Christian Studies 6
This course begins with an Old Testament review focused on the need for and plan of salvation. Students then draw connections between the Old Testament and New Testament through a detailed study of Jesus’ ministry, death, resurrection, and ascension. Students also take a closer look at Paul’s missionary journeys, learning how God’s gift of salvation was extended to the Gentiles and spread throughout the world.
This course is designed as a foundational beginning for what will be explored and developed through upper grades. 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. Taught on a rotational basis with New Testament Survey.
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 rest of the New Testament.
Old Testament Survey
This course allows student participation and encourages meaningful skill development and practice of ideas as the curriculum guides students through 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. 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 graders.
Christian History/ Biblical Interpretation
This class teaches basic Bible study principles and emphasizes the truthfulness and trustworthiness of the inspired word of God. The class will incorporate a survey of Christian history from the early church up through modern day Christianity. This required course is taken on a rotating basis with Christian Worldview/Apologetics and Christian Theology
This course provides an overview of evangelical theology through the scriptural study of nine doctrines covering the Bible, God, Christ, the Holy Spirit, man, salvation, the church, angels, and end times. Key course components include the discipline of Scripture memorization and the introduction of new theological terms. This practical, personal study of the Bible is designed to build students up in their faith and equip them to present their beliefs intelligently/effectively to others. This required course is taken on a rotating basis with Christian Worldview/Apologetics and Christian History/Biblical Interpretation
Christian Worldviews/ Apologetics
This course introduces students to various worldviews that are competing against Christian faith. 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 and gives them tools to defend a Christian worldview against other belief systems. This required course is taken on a rotating basis with Christian theology and Christian History/Biblical Interpretation.