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Why Christian Education

Why Choose Christian Schooling?
16,000 hours!  That’s the time a child spends in school from kindergarten through high school.   He will graduate with two important things:  a diploma and some kind of worldview.  His diploma will help him get into college or get his first job.  However, his worldview will shape every choice he makes for the next 60, 70 or 80 years.  Decisions about faith, church, possessions, business, personal habits, character, marriage, child-rearing, politics, relationships… every action he takes will arise from and conform to the worldview he formed during his 16,000 hours in school…read more

Why Does it Matter? Secular vs. Sacred
From age 5 to 18 years, children spend 16,000 hours in school and about 1,600 hours in church. Research indicates that 88% leave the church within four years of graduation. Many never return. Children need 16,000 hours of Kingdom Education to help them become true disciples of Christ…read more…

More Reasons for Choosing a Christian School
Are we effectively passing the baton of faith in and obedience to Christ to the next generation? God commands us to impress His laws, His ways and His truth upon our children so they will not forget Him or turn away from Him (Deut. 6:4-7, Psalms 78:5-7, Proverbs 22:6). If just one generation fails in this regard, the next generation “turns to other gods” instead. His judgment and chastisement always follow such failures… read more…

An Open Letter to Pastors
“In both the Old and New Testaments, God holds parents and particularly fathers responsible for their children’s education, communicating to them both the content and the methods of education (Deuteronomy 4–7; Psalm 78:1–7; Proverbs 22:6, 23:23; and Ephesians 6:4). By God’s grace, this parental responsibility extends to enlisting the aid of others (Galatians 4:2). It is alignment with such biblical expectations that by definition constitutes Christian education”…read more…

Advantages for Students in Faith-Based Schools
Students in religious schools enjoy a significant academic advantage over their counterparts in traditional public schools and charter schools, according to findings from a meta-analysis of 90 studies on the effects of schools conducted by William Jeynes, senior fellow at the Witherspoon Institute in Princeton, New Jersey, and a professor at California State University, Long Beach…read more…

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