Denbigh Baptist Christian School13010 Mitchell Point RdNewport News 23602295-2654http://www.dbcs4christ.comDenbigh Christian Academy1233 Shields Rd.Newport News 23608874-8661Gethsemane Baptist ChurchLearning & Child Care Center3509 Chestnut AvenueNewport News 23607244-5419Holy Tabernacle Christian Academy14749 Warwick BoulevardNewport News 23608886-9515Ivy Baptist Child Care Center50 Maple AvenueNewport News 23607245-1781Olivet Christian Church Kindergarten14425 Old Courthouse WayNewport News 23602877-2154Orcutt Baptist School653 Oyster Point LaneNewport News 23602249-2323http://orcuttbaptistschool.orgOur Lady Of Mount Carmel School52 Harpersville RoadNewport News 23601596-2754http://www.olmc.orgParkview Christian Academy Dayschool1116 Briarfield RdNewport News 23605826-4074Peninsula Catholic High School600 Harpersville RoadNewport News 23601596-7247www.peninsulacatholic.comPeninsula Christian School6148 Jefferson Ave.Newport News 23605Rhema Christian Center331 Maple AveNewport News 23607244-1258St Andrews Episcopal School45 Main StreetNewport News, VA 23601596-6261http://www.standrewsschool.comSt John Childcare Center2416 Orcutt AvenueNewport News, VA 23607Summit Christian Academy K-669 Saunders RoadNewport News, VA 23601599-9424 or 867-7005www.scaschools.orgTrinity Lutheran Day School6812 River RoadNewport News, VA 23607245-2576http://www.tls.pvt.k12.va.usWarwick River Christian School252 Lucas Creek RoadNewport News 23602877-2941
Azalea Garden Christian School5160 Beamon RoadNorfolk 23513855-3563Bayview Christian School707 Bayview Blvd.Norfolk 23503588-5687Calvary Christian School2331 E Little Creek RdNorfolk 23518-3205 (757) 480-4400www.ccss-va.orgChrist the King School3401 Tidewater DriveNorfolk 23509625-4951http://www.ctkparish.orgGreenhill Farms Christian Academy969 Philpotts RoadNorfolk 23513853-0111Holy Trinity Parish School154 W. Government AvenueNorfolk 23503583-1873www.holytrinityschoolva.comNorfolk Christian Schools 255 Thole St.Norfolk 23505423-5770www.norfolkchristian.orgREADY Academy Christian School418 East Bute StreetNorfolk VA 23510(757) 622-5650www.readyacademy.orgSt. Mary Academy921 Holt St.Norfolk 23504622-7246St. Pius X School7800 Halprin DriveNorfolk 23518588-6171www.piusxparish.orgTabernacle of Prayer Christian School3611 Colley AvenueNorfolk 23508625-4977Tidewater Christian Academy5225 Elmhurst Ave.Norfolk 23513857-5358Trinity Lutheran School6001 Granby St.Norfolk 23505489-2732www.trinitylutherannorfolk.org
First Baptist Christian School237 N. Main St.Suffolk 23434925-0274
Anchor Christian School3624 Dupont CircleVirginia Beach 23455460-0024Atlantic Shores Christian School1861 Kempsville Rd, Virginia Beach, 23464(757) 479-1125www.ShoresChristian.orgBack Bay Christian Academy1212 Princess Anne Rd.Virginia Beach 23457757-426-7943Bishop Sullivan Catholic High4552 Princess Anne RoadVirginia Beach 23462467-2881www.chsvb.orgCalvary Baptist Day School4832 Haygood RoadVirginia Beach 23455499-4076Canterbury Day School3164 Magic Hollow