First Sabbath Offering for the GC Education Department
Now, more than ever, there is a need to invest in the education of our children. Bombarded as these young ones are from every corner by the things of this world, it is increasingly difficult to protect them from the wiles of the enemy. What was once limited in its accessibility is now literally attached to our children through “smart” phones and other devices. How can we be fitted for the work of evangelism when our own children cannot be prepared for it?
“True education is missionary training. Every son and daughter of God is called to be a missionary; we are called to the service of God and our fellow men; and to fit us for this service should be the object of our education.”—The Ministry of Healing, p. 395.
Increasingly, educational institutions have moved away from teaching fundamentals to becoming indoctrination centers for worldliness and worse. Many concerned parents have realized just how much influence schooling has on their children and have reached out, asking how they can have materials to assist them in educating their children for the honor and glory of God. Therefore, the General Conference Education Department is in the process of creating an entire curriculum with this very aim as its focus. Partnering with our educators and with the contribution of the various unions and field conferences, the work of preparing a Kindergarten–12th grade curriculum is well underway.
At the same time, this project is larger than the sums available. We need your generous contributions to this offering to do three things: Prepare the materials by capable individuals, translate the materials, and make them available even to those in places of poverty.
Your support makes it possible for us to prepare materials of the highest caliber so the students using them in our church schools and home schools will be “qualified for usefulness in this life and for the service of God throughout eternity.”—Counsels to Parents, Teachers, and Students, p. 495.
We understand this project is large, but it is well worth it. And we know that with your generous support we will produce materials from math to language to social sciences that will equip the youngest among us to give the gospel message to all the world.
Thank you in advance, and may God bless the gifts and givers.
General Conference Education Department