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What does the Bible communicate concerning the responsibility of teaching young Christian children?  To find the answers to these questions and more, you may want to consider joining the Christian Education Awareness Network (CEANet).   James Boyes

"It is time we get our kids out of the public schools." 

Dr. Tim LaHaye, Left Behind Book Series and Pastor

 

  "I think it's time to get our kids out [of public schools]." Dr. James Dobson, Focus on the Family

The best way to light our world is to be distinct from the darkness, and homeschooling certainly helps to set us apart from the worldly culture in which we live. I have had more opportunities to share the gospel because I was homeschooled than I ever would have had in a public school."
- Israel Wayne, Author
Homeschooling from a Biblical Worldview

"The only realistic way to fulfill the Biblical mandate to raise our children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord is to homeschool in the current culture."
- Mike Smith, President
Home School Legal Defense Association

The best gift we can give our children, is a complete Godly upbringing in a loving home, safe from the worldly influences that lure them away from faith in Jesus.  Homeschool your preschoolers, homeschool all the years."  Denise Kanter

"I just wanted to let you know your site brought tears to my eyes.  I am new to homeschooling and did not do it by choice.  God made sure I had no other alternative (talk about closing doors) and I was not happy about it until I started doing it.  I had been praying for God to make his purpose for me known and after a lot of prayer I knew I was meant to be a mother, but that was not all God had in mind.   Once I started homeschooling I knew this was my purpose.  I LOVE IT!  I went from being against homeschooling to being a huge advocate! I have seen such positive changes in my kindergartener since she came home.  It took 3 months to flush out what 3 weeks of public school had done to her!  We both LOVE it and she actually dreads the weekends!  Anyway I was moved by your site as it expressed everything I feel inside.  Homeschooling is such a blessing and so important! Thanks for your hard work in providing this site." Geneva B.

"Thank you very much for taking the time to answer my questions and easing my concerns. Thank you for all the information. I will pray for your organization and others like yours. You are truly God-sent. Thank You."  Chauntrell V.

 

 

 

 

   

 Considering Homeschooling Ministry™

Government Schools

 What is a Christian parent's responsibility?

 Dr. Bruce Shortt, Esq., Author, Harsh Truth About Public Schools

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We hope the following information will help you make the decision to bring your children home to be educated and trained with a biblical worldview.   God is faithful to bless you whether you start homeschooling when your child is 5 or 15.  As one mom said,

"Once I started homeschooling I knew this was my purpose.  I LOVE IT!  I went from being against homeschooling to being a huge advocate! I have seen such positive changes in my kindergartener since she came home."

 

Brief History of Education

For the first 200 years of education in North America, the primary goal of schooling was to foster religious devotion. The original Puritan and Separatist colonists, inheriting the Reformation's concern that everyone be able to read the Bible, opened schools for the purpose of teaching children how to study the Scriptures. A biblically literate population was seen as the best insurance for a successful society.

Our founding fathers recognized that education should primarily serve to encourage faith in Christ. They acknowledged that civilization's health and very existence depended on people who understood and lived Christian principles.

George Washington said, "True religion affords government its surest support. The future of this nation depends on the Christian training of the youth. It is impossible to govern without the Bible."

Noah Webster wrote, "The education of Youth is an employment of more consequence than making laws and preaching the gospel, because it lays the foundation on which both law and gospel rest for success."

In the 1830's, however, secular concepts began infiltrating the worldview of US citizens. Horace Mann, the "Father of American Public Education," conceived of an educational system without any religious creed (faith). This was the beginning of a long process of excluding God from public education. From this time on, education was seen increasingly as a tool to indoctrinate the public with secularism and humanism.

Secularism seeks to remove God's existence, or at least His relevance, from reality. Humanism centers the universe on humanity, making man, rather than a divine creator, its most important being.

"Education is thus a most powerful ally of humanism. What can the theistic Sunday schools, meeting for an hour once a week, and teaching only a fraction of the children, do to stem the tide of a five-day program of humanistic teaching?" wrote Charles Francis Potter, signer of the 1933 Humanist Manifesto & author of Humanism: A New Religion.

Consider a Christian Home Education for your children. No other environment can provide the safety of a whole Christian worldview and Biblical education.

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Will your children believe in Jesus when they graduate from high school?

Homeschooled: 94%
Public Schooled: 15%

94% of homeschoolers keep the faith and 93% continue to attend church after the high school years. But a shocking 75% to 85% of Christian children sent to public school drop out of church, and do not hold a Christian worldview after high school graduation.

By grade eight, the average homeschooled student performs four grade levels above their public and private school counterparts.

A background in teaching is not necessary; in fact, "home educated students' test scores remained between the 80th and 90th percentiles, whether their mothers had a college degree or did not complete high school."

What does God say about education?

Homeschooling is the most Biblical form of education. God addresses parents as the educators of their own children:

"And these words which I command you today shall be in your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up."
- Deuteronomy 6:6-7

"All your children shall be taught by the Lord, and great shall be the peace of your children."
- Isaiah 54:13

"Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it."
- Proverbs 22:6

Jesus said: "Can a blind man lead a blind man? Will they not both fall into a pit? A student is not above his teacher, but everyone who is fully trained will be like his teacher."
- Luke 6:39, 40

"Learn not the way of the heathen."
- Jeremiah 10:2

"He who walks with the wise grows wise, but a companion of fools suffers harm."
- Proverbs 13:20

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Zan Tyler, Author of 7 Tools for Cultivating Your Child's Potential, reported that new research reveals 92% of children from Christian homes will reject Jesus:

Zan writes, "I spoke this winter at Sally Clarkson's WholeHearted Mother Conference in Dallas on "Seven Tools for Cultivating Your Child's Potential." As I discussed tool number four (Developing a Christian Worldview), I gave some of these same startling statistics. One mother sought me out after the workshop and informed me that her husband works for Josh McDowell Ministry. She said the statistic they are now using for evangelical children (actually teens and young adults) abandoning the faith is 92 percent. 92 percent! That is catastrophic."   

Did you know the latest study by Dr. Brian Ray discovered 94% of children educated at home will keep their faith in Jesus?

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85% of children from Christian homes that attend public schools for 12 years will reject Christ by high school graduation.

 
Dr. Robert Simonds of the Center for Excellence in Education (CEE) has spent over 35 years teaching in Public schools.  He has more experience than just about anyone.   Dr. Simonds contacted parents of church children who went K-12* in public schools (in 1990) and found that 85% of all those children left their church and faith by 12th grade.  
 
The Southern Baptist Council on Family Life reported to the 2002 Annual Meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention that 88 percent of the children raised in evangelical homes leave church at the age of 18, never to return; http://www.hslda.org/docs/news/hslda/200406/200406030.asp - We acknowledge that this study took into account all forms of education, but we know that most Baptists (80-90%) send their kids to public schools.
 
We hope that this information will help you see why we feel this message is vital.  We will not change the minds of everyone, but we know that children taught at home with the Bible as the foundation to their education have the best chance to not only keep their faith, but maintain a strong Christian worldview throughout their lifetime.  For more information on the children that keep their faith who have been homeschooled, visit www.nheri.org.
 
Percentages affect peoples thoughts, but it is not about the percentages, it is about what God has said how we should raise our children.  He is not silent about a child's education.  Education is not neutral.  It is either for Christ or against. 

"All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness". 2 Timothy 3:15

 

"Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old he will not depart from it."  Proverbs 22:6