Christian Heritage Academy’s commitment to the Bible is part of our ethos, as evidenced in our mission to offer “…an exemplary education based on biblical values to children of Christian families, equipping them to be lifetime followers of Jesus Christ.”
The Importance of a Biblical Worldview
With children regularly spending 35 hours a week at school, the foundational framework for their education is crucial. But what exactly is a biblical worldview?
CHA’s Dean of Academics Miss Robin Russell writes, “In Romans 12:2, God calls us to be transformed by the renewing of our minds. We are not to be conformed to this world’s thinking, but rather, our thinking should be shaped and molded by God’s Word. When we spend time in the Word and ask God to examine our thoughts and ideas, we begin to have the mind of Christ. This biblically informed mind can then have a biblical worldview. This is a foundational principle at Christian Heritage Academy.”
Biblical Application in Academics
Adopting the posture of Roger Erdvig, author of Beyond Biblical Integration, Russell explained that the goal is to help students “think, desire, and act in ways that are consistent with God’s thoughts, desires, and actions as revealed through scripture.” One way this is accomplished is through integrating biblical principles in the topics that are taught. CHA teachers seek to look at every topic in the light of scripture and teach it from a biblical perspective.
So, what does integrating biblical truth into different subjects at different grade levels look like? Take a peek at some examples below.
What a joy it is when a child, unprompted, applies biblical truth to help make a decision or understand a situation in his or her own life. It’s a powerful measure of the fruit of a Christian education, and a common development with Christian Heritage Academy students!