Christian schools

  • “Engaging, topical workshops geared toward Christian school leaders”

  • "…partnering with Christian schools and families from around the world to provide an academically rigorous online program that fosters a biblical worldview"

  • As we look around us, we observe increasing moral decline. Changes in our society introduce us to philosophies that blatantly counter biblical principles. Humanism and relativism are making their way into the ideologies of school systems. "Faith in the moral autonomy of individuals has resulted in a society that has lost its moral moorings" (Van Brummelen, 1994). How can we resist these trends? Christian schools must take a closer look at what we are doing to prepare our students for living in a degenerating society. As Christian school educators in North America or in other parts of the world, we recognize that our students need to be equipped to face the opposition they will inevitably encounter as they become an active part of society. But what is Christian school education? How is a Christian school different from a public school or another private but wholly academic school? Are Christian schools showing evidence of the differences?

  • "…an association of teachers and others concerned to promote Christian values in the Independent Schools of the UK and around the world"

  • Dr. Roy Lowrie in “Christian School Administration,” The Christian Teacher (May 1960),1 listed 22 objectives for Christian schools. As I considered his list almost 60 years later, I wondered what such a list should look like in 2017. The principles of a Christ-centered education are not restricted to any specific time and place, but our focus is definitely shaped by our environment. Should there be additional objectives now? Should any of these be removed? Would changing the order better reflect the needs of students today? After all, the digital environment in which students now live, did not exist in 1960. I noticed that #19 was written from the perspective of an active participant in what God was doing in in the USA, but changing "American heritage" to "national heritage" could better reflect what we now see God doing throughout the world. What do you think? Do you have a comprehensive list of objectives that guide your decisions?

  • „…Unterstützung von Schulgründungsinitiativen, Lehrerwerbung und Stellenvermittlung, Fortbildung für Lehrer und Schulleiter, Entwicklung didaktischer Konzeptionen, Austausch und Vermittlung von Knowhow”

  • By Jim Drexler in World, posted 2014-09-13

    “I would advise no one to send his child where the Holy Scriptures are not supreme.” Martin Luther’s bold admonition reflects the teachings of both the Old and the New Testament. Throughout the Bible, God differentiates between light and darkness, wisdom and ignorance, saved and unsaved, and Jesus himself clearly teaches that “he who is not with me is against me, and he who does not gather with me scatters” (Matthew 12:30). Whether you have been committed to Christian education for years or whether you are just now exploring the possibilities, consider the following from this perspective: How can Christian parents best fulfill their obligation to train and nurture their covenant children (Deuteronomy 6:4–8)? Specifically, what type of education effectively prepares children for “works of service” (Ephesians 4:12)?

    Misconceptions about Christian education

    A Christian school is not a place where a few “ornaments” like prayer, chapels, and Bible classes merely complement an otherwise secular education. Genuine Christian education seeks to integrate God’s Word into every facet of the curriculum as well as all co-curricular activities. As the Puritan theologian Charles Bridges wrote in his commentary on Proverbs, “The religious training must not be the border of the garment, which might easily be cut off. It must be the pervading substance throughout.”

    Second, the phrase “Christian education” should encompass more than the study of religion. Unfortunately, many evangelicals have too narrow a definition. Christian education, they think, takes place only in Sunday school, during Bible studies, or at home during family devotions, but this view is too limited. The apostle Paul exhorts us to “take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ” (2 Corinthians 10:5). Saint Augustine wrote that “every good and true Christian should understand that wherever he may find truth, it is the Lord’s.” Reflecting the same conviction, John Calvin wrote, “We shall neither reject the truth itself, nor despise it whenever it shall appear, unless we wish to dishonor the Spirit of God.” True Christian education relates God’s Word to every aspect of life.

    Third, a Christian school is not a “safe house” from the world. Many well-meaning parents think that the Christian school offers protection from the evils of the world. A Christian school is not a guarantee against sin. The difference, however, is that the Christian school disciplines by teaching students about God’s demands, and His forgiveness, grace and mercy.

    Finally, the Christian school is not a reform school for families who have exhausted other options to solve their problems. The Christian school should be their first choice, the place where Christian families, the church, and the Christian school can prepare students for effective lives of service in God’s kingdom.

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  • A most important decision

    Deciding which school you will choose for your child is one of the most important decisions you will make. It is a decision that will not only affect your child’s emotional and mental development and his or her future career prospects it will also affect his or her eternal destiny. Jesus said, “What good will it be for a man if he gains the whole world, yet forfeits his soul? Or what can a man give in exchange for his soul?” (Matthew 16:26 NIV)

    All education teaches children values. You have the choice whether your child grows up with Christian values or secular values. This& written to assist you in making that choice.

  • Harold Klassen


    基督教学校运动浪潮 优势 劣势
    1. “爱邻舍” 关注他人 二分主义
    2. 门徒训练 圣经的整合 关注“我们”
    3. 宣教性















    基督来,不仅只是为了死。祂曾与我们一样住在这个被罪玷污的世界中,祂来是要给我们盼望,那就是靠着上帝的大能我们能在此时此刻并且在永恒中过那圣洁的生活。他来是要告诉我们敬虔可以在家庭中、在学校里、在木制工艺品店铺里活出来,就如同在某个特殊的事工中一样。祂也期望我们活出同样的这种整全的生活方式,即我们甘心愿意将自己的“所是”和“所做”的方方面面完全降服在上帝美好的旨意中。如果能有这样一所学校,在那里孩子们能够自然地回应 神,并且能够学习如何将自己的学业与上帝祂自己和祂的话语联系起来;在那里不断在基督里成长的老师们可以和那些刚刚在基督里开始新生命的孩子分享他们的见证;在那里藉着在学校中每一天师生的互动而不是老师站在讲台上单向地向学生教导理论上的知识,基督的门徒得以一天天被塑造。我想世上没有比像这样的学校更好的地方了。



    我们需要回顾我们对于教育的理解以及表述。如果主内学校以及装备好的基督徒老师是带着这样的观点——即教育为福音预工、引人归主以及门徒培训提供背景和内容——引人(无论是个体还是群体)进入关系中。那我们必须避免一种倾向,即我们可以通过教育引人归主,使之成为 神家里的一员。唯有上帝的圣灵才可以使人得新生命。我们唯有完全地依赖上帝至高大能的工作,并且也需要这样行出来。我们必须确保我们不是靠着我们自己的力量成全那“上帝所动的善工”。长成“满有基督的身量”——即使上帝有时会使用祂的孩子来彰显何为这样的身量,来鼓励他人朝着这样的身量努力——但是最终这是上帝的“善工”!



    其次是教导, 其非常容易“煽动”我们那存于堕落后本性中的期待——即知道是非就能使我们更像神。更多的时候,知识产生骄傲而非谦卑,因为在我们的有限中我们认为我们所知道的那一点就是一切,我们就是神。上帝创造了整个宇宙来启示祂自己,为得是使凡看见祂所造之物的每个人都能知道祂的永能和神性。我们越多地来研究祂所造的世界,我们就可以越好的认识祂。然而,当我们忽视或拒绝上帝时,我们所看到的仅是自己。我们与上帝的分离会反映在我们与宇宙、他人、甚至是自己的分离中。因此,知识是不够的。





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