“Furthermore, you shall select out of all the people able men who fear God, men of truth, those who hate dishonest gain; and you shall place these over them as leaders of thousands, of hundreds, of fifties, and of tens.” – Exodus 18:21
I have never really been a WWE wrestling fan. I have had friends who go crazy for the theatrics, elaborate fights, and over-the-top characters. When I occasionally would catch a “show” on television, my favorite fights were the tag-team matches. A team member would sometimes get in trouble and then tag a team member to come in and save them. Sometimes, they would strategically partner to perform combo moves – using the tag-team partner to initiate the move. Often, these “tags” would swing the course of the fight in one direction or another. I found it fascinating. The teams who planned and executed well have a distinct advantage, utilizing the strengths of each team member while minimizing the deficiencies.
Education, like wrestling, can be a singles or tag-team process. Some families choose to be the sole educators of their children. They take the responsibility to educate their children in their homes. Most of them do an excellent job – others, not so much. A majority of families partner with institutions or other instructors in a “tag-team” approach. As discussed previously in my blog, regardless of your choice as a parent and in the eyes of God, the responsibility of the education still belongs to the parent.
When we tag-team with others and delegate this responsibility of education, the education must be done by teachers chosen with utmost care to ensure that they follow the Biblical principles we have been discussing over the last few weeks. Consider carefully those you allow to help in educating your children.
When Moses was trying to educate the children of Israel to know and follow God, Jethro told him he had better delegate some of the tasks to others if he planned to be successful as a leader. Jethro, however, warned Moses to be very selective concerning the delegates he chose. In essence, each person had to fear God, love truth, and hate covetousness. May we also choose wisely.
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.
Legacy Christian Academy is Frisco's preeminent Pre-K through 12 Christian school committed to educating students in a college preparatory environment balanced in academics, athletics, and fine arts–all within the context of a biblical worldview. For more information on Legacy, visit our admissions page.