PS-12 Bible Curriculum
I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.
3 John 1:4
The Bible curricula at CPA includes a multi-tiered approach of classroom engagement, leadership opportunities, and biblical concepts reinforced through inter-disciplinary projects. The Bible classroom is a place for the reverent study of God's word and also a place for open and honest dialogue on the complex matters of life and culture as they relate to children, adolescents, and young adults. The Bible faculty encourages students in their walks of faith, serving as mentors fostering critical thinking skills as students discover who God has called them to be.
- Bible in the Preschool
- Bible in the Lower School
- Bible in the Middle School
- Bible in the Upper School
“Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.” -Matthew 19:14
At the youngest age, preschool students begin to learn the message of the Gospel. Students engage in daily Bible lessons, getting to know the depth of God's love for His people, the fall of man, His ten commandments, His promise to Abraham, and Jesus's birth, life, death, and resurrection.
Preschool instructors believe in the great capacity for young minds to process complex ideas, an often underestimated notion in today's culture. Through the stories of the Bible, seeds of God's love are planted in these young hearts. Sensory experiences with praise and worship, singing, dancing, arts and crafts, and group learning reinforce Bible lessons in an engaging and exciting way.
Annual programs at Christmas and the end of the year give parents the opportunity to experience the joy of the Lord through the eyes of their children.
Lower school Bible classes range in nature and application from kindergarten to fifth grade. All students attend Chapel twice a week, participating in corporate Bible teaching and worship. Chapel is divided by students in grades K-2 and students in grades 3-5 to allow for developmentally appropriate teaching.
Students in this school are learning to love the Bible and recognize their unique and wonderful individual makeup. Bible time in the classroom involves reading the Scriptures, learning the ministry of prayer, and unpacking the story of salvation using creative illustrations and applications.
Teachers emphasize our need for a Savior, helping students to experience God's grace on a personal level. Students are also encouraged to love their neighbors as they find truth and meaning for their everyday lives in the Bible.
The primary emphasis in middle school is to help develop and cultivate a personal relationship with God. In sixth grade, students study the fundamental components of Scripture, taking a brief survey of each book in the Bible. Great emphasis is placed on Christian worldview, service, and the New City Catechism. Seventh grade Bible is an in-depth look at Genesis through Malachi. Key concepts include, redemptive history, the depravity of man, and the love of the Godhead.
The following year, students spend the first semester exploring the life of Christ and celebrating the coming of the promised Messiah. Second semester of eighth grade year is spent studying the theological implications of the Epistles and the culmination of the Holy Scriptures with Revelations, which reiterates the truths of both testaments.
The Bible faculty guides both a student's Scriptural foundation of faith and a student's relationship to God. Each course focuses on pursuing Biblical truths, applying Biblical worldview in everyday life, and understanding the Christian faith as an outward expression of God's grace, love, and righteousness to all humanity.
Vertically aligned, the curriculum is designed to engage the whole person, the mental, physical, spiritual, and emotional implications of God's word.
From grade 9 to grade 12, students are provided opportunities for growth in their own walks of faith via discipleship training, service learning, and critical engagement with faculty.