CPA Lower School recently celebrated the life and legacy of two key Reformation leaders, John Calvin (1509-1564) and John Knox (1514-1572) at Reformation Day. This annual event has become a curricular highlight for students K-5, walking them through the history of the Protestant Reformation, highlighting God’s faithfulness to His church, and emphasizing the importance of Scripture.
This year, lessons and activities centered around Calvin and Knox’s lives and their pivotal role in the dissemination of the Gospel. Individually, Calvin committed his life to the task of transcribing numerous divine truths, helping individuals better comprehend the content of the Bible. Knox was a fierce advocate for people relationally encountering Scripture, and, in fact, studied under Calvin for a brief period of time.
Throughout different activities, students paid close attention to how both Knox and Calvin weren't popular or powerful by worldly standards and how God delights in raising up insignificant people to bring glory to His name. Like 1 Corinthians 1:27–29 says, “ But God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong; God chose what is low and despised in the world, even things that are not, to bring to nothing things that are, so that no human being might boast in the presence of God.”
Students were inspired to be confident and bold in their Kingdom calling, like John Calvin and John Knox, and be individuals who find strength in the inexhaustible power of God alone. In every school, the CPA Spiritual Life team works to integrate a faith-centered curriculum, offering each student ample opportunities to connect with the Bible and their own relationship with God. To learn more about Spiritual Life at the Academy, visit cpalions.org/spiritual-life.