G.1.6   Philosophy of Christian Education 

The educational philosophy of the Christian Academy School System is based on a Biblical view of God, man, truth, and education.  Since God created and maintains all things through His Son, Jesus Christ, the universe and all life are dynamically related to God and have the purpose of glorifying Him.  This is especially true of human beings who were created in God’s image, different in kind from all other creation, with the unique capacity to know and respond to God personally and voluntarily.  Because we are sinners by nature and choice, however, we cannot, in this condition, know or honor God in our life.  We can do this only by being born again through receiving Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord and thus be enabled to do God’s will, which is the ultimate purpose in life.

As such, Our Deep Hope is that every student who walks through our doors will develop a heart for God and grow like Jesus did in wisdom, stature, and in favor with God and men.

Wisdom is knowledge applied through God’s Word.

Our students will grow in wisdom by…

  • Displaying authentic personal transformation through knowledge, understanding, and application of God’s Word;
  • By discerning, interpreting, and defending biblical truth;
  • And by engaging the global community from a biblical worldview.

Stature is maturity consistent with God’s Word.

Our students will grow in stature by…

  • Developing and maintaining an understanding of their identity in Christ, as one created in the image of God;
  • By expressing and navigating emotions in a God-honoring way, guided by Truth;
  • And by stewarding and nurturing their body as a gift used for God’s glory.

Favor with God is grace, embracing a relationship with Jesus, God’s Living Word.

Our students will grow in favor with God by….

  • Knowing and accepting the one true God as defined in scripture: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit;
  • By repenting and believing in Jesus Christ as personal Savior;
  • And by growing in love and obedience to God’s Word.

Favor with Men in relationships and service transformed by God’s Word.

Our students will grow in favor with others by…

  • Developing and growing in relationships with kindness and respect for all people;
  • By displaying a heart of empathy through impactful service, while loving and engaging in community;
  • And by articulating the gospel through a personal story for the glory of God’s kingdom.

Our Deep Hope is cultivated in students’ lives when teachers and employees embrace and grow in their personal love of God, love of students, and love of subject.


Revised and Board Approved 6/2022