RoadVirginia Beach 23456468-2245Central Baptist Theological Seminary2221 Centerville TurnpikeVirginia Beach, Virginia 23464479-3706www.baptistseminary.eduChapel Christian School1265 Laskin RoadVirginia Beach 23451428-1284Coastal Christian Academy640 Kempsville RoadVirginia Beach 23464495-5251www.coastalchristianacademy.comEmmanuel Episcopal Church Day School5181 Princess Anne RoadVirginia Beach 23462499-7393www.emmanuelvb.comEmmanuel Lutheran Church School3900 Virginia Beach Blvd.Virginia Beach, VA 23452757-340-3739www.emmanuellutheranvb.orgGateway Christian Schools5473 Virginia Beach Blvd.Virginia Beach 23462499-6551www.gatewaycrusaders.comGateway Christian College5473 Virginia Beach Blvd. Virginia Beach 23462499-3924www.gatewaychristiancollege.comIvy League Academy4413 Wishart RoadVirginia Beach 23455499-6064http://ivyleagueacad.comKempsville Presbyterian Church Day School805 Kempsville RoadVirginia Beach 23464495-4611www.kpcdayschool.comLevel Green Baptist1305 Level Green BoulevardVirginia Beach 23464424-1279New Light Baptist School5549 Indian River RoadVirginia Beach 23464420-0945Norfolk Christian Schools 1265 Laskin RoadVirginia Beach 23451423-5770 or 428-1284http://www.norfolkchristian.orgOld Donation Episcopal Day School4449 N. Witchduck RoadVirginia Beach 23455499-2283www.odeds.orgOpen Door Chrisitan Academy3177 Virginia Beach BoulevardVirginia Beach 23452340-6683Rainbow Christian Learning Ctr.3333 Stoneshore Rd, Virginia Beach, 23452 368-8186Regent University1000 Regent University DriveVirginia Beach 23464226-4127www.regent.eduSt. Gregory the Great School5354 Virginia Beach Blvd.Virginia Beach 23462497-1811www.stgregory.pvt.k12.va.usSt. Matthew’s School3316 Sandra LaneVirginia Beach 23464420-2455Star of the Sea Catholic School1404 Pacific Ave.Virginia Beach 23451428-8400www.saintmarystarofthesea.comTabernacle Baptist Academy717 Whitehurst Landing RoadVirginia Beach 23464420-5476www.tabernacle-vb.orgTabernacle Baptist Bible College & Seminary717 Whitehurst Landing RoadVirginia Beach 23464420-5476www.tbbcts.orgTidewater Area Christian PreSchool2961 Shore DriveVirginia Beach, 23451TACFinfo@gmail.comVirginia Beach Christian Academy5277 Princess Anne RoadVirginia Beach 23452473-1190www.plcvbca.org
Living Word Academy1100 Industry DriveYorktown, VA 23693867-8024www.thelivingword.netSummit Christian Academy Upper School4209 Big Bethel RoadYorktown, VA 23693867-7005www.scaschools.orgYorktown Christian Academy2855 Denbigh BlvdYorktown 23692898-2942
Gilead Christian Academy8660 Pocahontas TrailWilliamsburg 23185229-4654Greenwood Christian Academy5100 John Tyler HighwayWilliamsburg 23185345-0905www.kingswaychurch.netProvidence Classical School6000 Easter CircleWilliamsburg 23188565-2900www.pcsvirginia.orgWalsingham Academy1100 Jamestown RoadWilliamsburg 23187229-6026 upper school229-2642 lower schoolwww.walsingham.orgWilliamsburg Christian Academy101 School House LaneWilliamsburg 23188220-1978www.williamsburgchristian.org
What is a Christian Education?
