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Biblical Principles of Kingdom Education

Kingdom education is defined as the lifelong, Bible-based, Christ-centered process of leading a child into a new identity with Christ. Kingdom education works to develop children according to their specific abilities so that a child will be empowered 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.

Where does Kingdom Education come from?

Our Kingdom education philosophy originates in God’s Word. The Bible 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.

Ten principles that make-up our Kingdom Education Philosophy

1. The education of children and youth is the primary responsibility of parents.

Deuteronomy 6:4-9; 11:18-21; Psalm 78:1-7; Psalm 127:3; Proverbs 22:6; Malachi 2:13-16; Ephesians 6:4

2. The education of children and youth is a 24 hour-a-day, 7 days-per-week process that continues from birth through maturity.

Deuteronomy 6:7; 11:19; Proverbs 22:6

3.  The education of children and youth must have as its primary goals the salvation and discipleship of the next generation.

Psalm 78:6; Matthew 28:19-20

4. The education of children and youth must be based on God’s Word as the absolute truth.

Matthew 24:35; Psalm 119

5. The education of children and youth must hold Christ as preeminent in all of life.

Colossians 2:3; 6-10; Matthew 18:6; 19:13-14; Mark 10:13-16; Luke 18:15-17

6. The education of children and youth must not hinder that spiritual and moral development of the next generation.

Matthew 18:6; 19:13-14; Mark 10:13-16; Luke 18:15-17

7. The education of children and youth, if and when delegated to others by parents, must be done so with the utmost care to ensure that all teachers follow these principles.

Exodus 18:21; I Samuel 1:27-28, 3:1-10

8. The education of children and youth results in the formation of a belief system or worldview that will be patterned after the belief systems or worldviews of the person’s teachers.

Luke 6:40

9. The education of children and youth must lead to true wisdom by connecting all knowledge to a biblical worldview frame of reference.

Romans 1:20; Psalm 19:1; Proverbs 4:5; 7; 3:19; 9:10; Psalm 104:24; 136:5; Jeremiah 10:12; Romans 11:33; Luke 11:52; Colossians 2:3; I Corinthians 8:1; 13:8; Romans 1:28

10. The education of children and youth must have a view of the future that includes the eternal perspective.

Colossians 3:1-2; Matthew 6:19-20; II Timothy 4:6-8; Acts 20:24; Hebrews 11:13; Colossians 3:23-24

Copyright Kingdom School Institute 2017-Glen Schultz

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