Thursday, June 3, 2010
Separation of Church and School
Education (part 30)
Many Christian schools do not recognize the profound difference between a Christian school and a Christian church. The Christian school (as an institution) does not exist in order to conduct worship services or act as a mission agency, etc. The Christian school is not a church or parachurch organization. While the church should help her families where she can (e.g., instruction, encouragement, charity, etc.), education is still a parental responsibility and not the church's. The state and the church play important roles in God's economy, but the education of children belongs first and foremost to parents. The school serves in loco parentis―as an agent of the parents.