A Christian education is one in which the infallible truths of Scripture reign paramount. They form the foundation upon which all academic pursuits are built, and for that reason, students are often better able to reach their full educational potential. As Solomon writes, “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding” (Proverbs 9:10).God expects children to be taught the truth in every subject. That requires educators to approach their craft - and their lives - from a biblical worldview. Otherwise, teachers are wholly incapable of instilling or reinforcing that worldview in the lives of their students.Rigorous academics, no matter how thorough, will miss the mark if the reality of God is denied. Conversely, augmenting a secular academic program with a religion class - no matter how true - will fall short. Students need a challenging, compre-hensive academic curriculum built on a foundation of biblical absolutes. Some institutions prepare students for a job. Others equip students for life. Only a Christian education has the potential to do both, because only a Christian education is grounded in the knowledge of our Creator, who grants wisdom and understanding to anyone who seeks him first.Some parents ask, “Does God’s Word tell me how to educate my child?”The first part of this answer has to do with your role as a parent. You are the God-appointed leader of your children, so it should come as no surprise that the overwhelming task of raising and educating them is in your hands. The Apostle Paul put it this way:“Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.” (Ephesians 6:4)The question is what are you supposed to teach them? And God has a great deal to say about that. Deuteronomy 11: 18-21 for example, He says the education of children is a 24-hour-a-day, 7-day-a-week process that must take place from birth through maturity. “Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old, he will not turn from it.” (Proverbs 22:6)Here is the problem. Public schools have banned the book upon which you as a Christian have based your life. The question is not, “should I consider a Christian education?” But rather, “why should I consider anything else?”The education of children and youth must be based on God’s Word as absolute truth. If the school your children attend adopts any other approach, it is competing directly against your training at home, and ultimately, against the training God wants you to give your children.
Christian parents, “do you want your children to grow in relationship with their Creator and live a life of purpose and meaning, and have your children be able to discern and discover God’s will for their lives and to have access to His blessings, goodness and favor?” That’s what students receive at a Christian school, an education that is from an eternal perspective based on a personal relationship with God that will be lived out in some kind of service to the kingdom of God and to others. It is an education not only of the mind, but of the heart as well, to love God, and to love and serve others.An education for an eternity! The ultimate reason to consider a Christian school education! You will find many excellent Christian schools listed below:
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Number of After-School Good News Clubs Continues to Grow Since Supreme Court Ruling in Support of Child Evangelism Fellowship
CHRISTIAN NEWS WIRE
The number of after-school Good News Clubs, Bible clubs sponsored by Child Evangelism Fellowship, the largest Christian ministry to children in the world, grew for the twelfth straight year since 2001, the year the Supreme Court upheld the clubs' right to meet after school in public school buildings. At that time, there were 1,155 after-school GNCs in the United States, with less than 17,000 children enrolled. By the end of 2013, there were 4225 clubs attended by 174,174 children. Also, impressive is the fact the number of children enrolled at the end of last year is 11.5% higher than in 2012.After-school GNCs, which require parental permission for a child to attend, offer a healthy mix of engaging Bible instruction, memory verses, songs and fun-filled games for elementary school children who are taught that one's faith in Jesus Christ is evident through loving others. To see what real impact the after-school GNCs are having on the public schools, Child Evangelism Fellowship conducted a survey last year of 224 public school principals in 28 states. Of the principals surveyed, 87.4% responded that they had personal knowledge that after-school Good News Clubs have been "a positive experience for their school." 52.2% reported noticeably improved behavior on a part of the students who participate in the Good News Clubs. Said one of the responding principals, "...the students who are in the Good News Club rarely receive discipline referrals to the office. Undoubtedly, the club has been a successful part in our curbing bullying and classroom disrespect for the children." "We are grateful for the positive impact that after-school Good News Clubs are having on public schools," said Mr. Moises Esteves, vice president of USA Ministries for CEF, "Knowing that God loves them helps children to love others. Every day, we see children come to us who are spiritually hungry, who know sorrow and brokenness, and we see the gospel of Jesus Christ change their lives." Take 18-year-old Kayla who credits the positive direction of her life to her involvement in an after-school Good News Club as a child. The Good News Club helped her overcome the emptiness she felt by her father's abandonment, she says, by sharing with her the love of God. She benefited so much from the Good News Club that at the age of eight she led a GNC at recess for her friends who could not attend the after-school club. "If there was no Good News Club, if I never brought that paper [permission slip] to my mom that this is something I want to be in," said Kayla, "it's kind of a scary thought to wonder where my life would be. The Good News Club kind of changed my whole life. It set the Lord in my life."To keep up with the number of after-school Good News Clubs around the country, CEF has increased its full-time staff to 710 to handle the demands of training, screening and equipping more than 25,000 volunteers who lead the clubs. Still, the demand keeps growing. Many principals around the country are asking for Good News Clubs. Thankfully, pastors and congregations across the country are becoming increasingly interested in meeting the spiritually needs of children. Many have agreed to partner with CEF and provide the volunteers to lead a Good News Club in their local school. "We are excited about the momentum that is growing," said Mr. Esteves, "There are 65,000 public schools in the U.S. What we have accomplished so far is just the beginning."For further information about after-school Good News Clubs or about Child Evangelism Fellowship, please visit cefonline.com.
