So what is a worldview anyway? Every worldview, be it biblical or secular, aims to answer at least three of these questions:
- Where did we come from?
- What is wrong with the world?
- How can we fix it?
As a Christian mom, I believe that it’s important for Christians to know and have a solid understanding of a Biblical worldview and it’s especially important to know how to defend it. With so many families choosing to homeschool this year it’s essential to have a solid foundation and as parents, it’s our job to bring our children up in the admonition of the Lord according to Ephesians 6:4.
As a homeschool mom of 3, our family chooses to homeschool through the lens of the Bible and today I’m going to share with you how homeschooling with a Biblical Worldview has benefited our family.
Homeschooling with a biblical worldview means that Christ is at the center of everything thing…even the little things. The number one way to incorporate a Biblical Worldview into homeschooling is by taking every opportunity to point our children to Jesus. And I mean every opportunity because let’s face it, we all fall short and are in desperate need of a Savior! Whether it’s admiring God’s creation during a science project or practicing repentance and forgiveness when siblings get in a disagreement. Christ is at the center, always.
One of my favorite ways of keeping Christ at the center is incorporating prayer into our day as a conversation, and not as a mantra by teaching our children that Christ is our ever-present help (Psalm 46:1) and by giving thanks to the Lord (Psalm 136:1).
We believe that education is a form of discipleship and is part of the process of preparing our children for life and eternity. For us, homeschooling with a biblical worldview means that education and discipleship go hand in hand because it is the relationship between parents and their children. God gives us clear instructions for this model and how we are to raise and educate our children in Deuteronomy 6:6-7 which says:
“And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. 7 You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise.”
As Christians, I believe that God calls parents to educate our children and He places an important emphasis in His Word. When we disciple our children, we take into account every area of their life (including their mind, emotions, spirit, and body), not just what they are learning in a textbook. Jesus tells us in Matthew 28:19 to go out and make disciples and the most important disciples in your life are sitting at your kitchen table.
Without a doubt, the Word of God is essential and it is the one non-negotiable that we integrate into everything, everywhere. Homeschooling with a biblical worldview allows us to set God’s truth before our family daily by integrating the Bible into the curriculum, doing catechism, morning basket bible study, etc. It is our hope and prayer that the truth of God’s Word is integrated into their hearts and lived out in their lives.
When it comes to choosing a bible-based curriculum, keep it simple, do your research to make sure that the curriculum lines up with what you believe. The last thing you want to do is choose a curriculum that has an anti-biblical worldview and philosophy. Colossians 2:8 says:
“See to it that no one takes you captive by philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the world, and not according to Christ.”
God cares about this very much and we must be careful to protect our children from the teachings of the critical theory, post-modern, Cultural Marxist, and anti-racist worldviews that are inundated in today’s godless culture.
Homeschooling with a biblical worldview means that family is nurtured. A Christian education that leaves out a worship element leaves out the opportunity to teach your children how to revere and honor God. Worshiping as a family at home is by far one of my favorite times of the day. One reason being is that my husband leads us in family worship and the other reason being is that we get to nurture our children in daily family devotions to God.
Our family worship time typically looks a little bit like this:
- Review catechism questions
- Read Bible verses
- Read devotional
- Listen to 2-3 worship songs or hymns
When we stick with a consistent routine, things tend to flow nicely but we do give ourselves grace for those days when we get sick or when little bodies can’t sit or stand quite still. A great thing about family worship is that it has been great training for church services because we integrate our entire family into the church service instead of taking the kids into their separate classes. Doing this has been a great blessing to our family.
Homeschooling With A Biblical Worldview Is Worth It
We’ve found that homeschooling with a biblical worldview is the best way that we can give God glory as we educate our children. As we disciple our children in God’s Truth, we pray that God works in their hearts so that they may be equipped and complete for every good work (2 Timothy 3:17).
There are days when things get tough, especially when it comes to training hearts, character, and discipline but when we are steadfast and devoted to Christ in all things, He gives us everything we need to do what He’s called us to do. And that makes it all worth it!
As you homeschool your children with a Biblical Worldview, I encourage you not to be shaken by what others may say or by what the world around us speaks as their “truth”. As Christians, we know that God’s Truth is the only truth that matters.
I pray that you remain steadfast in heart and in boldness during your homeschool journey. And if at any time during your journey you need advice or prayer, please feel free to reach out to me, I’m here to help!