Christian Magna Carta: A Right to a Christian Education
We have a heart to champion young people and to love them well...
We must know where we are going in order to get there. We, as Christians and missionaries, have to know what we are fighting for in order to fulfill God's call on our lives. The Christian Magna Carta was developed in 1961 with the purpose to map out where we are going as Christians in missions, and how to get there. With the Gospel of Jesus Christ at the core of these rights, we fight for all humans to have these 6 basic rights met.
Throughout the last two weeks, we have explored the first two rights: everyone has the right to hear & understand the Gospel and everyone has the right to a Bible in their own language.
These rights stem right out of our vision as Youth With A Mission to know God and to make Him known. Our entire focus is for people to hear the Good News of Jesus and to know Him in a personal way.
This week, we will be exploring the third point of the Christian Magna Carta:
Everyone has the right to have a Christian education available for their children.
Childhood is the best time to invest the Word of God in our minds and hearts and a Christian education helps grow us from the soil of a Biblical worldview. Instead of teaching a secular worldview in school and a Biblical worldview in church, we believe that it is vital for children to be taught all things from the mindset of a Biblical worldview.
We must raise our children from the soil of a Biblical Worldview.
As an organization, we have many ministries that focus on the teaching youth. We have a heart to champion young people and to love them well. One of our largest ministries focused on bringing a Christian education to children is King’s Kids. This ministry seeks to lead young people to a knowledge of God and to bring the joy of the Lord into communities all over the world.
We also run a program called Mission Adventures targeted at teenagers. Teens from all over the world come to us for part of the summer to learn about God, grow in their relationship with Him, and get a taste of missions work. During this program, we offer many different “tracks” that these teenagers can sign up for to further their skills with a Biblical mindset. For example, for the more athletic teenager, signing up for a Mission Adventure program with a focus on sports would teach them how to unite their love for God and their passion for sports.
We also offer focuses in our Discipleship Training Schools that target our passions for the growth of the Kingdom of God. We offer Discipleship Training Schools that specifically focus on loving, teaching, and caring for children on the missions field.
We believe that having a Christian education is important for adults -- and we offer this through the University of the Nations -- and also important for children. As a mission, we are committed to fulfilling this right in the world.
As Youth With a Mission, we affirm this right and we are committed to fulfilling it.
How can you be a part of bringing this right to people?
Do a DTS with us with a focus on children’s ministries.
Pray for children’s ministries all over the world.
Get involved in the children’s ministry in your local church.
Tell the Youth Group leaders at your church about Mission Adventures!
Mandie is on staff here at YWAM Yosemite where she did her DTS in the Fall of 2015. She has studied Ministry Development and the Bible through YWAM. She has a huge heart for Thailand, teaching, people, and laughter.