Christian Education believes that God and His words to mankind (the Bible) are the foundational reality and truth, the beginning source, of all knowledge. To build on any other foundation leads to a multiplicity of false assumptions and conclusions, which are so evident in our society today, the majority of whose leaders have been educated without any serious consideration of God. Furthermore, the most important questions in life are left to the changing “wisdom” of mankind that has left our nation with an increasingly troubled society, bankrupt of eternal, spiritual values. Earlier leaders understood the importance of joining heart and mind in education. Theodore Roosevelt said, “To educate a child in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to society.” Proverbs 1:7 puts it this way, “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and discipline.” The New Testament puts it this way,”…in Christ are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the basic principles of this world rather than on Christ.” Col. 2:3,8.
The Word of God clearly puts the first and greatest responsibility for Christian education squarely on the shoulders of Christian parents. Home life is the irreplaceable source of imparting eternal, biblical values, which influence the way we perceive reality, knowledge, and standards of behavior. However, the influence of a child’s teacher and classmates is also powerful since as many or more waking hours are often spent in school as at home. Christian schools seek to come alongside parents and their churches to provide God-based instruction in an environment that reinforces the Christian love, values, and basic worldview that are being taught at home and church.
I would encourage you to strongly consider the benefits of providing your child a quality Christian education here at Neighbors Grove Christian Academy. Our mission and purpose is to “provide quality learning opportunities for our students in a Christian environment, striving to develop the whole person, spiritually, academically, socially, emotionally, and physically. Though Christian education requires a sacrifice financially for most parents, I can truthfully say that my wife and I have never regretted any of the sacrifices we have made in order to give five children a Christian education. When children are hearing the same thing at school that they hear at home and church, it develops a three-stranded cord of truth in their lives that is not easily broken.
God bless you as you seek God’s guidance in this important decision. If I can be of further help to you, please contact me at 336-672-1147
In Christ’s Service,