The value of education is recognized by the efforts put forth in the family to ensure children attend school. As parents, we want our children to learn how to read and write, to understand the history of our country and world, and to gain a perspective of math and science. Of course, there are numerous other subjects that fall into this category.
However, do we grasp the urgency of a spiritual education? New Testament authors emphasize God’s plan for the church to grow. God expects us to grow (Hebrews 5:12), commands us to grow (2 Peter 3:18), and designed the church that it would grow (Ephesians 4:11-16).
With the emphasis on spiritual growth, leaders must take a more serious look at the situation and how we can better equip God’s people.
We are responsible not just to teach, but to teach others “how” to learn from God’s word in order that they might teach others (2 Timothy 2:2).
If we value what we learned from someone who took the time to teach us, then we need to imitate their faith (Hebrews 13:7).