It’s Time For School (With Jesus Again)

For Christian congregations and schools, instruction in God’s Word is our priority. We gather regularly for instruction in the Word of God, not simply to learn knowledge about God, but that our faith in Jesus Christ might be strengthened and that we might live by that faith in our lives. We call this teaching “catechesis.” From the cradle to the grave, receiving our Lord’s teaching from the Holy Scriptures is a way of life for us, young and old alike. Our Lord is with us wherever His Word is faithfully taught and received. This does not begin in the fall and end in the spring but occurs daily in our schools, homes, and congregation.

The Chief Responsibility of the Christian Parent is Instruction in the Faith of Jesus

A parent's first responsibility as Christians is for the catechization of their children. They bear witness to this responsibility first by creating a home where tenderness, forgiveness, respect, fidelity, and selfless service to others are the rule. That's because a Christian home is best suited for education in these virtues. This task requires parents to embrace self-denial, good judgment, and self-mastery—the preconditions of all true freedom.