Twelve Stones Christian Academy (TSCA) is a nondenominational, biblical-worldview, Christian school serving Northern Kentucky. The school is an outreach of Answers in Genesis in partnership with Renewanation to partner with like minded Christian families as we seek to train the next generation of kids for Christ and to provide excellence in academic education.
TSCA was successfully launched in 2017 with Kindergarten through 7th grade. As each year passes, we will be adding on an additional grade until we reach 12th grade.
Making Christlike Disciples
We are in an age where Christianity is under attack and secularism (e.g., big bang, millions of years, evolution, atheism, moral relativism) is dominant in our culture. Sadly, many young people are leaving the church because they are influenced by secular humanism in schools, media, museums, peers, and even some church leaders! Statistics reveal that about two out of every three kids in church homes are walking away from the faith as young as middle school and high school age and very few returning. By and large, a child has developed their worldview by the age of 13.
Something needs to be done and Twelve Stones Christian Academy is one step in that process to help overcome this sad situation. Research has shown that one of the significant reasons for this exodus from the church by the youth is the lack of apologetics (defending the faith) teaching in our homes, churches, and Christian institutions. TSCA is striving to help stem the tide of this catastrophic problem. We address subject material from a biblical authority perspective with a high academic standard, apologetically defend the faith, and help build a truly biblical worldview in the coming generations.
We teach kids the facts in different subject areas, but we also teach them how to think (logic courses). We use apologetics courses to supplement their Bible instruction and teach them how to defend their faith effectively. In other words, we integrate biblical worldview and apologetics into each area—math, science, history, literature and so forth.
We do not shy away from what the world teaches, but we show the faults in the secular worldview as part and parcel of our scope and sequence. At the same time, we come along side parents to help educate children on these difficult subjects while teaching critical thinking skills. Furthermore, we walk a very careful line to remain outside of many denominational issues so that local churches can train their respective students without the school stepping on their doctrinal toes. This win-win scenario is beneficial to both local churches and parents alike. Thus, TSCA is a non-denominational school.
We hope to hear from you soon to partner with us in this unique school that stands on biblical authority with an emphasis on apologetics and biblical worldview training!
What does it mean to be a discipleship school?
It is the philosophy of TSCA that children need to be trained in wisdom and in the admonition of the Lord so they can learn to excel within a biblical worldview in science, apologetics, history, and all other subjects. This effort is to prepare them for the world’s attacks as well as for evangelism (Proverbs 1:3-5). Thus, we hope to attract like-minded families who want their children trained to be defenders of the gospel and missions, as opposed to those assuming their children are already thoroughly equipped to defend their faith.
Because children of this generation are influenced by secular media, programming, museums, peers, and in some cases secular education, we need to prepare and train them to have discernment to counter false humanistic religion. We want to guide children down the correct path (Proverbs 1:15). We cannot assume that our children are already experts on discernment and evangelism; they require delicate training in both the Bible and academics to be equipped for every good work.
Thus, discipleship and preparation of children are our primary goals so that as these children prepare for adulthood, they will then be prepared to present the gospel and defend the authority of the Bible with confidence.
Why the name Twelve Stones?
For those familiar with the book of Joshua, the name “Twelve Stones” should call an image to mind. When Joshua led the Israelites into the Promised Land, they had to cross the Jordan River. The Lord led the Israelites just as He had promised into the good land that the Lord was giving them as an inheritance.
The Lord cut off the waters of the Jordan that came down from upstream, and they stood as a heap (Joshua 3:13). The Israelites crossed the river on dry ground. The Lord commanded Joshua to tell the Israelites to take twelve stones out of the midst of the Jordan and carry them over and leave them where they lodged that night (Joshua 4:3).
These stones were to be a reminder to future generations. Whenever they asked what the stones meant, it was to be a memorial for what Lord did for them. The stones were set up by Joshua at Gilgal in Israel. Joshua 4 finishes by saying:
These are the school verses: Joshua 4:21–24. The name Twelve Stones Christian Academy is to be a reminder of what the Lord has done and continues to do. It is a reminder to train the next generation what the Lord has done, whether in Genesis, the gospel, or what the Lord will complete at the final Consummation.
What makes Twelve Stones Christian Academy unique?
Twelve Stones Christian Academy is designed to be a school that integrates a biblical worldview in every subject taught (Romans 15:4; Philippians 4:8). We begin with the Bible as the absolute standard and final authority in all matters, not just faith and practice. We are unashamed of this fact.
As a Protestant school, we uphold the doctrines of the Christian faith as delineated in the Scriptures alone. All authorities outside of Scripture are lesser authorities. Scripture is supreme and profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that we may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work (2 Timothy 3:16-17).
Along with the gospel, TSCA also places a strong emphasis on a literal 6-day/24-hour day creation and biblical authority. The Bible is inspired, inerrant, infallible, sufficient, and authoritative. Thus, we stand on this in our teaching methods and we make creation, general apologetics (i.e., defending the faith), and salvation a priority.
We also have a Curriculum Review Committee that rigorously evaluates Christian textbooks and supplements to see what should be used and best aligns with the philosophy of the school.
Board of Directors
Dr. Georgia Purdom
Dr. Jennifer Rivera