Philosophy of Education
The philosophy of a biblical-worldview education is rooted in the conviction that God is the omnipotent, omnipresent, and omniscient Creator. All things exist by the Word of His power and are sustained by Him (Colossians 1:17).
A biblical-worldview education is predicated on the revealed Word of Christ (John 1; Colossians 1; Hebrews 1). An education that fails to acknowledge God and His work is resting on the fallible authority of man, which is ultimately meaningless. All the treasures of knowledge and wisdom are hidden in Christ (Colossians 2:3).
An education that stands on the authority of the 66 books of the Bible as the absolute standard sees the student as having been made in the image of God and having eternal value. Partnering with parents, Twelve Stones Christian Academy’s (TSCA) philosophy is to help train students in the admonition of the Lord by teaching them that the Bible is inspired, infallible, authoritative, inerrant, and sufficient in all things. In doing so, we hope to give glory to God as we teach students to start their thinking with God’s Word in every academic subject.
By teaching students to seek first the kingdom of God, their works should be as unto the Lord and not to man. Because the responsibility for educating children is given to the parents, TSCA will be an instrument to assist dedicated parents in teaching their students biblically, academically, morally, spiritually, and relationally.
What is a biblical-worldview school?
Simply put, a worldview is the way people view the world. It is essentially a religious viewpoint through which everyone looks at existence. Obviously, because different people look at the world in different ways, there are different worldviews.
A biblical worldview stands against all other worldviews (whether secular worldviews, Eastern mysticism worldviews, pagan worldviews, and so forth). It is a worldview that mimics the way God looks at His creation. God’s revealed truth is the Bible. It is the absolute standard to correct our thinking and understanding about God’s world. It would be illogical to neglect God’s Word when looking at the world. Thus, we presuppose God and His Word in an effort to understand basics about existence, logic, truth, knowledge, morality, science, and so on.
God is the basis for a biblical worldview, and as Christians we strive to follow God’s example. Twelve Stones Christian Academy wants to implement a biblical worldview in every subject. We want to use a biblical framework in mathematics, arts, sciences such as biology and physics, literature, logic, morality, personal relationships, missions, and evangelism.
At TSCA, a biblical worldview will be incorporated through curriculum and every facet of school life (2 Timothy 4:2).