2019 Northern California Conference Specific Readings
September 28, 2019 - NCC Education
Why is Adventist education important? Listen to some statements from students who have attended our Northern California Conference schools.
“I want to do God’s work because I love Him. He is good, and He is my favorite God ever," said a first grader.
“My growing relationship with God is one of my most valued things I possess,” said a high school junior.
“I owe myself to God because He has done so much for my family! I love Him, and I am so thankful that I get a chance at Christian Education!” said a sixth grader.
A study conducted by leading Christian researcher, George Barna, found that a person’s moral foundation is in place by the time he or she reaches nine years of age. A person’s spiritual beliefs are formed by age 13. Those who are active in church life in their 30s and 40s have also been involved in active training as children.
The probability of a person making a permanent commitment to God between ages five and 13 is 32 percent; the probability of a person making that decision between ages 14 and 18 is four percent; and the chance of such a decision after age 18 is six percent. By and large, what you believe at age 13 is what you will die believing.
The Bible tells us to “Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old he will not depart from it” (Proverbs 22:6, NKJV).
Today’s offering goes for Northern California Conference education, but it could very well be called a mission offering for our kids.