Why christian education?

An education that is philosophically, purposefully, and intentionally God-centered, Christ-focused, Spirit-empowered, and Bible-based is the essence of a Christian education.  These qualities are not only faith affirmations, but intimately integrated with faithful practical actions. 

God’s truth is assimilated entirely into every aspect of Christian education.  And the principal and practice of Christian learning dictates that God’s truth, the Bible, apply to the unity of belief, policy, subjects, courses, teachers and students.  Everything in a Christian education is a conscious adoption and integration of the unity of God’s truth.


In fact, this is what makes a Christian education unique.

The goal of a Christian education is not only to educate, impart knowledge, train in a specific discipline, prepare for employment, or even to generate new and improved societal members.  The goal of a Christian education is to empower students with a Christ-like worldview. 


Each and every person has a conception about life and how the world works. It’s what we believe, and what we believe in. It’s our understanding of reality. It’s how we make decisions. It’s the basis of the questions we ask ourselves, such as, “Why am I here? Where did I come from? And where am I going?”

Your worldview can be placed into two basic categories – a secular worldview (without God) and a Christian worldview (with God). 

 A secular worldview generates philosophies and belief systems such as naturalism (evolution), relativism (no absolute truth), existentialism (mankind determines the meaning of life), humanism (goodness and rightness are defined by man) and pragmatism (authentic truth is sensible and tested).  Obviously, a secular worldview makes much of the ability of man, and discounts the existence or power of God.  From the stance of Christianity, a secular worldview highjacks the glory of God.

What does this mean for Christian education? 

What are the sensible applications of God’s truth that promote a genuine biblical worldview?  

Here are a few practical applications that are essential to a Christian learning experience.


An understanding that God is sovereign and is preeminent over all things.
Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways! “For who has known the mind of the Lord, or who has been his counselor?” Romans 11:33-34 (Isaiah 40:13)
ROMANS 11:33-34 & ISAIAH 40:13
God is truth and Christianity is a system of His truth. God’s truth is the foundation of all knowledge and all life.
Teach me your way, O Lord, that I may walk in your truth; unite my heart to hear your Name.
PSALM 86:11
Therefore, a Christian education must have as its foundation the quest of knowing God, submitting to God, and glorifying God.
We are taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ.
All educational philosophy, policy, purpose and practice are founded on biblical and theological positions.
Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.
Because the link between principle and practice is extremely important to authentic Christian education, all professors must be dedicated believers.
See to it that no one takes you captive by philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spiritsof the world, and not according to Christ.
Every course, curriculum, textbook, lecture and extra-curricular activity is intentionally and creatively integrated with God’s truth; the Bible.
And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.


The struggle between secular and Christian worldviews continues with the ultimate prize being the minds, hearts, and souls of young people throughout the world.  

No battle is more significant than the war being waged within the hallowed halls and classrooms of academia, especially the university.

What’s the truth?


Christian education is the ultimate expression of God's truth.

And that's the truth.