High School students have a Bible class each year as part of their core curricular requirements. High School Bible courses are designed around multiple themes that will be deepened each year. This affords students the opportunity to address each strand on a yearly basis at a developmentally appropriate level. Each year, students have the opportunity to engage in discussions around apologetics; study the Old Testament, New Testament, and Epistles; learn about church history, doctrine, and theology; and pursue practical application of Biblical truth in their lives and in contemporary issues. High School Bible classes are informed by the standards of instruction set forth by Christian Schools International.
Culture and Worldview I
This course focuses on introducing students to the epic scope of the story of the Kingdom of God and deepening their understanding of the central elements of the gospel. It provides a foundation from which students can launch their study of scripture and Christian Life throughout their high school careers. Throughout the course, students will encounter the teaching of Jesus and his proclamation of the kingdom of God, and they will be called to respond to his message and equipped to apply it in their daily lives. They will gain in Biblical literacy as they survey the Pentateuch and Old Testament prophetic books with an eye towards how these works point towards the coming of Christ, and they will engage in discussions surrounding foundational apologetics.
Culture and Worldview II
This course challenges students to own their faith and its implication for their life and, in particular, their high school years. During our Apologetics section of the course we will engage in an investigation of the Biblical worldview. Believing that thinking critically about one’s own worldview is critical to the Christian life, we will study Christianity on Offense by Dan Story. The objective is for the student to fully grasp a biblical worldview in the midst of a post-modern and multi-religious society and how to engage those looking for answers to spiritual questions. Students will then turn their attention to models of what a Christ-focused life looks like through studies of Biblical figures in both the Old and New Testaments, including David, Jesus, and Paul. Ultimately, the aim of this course is to point students towards embracing the purpose that Christ has for their lives.
Culture and Worldview III
This course helps to think deeply about the implications of the Christian Worldview for the life of the believer and his/her interaction with contemporary culture. Through a study of Hebrews, this course will help students recognize the ways in which Jesus was and is the fulfillment and perfection of what was foreshadowed through the Old Testament. Additionally, through a study of the Gospel of John, students will see Jesus’ life, ministry, crucifixion and resurrection as the focal point of redemptive history, having significant implications for their own spiritual journey. As a backdrop to the New Testament studies, students will encounter and gain an understanding of the prophetic literature in the Old Testament that is foundational to the New Testament message. Throughout the course, students will also engage with what it means to be part of Christian community, and they will be able to describe and compare the beliefs of various Christian denominations.
Culture and Worldview IV
Culture and Worldview IV serves as a capstone to our Christian Life program here at Landmark Christian School. Throughout the course we will encounter several strands:
- Historical Foundations of Christianity
- Biblical Study (Old Testament and New Testament)
- Theology and Doctrine
- Contemporary Issues and Practical Application
- Individual Research and Reflection
Understanding the need to possess an intellectual foundation for one’s faith, we begin with apologetics. This is edifying both for the believer’s faith journey and in the proclamation of the Gospel to non-believers. With this foundation, we emphasize the study of scripture, from which theology and doctrine derive. We are then able to address contemporary issues and understand scripture’s relevance and practical application from a foundation of truth. Throughout the course, students are encouraged to own their faith and augment their personal growth through the daily discipline of following Christ.