Christian Education Europe (CEE) was set up in 1989 on the outskirts of Swindon by Arthur Roderick who had previously established Engardine Christian School in Australia. CEE assists churches and other groups of Christians set up and maintain successful, firmly established Christian schools and home schools. CEE’s purpose is to promote Biblical Christian education in the UK and across Europe, thereby helping nourish a generation of young people who, as it states in Psalm 1, will be like trees planted by the rivers of water.
CEE provides Accelerated Christian Education materials and services to schools and home schools in the United Kingdom and Europe. CEE has played, and is playing, a significant role in the lives of many hundreds of families, giving support in edification, education and encouragement so that children may brought up according to the word of God, the Bible. Christian Education Europe is a limited company. All charges are set as low as possible giving access to the maximum number of people whilst covering costs. CEE provides many services, products (including a wide range of DVDs), publications as well as active encouragement and advice.
Services provided include training for staff in Christian schools and for parents homeschooling, support with curriculum requirements, parenting help, and provision of in-service training, educators’ conferences and the exciting annual European Student Convention.
Founding Director – Arthur Roderick
Arthur Roderick established Christian Education Europe in 1989 and subsequently brought together a team to take the ministry forward. Arthur felt God’s special purpose in the ACE global curriculum and has been involved with the ACE programme since 1980 either as a school principal or as a home educating parent. Arthur and Vivienne’s six girls were educated using the ACE curriculum and now many of their grandchildren are on the programme.
Board of Directors
The leadership of Christian Education Europe is carried by an experienced team that have worked together in the vision of Christian education for 20 years.
Arthur and Vivienne Roderick who pioneered the work in 1989 are based in the Swindon area and still very active in the ministry .
Stephen Franklin oversees the work of Regent Christian School in Lincolnshire with his wife Mandy. Stephen is the ACE Global Representative.
Brenda Lewis is Head Teacher of King of Kings School in Manchester and also Chair of the International Certificate of Christian Education Board.
We would like to encourage you to consider a Christian education as the best option for your own children so that we can carefully and honestly fulfil God’s commandments (Psalm 78: 5-8, Ephesians 6: 4). As Luther put it in vigorous 16th century Reformation language (rather than 21st century British understatement), “I am much afraid that the schools will prove the very gates of hell unless they diligently labour in explaining the Holy Scriptures …I advise no one to place his child where the Scriptures do not reign paramount”.
We want to encourage you to find out more and to visit an ACE curriculum-based school or home school near you and be impressed !
Christian Education Europe is a non-denominational Christian ministry supporting parents and churches in their responsibility to provide Christian education to the next generation in the manner supported by the word of God, the Bible.
Our Statement of Faith is based on the following beliefs:
The Holy Scriptures
The Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testament are the verbally and plenary inspired Word of God. The Scriptures are inerrant, infallible, and God-breathed, and, therefore, are the final authority for faith and life. The sixty-six books of the Old and New Testament are the complete and divine revelation of God to man. The Scriptures shall be interpreted according to their normal grammatical-historical meaning
There is one God, the eternally existing Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, co-eternal in being, co-identical in nature, co-equal in power and glory, and having the same attributes and perfections.
Christ and His Work
The Lord Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God, became man, without ceasing to be God, having been conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary, in order that He might reveal God and redeem sinful men.
The Lord Jesus Christ accomplished our redemption through his death on the cross as a representative, vicarious, substitutionary sacrifice; and, our justification is made sure by His literal, physical resurrection from the dead.
The Lord Jesus Christ ascended to Heaven and is now exalted at the right hand of God, where, as our High Priest, He fulfills the ministry of Representative, Intercessor, and Advocate.
The Total Depravity of Man
Man was created in the image and likeness of God, but in Adam’s sin the human race fell, man inherited a sinful nature, and became alienated from God; and, man is totally depraved, and, of himself, utterly unable to remedy his lost condition.
The Bible teaches that there is only one way of salvation and that salvation is the gift of God brought to man by grace and received by personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, whose precious blood was shed on Calvary for the forgiveness of our sins.
God has given all Believers a great commission to proclaim the Gospel to all nations so that there might be a great multitude from every nation, tribe, ethnic group, and language group who believe on the Lord Jesus Christ. As ambassadors of Christ we must use all available means to go to the foreign nations and not wait for them to come to us.