Christian Day Schools


Article 71 directs Councils to diligently encourage the members of the congregation to establish and maintain good Christian Schools in which the biblical, Reformed vision of  Christ's lordship over all creation is clearly taught.  I am a product of good Christian Schools that maintained that high bar of a biblical Reformed vision of Christ's lordship over all creation.  There is now more competition for families seeking a Christian education for covenant children than ever before.  This I believe has led to Christian schools changing their standards to  become more non-denominational or interdenominational and less Reformed in character.  How do churches make that assessment of the myriad of schools now available to families seeking a Christian education?

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Ahhh...Christian Day schools and how it fits in the CRCNA scheme, the next great battle that will be enjoined after LGBTQ is settled or a truce is signed; as if it never was enjoined before:-)



For starters, a church should ask whether a school is a member of Christian Schools International, which defines itself as "a community of Christian day schools and affiliated institutions which share a Reformed Christian perspective" and requires its regular members to affirm their acceptance of "the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments, the infallible Word of God, as explicated in the Reformed creeds."


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For starters,  thank you for that insight.  I appreciate those very practical words of wisdom.


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