"We believe a proper education begins with a clear understanding of God and His Word. Proverbs 1:7 states, â€œThe fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge.â€? Because â€œall truth is God's truth,â€? it is important for us to teach not only the truths contained in God's Word, but also the truth revealed in His creation. The Bible serves as the integrating factor through which all other subject matter is correlated and arranged. Every subject is taught in light of Biblical truth because God's Word is the final authority.
A Christian education is not complete unless it is brought about by the combined efforts of the home, church, and school. Hendersonville Christian Academy was established to help support the efforts of parents and their church. The home is the major institution vested by God with the authority and responsibility to teach children. Deuteronomy 6 gives a clear mandate to parents to teach their children God's Word. The home should provide guidance for young believers to find God's will for their lives.
God instituted not only the home, but also the church. As it pertains to education, the church has a responsibility to equip believers for the work of the ministry (Ephesians 4:12). The Christian school is considered an extension of the home and the church.
A controlled classroom setting is achieved by teaching students that they are responsible for their own actions and requiring that they act in a self-disciplined manner. Though teachers must do all they can to promote a positive attitude for learning, the crucial choice is with the students. Students that voice or display animosity toward Christian principles will thwart the mission of the school and therefore cannot be retained.
In summary, Christian education is brought about through the combined efforts of the home, church, and school with the cooperation of the student. The goal of the Christian school is to present the truth of God's Word and His creation to the student so he will be ready to serve Him.
Excerpted from the preschool's website