Kingdom Education Philosophy
Kingdom Education is defined as “The life-long, Bible-based, Christ-centered process of leading a child into a new identity with Christ, building the child up in Christ according to his/her specific abilities given by Christ, and equipping the child to live a life characterized by love, trust, and obedience to Christ.” The ultimate goal of Kingdom Education is to develop a mature disciple of Jesus Christ whose life glorifies God.
God’s Word provides each and every Christian with principles needed to put Kingdom Education into practice. In order to achieve Kingdom Education, these biblical principles must be studied, understood, and practiced in every aspect of life. Kingdom Education principles must be applied to all the teaching that takes place in one’s life regardless of age. It is extremely critical, however, that these principles be carefully and diligently applied to children and youth.
It is common knowledge that the easiest time in life to capture a person’s heart for Christ is during the childhood years. The home, church, and school must give full attention to these Principles of Kingdom Education for children and youth from birth through maturity. As you study each principle, give careful attention to the biblical application the principle has to everyday life.
Glen Schultz, Kingdom Education: God’s Plan for Educating Future Generations, 2nd ed. (Nashville: Lifeway Press, 2002), 29.