Christian Education Alliance (CEA) was born in the hearts of two home school families who shared a desire for a different approach to education for their children. Circumstances, which God Himself seemed to orchestrate, led these families to step out in faith to begin a program with one teacher, offering limited classroom instruction to five students. Often called “the best of both worlds,” CEA, a ministry of Tulsa Hills Church has provided a unique education program since January, 1994.
Christian families for whom CEA is a good “fit” hold many of the same core biblical beliefs. Over the years we have discovered that the program works best for families who share our desire that children will:
- Develop a strong, personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
- "Grow in the knowledge and admonition of the Lord," and not be conformed to this world but be transformed by the renewing of their minds (Romans 12:2).
- Strive, to the best of their ability, to work diligently to acquire a strong academic base from which to enjoy future academic success.
- Demonstrate respect and honor for others and self, “esteeming others as higher” than self.
- Postpone one-on-one, male/female relationships (what our society commonly refers to as “dating”) for post-high school years when they are more mature and ready to seek God’s will for their lives with regard to a mate.
- Exhibit Christian character traits, i.e., self-control, honesty, perseverance, cheerfulness, obedience, meekness, helpfulness, etc.
- Develop moral growth based on Romans 16:19 and I Corinthians 3:19a. We believe that moral naiveness should be elevated above worldly wisdom. We desire our children to be "wise to the world," but not "worldly-wise" (See Matt. 10:16).
- We have found the principles presented in the parenting curriculum, Growing Kids God’s Way, to be an important foundation for our families as we work together to train our children in biblical character. Each summer a CEA couple facilitates this course for our new families or helps them to enroll in a local fall class.