Philosophy and Core Values
The Philosophy of Christian Education
Wake Christian Academy seeks to provide an environment 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.
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.
The fulfillment of our mission here at Wake Christian Academy is guided by these core values:
1. Godliness (fruit of the Spirit, compassion, love, humility)
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. Galatians 5:22-23 (NASB)
2. Excellence (high standards in ministry, academics, and other activities)
Whatever you do, do your work heartily, as for the Lord rather than for men. Colossians 3:23 (NASB)
3. Integrity (honest, dependable, trustworthy)
Pray for us, for we are sure that we have a good conscience, desiring to conduct ourselves honorably in all things. Hebrews 13:18 (NASB)
Every person is to be in subjection to the governing authorities for there is no authority except from God, and those which exist are established by God. Therefore whoever resists authority has opposed the ordinance of God; and they who have opposed will receive condemnation upon themselves. For rulers are not a cause of fear for good behavior, but for evil. Do you want to have no fear of authority? Do what is good and you will have praise from the same; Romans 13:1-3 (NASB)
Then He poured water into the basin, and began to wash the disciples’ feet and to wipe them with the towel with which He was girded. John 13:5 (NASB)