Promise Life Educational Concepts
"Come Follow Me" : New Pathways Series
Jesus calls all of us to "leave our nets" and follow Him in a lifetime of learning and practice called "discipleship". For our children, this discipleship can begin early within our homes naturally and individually, "talking to them when you are sitting in your house, and when you walking by the way, when you lie down, and when your rise." (Deut.11:190) But somehow in America we have come to believe that neither "discipleship", "home", or their "individuality" are essential when it comes to our childrens formal education. The goal of this series of ebooklets "Come Follow Me", is designed to help guide us back to a way of thinking about educating our children based on the sure foundation of God's Covenant Promise's "to us and to our children" (Acts 2:39). They are about creating "new pathways", for discipleship, home, and individuality in education as we seek to "follow Him".
No Longer Sound : Why the Public School System in America is no longer a sound choice for the Education of God's children
For generations American Christians have used, taught, and administered in the Public Schools Systems. But today it is no longer a place where Christian influence can be maintained effectively and is therefore no longer a sound choice for the education of Christian Children. Further, staying in the system may be seriously detrimental to the spiritual health of our children. Many developments have combined to create this situation and it is prompting a "re-evaluation" of the whole nature of the system even from those outside the Faith. But the good news is that God in His Providence is opening "new doors" of Christian Educational opportunities and entrepreneurship for His People. So, there is no good reason to stay in Egypt if the Lord is providing a path through the sea. "No Longer Sound" seeks to address these topics.
So, if we leave Public School, what is it that we are seeking and what is the goal for our children? Is it just a mere change in locations and curriculums? No, as beings created in the image of God, they are made to reflect God's Image and see the world through His Eyes. This means developing through education, over time, a "Christian Worldview". This requires them to be in an environment where the Holy Spirit can bring "light and life" to their subjects through the application of God's Word. It requires us to actively commit them and their education to our Father by planting them in the best educational soil we can. Then, we are to nourish them with His Word, and to prayerfully seek and wait on Him to cause the growth of His Kingdom in their hearts. "Necessary Education" seeks to address these topics.