Principles of Kingdom Education


Cambridge Christian School operates according to a philosophy of education. This philosophy has been compiled in the book, “Kingdom Education: God’s Plan for Educating Future Generations” by Dr. Glen Schultz. It is the desire of CCS to have its board of trustees, administration, faculty, staff, and parents know, understand, and commit themselves to the ten principles found in Kingdom Education. These principles are:

  1. The education of children and youth is the primary responsibility of parents (Deut. 6:4-9; 11:18-21; Psa. 78:1-7; Psa. 127:3; Prov. 22:6; Mal. 2:13-16; Eph. 6:4).
  2. The education of children and youth is a 24 hour-a-day, 7 days-per-week process that continues from birth to maturity (Deut. 6:7; 11:19; Prov. 22:6).
  3. The education of children and youth must have as its primary goals the salvation of and discipleship of the next generation (Psa. 78:6-7; Matt. 28:19-20).
  4. The education of children and youth must be based on God’s Word as absolute truth (Matt. 24:35; Psa. 119).
  5. The education of children and youth must hold Christ as preeminent in all of life (Col. 2:3; 6-10).
  6. The education of children and youth must not hinder the spiritual and moral development of the next generation (Matt.18:6; 19:13-14; Mk. 10:13-16; Lk. 18:15-17).
  7. The education of children and youth, if and when delegated to others by parents, must be done so with utmost care to ensure that all teachers follow these principles (Ex. 18:21; I Sam. 1:27-28; 3:1-10).
  8. The education of children and youth results in the formation of a biblical belief system or worldview (Lk. 6:40).
  9. The education of children and youth must lead to true wisdom by connecting all knowledge to a worldview frame of reference (Rom. 1:20; Psa. 19:1; Prov. 4:5,7; 3:19; 9:10; Psa. 104:24; 136:5; Jere. 10:12; Rom. 11:33; Luke 11:52; Col. 2:3; I Cor. 8:1; 13:8; Rom. 1:28).
  10. The education of children and youth must have a view of the future that includes the eternal perspective (Col. 3:1-2; Matt. 6:19-20; 2 Tim. 4:6-8; Acts 20:24; Heb. 11:13; Col. 3:23-24).