Faith Through Practical Skills
While classroom learning forms the foundation for traditional notions of education and is necessary for academic learning, an education in practical skills is essential to prepare individuals for Christian service. The creation of man included physical, mental, and spiritual aspects; therefore, a complete education will include a balance among each of these three characteristics. Throughout Scripture, we see the effectiveness of God’s methods in using the simple life and practical skills for the education and development of some of His chosen leaders. This article explores the education of several of these leaders and reveals why a practical education is still relevant and vital for the education and development of the faith experience.