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Children are a heritage from the LORD... --Psalm 127:3

Course Descriptions 

 

Christian Foundations

This course is designed as a foundational beginning for what will be explored and developed through grades 8-12. Students will study Scripture as one unfolding story of redemption. The curriculum also introduces students in a very basic way to church history and worldviews. This course is taken by all 7th grade students.

New Testament Survey

This New Testament survey continues the compelling story from God's Unfolding Kingdom, showing the hope and redemption offered through Jesus. The study allows student participation encouraging meaningful skill development and practice of ideas as the curriculum guides students through the text of the New Testament. Topics included in this study are The King, Redemption, The Gospels, The Church, The Epistles, and a Coming King and a New Earth. This course is taken by all 8th grade students.

Old Testament Survey

This course allows student participation and encourages meaningful skill development and practice of ideas as the curriculum guides students through the text of the Old Testament. An overview of the kingdom of God theme runs throughout the curriculum and introduces students to God's kingdom mission to the Israelites to multiply holy people and to spread holy place. This curriculum also focuses on seeing the link between Christ and the Old Testament. Topics included in this study are The Pentateuch, Israel's History, Writings of Ancient Israel, History of the Fall and Exile of Israel, and the Prophets. This course is taken by all 9th grade students.

Christian History/ Biblical Interpretation

This class is an introduction to studying the Bible as God’s inspired Word, paying careful attention to the author’s purpose and genre of each book. The class will end with a survey of Christian history from the early church up through modern day Christianity. This course is taken by all 10th grade students.

Christian Theology

This course functions as an introduction to Christian theology where students study the core doctrines of the Christian faith. Every student will critically engage each doctrine as well as its Biblical basis and implications for the Christian life. Emphasis in this class is placed on both the orthodoxy (right belief) and orthopraxy (right practice) of each core doctrine in Christian faith. This course is taken by all 11th or 12th grade students in rotation with Worldviews/Apologetics.

Worldviews/ Apologetics

This course introduces students to various worldviews that are competing against the Christian faith. Each student is challenged to understand, interact with, and critique the varying worldviews seen in today’s society. Throughout the class, students are challenged to ask the questions: What do I believe? Why do I believe it? The class also introduces students to the discipline of apologetics. During this section of the course, students will develop a Biblical, philosophical, and historical foundation of knowledge from which to interact with nonbelievers in society. The class likewise emphasizes both the acquiring of knowledge about worldviews, apologetics, philosophy, and the active use of that knowledge for the Kingdom of God. This course is taken by all 11th or 12th grade students in rotation with Christian Theology.