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President's Blog 1/19/23

Are We Helping or Hurting?
Here’s a challenge for each of us seeking to lead children toward leading Christ-centered lives.  Do the things we say and, more importantly, the things we do, actually lead them to the kind of life transformation we hope for, or are we doing more damage than good?
This blog from the Association of Christian Schools International challenged me.  Shaun Brooker suggests that when we teach children things like Scripture memorization, Bible knowledge, prayer, worship, discipleship, etc., we either can do it in ways that lead them closer to God or drive them away from Him.
Is it good to have students memorize Scripture?  Yes.  But if they are consistently assigned a variety of memory verses with no application or modeling from the teacher, they may get the idea that this is busy work, not something that could transform their hearts.
Is it good to teach students about prayer?  It can be.  But if they get purely academic, intellectual lectures about prayer, and the only prayers they see modeled by adults are mindless and shallow, they may become convinced that prayer is not meaningful or effective, regardless of what we said about it.
Is it good to lead students in worship?  It can be.  But if they see their leaders only going through the motions, they may come to see worship as part of a show we put on rather than expression of deep appreciation for God.
Brooker asks this central question: Is the way our children experience the “Christian things” we do align with the purpose for which we did them?  At church, home, and school, we need to make sure what do aligns with the Scripture that guides us.  Doing this the right way may make the difference between raising a genuine disciple and a hypocrite.

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Founded in 1973 • Independent • ACSI Accredited • Pre K-12
Heritage Christian Schools, Inc. (HCS) is a co-educational, PK-12 program, located in the greater metropolitan Milwaukee area in Wisconsin.  HCS operates as a non-stock, non-profit corporation under Sec. 501(c)(3). HCS is an independent Christian school with a self-perpetuating board of directors.

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