The educational philosophy of CCA is based upon the understanding of Proverbs 9:10 “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.” It is rooted in the understanding that God’s wisdom is understood through a relationship with Jesus Christ as Savior, and Lord (I Corinthians 2:14).
Concord Christian Academy’s philosophy of education is based on Psalm 1:1, Colossians 2:6-7, and Proverbs 9:10. The following statements identify the principles that apply to the educational process when viewed through the lens of Biblical worldview.
- Christian education is based on truth, of which God and His Word are the ultimate source. God is revealed to us in nature, in His Son, and in His Word. The Bible, God’s Word, is the only inerrant, authoritative and sufficient rule for faith and practice (Psalm 8:2-4; Hebrews 1:1-3, II Timothy 3:16-17).
- Because of the Lordship of Christ, and the sovereignty of God, all areas of life and learning are regarded as sacred. (Romans 11:36)
- Christian education is the result of all knowledge being tested against and integrated with, a Biblically based view of God and the world (Colossians 1:16-17; John 1:3).
- The primary responsibility in the rearing and education of children lies with the parents (Deuteronomy 6:7- 8; Genesis 17:7; Proverbs 22:6). However, Concord Christian Academy partners with parents and churches in the education and Christian character development of students (Deuteronomy 11:18; Psalm 78:4-5).
- The Christian teacher is the key to Christian education. The Christian teacher is empowered by the Holy Spirit enabling the teacher to instruct, admonish, and train the student. The Christian teacher sets a Godly example and seeks to encourage Christian growth in students. Christian growth is the foundation for the student’s academic, social, and personal growth (Colossians 1:28; Proverbs 1:7).
- Christian education occurs as the Holy Spirit works in the hearts and minds of the students. Through general revelation students learn of God and His world (Acts 14:17; Romans 1:18-20). Through salvation in Jesus Christ students are provided with the ability to view life from a Biblical perspective (I Corinthians 2:14).
- Students are created in the image of God with unique talents as well as particular developmental growth pattern. The learning process is therefore enhanced as teachers utilize varied teaching strategies and instructional environments (Psalm 139:13-15); Romans 12:4-8).
- Students need unselfish and Christ like service to others to fully develop their talents and abilities. (I Corinthians 12).
- Christian education performed at a high level brings glory to God and a witness to the unsaved. (Philippians 1:9-11).
- The goal of Christian education is to spiritually and academically prepare students to fulfill God’s purpose for their lives (Romans 12:2).