If you are a pastor or church leader, you have the responsibility and opportunity to lead the families in your congregation. Ponder these Bible passages, then scroll down for action steps.
Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one. Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.
~ Deuteronomy 6:4-7
Train up a child in the way he should go, And when he is old he will not depart from it.
~ Proverbs 22:6
Be shepherds of God's flock that is under your care, serving as overseers—not because you must, but because you are willing, as God wants you to be; not greedy for money, but eager to serve; not lording it over those entrusted to you, but being examples to the flock. And when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the crown of glory that will never fade away.
~ 1 Peter 5:2-4
No one is against well-intentioned teachers and administrators in the government school system...but everyone who is in favor of protecting children from sexual exploitation must be against the new laws, which no public school teacher or administrator can prevent. The reality is children must be rescued from sexual indoctrination, which they will suffer under in public schools.
What ministers and church leaders can and should do
1. Announce to your congregation that these sexual indoctrination laws are in effect and the other
anti-God, anti-family problems with government schools (see The Problem page for details).
Encourage them to visit this website, RescueYourChild.com, to see the problems and solutions.
2. Support parents who want to home school. See how to do that: For Pastors | For Leaders
3. Consider opening a low-cost school on your church campus. See below.
Opening a low-cost school
Q: How simple is it to open a low-cost school?
A: Easy and cheaper than you may have thought. Liberty University Online Academy, which utilizes curriculum from Alpha Omega Publishers, explains it well:
"All you need to do is provide the space, an internet connection and adult supervision. Student’s come to your church with their laptop computer and a packed lunch ready to begin their daily coursework when they log in to Liberty University Online Academy...Some churches have even provided a chapel service for their students. Think of the blessing your church can be to your congregation and your local community.
Q: Can I really have a school in my church building?
A: Yes, you can indeed have a low-cost church school
school in your church’s building should be the goal of every pastor and
ministry worker. If you have one empty classroom during the week, you
can make it happen. There are experts ready to help, with everything you
A church school is a ministry of your church, and not necessarily a separate entity.
Steps to setting up a low-cost church school
1. Identify an available classroom and choose the person to head the school
2. Select homeschool or other school curriculum for individualized learning in a multi-grade classroom
3. Get expert advice to set up your school by talking to those who’ve gone before you
4. Communicate to your congregation and parents in your community
5. Start school, even if you begin with only one pupil – the word will spread
would make it “low cost”? A hypothetical fee structure could be: on an annual basis, you charge each
pupil for curriculum (could be $600); electricity, water, sanitation
(could be $200); and for a supervisor-teacher (could be $2,000). Per
student, this would annually cost $2,800 or $233/mo. in a 12-month
period — very affordable compared to most Christian-based schools.
Contact these experts to learn how to set up a low-cost church school
1. Dr. Clint Kneeland, Western Christian Academy at 559-250-0940, email: ixoye55 (at) gmail.com
2. Christina Fambrough, principal, Mountainside Academy, 888-TEACH-98
email: funchurch (at) go2mountainside.com
3. Christian Law Association can assist you with understanding legal requirements
Call 888-252-1969 | access their helpful materials
Q: What is a church cooperative?
A: This is where the church brings together homeschool parents and students for synergy, creativity, and academic excellence. A church cooperative meets once or twice a week as a classroom and serves as a resource center in the pursuit of academic and moral excellence for homeschooling families in the community.