The purpose of Christian education is to assist parents in training their children to be Christ-like. This teaching and nurturing process begins in the home and continues throughout life. The Christian school, in addition to the home and the church, is a place where the process of Christian education takes place.
The foundation of Christian education is the Word of God. From God's Word, the philosophy of Christian education is developed. Its philosophy stands against the godless philosophies of humanism, materialism, and situation ethics.
The goal of Christian education at Temple Christian Academy shall be:
- To present each person "perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works." (II Tim. 3:17)
- To help each person to "love the Lord thy God with all thy heart and with all thy soul and with all thy mind" and to "love thy neighbor as thyself." (Matt. 22:37, 39)
The Christian school has been established to enable parents to obey God's commands to give their children a Christian education while at the same time obeying the law of the land.
Christian education is first and foremost the responsibility of the Christian home (Deut. 6:7). Temple Christian Academy endeavors to assist the home in this process, rather than substitute for what should be done in the home. Students may be refused enrollment in TCA when the home-school relationship is not in harmony with this stated purpose. Another institution with God-given responsibility for education is the church. Jesus tells His disciples in Matthew 28 to go and disciple "all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Ghost; teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you." Temple Christian Academy, a ministry of Temple Baptist Church, is committed to and operated by the scriptural principles of God's Word. We ask that all our parents recognize this united and harmonious relationship and cooperate with us in the educational and scriptural goals that we seek to achieve.
Temple Christian Academy, then, acts in cooperation with the home and the church to produce Christ-likeness in its students; however, the ultimate responsibility for the Christian education of the children remains with the parents.