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Kingdom Education

Biblical Principles for Achieving Kingdom Education
from Kingdom Education, 2nd Edition
God's Plan for Educating Future Generations

by Dr. Glen Schultz

Dr. Glen L. Schulz, Ed.D., Director of Lifeway Christian School Resources defines "Kingdom Education" as "the life-long, Bible-based, Christ-centered process of leading a child into a new identity with Christ and developing him/her according to the specific abilities given to him/her by Christ so that the child will be empowered to live a life characterized by love, trust, and obedience to Christ".

 

  • Principle #1:  The education of children and youth is the primary responsibility of parents.
     
  • Principle #2:  The education of children and youth is a 24-hours-a-day, 7-days-a-week process that must take place from birth to maturity.
     
  • Principle #3:  The education of children and youth must have as its primary goals that salvation and discipleship of the next generation.
     
  • Principle #4:  The education of children and youth must be based on God's Word as absolute truth.
     
  • Principle #5:  The education of children and youth must hold Christ preeminent in all of life.
     
  • Principle #6:  The education of children and youth must not hinder the spiritual and moral development of the next-generation.
  • Principle #7:  The education of children and youth, if and when delegated to others by parents, must be done by teachers chosen with utmost care to ensure that they all follow these principles.
     
  • Principle #8:  The education of children and youth results in the formation of lifestyles or worldviews that will be patterned after the belief systems or world views of their teachers.
     
  • Principle #9:  The education of children and youth must lead to true wisdom by connecting all knowledge to a biblical worldview frame of reference.
 
  • Principle #10:  The education of children and youth must have a view of the future that includes the eternal perspective.