You’re already familiar with the options of homeschooling or public schooling. I recently ran across the term worldschooling. I imagine it comes from all that can be learned from traveling to different countries.
There are some strong opinions when it comes to how we choose to educate our children. Some feel that with the worldly philosophies and agendas being pushed in the public school system, homeschooling is the only way to go for Christians. Others feel that homeschooling can be exclusive and prevents Christians from shining the Light and making a difference in the world. Still others will opt to send their children to private Christian schools.
My opinion? Every home and situation is unique. Just because one choice works best for one family doesn’t mean it will be the wisest choice for another. Every community and school environment is different. There are still many that promote wholesome living, true learning, and have teachers that care about integrity and discipline.
We chose homeschooling and I’m glad. It’s been great to have complete control over curriculum choices, to spend quality time with our sons, and to have the flexibility to travel together on mission trips and to seminars. But homeschooling is not the perfect safety net in and of itself. Just because we have chosen to homeschool does not guarantee our children will go to Heaven (I cringe to even type those words).
Homeschoolers can neglect the most important foundation of any education and that is a substantial knowledge of the Word of God. Homeschoolers can allow worldliness (like materialism, unguarded speech, rebellion, and immoral vices) to creep into the home and influence their children.
Whether public, private, or home, the emphasis of every child’s education needs to be the Word. And parents, that responsibility solely belongs to us.
Living in the Word and by the Word. Teaching, memorizing, and sharing the Word. Learning to love the Word. Exemplifying the Word. THIS is what will give our children the very best start on their road to Heaven. Wordschooling is the only way to go.
All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work.
2 Timothy 3:16,17