TRUST IN THE LORD WITH ALL YOUR HEART,
AND LEAN NOT UNTO YOUR OWN UNDERSTANDING.
IN ALL YOUR WAYS ACKNOWLEDGE HIM,
AND HE WILL DIRECT YOUR PATHS.
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By Susan Adams, Forbes Staff
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WHY CHOOSE CHRISTIAN VOCATIONAL EDUCATION?
Why Will Parents Choose a Christian Vocational High School Instead of a Public Vocational High School, a Charter School, or a Cyber School?
Why Will Homeschool Parents Choose a Christian Vocational High School Instead of a Public Vocational High School for Career Training?
Why Will Parents of Students Attending a Christian High School Choose a Christian Vocational High School Instead of a Public Vocational High School?
Why Will Drop-Outs Choose a Christian Vocational High School?
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Teachers and school administrators are called by God to help raise up the young in the ways of faith. Jesus, the Savior, was also a teacher. He gathered His disciples and others around Him and taught with such conviction and truth that the “many who heard Him were astonished, saying, ‘Where did this man get all this? What is the wisdom given to Him? What mighty works are wrought by His hand!’” (Mark 6:2). His apostles, likewise, were teachers and gave witness “with great power,” through their words and their deeds, and “gave their testimony to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and great grace was upon them all” (Acts 4:33).
The ministry of teaching obligates the teacher to assist his or her students in understanding not only the subject matter, but in understanding how the order and discipline of mathematics or physics reveals the mind of God; how history, geography, and world events reinforce faith by helping students know that God created the mountains, the sea, the rivers, the deserts, the forests, the plains, and all the creatures that inhabit them, and that human discoveries, empires, conflicts, and social movements are measured by the divinely ordained order. The ministry of teaching requires one not only to help students acquire skill in spelling, reading, grammar, and writing, but to understand that human language is a primary means by which students might explore the wonders of poetry and narrative and Sacred Scripture itself—all of which indirectly or directly disclose salvation history.
Teachers in a vocational Christian high school must be ever mindful that they train not only through rational explanation of formal subject material and theory, but even more powerfully through word, deed, example, and shared experience. Simply put, they teach the faith by modeling the faith and by modeling honesty, integrity, true Christian work ethic, and faithfulness. This is why teachers are required to live and be a Godly example, both at school and away from the classroom. When you can’t preach it to teach it—you must live it to give it!