It's Time to Re-Think Our Children's Education"The education of children for God is the most important business done on earth. It is the one business for which the earth exists. To it all politics, all war, all literature, all money-making, ought to be subordinated; and every parent especially ought to feel, every hour of the day, that, next to making his own calling and election sure, this is the end for which he is kept alive by God—this is his task on earth." R.L. Dabney, Theologian, 1820-1898 What Should A Parent Know?What Should A Church Know?
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By Mark Shepard, Planting Seeds to Renew America Contact Mark: 4organicEducation@gmail.com Schools are closed, children are home and parents are confronted with how best to help their children continue their education at home, where parents are more clearly seeing and...
How can we disciple and train up our children in the ways of the Lord if we are educating them contrary to His ways?
Review this section and you’ll see the dangers of allowing others to raise your children for you.
Did you know that children spend 14,000 seat hours in school between kindergarten and 12th grade?
Meanwhile, the average Christian family spends less than 30 minutes per week discussing spiritual matters.
“A pupil is not above his teacher; but everyone, after he has been fully trained, will be like his teacher.” Luke 6:40
What type of disciple do you want your child to be?
A disciple of Caesar, or a disciple of Jesus?
Somewhere between 70% and 88% of Evangelical’s children have nothing to do with spiritual things by the end of their freshman year in college. … If we continue to send our children to Caesar for their education, we need to stop being surprised when they come home as Romans.
Voddie Baucham, Former Pastor, Author, Professor, and Church Planter
Education is Discipleship.
Both the Family and the Church should be Engaged.
Secular school curriculum strips God from academics.
Business, law, civics, government, medicine, the arts, humanities… Can these subjects be taught in truth outside the purview of Scripture and the Lordship of Christ?
Of course, they cannot. This begs the question: Why is the church allowing the world to disciple our children?
Is not the Biblical worldview an all-encompassing comprehensive worldview that does indeed speak to all aspect of life?
Dualism has crept into the church and made us believe that Biblical thinking is confined to the “spiritual” subjects such as prayer, Bible reading, Christian marriage, etc. rather than every area of thought and action.
Let’s put action to Jesus’ core calling to the Church in Matthew 28:19-20 and Acts 1:8, because education is discipleship.
“Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of heaven.“ Matthew 19:14
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By Mark Shepard, Planting Seeds to Renew America Contact Mark: 4organicEducation@gmail.com Part 2 of this article explored a free-market approach to education from a Christian worldview perspective. Part 3 listed practical action items and ideas to help move Part 2 toward a reality. Below are a number of references that speak to the important role both parents and the church have in the...
By Mark Shepard, Planting Seeds to Renew America Contact Mark: 4organicEducation@gmail.com Part 1 of this article made a case that every education option impresses a set of ideas into students. A free-market education model is the only option that allows parents to give their children an education consistent with the parents’ worldview. A free-market model can, and generally does, deliver a...
By Mark Shepard, Planting Seeds to Renew America Contact Mark: 4organicEducation@gmail.com Part 1 exposed many of the problems with the state-controlled public education system in our nation today and proposed moving to a free-market education system. Understanding that every education model is built from a core set of ideas and will produce students that think consistently with that particular...
By Mark Shepard, Planting Seeds to Renew America Contact Mark: 4organicEducation@gmail.com Schools are closed, children are home and parents are confronted with how best to help their children continue their education at home, where parents are more clearly seeing and evaluating the ideas that are shaping their child’s thinking and worldview. Indeed, every schooling option is a form of...
Plant the Seeds of a Biblical Worldview and Watch it Grow: Biblical Worldview Rests on Foundational Biblical Principles
This article originally appeared in The Renewanation Review® magazine. All Rights Reserved. Reprinted here by permission of Renewanation. For more information regarding Renewanation, visit renewanation.org. To grow an apple tree, we plant a seed, not a cup of applesauce. The seed contains a new tree; applesauce is the derivative product of the fruit of the mature tree. To grow a worldview, we...
About The Christian Education Initiative
The Christian Education Initiative (CEI) is a Bible-based, evangelical alliance of member organizations whose purpose is to advance the Kingdom of God by growing Christian education, thus helping to fulfill the Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20) and the cultural mandate (Genesis 1:28-29; Matthew 5:13-14).
Action Item: Share This Special Report
We’re sharing New American Magazine’s latest plea, Save Our Children.
You can help by sending this to your friends, family, and church leadership and other members.
You’ll learn the sinister history of public education, what’s happening now and where it’s going.
This action will build on what we started with Rescuing Our Children, which you can learn about in the video below.
Together, we can Save Our Children!
Atheists don’t send their children to an evangelical Christian Sunday School one hour per week, but Christians send their children to the atheist public schools 30 hours per week. I am a retired teacher and proclaim that there is no hope for America as long as Christians and conservatives allow our children to be indoctrinated in the pagan “public” schools.
Karl Priest, Author of Protester Voices