Jesus’ last command to His disciples was that they replicate their faith in and love of Christ in the lives of others by making disciples. They had learned at His feet and come to love Him supremely, and it was His call that they live out their love by leading others to know Him.
Disciple-making is hard work. It requires much of God’s people. All Christians are called to make disciples, but first, we must become Christ-followers ourselves. Do you want your child to love Christ? If so, he or she must learn of Christ – all that He is, all that He has done, and all that He calls His people to.
Our world is increasingly devoid of God-awareness, and nowhere is that more evident than in the halls of our nation’s public schools. Humanism and anti-God philosophy permeate the teaching of every subject, from the origin of man to his ultimate purpose in life. Conversely, a Christian education saturates the knowledge of all subjects with the Creator of life, knowledge, and wisdom in every area.
If you want your child to merely learn, the financial sacrifice of a Christian education may not be worth the cost. However, if you want your child to learn Christ, love Christ, and ultimately live Christ out in the realm of the church, the home, and the world as a disciple-maker, can you really afford not to invest in a Christian education?