About The Christian Education Initiative
Our Mission & Vision
Saving our culture and children through Christian education
The Christian Education Initiative (CEI), with 18 member organizations, announces its formation for the purpose of advancing the cause of biblical Christian education in K-12 education, including college students and adults.
CEI intends to enlighten Christians (pastors, parents, teachers, students) about the spiritual and academic failures of public education and encourage them to pursue Christian education, either Christian schools or Christian home schooling. CEI will mobilize parents and the church to reclaim its responsibility for the education of its children. Pastors who support K-12 Christian education say that there has been no “strong voice” advising them.
CEI is now that strong voice!
Dan Smithwick, president of the Nehemiah Institute, observes, “The Worldview Shift in America of the past 30 years is the greatest abandonment of the Judeo-Christian faith since our nation’s founding. Results of Nehemiah Institute’s unique worldview assessment, The PEERS Test, provides documented evidence that our nation’s government-run educational system is systematically and intentionally erasing our roots to the Christian faith.” Smithwick believes this is the single greatest threat to the future of our free Republic. He has stated in numerous conferences that, “It is time for the Church to make an unqualified decision that local churches will once again, in conjunction with parents, take on full responsibility for the education of their children.“ Smithwick argues that the Church must cease asking the secularized, de-Christianized school system to educate her children.
E. Ray Moore
Chaplain (Lt. Col.) USAR Ret.
Ray Moore, founder and president of Frontline Ministries, Inc., and Exodus Mandate and CEI chairman announced, “Now is the time for like-minded ministries to unite and promote a national movement to expand biblical worldview education. We are not government school reformers but are rather encouraging parents to provide a biblically based education for their churches and children. Christian children need Christian education.”
Christian Education Evangelism
The Christian Education Initiative ministries publish, teach, speak, and reach adults to understand the devastation wrought by public (government, secular, Marxist ) schooling and the absolute mandate now to reach churches and pastors with the means of leading Christian families towards Christian education.
Prepare Teachers & Families
We want to prepare teachers and parents for Christian education, K-12, undergraduate, and graduate levels. The Christian Education Initiative promotes all efforts to ensure Biblical worldview teaching in colleges and universities and promotes all efforts to retrain teachers to instruct our children in Christian schools, homeschools and churches.
National Christian Education Conference
Christian Education Initiative sponsors a national conference as a united voice for Christian education in support of pastors, churches, ministries, schools and colleges calling parents to embrace the mandate from God to give their children a Christ-centered, Bible centered education.
Our Beliefs & Values
Christian Education Initiative has adopted the Nicene Creed and the Christian Worldview of Education, written by Dr. Richard Lappert and Dr. Robert Simonds, with contributions by members of The Coalition on Revival, Dr. Jay Grimstead, and Mr. E. Calvin Beisner.
To facilitate a dramatic increase in the number of children exiting government schools and entering Christian education from a Christian school, Christian homeschool co-op model, or other Christian models.
Rather than attempting to reform the unbiblical, unconstitutional government school model, we promote real reform – the ideal of private biblical Christian education for their churches and children.
To establish, encourage and promote education based on a Biblical philosophy, curriculum and methodology.
To encourage and promote all efforts that train parents, pastors, teachers, board members, and other educational leaders in a biblical philosophy, curriculum, and methodology of education.
To promote efforts that assist parents of limited financial means to be able to afford biblical Christian education, without government entanglement, such as private scholarship programs.