Why Christian Education Matters

Why Christian Education Matters

November 02, 2018

As a Christian educator and administrator for over 20 years, I have been asked many times why parents should choose Christian education. My first thought is because God wants that for all His children. God wants us to know Him and to love Him. He wants to show us that He loves us more than we can imagine. A Christian education changes a child’s life forever!

 

Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates. Deuteronomy 6:5-9

I could quote many statistics on how Christian education makes students more respectful, that they do better with social relationships, that they donate and are involved in their community and how the academics and test scores are strong. That is all well and good, but not good enough.

In my years of service, I have seen children grow and witnessed how their Christian education helped them deal with whatever life throws their way. I have mourned with children at the loss of someone special and I have rejoiced with them at college acceptances and weddings. Children who are blessed with a Christian education know that they are never alone, that they have a God who cares for them and that they can rely on Him when it seems that no one cares.

So why does Christian education matter? It matters because it prepares your child not only for future academic success, but it also prepares them to face whatever life brings them. Christian education prepares children for today, for tomorrow and forever!

Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it. Proverbs 22:6

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