What makes a ‘Christian School’ Christian?

A student’s cellphone had been stolen during school hours. The father came to the office saying that if her daughter’s cellphone wasn’t returned by the thief immediately, he would see himself forced to bring in the police and it would be SHAMEFUL that things like this happen in a Christian School!. I responded that if the police could discover and disclose the thief, they would be more than welcome and that YES, even in the population of our student body we had kids who struggle with dishonesty, smoking, drinking, etc. “Folly is bound up in the heart of a child…”(Proverbs 22:15).

This is only one incident, but time after time I have to explain to people that, even if all the students, teachers and staff would be professing Christians, it would not guarantee perfection; like somebody said “Christians are not perfect, just forgiven”.

christian-education-with-ruler-and-pencilSo, Is it Education consistent with the Bible? Is it teaching all the subjects from a Christian point of view? Is it a place where teachers and staff model to live and relate as Christians? Is it a complete education in a Christian context?

In the single and unique case of the Camiri Christian School, it has to do with purpose, mission and vision. We don’t pretend to have a monastery which in history has had its own shortcomings.

Our purpose: to teach and preach.

Our mission: excellent education and share the Good News.

Our vision: “that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.” (2 Timothy 3:17).

 

 

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