Foundation of modern Christian education in colleges and universities in Ghana : a challenge to the church leadership
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This thesis seeks to explore the process of Christian education in Its task of shaping educational encounters. The most meaningful education is the education for the life of Christ. The colleges and universities form of education clarifies human philosophies. It has the opportunity for communicating the Christian message by engaging the broad-minded person that God has chosen as instrument of reconciliation in a troubled world. With faith founded on Christ the church is challenged to explore and create a healthy premises to come together to facilitate learning experiences. Clergymen must be active to try to understand and do the will of God in the present.
Chapter one provides a significant historical dimension of education in Ghana. Traditional communities across the country were sustained through mission end education. The working aunosphere inspired domestic and foreign challenges, distinctive teaching and learning, and comparatively improved means to guality education.
Chapter two introduces Christian education in trustworthy ways. Civil society agrees with the assertion that the church and state working together in education could be entrusted with the shaping process of a country. The ground available for faith development in the school environment is vivid through these pages.
Chapter three points us to the spiritual care of the school environment. The inestimable worth of spiritual experience is a necessary focal point and key attribute of life. The church's task to the world is to provide spiritual nurture on a basis to ensure significant results. The spiritual care ministry therefore should doubtless create a flexible environment to bring teachers and students together in a mutual search for deeper academic and spiritual values. The church must live by and for its mission to the world.
Liberal arts institutions are circumscribed by their primary function of promoting the intellectual, moral and artistic development of the individual students. Often times the needs that these students obsenre most crucially are irrelevant with regard to eternity in their present form of education. The church is reguired to move along with those "needs" to establish a contact with the students. The goal of the leadership tl1erefore will be ro guide these "needs" to authentic spiritual guests just as Christ led the Samaritan woman from physical water to spiritual water.