Christian Life

Landmark’s vision that every student is prepared to impact the world for Jesus Christ is supported by a robust Christian Life program. As part of the Christian Life program, students participate in Bible classes, advisory groups, chapels, retreats, service opportunities, and mission trips. While these programmatic elements form the building blocks of our Christian Life program, Landmark’s commitment to a Christian worldview doesn’t end there. It is infused in everything we do. From coaches teaching self-sacrifice, to English classes analyzing literature through the lens of virtue, students are inspired to look beyond themselves and desire the greater reward of the kingdom of Christ.

We love our students and are looking forward to meeting you and sharing how we at Landmark are relentlessly working to prepare every student to impact the world for Jesus Christ.

Christian Life Retreats

Throughout their time in Middle and High School students will have the opportunity to participate in annual retreats towards the beginning of each year. These are wonderful opportunities for students to fellowship with one another, build lasting and meaningful relationships, and grow in their faith as we unplug from the daily routine to focus on our relationship with Christ.

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  • Middle School Retreats

    6th/7th Grade 
    Students take a day trip to Woodlands Christian Camp. Amidst the fun games and team building, our goal in this experience is to jumpstart the conversations around what it means to own your faith and identity in Christ throughout the middle school years.

    8th Grade
    Students take a two-day (one night) trip to Camp Highlands, where they will engage in numerous team-building and leadership activities. The goal of the 8th-grade retreat is to help equip our 8th graders as leaders of the Middle School, practicing both self-leadership and corporate leadership in the manner in which Christ modeled it in the gospels.

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  • High School Retreats

    9th/10th Grade
    Our 9th and 10th graders take a two-day (one night) trip to Woodlands Camp. Alongside fun activities designed to build relationships, students are challenged with a vision for an authentically Christian life in high school. 

    11th Grade
    Our 11th-grade class returns to Woodlands Camp for a two-day (one night) experience that builds naturally on their previous experience by adding more robust leadership and team-building challenges. Alongside the fun social activities and relationship building, juniors are challenged to embrace a maturing relationship with Christ. Juniors join the seniors on this retreat as the seniors head up one day prior to the juniors’ arrival.

    12th Grade
    Our seniors take a three-day (two-night) trip to Woodlands Camp. The first of these days is time allotted especially for the seniors, and then they are joined by the junior class to finish the trip. The senior retreat is a special time to honor the class, as well as challenge them towards leadership throughout their senior year. There is an emphasis placed upon owning one’s relationship with Christ and the significance of that during this period of transition into adulthood. 





Bible Classes

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  • Elementary Curriculum

    Elementary students have Bible class time every day. 
    The Bible curriculum in prekindergarten is Biblical Choices for a New Generation. Students learn about The God of Creation and the following values: helping, obedience, honesty, kindness, compassion, and forgiveness.

    Beyond K4, elementary classrooms use the DeepRoots Bible curriculum, which equips students with a biblical worldview in conjunction with apologetics. We desire for our students to realize the truth of God’s design for human beings, grow confident in Christ, and care for other people by answering their questions about Christianity and offering them reasons that support the truth. Within this curricular sequence, Kindergarten offers a survey of the Bible. Meanwhile, first through fifth grades are taught in a two year cycle with the first year studying the Old Testament and the second year focusing on the New Testament.

    Old Testament years: 1st, 3rd, and 5th grades
    New Testament years: 2nd and 4th grades

    As a part of the curricular scope and sequence at all grade levels, there are three holiday units focusing upon Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter.
  • High School Curriculum

    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.

    Course Descriptions:

    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:
     
    -       Apologetics
    -       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.
  • Middle School Curriculum

    Middle School students have a Bible class each year as part of their core curricular requirements. During these years, Middle School Bible classes are designed to deepen the student’s understanding of one’s identity in Christ and to encourage students to own their faith as their own at an age appropriate level. Classes are designed to give students the opportunity to think about what it means to be an authentic follower of Christ during the middle school years. Middle School Bible classes are informed by the standards of instruction set forth by Christian Schools International.

    Course Descriptions:

    6th Grade Bible
    This course invites 6th graders to explore what it means to be a follower of Jesus during the middle school years, and it provides guideposts leading students towards how they might live like Jesus as a 6th grader. Further, it points them towards what a real and fulfilling life looks like in middle school. Through a focused study of the Gospel of Mark, students will be asked, “What was so captivating about the way Jesus lived that it still has impact 2,000 years later?” and “Who does Jesus say I am?” They also will engage in a study of the 10 Commandments and the Fruit of the Spirit in an effort to learn more deeply how Jesus wants us to follow him. Additionally, through a study of Philippians, students will study the topic of joy, and they will also explore what wisdom looks like in 6th grade through a study of Proverbs. Finally, students will deepen their understanding of Christian community through a topical study of the New Testament’s “One Another” statements.
     
    7th Grade Bible
    This course invites 7th graders to explore what it means to be a follower of Jesus during the middle school years, with a particular emphasis upon continuing to grow in their understanding of their identity in Christ. Through a focused study of the Gospel of Luke, students will be asked, “What was so captivating about the way Jesus lived that it still has impact 2,000 years later?” and “Who does Jesus say I am?” Additionally, through a study of the Book of Daniel, students will gain insight into God’s provision and sovereignty. They also will engage in a study of the epistles of Colossians and Ephesians in an effort to learn about the implications the gospel brings for life in Christian community. 
     
    8th Grade Bible
    This course invites 8th graders to explore what it means to be a follower of Jesus during the middle school years, and it incorporates a focus on applying these principles in the area of leadership. Through a focused study of the Gospel of John, students will be asked, “What was so captivating about the way Jesus lived that it still has impact 2,000 years later?” and “Who does Jesus say I am?” Additionally, through a study of Acts, students will study Paul’s sermons and the message of the gospel. They also will engage in a study of the books of Nehemiah and James in an effort to learn more deeply how the gospel brings restoration and healing while providing a guide for life and conduct. 
Every student prepared to impact the world for Jesus Christ

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