Episode 60: Teaching Kids To Think Like Christ, Not Culture
Is truth true for everyone? Even though our guest today, Elizabeth Urbanowicz, was a teacher in a Christian elementary school, most of her students could not answer “yes” to this question. They had memorized the scripture that says “Jesus is the way the truth and the life”, but they didn’t have the foundation to defend this truth. Elizabeth’s ministry, “Foundation Worldview”, created materials that equip kids to carefully evaluate every idea they encounter so they can understand the truth, and discover for themselves that the Bible consistently lines up with what they find in the world around them!
Ready to teach the children in your life how to be active evaluators of their culture? Let’s go!
ELIZABETH URBANOWICZ (er-ban-o-wits)
is a follower of Jesus Christ who is passionate about equipping kids to understand the truth of the Christian worldview. Elizabeth began her professional career as an elementary teacher in a Christian school. Several years into her teaching experience, Elizabeth realized that despite being raised in Christian homes, attending a Christian school, and being active in church, her students thought more like the culture than like Christ. Elizabeth began searching for curricular materials that would equip her students to think critically, helping them discover that Christianity is the worldview that lines up with reality. After not finding any materials that met this need, she began creating a curriculum for her students. Elizabeth first taught Foundation Comparative Worldview Curriculum as an after-school class for third through fifth graders, and the results were incredible! Students were transformed from passive recipients of information to active evaluators of every message they received. Parents and teachers alike noticed the impact these materials had on students’ media consumption, academic achievement, and everyday habits. This transformation lasted beyond the elementary years and guided students’ thinking in junior high and beyond.
Elizabeth now works full-time on developing comparative worldview and apologetics resources for children. Her goal is to prepare the next generation to be lifelong critical thinkers and, most importantly, lifelong disciples of Jesus Christ.
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- Foundation Worldview
- John 14:6
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