“The challenge [of Christian education] is a great one; it is for the Christian teacher who in all he does seeks first the glory of God. Yes, the task is hard. And in its very difficulty lies its appeal. As Professor Whitehead once said, ‘The art of education is never easy. To surmount its difficulties…is a task worthy of the highest genius. It is the training of souls.’ Few in Christian education—and we must include the ministry with its teaching function—would claim genius on any level, let alone the highest. We have something better. We have the certainty that the Lord whom we serve and whose we are will never fail, as we look to the guidance of the Spirit, to give us the measure of wisdom and strength needed for the doing of His will.”

– Frank E. Gaebelein