What is Christian Education?

By Mike Riddle

February 2014

Christian education can be divided into three areas: Knowledge, Application, and Growth. The three areas are not mutually exclusive. They do overlap and can occur at the same time in the learning process.



The goal of Christian education is to glorify God.



Develop a biblical worldview (Matthew 22:37; Romans 12:2)

Scripture as the authority in all matters (John 17:17, 2 Timothy 3:16-17)

Understand the principles of discernment (Philippians 1:9-10)

Understand apologetics (1 Peter 3:15; Jude 3)

Understand the Gospel (including the foundation)



Great Commission (Matthew 28:19-20)

Do the work of an evangelist (2 Timothy 4:1-5)

Present and defend the Gospel (Philippians 1:17)

Discernment (Acts 17:11; 1 Thessalonians 5:20-21)

The practice of apologetics (2 Corinthians 10:4-5)

Be doers of the Word (James 1:22)



Continue to become skilled in the knowledge of God’s Word (Hebrews 5:12-14)

Continue to study to show ourselves approved (2 Timothy 2:15)

Continue to press forward toward the goal (Philippians 3:13-14)


The Result

Character transformation to be more Christ-like

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