We all have a “lens” through which we view and understand the world. It is formed by culture, life experiences, and beliefs. A biblical worldview means that you examine, evaluate, and make sense of the world through the truth of the Bible. Christian schools teach from a biblical worldview. Christian teachers and coaches integrate biblical values into every aspect of the school.
History, science, the arts, every subject, every curriculum, and every teacher have a point-of-view. Humans are incapable of being completely objective and neutral. If a Christian viewpoint is not being exercised, then a non-Christian viewpoint is. Not allowing prayer, censoring religious holidays, and ignoring God’s involvement in history, are a few of the many examples of schooling which portray God as non-existent or unimportant when a supposedly “neutral” point of view is presented. Children are bombarded with non-Christian messages from social media, movies, music, and television. We believe that school should not be another source of non-Christian information, but rather, it should be instrumental in equipping children to understand all truth as God’s Truth.
A Christian school does not replace the roles of parent and church in developing a biblical worldview in students; the Christian school partners with them. Christian parents today too often feel as though they must battle an entire culture in order to raise godly children. Parents increase their effectiveness by widening the circle of influence to include other godly adults. Being a part of a Christian academic community will serve to reinforce the truths taught at home and at church. At a Christian school, like LCA, students are taught by faculty and staff who share the same basic values and beliefs as Christian parents. These relationships have a lasting influence on students.