philosophy of christian education

Many Bible passages speak of the necessity of Christian education. Psalm 127:3 says, “Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is His reward.” All children belong to God. That means God should have first claim on them. God is concerned about the education of children. Perhaps the greatest task of parents is to properly educate their children in a way that agrees with Biblical principles.

Parents are given the responsibility of training their children. Ephesians 6:4 states that parents are to “bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.” The church, also, has a responsibility to instruct. Matthew 28:20 says, “teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you.” The faculty of Colonial Christian School recognizes the important responsibility entrusted to them by parents of partnering with them in the education and discipleship of their children. Though they do spend a large portion of each day with these students, teachers can never replace the parents who are ultimately responsible to God for their academic and spiritual upbringing.

The Bible says in I Corinthians 2:9-10 that “Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.” And in verse 14, “But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.” Therefore, to achieve effective Christian education, it is necessary to have a Spirit-filled teacher instructing a Spirit-filled student in accordance to the principles of the Bible.

Like a three-legged stool, there are three factors which support the effectiveness of Christian education—the church, the Christian home, and the Christian school. When one of these is deficient, Christian education may be affected. Religious education begins at home and is founded upon the local church. Therefore, local church attendance is essential in order for the ministry of the Christian school to be successful. The Admissions Committee carefully evaluates these three factors when considering the enrollment of a student.

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