Outward conformity to Christian standards is not the new birth. Our goal for our children is the regeneration of each child followed by growth in Christ. We want their hearts bound to the Word of God so that they will fulfill His will, indifferent to praise or criticism. This is why we pray, teach, work; plow, plant, water; and wait upon God.
The best spiritual teaching is a living demonstration. Our children will learn to do what parents and teachers do, not what they say. The example of our lives will count most. Our children will discern any difference between our talk and our walk. They can tell whether or not we are teaching them one standard while living by another
The root of exemplary Christian living is our personal relationship and fellowship with God, our own spiritual reality. Exemplary living will make God real to our children and will help them to understand the Scriptures. Although we live by faith, that faith is lively and our lives should give evidence of saving faith each day.
Dr. Roy Lowrie Jr., Your Child and the Christian School, 1967, National Association of Christian Schools
Dr. Lowrie was Headmaster at Delaware County Christian School from 1952 to 1980 at which time he was appointed president of ACSI.