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BIBLE PHILOSOPHY STATEMENT

Community Christian School was founded by those who believed in and continues through those who are resolutely determined that the 66 books of the Old and New Testaments hold unerring wisdom and knowledge that is vitally applicable to all students. It is this belief that sets Community Christian School apart from other non-sectarian private schools. This belief in the inerrancy and applicability of Holy Scripture guides our biblical instruction that we believe encompass all disciplines and activities of life. Further, it is a privilege to give biblical instruction to our students. Without the understanding of Holy Scripture, our students are left in a vacuum of knowledge devoid of the framework on which to base truth and reality.

Biblical Principles of Instruction

The earliest Bible lessons will include the truth that God creates us for His glory. Students will be called to live their lives as an offering to God protecting their body, which is now the temple of God. We are His workmanship… Eph. 2:10

  1. Bible instruction will cause each student to encounter the living Christ and be given opportunities to choose a relationship with Him. Luke 18:16-17
  2. Bible instruction will provide the knowledge of how to grow spiritually, socially, and interpersonally through a relationship with Jesus Christ. Luke 2:52
  3. Students will be provided historic and accurate biblical accounts of God’s actions within the human world; therefore, understanding history is truly “His story”.
  4. Students will be provided with an accurate perspective of biblical design for godly living through modeling and study. 1Thessalonians 1:4 –10
  5. Students will be given opportunities through service learning to develop a life
    characterized by concern for others, adhering to the second greatest commandment, “Love your neighbor as you love yourself.” Matthew 22:38
  6. The fully matured student will demonstrate the understanding of the greatest commandment, “Love the Lord your God with all of your Heart, all of your Strength, and all of your Mind.” Matthew 22:37

 

PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE

Science is the study of God’s precision in creation. Our Creator-God has revealed order and design in the universe. God’s Word tells us in John 1:3, “All things were made by him and without Him was nothing made that was made.” Dr. Arthur Compton, Nobel Prize winner in physics, once said, “It is not difficult for me to have faith, for it is incontrovertible that where there is a plan, there is intelligence-an orderly unfolding universe testifies to the truth of the most majestic statement ever uttered, ‘In the beginning God…’” (Genesis 1-2)

Therefore, we believe it is imperative that our students understand that science and Holy Scripture do not conflict, but are instead a congruous continuum. Instruction in science and scientific principles that includes careful examination and evaluation will prepare students to organize and problem solve in a logical and orderly manner and build an increased awareness of God's intricate and loving plan for all of His creation.

Biblical Principles of Instruction

  1. Science pursues the understanding of purposeful, planned design observable in creation. Genesis 1 and 2
  2. Science is the study in which we begin to understand the depths of God's loving, creative, and orderly mind. His plan for humanity and all of creation may not be fully understood without the understanding of the Creator. John 1:3
  3. Science seeks to understand the world seen and unseen through observable and measurable means. Col. 1:15-17

PHILOSOPHY OF HISTORY

“Remember the former things, those of old; I am God, and there is no other like me; I am God, and there is none like me, declaring the end from the beginning and from ancient times things not yet done, saying, ‘My counsel shall stand, and I will accomplish all my purpose,’. ” Isaiah 46:9-10 ESV

History is the record of past events.  These events demonstrate God’s sovereign plan to care for His people and carry to completion this plan for redemption. God’s dealings with mankind throughout history reveal His nature.  Therefore, studying history enables students to recognize God’s design and love for His world.  At Community Christian School, it is our belief that when students reflect on the past, they will seek to fit into His plan and be used as His instruments.

Biblical Principles of Instruction

  1. Studying history enables us to see God’s love for our country and our world since its beginnings. “Whoever is wise, let him attend to these things; let them consider the steadfast love of the LORD.” Psalm 107:43
  2. Studying history enables students to recognize God’s sovereign plan for His world. “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jer. 29:11
  3. Studying history emphasizes God’s pre-eminence. We are instructed to study “His story”. “God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM.”  “Say this to the people of Israel, I AM has sent me to you.” Ex. 3:14
  4. Studying history enables students to identify past mistakes so that they are not repeated. “History merely repeats itself.” “What has been is what will be, and what has been done is what will be done, and there is nothing new under the sun.” Ecc. 1:9 ESV

PHILOSOPHY OF MATHEMATICS

“He changes times and seasons; he removes kings and sets up kings; he gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to those who have understanding; he reveals deep and hidden things; he knows what is in the darkness, and light dwells with him.”  Daniel 2:21-22

Mathematics is the orderly and systematic study of God’s world.  In developing a number sense, students will begin to understand the infinite nature of God and relate it to His eternal being.  Through the use of mathematical reasoning, students will witness the precision with which God has ordered our world.

In learning to problem solve, students will gain insight into the complexities of life. Their mathematical studies build essential life skills that enable students to effectively serve the Lord.

Biblical Principles of Instruction

  1. Mathematics demonstrates that there is a systematic means available to find a solution. “For God is not a God of confusion…” I Cor. 14:33a
  2. Mathematics demonstrates the infinite (eternal) qualities of God. “…as countless as the stars of the sky and as measureless as the sand on the seashore.”  Jer. 33:22b
  3. Mathematics develops the ability to complete calculations and measurements that equip the student to carry out God’s instructions throughout life.  (Gen. 6, the building of the ark and I Kings 6, Solomon building the temple)
  4. Mathematics disciplines the mind and develops wisdom.  “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and discipline.” Prov. 1:7

PHILOSOPHY OF P.E. AND HEALTH

Our bodies are fearfully and wonderfully made and house the Spirit of the living God while on this Earth. Care for that body although temporary, is vital to living well and living out God's purpose on this earth. Physical education and health instruction enables students to learn how to properly care and maintain their bodies.

Biblical Principles of Instruction

  1. Health and P.E. develop right perspectives of personal and physical care. This includes body image (personal acceptance and contentment with our personal design), hygiene, avoidance of harmful behaviors, and maintenance of physical strength. I Samuel 16:17

  2. P.E. will develop within the student the ability to work as a team. (Sportsmanship, self-sacrifice, and encouragement). Psalm 139:14

  3. P.E. and health will teach basic principles and rules regarding sport and physical care as well as courteous social behavior and safety. Hebrews 10:24

 

 
 


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Richmond, IN 47374

Phone: 765-935-3215 
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CCS TESTIMONIAL

“My family has sent all four of our children to CCS over the past 12 years and we would not trade our time at CCS for anything.  Our 40 minute commute from Oxford has been worth the drive.   We have seen our children not just survive in their secular high school, but thrive. All our children have adjusted academically to high school. Each one has excelled in honors and AP classes. We highly recommend CCS for any family who desires a Christian education with rigorous academic training.”