PUBLIC schools vs HOME schooling for Pentecostals?

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PUBLIC schools vs HOME schooling? #ourCOG What do you think is better for the Christian child?

PUBLIC schools vs HOME schooling? #ourCOG What do you think is better for the Christian child?

Stan Wayne [03/11/2016 9:35 AM]
It isn’t an either/or for us – we do both as the need and opportunity shifts

Patrick Conley [03/11/2016 9:41 AM]
Isn’t Christian school also an option?

Troy Day [03/11/2016 9:42 AM]
Patrick Conley Not if they’re becoming more public than private

Stan Wayne [03/11/2016 9:43 AM]
Important to fight Common Core

Patrick Conley [03/11/2016 9:45 AM]
Troy Day, the post just doesn’t allow for that third very viable option. Depending on where you are located there are sound private Christian schools. There are at least 3 I would send my kids to within 15 minutes of my home.

Troy Day [03/11/2016 9:47 AM]
Patrick Conley Even if they are subject to the CACREP accreditation?

Patrick Conley [03/11/2016 9:51 AM]
All I am saying is that there is a third option. Obviously not all private schools are good, but there is still a third option.

Patrick Conley [03/11/2016 9:52 AM]
For example there is a COG school 10 minutes from my house.

Stan Wayne [03/11/2016 9:54 AM]
Private school can be very very good – even Catholic parochial schools are more free than public to mention God

Carl Murphy [03/11/2016 10:18 AM]
I think the parents should be involved in the religious upbringing. As a former HR director I can tell you that home schooled candidates have book smarts, but not street smarts nor social skills necessary to compete in more cases than you think

Phil Scott [03/11/2016 11:07 AM]
In the very end of it all. Predestination from before the foundation of the world. The mighty call of God himself to that one. and the Leading of His Holy Spirit, will have the Final say of it all. I was Alcoholic,Dope, Vietnam infantry solder,Cigarette addicted. unclean Living, but the Holy Ghost came after me and Brought me out of it all. I’m Holy ghost filled now 42 years. The one thief on the Cross next to Jesus.Luke 23rd Chapter 42nd Verse: And he said unto Jesus, Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy Kingdom.(43) And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, To day shalt thou be with me in paradise. Yes that Thief Murder, was predestinated to meet God on that Cross. I’m so thankful for that Simple Scripture of Eternal life.

Stan Wayne [03/11/2016 11:09 AM]
Huh ????

Beth Erin [03/11/2016 11:33 PM]
Being a Christ follower and a public school teacher and a parent who’s children go to public school, it’s a very fine line for me to cross or take a stand on. I grew up in a Christian school and was very safe and taught the Biblical worldview, which I still stand by and teach my children today. However, we are to train our children not hide them. Not all public school teachers teach ungodly secular thought. Jesus walked and talked with unbelievers. He heard them, spoke to them, hung out with them,taught them in their own environment. He didn’t hide from them nor tell his followers to either. Homeschooling works and is not necessarily going to make kids lack anything. Public school works and does not make people ungodly. Christian schools work yet sin reaches every place u have listed. We can protect our littles and teach them the knowledge, love and ministry of Christ and still have them in public schools. Training them. Not hiding under a bushel, no. Letting them shine.


  • Mary Ellen Nissley
    Reply July 1, 2016

    Mary Ellen Nissley

    Okay, forgive my verbosity here…

    There’s a time for everything. Some kids do better in homeschooling. And some kids need homeschooling some years, but not other years. And then, some parents would love to homeschool, but can’t, for various reasons.

    I was never homeschooled, but my ex-hubby was. It would have done him good to have gone to public school. The reason he was homeschooled, was because his dad was a loner, and a strong authoritarian parent. Yes, there was abuse and disrespect in the home… and public school would have helped balance that out…

    My own schooling was public for the first 5 years, and then private church school for 6th thru 12th grades.
    I was bullied at public school, and learned how to love my enemies, and to win them over, with kindness. (My Mennonite mother taught me how.)
    Interestingly, when our Mennonite church began having its own school, I was bullied just as badly by… the pastor’s youngest son! And nothing worked there. He was bad to the bone. And telling his parents didn’t help.
    I remember how a foster teen child took the little girls into a bathroom and “educated” them sexually… at our church school. I was a senior that year, and suspected something nefarious was happening, so I hid in a bathroom stall, with my feet pulled up. And just listened. And then, I did the socially unacceptable thing. I tattled. And what a stink there was throughout the church, from that episode!

    I homeschooled my own kids for the first few years. Then my husband left and demanded that they be put into public school. They had to ride the bus, which provided an education of its own. My kids came home dropping filthy words they had never heard before. I know they were educated far more than I ever heard about.
    Yes, there was evolution teaching… but my 4th grade daughter stood up against the teacher and effectively shot evolution down with crystal-clear logic (squirrels don’t have the same rights as people!) that she had learned at home… and the whole class cheered and shouted agreement with her… The teacher stood blinking, and abruptly abandoned teaching science that day–switched to Math. A safe subject. LOL

    Public school is a minefield, but it can also be a blessing.
    Homeschooling can be completely wrong, if it is done because of fear. Homeschooling can warp children. I was too sheltered, and forbidden to visit neighbors, because my parents were fearful of “the world.” Even friends from public school were forbidden to come to our home, because they would be a bad influence. To this day, I tend to hole up, instead of reaching out to my neighbors. And that’s wrong.

  • Carl Murphy
    Reply July 1, 2016

    Carl Murphy

    Hide from the world or be a witness in it?

  • Donald Lynn Guffey Jr.
    Reply January 14, 2017

    Donald Lynn Guffey Jr.

    Honestly Christian children should be trained to be ministers of the gospel. Therefore they should be sent to public school.

  • Varnel Watson
    Reply January 14, 2017

    Varnel Watson

    There are many claims the state owned public ed. system cannot truly prepare clergy. How do you see it training children for the ministry?

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