Kingdom education is defined as the life-long, Bible-based, Christ-centered process of leading a child into a new identity with Christ, developing him/her according to his/her specific abilities given to him/her by Christ, so that a child would be empowered to live a life characterized by love, trust and obedience to Christ. The ultimate goal of Kingdom education is to develop a mature disciple of Jesus Christ whose life glorifies God.

God’s Word provides each and every Christian with principles needed to put Kingdom education into practice. In order to achieve Kingdom education, these biblical principles must be studied, understood and practiced in every aspect of life. Kingdom education principles must be applied to all the teaching that takes place in one’s life regardless of age. It is extremely critical, however, that these principles be carefully and diligently applied to children and youth.

It is common knowledge that the easiest time in life to capture a person’s heart for Christ is during the childhood years. The home, church and school must give full attention to these biblical principles for children and youth from birth through maturity. As you study each principle, give careful attention to the biblical application the principle has to everyday life.

Click on each principle below to view the Biblical application:

PRINCIPLE #1

The education of children and youth is the primary responsibility of parents.

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PRINCIPLE #2

The education of children and youth is a 24 hour-a-day, 7 days-a-week process that must take place from birth to maturity.


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PRINCIPLE #3

The education of children and youth must have as its primary goal the salvation of and discipleship of the next generation.

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PRINCIPLE #4

The education of children and youth must be based on God’s Word as absolute truth.


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PRINCIPLE #5

The education of children and youth must hold Christ preeminent in all of life

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PRINCIPLE #6

The education of children and youth must not hinder the spiritual and moral development of the next generation.


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PRINCIPLE #7

The education of children and youth, if and when delegated by parents, must be done by teachers chosen with utmost care to ensure that all teachers follow these principles.

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PRINCIPLE #8

The education of children and youth results in the formation of a belief system or worldview that will be patterned after the belief systems or worldviews of the person’s teachers.


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PRINCIPLE #9

The education of children and youth must lead to true wisdom by connecting all knowledge to a biblical worldview frame of reference.

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PRINCIPLE #10

The education of children and youth must have a view of the future that includes the eternal perspective.


¬†Application of these principles leads to this Portrait of an “ICA student”.