It’s not what you say…
Modeling and teaching a Christian worldview should be the main priority for the existence of a Christian school. Anything less is hypocritical at best and a shameful travesty at worst.
All other goals should be subservient to showing and teaching students what a genuine Christian view of the world is and, most importantly, how to live like you say you believe.
That does not mean other aspects of the school should be done in a mediocre or apathetic fashion. Since it’s school, strong academics must be of high priority. Additionally, the academic teachings need to be thoroughly and effectively integrated with appropriate scriptural principles.
You get it, don’t you? If we say we promote a Christian worldview then fail to show how scriptural principles apply to the academic program, then we are simply lying about our Christian worldview.
The same holds true for extracurricular activities, our disciplinary policies and how we treat employees.
Dare to be honest.
If scriptural principles are missing from those areas of a Christian school, then do the rest of the world a favor. If you can’t live every aspect of the life of the school according to scriptural principles, please be honest and remove the word Christian from your title and your literature. That way you won’t be lying.
That is a harsh statement, but it is a syndrome that leads to one of the most prevalent criticsms the secular world heaps on Christian schools. Frankly, if your school says one thing, but does another, the secular world has every right to be harshly critical.
Living by what we say we believe is a decision of the mind. We decide how we act in every situation. Furthermore, if we use the lame excuse that the situation demanded non-scriptural actions, we are in grievous error, and our statements about Christian worldview are a sham.
It’s that simple. Our actions reflect our real beliefs.
This video isn’t designed to give all the answers or even to show the proper path. What it can do, however, is help you get started on discovering how to create a school in which a Christian worldview is worked out in proper actions and attitudes.
Most of all, it starts with knowing God’s Word, then praying for the courage and wisdom to live by what we learn there.