City Transformation: Education
- One in six children in our city are threatened by poverty. Pray that they would get the nutrition, school supplies, and clothes they need. Also, pray that they would get the assistance they need to overcome the distractions and discouragements of poverty to be successful in their studies for a more promising future.
“Train up a child in the way he should go, even when he is old he will not depart from it” (Prov. 22:6). In his ministry, Jesus knew the importance of teaching and learning, of mentoring and discipleship. Our city has a smorgasbord of educational options at all levels, but politics, controlling special interests, economics, and family dysfunction often dilute or hamper the quality of education available. It isn’t enough to “Christianize” our schools. We need Kingdom thinking and creativity to bring transformation in all our educational systems.