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Biblical Integration – Truly a CHA Distinctive

 

There are some things we have in common with schools in the area including a commitment to academic excellence, well trained faculty and staff, wonderful families and perhaps more.

However, there are several distinctives that make CHA unique compared to other area schools, or to most schools for that matter. The list of our differences would be much longer than what we have in common. Without question the number one distinctive is our resolute commitment to the intentional integration of God’s Word, the Holy Scriptures, with every aspect of our curriculum, co-curriculum, even extending to how we relate with one another.

CHA purposely equips and encourages teachers to teach all subject matter through the lens of the Bible. God’s Word informs all the disciplines and not vice-versa. This distinctive is central to CHA’s mission, and is radically different than the schools around us who would make no such claims. In fact, just the opposite.

It has been said that theology is the queen of all the disciplines. Scripture reveals the supremacy, centrality and preeminence of Christ in all things. How could any subject be rightly taught and understood without understanding:

“For by Him (Christ) all things were created in heaven and earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities – all things were created through Him and for Him. And He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together.” (Colossians 1:16-17)

Thankfully, we do believe and understand that at CHA. Our teachers are helping our precious students understand that as well. One recent example highlighting that commitment and understanding was shared by third grade teacher, Mrs. Betty Lee:

“One thing (among many) that I am especially grateful for is the Christian worldview that is naturally integrated into our curriculum here at CHA. A perfect real-life example happened in our classroom this morning…During independent reading a 3rd grader came up to me and said indignantly, ‘Mrs. Lee, this book has a lie in it!’ He was reading Astronomy: Out of This World, a library book. He came across this sentence: ‘at first there was nothing, and then in fractions of a second, there was a Big Bang that created all matter, energy and order.’ He made it very clear that he did NOT agree with that statement and immediately recognized it was untrue.”

We are very grateful for our teachers and staff who are committed to helping our students to develop a Biblical worldview, seeing all of life through the lens of God’s Word.

We are also blessed by our partnership with families in seeking to train the next generation of Christ-followers. Please pray daily that we would faithfully fulfill that great trust that we share together.

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