About The Christian Education Initiative
Our Mission & Vision
Our vision is for individuals, families, churches, and civil governments to be transformed, working through the Holy Spirit, truly carrying out the Great Commission to make disciples who are equipped with a full orbed Biblical worldview to obey all God’s commands, in all areas of life and society (Matthew 28:18-20). That, as Christ’s faithful ambassadors, God may be glorified, and nations of peoples blessed.
CEI is an alliance of Christian individuals and ministries that believe the source of all wisdom and knowledge is from the LORD and begins with fearing Him (Psalm 111:10; Proverbs 1:1-7). CEI members serve to enlighten, encourage and support a comprehensive view of discipleship, that equips and trains all who call Jesus Lord to live life according to the full breadth and depth of His Great Commission:
- Procreation Mandate: Raise, train and educate Godly offspring under God-honoring discipleship of body, mind and soul. (Gen 1:28, 9:1; Prov. 22:6, Mal 2:15, Mark 12:30)
- Evangelism Mandate: Preach the whole counsel of God for making, teaching, training and equipping disciples and always being ready to give a reason for our hope (Mat 28:18-20, Eph 4:11-16, 1 Peter 3:15).
- Cultural Mandate: As the salt of the earth and light to the world, we are called to shape cultural thinking and governing laws utilizing Biblical principles. (Matthew 5:13-16; Mark 12:30; Romans 13:1,4;). Stewardship of natural resources for all of humanity (Gen 1:28, 9:1-3).
Discipleship begins in the home, led by Christian parents (Eph 6:1-4, Deut 6:4-9, Mal 2:15). All parents are fully responsible for their children’s discipleship until they enter adulthood. The Church, including pastors, elders, deacons and fellow believers, are to encourage a Biblicallybased education and discipleship for all children of believers and assist parents where necessary and requested (Eph 4:11-16), ensuring the parents are well-discipled and equipped for their calling to disciple their children. In accordance with Matthew 28:18-20, the Church is commanded to make disciples and teach all believers, including, but not limited to, the youth. Only these two institutions, family and Church, have the authority and jurisdiction for discipleship including preK-12 education.
E. Ray Moore
Chaplain (Lt. Col.) USAR Ret.
Ray Moore, founder and president of Frontline Ministries, Inc., and Exodus Mandate and CEI chairman emeritus. “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.”
Richard W. Hawkins
Lt Col, USAF (ret)
Richard W Hawkins, Lt Col, USAF (ret), co-editor of Political Correctness: A Deceptive and Dangerous Worldview, is chairman of CEI. In the book he notes: “Through the years it became very apparent that most Christians are ill equipped to understand what a full orbed Biblical worldview is let alone other worldviews that are competing against the Biblical worldview.” The purpose of CEI is to help equip Christians and conservatives to more effectively engage in these worldview battles to help restore Western Civilization back to America.
Dr. Kevin Clauson
Dr. Kevin Clauson is the Executive Director of Christian Education Initiative, and President of The Patrick Henry Institute and Christendom Bible College. He previously served as Vice President of Academics at Bryan College, head of the Government programs at Liberty University, President of Christ College, and a professor of Political Science at Grove City College.”
- Dan Smithwick, Founder and President of Nehimiah Institute
- Dr. Marlene McMillan, Founder and President of Why Liberty Matters
- Dr. Max Lyons, Foundation for American Christian Education, Director of teaching services
- Mark Shepard, Former Vermont State Senator, Engineering Business Owner
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.
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.