In light of our emphasis this year on LCA’s core value of the Primacy of Scripture, I thought it appropriate to explore together what the Bible says about education (training, teaching, learning, etc). Early in my career as a Christian educator, I was introduced to Dr. Glenn Schultz who explored these concepts thoroughly in his book, Kingdom Education. He lists nine Biblical principles for Christian education. Over the next few weeks, I would like us to explore these together.
The education of children and youth is the primary responsibility of parents.
These passages speak of the responsibility of parents to keep Biblical principles before our children at all times, to speak of them throughout the day and throughout their activities and experiences. Parents are to train children while they are young so that when older they will not depart from Biblical truth. Summatively, the passages above make it clear that parents are ultimately responsible before the Lord for the education of their children. Even if they choose to delegate certain aspects of their education to others (like LCA), parents must answer to the Lord for what and how their children are taught.
In light of this truth, parents should ask some key questions: What is my child being taught while in my home by me, by TV shows, by books, by music, etc.? Who in my neighborhood or in our social circles has an influence on my children? What values does his/her coach or music teacher instill in my children? What is my child being taught in church, at school, by teachers, etc.?
These questions underscore the importance of the covenant relationship between parents and LCA. In fact, the covenant relationship LCA has with Christian families is another core value of our school. It is vitally important that Christian parents, as the God-assigned care-taker of their children, not be “unequally yoked” with educators who do not hold the truth of the Bible as primary.
We affirm the primacy of Scripture in all we do here at Legacy Christian. As a result, we not only teach everything from a Christian worldview but also recognize your ultimate responsibility as parents with respect to your child’s education. Thank you for choosing LCA to be your partner in God’s ultimate homework assignment to parents, raising a child up in “fear and admonition of the Lord.” We guard the trust you place in us with great fervor and humility.
Kevin Mosley is in his first year as Associate Head of School at Legacy Christian Academy in Frisco, Texas, having served the last 9 years as Upper School Principal. An innovative academic leader of 25 years, his record includes managing top-performing teams to cultivate student leaders and promote successful preparation for college and beyond. He is focused on engaging with students and educators in Christian schools and is committed to providing Christ-centered leadership through collaboration and transformational vision.
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