Philosophy of Christian Education
ICHS operates under the premise that all truth is God’s truth (Psalms 31:5); therefore God’s Word is the starting point for all that is taught. All truth, whether known or unknown by man, comes from God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit.In addition to the study of God’s word, God’s creation is systematically studied in the Christian School curriculum. The study of man’s language, literature, artistic achievements, record of history, logic of mathematical reasoning, natural sciences, and cultural expressions are done from this perspective – God’s word is true. This permeates all subject matter, and taught by persons who adhere to this Christian world view.
As Christian educators, a diversity of methods and means are used to produce well educated students. Christian methodology rejects any method contrary to the principles of Scripture. The Christian teacher stands as a representative of God (1 Thess 1:6) and the character and conduit of faculty is important. In addition, mastery of subject and resourcefulness in presentation is essential. Faculty must also display a servant’s heart and loving authority over the students. All faculty must be born again Christians and subscribe to the school’s doctrinal position:
We believe .....in the triune God: father, Son, Holy Spirit; eternally co-existing as one God in three equal persons; He is far beyond our full comprehension in His person and character .....in the full inspiration of the Old and New Testaments in the original manuscripts; that the entire Bible in its 66 books, is infallible and inerrant, and is the complete revelation of God to man. “Out of every tribe and tongue and people and nation.” Revelation 5:9 .....in the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ; in His virgin birth, adding to himself full humanity, so that, through the incarnation, He is fully God and fully man; and in His death on the cross and bodily resurrection, from the dead three days later. .....in the full and complete atonement for sin by the substitutionary death of Jesus for sin; in His shed bold and death on the cross is the full payment for sin; and in salvation by grace, through faith in Jesus who died for our sins and rose again for our justification. .....in the final, bodily resurrection of the dead,’ that those who have trusted in Christ as savior will be received into eternal heaven and those who have never received Christ as savior will be sent to eternal punishment in hell. .....in the personal return of the Lord Jesus Christ to take his church to be with Him forever.