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Shared faith

“I have the opportunity to work with outstanding students and faculty in the College of Education at Lipscomb University. I can share my passion for teaching and learning – focusing on more than academics. While at Temple, our teachers went out of their way to assist students in their learning and shared their faith with us. I will always be grateful to them and want to model their examples with my graduate students.”

Hope Nordstrom, Ed.D.

Director of the Center for Teaching & Learning, Associate Professor of Education @ Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee

2016-07-26T09:37:54-04:00

Hope Nordstrom, Ed.D.

Director of the Center for Teaching & Learning, Associate Professor of Education @ Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee

“I have the opportunity to work with outstanding students and faculty in the College of Education at Lipscomb University. I can share my passion for teaching and learning – focusing on more than academics. While at Temple, our teachers went out of their way to assist students in their learning and shared their faith with us. I will always be […]

Prepared me for life

“Each of my teachers were a great blessing to me. The Lord truly worked in my life during the years I spent as an Academy student. I believe that I was prepared to do all that God has for me.”

Rebekah Newby

Mother of three » Hickory, North Carolina

2016-07-26T09:44:29-04:00

Rebekah Newby

Mother of three » Hickory, North Carolina

“Each of my teachers were a great blessing to me. The Lord truly worked in my life during the years I spent as an Academy student. I believe that I was prepared to do all that God has for me.”

Dedicated teachers

“I attended Temple Academy from kindergarten through high school graduation in 2008. I believe, to a great degree, I was prepared to complete one of the most prestigious engineering programs in the country because of the dedication of my teachers at Temple. I am grateful for the effort, time, and prayer that the faculty invested in me while I was at the Academy.”

Michael Ewing

Engineer @ Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Norfolk, Virginia

2016-03-14T15:19:08-04:00

Michael Ewing

Engineer @ Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Norfolk, Virginia

“I attended Temple Academy from kindergarten through high school graduation in 2008. I believe, to a great degree, I was prepared to complete one of the most prestigious engineering programs in the country because of the dedication of my teachers at Temple. I am grateful for the effort, time, and prayer that the faculty invested in me while I was […]

Preparation for my future

“At Temple, our teachers worked hard to prepare us for what lay ahead. Many of the classes I took while at the Academy were as rigorous as those I later took in college, so I already had a basic understanding of subject matter and was better able to handle college-level academics.”

Brittany Locklear, RN

Team Leader @ University Medical Center in Knoxville, Tennessee

2016-03-14T15:19:18-04:00

Brittany Locklear, RN

Team Leader @ University Medical Center in Knoxville, Tennessee

“At Temple, our teachers worked hard to prepare us for what lay ahead. Many of the classes I took while at the Academy were as rigorous as those I later took in college, so I already had a basic understanding of subject matter and was better able to handle college-level academics.”

Grateful for influence

As alumni, my wife and I are both grateful for the influence Temple Academy has had on our lives. I have watched two brothers, three sisters-in-law, and now my own daughter grow up and graduate under the influence of the same school. The Lord truly blessed our family when He led us to Temple.

Richard Olinger, Jr

Businessman and owner of Heartland Transport in Knoxville, Tennessee

2016-07-25T15:50:35-04:00

Richard Olinger, Jr

Businessman and owner of Heartland Transport in Knoxville, Tennessee

As alumni, my wife and I are both grateful for the influence Temple Academy has had on our lives. I have watched two brothers, three sisters-in-law, and now my own daughter grow up and graduate under the influence of the same school. The Lord truly blessed our family when He led us to Temple.

Bible-based curriculum

“I am grateful for the eternal investment my parents made to send me and my sisters to Temple Academy.  The influence of my teachers and emphasis of a Bible-based curriculum brought me to an awareness of God’s presence and my personal accountability to Him.”

Aaron Samples

Pastor of Grace Baptist Church in Urbana, Ohio

2016-07-26T09:19:39-04:00

Aaron Samples

Pastor of Grace Baptist Church in Urbana, Ohio

“I am grateful for the eternal investment my parents made to send me and my sisters to Temple Academy.  The influence of my teachers and emphasis of a Bible-based curriculum brought me to an awareness of God’s presence and my personal accountability to Him.”

An authentic Christian education…

…is an education that will prepare your child intellectually, emotionally, spiritually, physically, and socially for life and eternity.

Proverbs 22:6 – Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old he will not depart from it.

Scripture makes it clear that parents are accountable to God for the education and training of their children. Psalm 127:3 tells us that children are God’s “homework assignments “to parents. Parents may delegate some portion of their child’s education to others, but they must still answer to God for what and how their children are taught.

Questions to ask yourself to be certain you are assuming responsibility for your child’s education:

  • Who or what is in control of educating my child at home?
  • What influence does the media have on my child at home?
  • What is my child being taught in church, Sunday school, and other church related activities?
  • What is my child learning at school? From the teachers? From the textbooks? From the curriculum? From other students? From the school’s policies and procedures?

Deuteronomy 11:19 – And ye shall teach them your children, speaking of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.

The Bible teaches that training our children must be a consistent and comprehensive effort taking place when our children get up each morning, when they are at home or away from home, and when they lie down to sleep.

Questions to ask yourself to make certain you are consistently teaching your child:

  • What am I doing to diligently teach my child the things of God when they wake up each day?
  • How am I diligently teaching my child God’s ways while they are at home?
  • Is my child being taught God’s truth in all of their activities?
  • What am I doing to reinforce God’s Word in my child when they finish the day and go to bed?

