Value of a Christian Education
“Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old, he will not depart from it.”” – Proverbs 22:6
A Christian school has the opportunity to instill in young people strong moral character and raise them to be people with conviction and purpose. There can be many trials and tribulations in the lives of our children and they must be rooted and grounded in the Word of God in order to make the right choices. The above scripture tells us that if we teach our children correctly, they may stray briefly but they will ultimately return to the truth. A Christian education is invaluable!
Can I afford a Christian education for my child?
Children are our greatest resource and treasure, and a Christian education is clearly an investment in their future. Investing requires planning and careful thought. Consider that currently, the average cost of full time local daycare in Tennessee is $460 per month (our monthly tuition is $420). Take a closer look at monthly bills and decide if there are areas that have room for improvement (cable TV, entertainment, going out to eat, etc). Explore the possibility of support from your local church. Plan ahead – is saving part of your income tax return a possibility? Can your employer directly deposit a portion of your earning in savings each pay period in preparation for the next semester?
These are a few ideas to help in the decision-making process. But, do not forget the most important step. Pray for God’s guidance in making your decision.