National political commentator and columnist, Cal Thomas will be the keynote speaker Thursday at a banquet hosted by a group encouraging Christian families to educate their children at home or through Christian schools, instead of public schools.
The Exodus Mandate Project’s 20th anniversary banquet coincides with the 500th anniversary weekend of the Protestant Reformation, and will celebrate the history of the movement.
“By revisiting that era, today’s evangelical Church, the rightful heir to that rich theology and history, can find strength and renewed hope,” according to a news release by Frontline Ministries, Inc., which heads the education project.
The project’s founder, veteran and retired Army Reserve Chaplain Ray Moore and his wife, Gail began educating their children at home in 1977.
“My hope and prayer is that a fresh obedience by churches and families in the education of their children according to biblical commands will prove to be a key for the revival and reformation of our families, churches and culture,” Moore said.
“Neither the state nor government has any God-ordained role in the education and discipleship of children, which belongs to the family and the Church.”
Today, roughly 2.5 million children will be homeschooled this year, according to Frontline.
The banquet will be held at Brookland Baptist Conference Center in West Columbia. For information on ticket availability, contact Frontline Ministries at 803-714-1744 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thomas will also address a group of pastors and church leaders on Friday in Columbia.