Psalm 78:6-7 – …that the generation to come might know them, even the children which should be born; who should arise and declare them to their children: that they might set their hope in God, and not forget the works of God, but keep his commandments.

We must never forget that the only goal with true meaning for the education of our children is that they know Jesus Christ as their Savior. If our children become renowned scholars and yet do not know Christ, we have achieved nothing of lasting value.

Questions to ask yourself to make certain you are sharing the gospel with your children:

  • Am I consistently sharing the gospel with my children?
  • Am I a true and growing follower of Christ?
  • Is my life characterized by love, trust, and obedience to Him?
  • Do all the educational efforts that I provide to my child, both at and away from home, point my child to Christ and help him follow Christ (music, recreation, schooling, etc.)?

Isaiah 40:8The grass withereth, the flower fadeth:but the word of our God shall stand for ever.

Life has no meaning apart from truth. God’s word is eternal and, therefore, is man‘s only source of truth. This means that every claim to truth must be scrutinized through the lens of scripture. This is the only way we can find true knowledge that will lead us to wisdom. Whatever we teach children must be based on the absolute truth found in God‘s Word.

Questions to ask yourself to make certain your children’s education adheres to God’s truth:

  • Do we, as parents, know God’s Word and are growing in this knowledge by daily studying and meditation on it?
  • Is what we teach our children at home, both in words and actions, founded on the truth of God’s Word?
  • Do we, as parents, know what is being taught to our children through the media, entertainment, recreation, church, Sunday school, and school?
  • Is everything that is being taught to our children outside the home grounded in the Word of God?

Colossians 2:6-7As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him: rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving.

Because of the sacrifice Christ made on the cross for all men and in obedience to His Father, His name is exalted above all other names. In fact, the Bible states that Christ not only created everything but everything was created for Him. Christ is to be preeminent in everything – including the education of our children. If He is, we will be blessed to see our children living in an authentic and personal relationship with Christ.

Questions to ask yourself to make certain you hold Christ as preeminent:

  • Would our children know that Christ is our first love by our actions?
  • Is Christ the focus of our church as it relates to training our children?
  • Is Christ the center of our children’s schooling?
  • Would Christ be welcomed into our family’s activities?

Matthew 19:13-14 – Then were there brought unto him little children, that he should put his hands on them, and pray: and the disciples rebuked them. But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven.

  • Jesus loved children throughout His earthly ministry. When the disciples tried to keep children from getting too close to Jesus, He rebuked them sternly and spoke plainly about the seriousness of causing a child to stumble into sin.

Ask yourself…

  • “Are our children being taught anything that will draw them away from Jesus?”
  • This must be applied to anything and everything that we are teaching them or allowing others to teach them at home, church, school or in the community. This will allow us to better influence the future generations in teaching others the love of Christ.

Proverbs 9:10 – The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.

God created the entire universe. Scripture makes it clear that God reveals His very character and nature to us through our understanding of His created world. The education that we provide our children must not merely give our children knowledge but must lead them to true wisdom and understanding by causing children to see the God-intended meaning found in everything they learn.

Questions to ask yourself to make certain your children understand biblical wisdom:

  • Have I developed a biblical frame of reference (worldview) that causes me to interpret the meaning of all knowledge and every aspect of life with its God-intended meaning?
  • Does the education my children receive at home, church and school require them to submit their minds to God?
  • Does the education my children receive lead them to interpret every aspect of creation in the light of His word?

1 Samuel 1:27-28 – For this child I prayed; and the Lord hath given me my petition which I asked of him: therefore also I have lent him to the Lord; as long as he liveth he shall be lent to the Lord. And he worshipped the Lord there.

The task of raising our children is overwhelming. Every parent will in some way delegate some of the responsibility to others to properly educate their children. This happens when we take them to church, allow them to go on the Internet, or send them to school. Who are you permitting to help you educate your children?

Questions to ask yourself about those educating your children:

  • Does they fear God, love truth and hate covetousness?
  • What can I do to ensure that these types of people are the only ones that I allow to help me educate my children?

We may not be able to control this in every situation of life. However, this principle  must be as diligently applied as possible.

Philippians 4:9 – Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you.

Every person has a worldview, an underlying belief system that drives his/her attitudes and actions in life. There are only two possible worldviews one can hold – a God-centered worldview or a man-centered worldview. Our worldview is primarily determined by the worldview of our teachers.

Questions to ask yourself to make certain your children see life from a biblical worldview:

  • Do I have a God-centered worldview?
  • Do I think and act from a biblical perspective of life?
  • What type of worldview is my child receiving and seeing in our home, in our church, and in his school?
  • What type of worldview is being presented in the music my children listen to? In the media he is seeing and reading? In the textbooks he is studying?

Colossians 3:1-2 – If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.

God calls every child in two ways. The first and most important is an eternal call. for that child to know Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. The second call is to live a life of surrender to Christ. The education of children must not only prepare them for life  here, but also to someday give an account before God.

Questions to ask yourself to make certain your children see life from an eternal perspective:

  • Why do I want my child to have a good education?
  • How does my life reflect an eternal perspective as I live it before my children?
  • How is the eternal perspective seen in the teaching of my children that takes place in my home, the church, and the school?
  • Do I want my children to get a good job and have a comfortable lifestyle more than I want God to use them in any way He sees fit?

If this is what you want for your child, discover Temple Academy, an outstanding Christian school that will provide a foundation for life and eternity!

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