ThePeninsulaChristianEducation FoundationisthefirstChristianfoundation approvedonthepeninsulatoprovide scholarshipsforunderprivilegedchildrento attendprivateeducationatChristian schools on the peninsula.TheVirginiaDepartmentof EducationhasapprovedthePeninsula ChristianEducationFoundationasa qualifiedscholarshipfoundationunderthe EducationImprovementScholarshipsTax Credit Program. Donorstothefoundationwill receivea65%taxcreditonIndividual Virginiaincometaxes.Businessesmay alsoclaimthecreditagainstCorporate IncomeTaxes,VirginiaBankFranchise Tax:,VirginiaPublicServiceCorporations Tax, Individual Income Tax.90%ofallfundsdonatedunderthe programwillbepaidforscholarshipsto provideunderprivilegedandlower income(300%ofpovertylevel)familiesthe opportunitytoreceiveaprivateK-12 educationatChristianSchoolsin Hampton,NewportNews,YorkCounty, James City County and Williamsburg.SanfordPankin,theexecutive directorandfounder,saidtodaythat"I wanttogivechildrenthechoicethatmy daughterRachelhadtoexperienceChristianvalues.Wesacrificedtoenable hertograduatefromHamptonChristian SchoolsandIamproudtosaysheisa sophomore at George Mason." ThePeninsulaChristianEducation Foundationisthefirstscholarshipprogram locatedonthePeninsulaandthefirst organizationinVirginiaspecificallyto providescholarshipsforK-12children under this program.More information can be found, including pre-authorization forms atdoe.virginia.gov/school_finance/scholarships_tax_creditsor by calling Sanford Pankin 757-477-8510 .
Why You Should Attend a Bible School
I have been involved with Bible school for a total of 17 years. I first spent two years as a student and later continued on as a teacher, academic dean, and presently serve as the president of Bethany Bible Training Center. Looking back on my various experiences, I can honestly say that everyone, regardless of age, walk of life, or calling, can benefit from a season at Bible school. “Before You Go” has become our slogan for this year’s effort to enroll new students. Whether it means attending before you go off to college, before entering a profession, marriage, or even retirement, time spent at Bible school can help you receive the spiritual foundation you will need for whatever is ahead. Bethany Bible Training Center is here to help you lay that foundation in your life.Let’s look at what the Bible says concerning “before you go.” Scripture tells us that Jesus in sending out His disciples was intentional about their preparation. In Mark 3:13-14 it says that Jesus “went up into a mountain and called near those whom He would. And they came to Him. And He ordained twelve that they should be with him.” We see here that the Lord went to a private place and called the disciples to first come and be with Him before he ever sent them out. If I am to go out and represent someone, doesn’t it make sense that I should know the person I am representing? Doesn’t it also make sense that the better I know that person, the better I can represent them? Of course another benefit in getting to know the Lord before being sent out is that He has the power to change me, to strengthen me, and empower me by His Holy Spirit. Seeing that Jesus first called his disciples to come and be with Him, consider how that calling may apply to your own life.Before you go off to college, consider taking some time to become grounded in the Bible and in your personal relationship with the Lord. Statistics tell us that we are losing our Christian youth to the relativistic philosophies being taught in most of our nation’s colleges, and to the intimidating bombardment of godless professors who push the “new” atheism and mock Christians as being close minded, homophobic bigots. The prevalence of immoral behavior in college dorms and the attitude that says “anything goes” is another avenue of spiritual assault that our young people must be prepared for. Many Christian youth who go off to secular college end up shaken in their faith and often abandon the church due to these ungodly influences. So before you go, come and get grounded in the word of God and in a personal relationship with the Lord and His Holy Spirit. It is through knowing the Lord personally and His word thoroughly that you will be able to stand and be a strong witness for Christ in an environment that is only becoming darker.