Why Christian Schooling?

16,000 hours! That’s the time your children spend in school from kindergarten through high school. They will graduate with a diploma and some kind of worldview. The diploma will help them get into college or get their first job, but the worldview they develop in those early years will determine every choice they make for next 60, 70 or 80 years. All their decisions about faith, marriage, character, relationships, career, personal habits and child-rearing will be shaped by the worldview formed during their early years of home and school. Will your child’s worldview be secular or sacred?

Educating our children is a sacred duty which God gives to every parent, making us responsible for training our children to become Godly adults (Malachi 2:15). We can homeschool them or outsource their education to others, but we cannot transfer the responsibility. God holds us accountable for ensuring that the children he loans us aretrained to know, obey and serve God. Jesus said, “when a student is fully trained, he will be like his teacher” (Luke 6:40). Therefore, parents must choose teachers, coaches and mentors with much more care than barbers, dentists or colleges. One can almost hear Jesus saying, “What have parents gained if their children’s hair looks good, their teeth are straight and they get a Harvard degree, but they lose their children’s souls?”

First Place Academy can help you realize God’s expectation of you as parents. All of our teachers are Christians who want to partner with your family to educate, inspire and equip your children to know and serve Jesus Christ. Since every child will ultimately choose his/her own way in life, there are no guarantees in the childraising business. However, if children spend 16,000 hours under the teaching and modeling of Godly men and women like FPA’s faculty, the likelihood that they will develop a Biblical worldview and follow the Lord is greatly increased. 3 John 1:4 says, “I have no greater joy than to know that my children are walking in truth”. Call First Place Academy, a ministry of First Baptist Church of Trenton, at 352-463-2038 and discover how a Kingdom Education can help you experience the joy of seeing your children walking in the Truth of Jesus Christ!