearts and minds…the war is not fought with bombs and bullets, but with ideas.” Read More

Christian Schooling

In K-12 Christian schools, formal instruction is given in a planned series of courses over a number of years. Most schools are associated with a local church large enough to provide the facilities and support or with a larger association of Christian schools. Generally, the cost is greater for parents because the administrative staff and faculty must be paid, the facilities maintained, and school equipment and supplies provided.  Students are on campus five days per week during the traditional school year. Read More

Home Schooling

Many parents prefer to educate their children at home instead of sending them to school. These parents plan their children’s academic education and do most of the instruction. Those who know nothing about home schooling often have the mistaken idea that home schooled children are closeted at home and never have interaction with anyone outside their family. For the majority of home schoolers the opposite is true. One study done by Dr. Brian Ray of the National Home Education Research Institute (NHERI) found that 98% of home schooled students were involved in 2 or more outside activities, such as fine-arts classes, sports, scouts, volunteering, church-related activities and support-group activities. Read More

Online Schooling

As the current costs of some campus Christian schools are pricing many families out of the market, and as other families feel uncertain of their abilities to home school their children, online programs are filling a need for some parents who want to provide their children with a Christian education. Most online programs are less expensive than a full service campus school and generally are easy to employ or execute. Read More

Other Schooling Options

In recent years some have begun proposing other alternatives for providing K-12 Christian education by blending the best features of both campus Christian schooling and Christian home schooling. If a local church cannot start a traditional campus Christian school due to limited resources, it might be able to provide the space for a University Model School. Read More

Dangers of Public Schools

“I am sure as I am of the fact of Christ’s reign that a comprehensive and centralized system of national education, separated from religion, as is now commonly proposed, will prove the most appalling engine for the propagation of anti-Christian and atheistic unbelief, social and political, which this sin-rent world has ever seen.”
Professor A. A. Hodge,  Princeton Theological Seminary in 1887 Read More

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