Education as Ministry

Education needs reformation and renewal. The education system needs the gospel. Education needs godly men and women pursuing and embracing education as ministry. How else will the church affect change in this massively-important sphere of society? How else will we Christians bring about gospel change and transformation, if we do not personally get involved?

These are some of the questions I have been thinking about lately. I feel like I am about to have another significant turning point in my life, in regards to what I am going to do after I graduate Eternity Bible College (EBC). Lately, I have been contemplating the idea of becoming an educator of some sort, for the glory of God and the good of others.

I am a learner and I love the educational environment. I want to make a difference in the next generation of thinkers and influencers and culture makers, and what better way than to get involve in education and play a positive role in the formational and developmental process of students.

As of this school year, I have been working as an instructional aid, helping, primarily students of ELD/ESL programs. I am thanking God for the opportunities I have had thus far to interact with some of the teachers at my work.

Last week, I had the opportunity to talk to one of the teachers about my faith. I shared the story of God, emphasizing the goodness of creation, the devastating reality and effect of sin, and the encouraging promise of the restoration of all things.

Now a days, I find myself talking more about the story of God when I share my faith. I blame EBC in general, but Worldview class in particular. I have been (positively) ruined with a new framework by which to see and interpret life and ministry. And for that, I am eternally grateful.

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