Teachers of our Bible classes understand the Bible to be not just a typical textbook. Rather, they allow the living, active Word to engage their students with its relevance to their lives today through study, open dialogue and application.
In our Early Childhood classrooms, children begin their spiritual journey with the clear scriptural presentation of who God is. Scripture is introduced to students from the wonders of creation to the resurrection of Jesus Christ, emphasizing the Father’s glorious love along the way. A variety of teaching methods are used to point students to the unique demonstrations of God’s love, encouraging them to develop an awe for Him as they see Him in Scripture — and in all the things we do.
In Lower School, our Bible curriculum focuses on God's plan for the redemption of man through the narratives of the Old and New Testaments, giving students a biblical framework through which to understand and impact our world today. Students survey the important biblical accounts and examine how they point to and fulfill God's plan. Through the study of God’s Word, students learn who God is, His attributes, and how we fit into His complete story.
All students are required to take Bible each year. Bible 6, 7, and 8 are full-year courses but only meet 2 days a week. Our main desire is that students have a solid grasp of the storyline of the Bible from Genesis to Revelation. Therefore, we study the Bible chronologically detailing how God’s redemptive plan culminates in the work of Christ, and how this impacts our lives today and at Christ’s final coming. Our focus as we study the Bible chronologically is NOT first on the faithfulness and good examples of men and women seen in the Bible; instead, our focus is on the faithfulness OF GOD to save a sinful people for Himself for their full and lasting joy! Therefore, we strive to put the focus not on what we must do, but on what God has done through Christ from Genesis to Revelation to redeem his people and a broken world for His glory.
Bible 6 — Old Testament Overview
Bible 6 will study an overview of the Old Testament. During their elementary years, our students will have studied the Bible chronologically, but in particular segments. In Bible 6, they will see how all these pieces fit together and study how God has been faithful to his covenant to redeem His people and prepare them for the coming Messiah.
Bible 7 — The Life of Jesus and Acts Overview
Bible 7 will study an overview of the life of Christ as seen in the four Gospels. Students will study the characteristics and salvific acts of Christ from His birth to His ascension. Then they will study how the death, resurrection, and ascension of Christ along with the pouring out of the Holy Spirit began the 1st century spread of the early Church through the preaching of the gospel, the Spirit-empowered miracles of the apostles, and the blood of the martyrs.
Bible 8 — The Epistles: Theology Applied
Bible 8 will study the great themes of the New Testament letters culminating in a brief study of the New Heavens and the New Earth seen in Revelation. Since this is their final year in Middle School, this class will focus on how these great truths apply to their daily lives as they transition to Upper School.
All students are required to take Bible each year. Bible 10 and 11 are semester courses (4 days a week); Bible 9 and 12 are full-year courses (4 days a week). Our main desire is that students have a solid grasp of the storyline of the Bible from Genesis to Revelation. Therefore, we study the Bible chronologically, detailing how God’s redemptive plan culminates in the work of Christ, and how this impacts our lives today and at Christ’s final coming. Our focus as we study the Bible chronologically is NOT on the faithfulness and good examples of men and women seen in the Bible, but our focus is on the faithfulness of GOD to save a sinful people for Himself for the their full and lasting joy! Therefore, we strive to put the focus not on what we must do, but on what God has done through Christ from Genesis to Revelation to redeem His people and a broken world for His glory.
Bible 9 –1 credit — Old Testament in Depth
Bible 9 will give students the entire year (4 days a week) to study the Bible chronologically. Students will begin with Genesis for an in-depth study of God’s redemptive plan as laid out in the Old Testament Scriptures, then end with the return of God’s people from captivity while briefly touching upon the period of silence between the Old and New Testaments. This class will focus on how our God with a covenant heart speaks and acts in the lives of His people. While His people do show faith, the storyline of the Old Testament is primarily about God being faithful to His promise of redemption.
Bible 10 – ½ credit — Life of Christ and Acts in Depth
Bible 10 will take an in-depth look at the life of Christ and the beginning and spread of the early Church. Students will interact daily with the gospels and then the book of Acts. The main questions we will wrestle with, discuss, and write on are Who was this poor Jewish carpenter that is the most infamous man in the history of the world? What did He say, and what did He do? Is He mainly an example to follow or a Savior to trust in? And as C.S. Lewis states it, should we dismiss him as a liar or lunatic, or should we worship him as Lord? How did this man impact the lives of His followers and others during the first century? And finally, how does this man impact our lives today?
Bible 11 – ½ credit — Epistles
Bible 11 will complete our students’ chronological study of understanding God’s overall plan of redemption seen in the grand narrative of the Bible. We will do this by studying the great doctrines of the Epistles culminating with the return of Christ in the book of Revelation. Students will study the doctrines of soteriology, anthropology, Christology, pneumatology, and ecclesiology as laid out in the New Testament epistles. While this class will take a deep-dive into doctrine, it will also focus on applying these great doctrines to our affections and daily lives. Deep thoughts on God should lead to deep affections and deliberate actions for God’s glory and the good of others.
Bible 12 – 1 credit — Senior Bible
Bible 12 is designed to build upon past Bible instruction that gives a thorough knowledge of God’s redemptive plan seen in the whole scope of the Scriptures. This class is also to prepare seniors for life after Evangelical Christian School. In the first semester, seniors study Romans 1-8 inductively to determine biblically how man can be right before God. This semester ends with a brief study of marriage and dating. In the second semester, seniors grapple with apologetic and worldview questions such as What is a worldview? What is a Christian worldview? How is it defended? How it is distinct from other worldviews? and What are the ethical implications of the Christian worldview? In both semesters, seniors are encouraged to develop the mind of Christ.
Bible Department Chair;
Senior Bible Teacher
11th/6th Grades Bible Teacher
10th Grade Bible Teacher
9th Grade Bible Teacher
7th Grade Bible Teacher
3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade Bible Teacher