Philosophy of Christian Education

The philosophy of Malaga United Methodist Church is to enable children and their families to view life from God’s perspective because He is Truth. We believe Biblical perspective is communicated through (1) His Creation, (2) His Son, Jesus Christ, and (3) His Holy Word, the Bible.

The Bible is the inspired, infallible, and authoritative Word of God.  Jesus Christ is the central theme of history and is the central authority of what men say, do, or believe.  Man was created in God’s image, but that image was ruined at the fall when man chose to sin against God.  God provided a way of redemption for man through the life, death and resurrection of His Son, Jesus Christ.  A regenerated person receives the Holy Spirit to guide him into all truth.

We seek to ground everything we do on the transforming gospel of Jesus Christ. All members of the educational process at Malaga United Methodist Church are personally committed to Jesus Christ.  Teachers seek to integrate Biblical truth into each subject being taught.  We believe the educational process is only accomplished through the ministry of the Holy Spirit.

We believe that a proper relationship between family, church, and school is essential to Christian education.  It is the responsibility of the parents to teach and train a child. Malaga United Methodist Church, as a ministry of the church, is an extension of the educational process of the home.

The pursuit of knowledge is more than the collection of information.  It also includes understanding and Godly wisdom.  We are committed to leading children and their families to a restored relationship with God, to educating students with both competence and character, and to developing history makers and world changers for the glory of God.


The Challenge

Through Christian education the fellowship of believers (the Church) seeks to help persons become aware of God's seeking love as shown especially in Jesus Christ and to respond in faith and love to the end that they may develop self understanding, self acceptance, and self fulfillment under God; increasingly identify themselves as sons of God and members of the Christian community; live as Christian disciples in all relations in human society; and abide in Christian hope.

In these times we have to keep pace to do the task that is ours. The youth of today have different viewpoints, different goals, and far different ways of being educated to reach those goals. We must keep in step. We have to understand them and speak their language so that they may know of the abiding hope and love that is found in Christ Jesus.

Each teacher has the love, the desire, and the will to accomplish this purpose of Christian educational ministry in this community. Let's give them our full support in this effort to do God's will.


For additional information on Sunday School, Vacation Bible School and Bible Studies please see the sub-pages listed under the Christian Education Tab.



Sunday Worship begins at 9:00 am // Sunday School classes begin at 10:30 am

Is it important for a Christian to have daily devotions?

"Daily devotions” is a phrase used to describe the discipline of Bible reading and prayer with which Christians start or end their day. Bible reading can take the form of a structured study using a devotional or simply reading through certain passages or perhaps reading through the Bible in a year. Prayer can include any or all of the different prayers—praise, confession, thanksgiving, petition, and/or intercession. Some people use prayer lists for their daily devotions. Others prefer to pray as they read the Word in an interactive manner, listening for God speaking to them through the Bible passages and responding in prayer. Whatever the format, the important thing is that our daily devotions, as the name implies, be truly devoted to God and occur daily.
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