The proper participants in a Christian education include the parent, teacher, church and pupil.
The first line of Christian education is not the school teacher. Deuteronomy 6 points out that it is the home. Christian parents have the obligation to live, talk and teach the “Fear of the Lord” in the home. Furthermore, God holds them responsible for the education their children receive. They must therefore be vitally involved in their childrens’ learning processes.
Since the local church is a body of many individual members, what is the responsibility of the individual members is also the responsibility of the body as a whole. Therefore, the church must take its role in the total education of its children. One way this can be accomplished is through the implementation of a Christian school under the auspices of the church body.
The last participant in a Christian education is the pupil. This is important to recognize. A pupil is an active participant in a Christian education and not merely a passive product of it. Notice the words of the great teacher to his pupil in Proverbs 2.