Does Christian Education Matter?

Does Christian education matter? What does the community think? Could we market it better? I think that Christian education is of paramount importance in these days. Think of the cultural landscape and look at school curriculum and you will see that the times cry out for Christian education that will impact our young and old, that will became a light in our conference, and impact the lives of the students and teachers for eternity. Here is a story shared by Pastor Jeff Scoggins:

Jeff Scoggins (Brainerd pastor)“A few months ago, a lady in our community unexpectedly called me about starting a scholarship fund for children who wanted to enroll in a Christian school but could not afford it. Of course, I was interested in her idea and she scheduled a meeting with me and representatives of two other area Christian schools. We met and I realized that her idea, while a great idea, would take a long time, if ever, for her to get off the ground. However, we agreed to meet again in a month. At the second meeting the small group of us began to talk about an effort to market Christian education to our community. That is when things began moving in a new direction.

The mayor attended one meeting and decided that he would declare a Christian Education Week. A banker said that he would find money to print marketing materials. A printer said that he would work closely with us in putting together a print campaign and distributing it to the community. Overall, it seems that an effort to promote the concept of Christian education to our community is going to move forward with three Christian schools working together in the promotion effort. Hopefully in the coming year or so, the awareness of the option of Christian education in the Brainerd Lakes area will begin to increase.”

Brian K. Mungandi, Vice President for Administration

e-TNL Staff: Brian Mungandi, Director; Melisa Mauk, Website-editor
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