What we believe and teach about the raising and educating of God's children
1. Christian parents are given children as a gift and reward from God. They are honored with the opportunity to be their children’s primary mentors and disciplers. It is their personal responsibility to see that they are raised to trust in and live for the Lord in their personal and public lives.
Psalm 127, Matthew 28:18-20
2. The discipling, educating, and ”equipping” of the children of God’s people, though the personal responsibility of their parents, is not the sole responsibility of their parents, but the concurrent responsibility of God’s family to assist those parents as a corporate duty.
Ephesians 2:19-22, Ephesians 4 :11-16
3. The goal of the partnership between individual parents and God’s People is to raise children to adulthood who take ownership of their own individual relationship with and mission for God to which He has called them in this life.
4. The purpose of education for God’s people is to equip our children to be God’s benevolent ruler-managers, first of their minds, hearts, bodies, and actions, then of their families, businesses, churches, social groups, government, and world. Therefore that education must be relevant, competitive, and profitable in their existing culture, applying what God has taught us here in this world and keeping in view the future world that God is preparing.
Psalm 8:4,6, Genesis 1:26,27, Matthew 28:18, 2 Timothy 2:12, 1 Cor. 6: 2,3, Rev.2:26, Rev. 5; 9,10