Scripture teaches that the human being is body, soul and spirit. Christian education addresses these needs: mental, emotional, and spiritual. The mission of Christian education is to provide the religious backdrop that reinforces values, theology, and guidance being taught at home. The goal is to disciple as well as to educate our children.
The Philosophy of Christian Education
Wake Christian Academy seeks to provide conditions whereby young people can receive the Truth. Jesus said, “And ye shall know the Truth and the Truth shall make you free” (John 8:32). Jesus is that Truth. Our goal is to teach Christ through His Word, the Bible, in practical ways as well as in classroom instruction.
Christian education must be founded upon absolutes. The Bible is a book of absolute truths. Students must be taught to apply the standards of the Bible to their spiritual, physical, emotional, and moral lives. Whatever God says is right is to be embraced; whatever God says is wrong is to be avoided. The Bible teaches that Christians need to “abstain from all appearance of evil” ( I Thessalonians 5:22).
The curriculum at Wake Christian Academy is chosen with much prayer and research. Nothing is to be presented to the students that could undermine their faith. All truth is God’s truth; therefore, every subject taught must have biblical principles at its core.
Faculty and staff members must be born again Christians (John 3) who show evidence of a strong Christian testimony in word and deed. They are expected to be active members of a Bible-believing local church. In addition, teachers must be qualified in their teaching fields. They must exhibit a teacher’s spirit and a servant’s heart. What they teach by their lives will be remembered long after the subject matter information is lost.
Christian education is an alliance of the Christian home, the Bible-believing local church, and the school. It is the purpose of Wake Christian Academy to assist the home and the church, never to usurp their authority. We must provide a support structure that helps to form and nurture vibrant Christian citizens.