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Big Ideas to Consider:

1. There are basically two kingdoms: a kingdom of light and a kingdom of darkness. It seems strange to have those who walk in darkness educate children of light. It doesn't fit.

2. If Jesus Christ is Lord, then He is Lord of all. We cannot divide things into secular and sacred.

3. All truth is God's truth, and God's Word sheds light on our path. Only in His light can we see light. Education is not focused on possibilities but on certainties found in God's Word.

4. Deuteronomy 6 tells parents that, in all they do, they should provide a godly education 24/7.

5. Three key institutions that shape a child are the home, the church and the school. Children are served best when all three institutions point them in the same direction.

6. Only an education that has the liberty to address the whole child -- social, intellectual, emotional, physical AND spiritual -- reaches the possibility of excellence.

7. The best preparation for effective service is to be well grounded in one's mind before direct engagement of the culture.



Why Money Is Never An Issue

     This is a very real problem, and one of the most common parental objections.  Christian schools cost money.  A lot of money.  But before we get too carried away with fiscal concerns, we need to ask ourselves an important question:

     Do we have a moral obligation to give our children a Christian education?  If so, then God will do for us what He does anytime He gives us a command.  He'll give us the means to obey it.  

     Statements like "God will make a way" or "If He's called you, He'll equip you" may sound a little trite.  But they happen to be true.  If you have a biblical mandate to provide your children with a Christian education - and

"Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant seeking fine pearls, and upon finding one pearl of great value, he went and sold all that he had, and bought it." 

(Matthew 13:45-46)

all of us have to make that determination for ourselves - God won't let a little thing like insufficient funds stop you from obeying Him.  Not if you're committed to hearing and obeying His will in the matter.

     He may give you a raise.  He may show you how to cut a few corners.  But one way or another, He will make a way - because if educating your children in a Christian setting is a genuine responsibility, the financial cost becomes a genuine need.  And God has promised to supply all your needs according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:19).

     There are other ways God may provide the necessary funding.  In some cases, churches have been known to assist their members.  Talk to your pastor and see if that's a possibility.  And, of course, many schools offer financial aid to needy families or scholarships to academically-gifted students.  Contact the admissions department at your local Christian school. 

     At the end of the day, God may ask you to take a step of faith.  Then another.  Then another.  Pretty soon, you'll be walking in a promise that's been repeated so often it's become the quintessential Christian cliché.  When God calls us to a task, He equips us to fulfill it.  The Red Sea was no match for Him.  The red in your checkbook won't be, either.