TODAY'S YOUTH FOR TOMORROW AND ETERNITY
It is our mission to assist Christian parents in the academic, physical, social, and spiritual education of their children through sound academics integrated with the Word of God and Biblical principles. It is also our mission to train the next generation to demonstrate Biblical wisdom while being vocationally successful and, more importantly, while investing their lives for eternal treasures.
Why Christian Education and Parsippany Christian School?
Parsippany Christian offers a superior college preparatory education to most schools when it comes to the core subjects. In fact, we find that many student transfers require remediation in many subjects especially in mathematics. However, in all honesty, if it is just about academics, we cannot offer the variety and advanced technology that the public schools can offer without the government’s funding and resources at our fingertips. So, why choose Christian education and Parsippany Christian school?
To Assist Parents in Academic and Spiritual Education
Parsippany Christian’s mission is to assist parents in their biblical role of both academic and spiritual education. Notice the word, “assist.” This means education is a partnership between the parent, child, and school. The successful students are the ones whose parents are willing to take an active role in monitoring and reinforcing the academic process. This requires communication from both the school and parent.
To Train the Next Generation
Deuteronomy 6:4-7 4 Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD: 5And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might. 6And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart: 7And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.
Deuteronomy 6 highlights the importance of creating and utilizing teachable moments, (when sitting, walking, lying down, rising up, i.e. every moment of every day) to train the next generation to love God with all of their heart, soul, and might. Thus, it is our mission to use these moments throughout the school day to assist parents in training their young people to be willing to surrender their lives to the call of God and to serve as a witness and testimony for Him in their community whether that be in the secular workforce or in full-time ministry.
To be Vocationally Successful???
Therefore, it is NOT our goal to simply raise young people who are successful in their life’s vocation. Do not misread this statement. We certainly want to prepare our children to be successful, and our graduates are well-prepared for college and for the future. However, this is NOT our singular goal. Again, if this is our only or even chief aim, then many public schools can also be successful at this endeavor. What differentiates Parsippany Christian School is our desire to raise students who are well-balanced both academically and spiritually. In truth, if preference is given to one, it would be our greater desire that each child is successful spiritually for this is all that will matter when it comes to eternity. In fact, I Timothy 6 describes the folly of financial pursuits. It ends in temptations, snares, lusts, destruction, sorrows, etc. Tragically, this passage explains how the pursuit of riches has caused believers to err from the faith, a sad commentary on today’s Christian scene.
I Timothy 6:6-7, 9-10
6 But godliness with contentment is great gain. 7 For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out...9 But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition. 10 For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.
To Invest in Eternity
I Timothy 4:8 For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come.
I Timothy 4:8 states that bodily exercise has some value. In fact, we could add a whole host of other worthy earthly endeavors such as academics, music, art, drama, home economics, etc. However, the verse continues to say BUT there is only one thing that is profitable for EVERYTHING—Godliness! This is because its benefits encompass not only the present life but also ETERNITY! So, if P.C.S. is going to establish a priority, what ought it to be? Should we invest our time and parental money into academics, music, art, etc. whose value is temporary, the next 50-60 years, or should we invest our time and money in developing the very character of our God into our students—holiness? The answer is resounding. Later, in chapter 6, Paul writes to Timothy to lay hold (grasp and not let go) of ETERNAL LIFE!
I Timothy 6:11-12, 19 11But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness. 12 Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, where unto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses...19 Laying up in store for themselves a good foundation against the time to come, that they may lay hold on eternal life.