“Before you go” into the marketplace and begin a profession that will shape your future, it is crucial to know the voice of the Holy Spirit. Setting aside time to hear from the Lord concerning who you are to be, what you will do and where you will go will have a significant and lasting impact on your life. “Before you go” into marriage may be the difference between a disaster and a wonderful, life-long, productive family that can be an amazing witness to those you come into contact with. There is no better place to meet your mate than in Bible school. You will have sat under the same teaching and shared many experiences together that will help to strengthen your bond in the future. You will understand what the Bible teaches concerning marriage and what the Lord expects of each of you in your role as a godly husband or wife. You will learn what it means to be equally yoked with a mate in a shared vision and calling. For example, a missionary marrying someone who has no desire, intention, or calling to go anywhere outside the United States just because “she’s pretty and I love her,” likely will not last. “Before you go” into retirement, consider that the Lord may have other plans for you. We are living longer, healthier lives today and many are making plans to buy that little house by the water and live happily ever after. What if the Lord has an entirely different plan for your life? What if He has a plan to use you as a missionary or a teacher in a foreign school, or who knows what? Before putting your feet up and “living the dream,” consider taking a year or two off to see if the Lord might have something else in mind. Many retirees go on to serve the Lord in amazing ways that they never dreamed were possible because now that their lives are free, the Lord can send them out.If you are approaching one of these life-changing seasons, please consider that maybe the Lord would have you set apart some time for Him, “before you go” ahead with your plans. Also, if you know someone who would benefit from a season set apart for the Lord, encourage them to come as well. Perhaps the Lord has something unexpected for you; you may find yourself in a whole new exciting plan that you had not even considered as a possibility. We are living in exciting times. Do not just choose the course of life that everyone is “supposed” to follow, but instead put the Lord first and see what He has planned for you.So you see, Bible school is for people of all ages, from every walk of life and calling. Bethany Bible Training Center’s vision is to be a place where one can come into an atmosphere of the presence of the Lord, become grounded in His word, and get to know him personally. This knowing goes beyond learning merely about Him, it’s coming to know Him deeply and personally as Savior, Friend, and Bridegroom. So before you go, come, and be with Him.
What Will the U.S. Be Like If Only God-less Education is OK?
WithanOhiocompanyrefusingtohireagraduatesimply becausehewashomeschooled,aleadingcreationapologist warnsthatthecultureisbecomingmoresecularizedbecause public schools are "churches of atheism."NiSource,anenergycompanyofOhio,hasannouncedthat itwillnothirehome-schooledstudents,preferringpublicschool graduatesinstead.ButasKenHamof Answers in Genesispoints out,publicschoolsdonotallowGod,theBible,prayerorcreation because they claim they want to remain neutral"TheBibleteachesveryclearlyyou'reeitherforChristor you'reagainstHim(Matthew12:30).There'snoneutrality;there's noin-between,"Hamcites."Bysecular,thatmeansithasnothing todowithGod.Infact,inthebiologytextbookswereadthat studentsaretaughtthatthehullofreality,theuniverse[and]life aretobeexplainedbynaturalprocesses,andthesupernaturalis not allowed in science."Sotheapologistencouragesparentsbecomeawareofthe effect secular teaching is having on their children's spirituality."Two-thirdsofyoungpeopleareleavingthechurchbythe timetheyreachcollegeage,"hereports."Andifthatcontinues, whereis Americagoingtobeinthefuture?It'llbewhereEngland is today, where two-thirds of teenagers don't even believe in God."