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Bible Curriculum

The Northland Secondary Bible Program is designed to teach the Bible with the goal of life transformation through faith in Jesus Christ and the power of the Holy Spirit. Through our curriculum and enrichment, students will learn Biblical truths and have the opportunity to experience the power of God’s word through community outreach, real world applications, and through an interactive and challenging classroom environment. Our Bible curriculum is intentionally designed to fulfill our mission that students grow spiritually, intellectually, physically, and socially for the glory of God.

Bible - 6th Grade
The Birth and Early History of the Church; A World of Worldviews
Key Themes:
 -The birth, early growth, and persecution of the church
 -The spread of the gospel to Judea and Samaria
 -The spread of the gospel to the ends of the earth
- Paul’s arrest, trial, and journey to Rome
- Introduction to worldviews
- Types of worldviews:  Islam, Naturalism, New Age
- Biblical Christian worldviews
- Comparison of Biblical and Non-Biblical worldviews

The purpose of this unique curriculum is to help children begin to formulate and apply a biblical worldview at an early age. Children form beliefs and values early in life and bring these to school and into the classroom. These foundational beliefs and values influence how students interpret knowledge and govern their actions. This curriculum will help students interpret knowledge and build foundational beliefs and values from a Christian perspective. In an age of competing worldviews, this curriculum will help young students formulate a biblical perspective of the world and then live accordingly.

Biblical Foundations - 7th Grade
2 Semesters
Through the books of Genesis, Colossians, and Philippians students will learn about creation, the fall of man, and redemption through Jesus Christ. In addition students will learn how to navigate the Bible, identify the attributes of God, and be given tools to enrich their personal quiet time and prayer life.

Life of Christ - 8th Grade
2 Semesters
The class will study a harmony of all four Gospels in order to gain a complete understanding of the life and ministry of Jesus Christ. Students will learn the importance of cultural and historical context in understanding the complete meaning of Jesus’ life and teachings.

Bible 9 - New Testament Foundations - 9th Grade
1 Credit ~ 2 Semesters
This course is designed to guide 9th grade students through the books of the New Testament that appear after the Gospels. The Fall semester will focus on the Acts of the Apostles. The students will learn about the beginnings of the New Testament church, the empowerment of the Holy Spirit, Paul’s missionary journeys, and other elements included in the Book of Acts. The second semester will include the study of the remainder of the books of the New Testament. All of these books include imperative theological and applicative principles. This course is designed to educate and equip 9th grade students with appropriate theology and application for the Christian faith.

Bible 10 - Biblical Foundation: Old Testament and Jesus, True and Greater - 10th Grade
1 Credit ~ 2 Semesters
A contextual study bringing forth archaeology, language and Ancient Near Eastern culture to help shed greater clarity on the content of the Old Testament. The course will also serve to highlight the Gospel and Christ as the fulfillment of promises and predictions made throughout the OT. Jesus will be highlighted as true and greater where human heroes fall short.

Bible 11 - History of the Christian Church
Intro to Biblical Manhood and Womanhood - 11th Grade

1 Credit ~ 2 Semesters
History of the Christian Church: This expository course will cover the development of the Christian church, starting from the end of the book of Acts in an effort to understand how the body of Christ persevered and grew into what it is today. Topics covered will include the formation of the New Testament and key Christian doctrines, the division into denominations following the Protestant Reformation, the spread and growth of Christianity in Asia, Africa, and the Americas, and the state of the church today.    
Introduction to Biblical Manhood and Womanhood:  In this semester long course, students will explore the pinnacle of God’s creative activity in His creation of human beings, men and women, to be more like Him than anything else he has made. The Biblical Manhood and Womanhood course examines God’s purpose in creating mankind in His image through the expository examination of various male and female characters throughout the Bible, with the ultimate example being His Son, Jesus Christ.  As students engage in this careful biblical study and reflection, they will learn how to apply God’s desire for them to live a purposeful and confident Christian lifestyle as true men and women of God. Students will be divided into two separate groups by gender.

Bible 12 - Apologetics and Worldview - 12th Grade
1 Credit ~ 2 Semesters
This course is designed to equip students to enter the world with a worldview grounded in Christian beliefs and thought. Arguments discussed will include the scientific and moral arguments for the existence of God, the primacy of Christianity over other belief systems, and the accuracy and veracity of the Bible. Attention will also be given to equipping students to develop a biblically sound worldview, wherein all social, moral, economic, and political views are molded by Christian principles. The focus of the class is on preparing students to know what they believe and why they believe, with an eye towards sharing those beliefs with others.

 

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