Christian Philosophy Of Education, Evangelism, And Discipleship

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According to Schultz (2003) a Kingdom-focused education must be built on the following four points: Jesus Christ, A Biblical Philosophy of Education, Evangelism, and Discipleship. The most appropriate place for Kingdom education to start is in the family where children are taught that “only salvation in Christ can perfect a person” (Schultz, 2003, p.19). Because Kingdom education is rooted in development of a personal relationship with Christ it exists as a present reality and not a future physical kingdom (Schultz, 2003). The development of this relationship with Christ is a lifelong process that starts at birth and “continues 24 hours a day, 7 days a week” (Schultz, 2003). Parents bear the primary responsibility for this education in Christ and must be supported by born-again teachers who are also able “to teach children the gospel message” (Schultz, 2003, p.31). A proper Biblical Philosophy of Education enables students to be “transformed into the image of Christ” and “be fully equipped to serve Christ in everyday life” (Schultz, 2003, p. 39). The ultimate goal of Kingdom education is to develop a God-centered worldview that empowers learners to “think and act according to God’s ways” (Schultz, 2003, p. 49). Practicing a Christian Philosophy of education requires that a teacher’s actions are in accord with their words because “95% of the time students will reject the content and accept the conduct” (Schultz, 2003, p. 53). Schultz (2003) provided Biblical

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