At RIO Townsend, we work to teach and give our children a Christian foundation. Our mission for Christian Education stems from three verses.
The first verse, Proverbs 22:6, states, “Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.” We at RIO Townsend believe that if we instill the love of God in them and teach them about what it means to be a Christian at a young age, that they will hold it in their hearts and still value it when they are older.
Secondly, Psalms 127:3 reads, “Children are a gift from the Lord; they are a reward from him.” Our children are our blessings. God has gifted us with these children and I believe that it is important to honor that gift by raising them up in the faith and teaching them about the Lord from which all things are given and created. It is our responsibility as parents and educators to give them a foundation so that when they are older they can use their gifts to serve God.
Last, in Matthew 19:14, Jesus says, “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of Heaven belongs to such as these.” As parents, you wouldn’t want to keep your child from getting a reward that was made for them. If we do not teach our children about Jesus and His love, then we are hindering them from the reward that God has in store for them.
Thank you for learning about us and our heart for Children’s Ministry. God bless you!