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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.

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.

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.

History of the Christian Church - 11th Grade
.5 Credit ~ 1 Semester
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.

Defending Your Faith: Grappling with Tough Topics - 11th Grade
.5 Credit ~ 1 Semester
This apologetic study is an examination of tough questions, including the existence of God, the problem of pain, miracles, etc. This course will look at multiple perspectives and challenge students to examine their own convictions in order to best defend their faith.

Becoming the Archetype: Maturing into a Complete Man of God - 11th Grade (Boys)
.5 Credit ~ 1 Semester
This course will exhaustively explore what God desires and expects of the men He created in His image using the four common archetypes of warrior, lover, sovereign (king), and sage. As men journey through life, God calls every single man to awaken each archetype within them at one time or another. This expository investigation will use characters in the Holy Bible to show the dangerous consequences of over-development in any one archetypal area, the need for God’s grace and healing in any area that has been wounded during the maturation process, and how Jesus Christ perfectly exemplified each archetype while he was on earth giving all men a perfect representation of how they are to live.

Becoming the Archetype: Maturing into a Complete Woman of God - 11th Grade (Girls)
.5 Credit ~ 1 Semester
This course will exhaustively explore what God desires and expects of the women He created in His image using four common archetypes—protector, lover, ruler, and teacher. As women journey through life, God calls every single woman to awaken each archetype within them at one time or another. This expository investigation will use characters in the Holy Bible to show how to develop each model, the dangers of over developing any one area, and how Jesus Christ perfectly exemplified each archetype while he was on earth giving all women the ultimate example of how to reflect God’s glory in our daily lives. 

Understanding the Times - 12th Grade
1 Credit ~ 2 Semesters
This course will outline the differences between Christianity and the other prominent worldviews vying for allegiance in Western culture: Islam, Postmodernism, Secular Humanism, Marxism, and New Age. In a time when more than half of all Christians lose their faith in college, no other curriculum so effectively prepares students to defend the Christian worldview against all its competitors. This class will help students clearly understand the tenets of the Christian worldview and how it compares with the tenets of other leading worldviews of our day: Islam, Secular Humanism, Marxism, New Age, and Postmodernism. Some of the issues covered include: abortion, apologetics, the arts, biotechnology, critical thinking, cults, euthanasia, leadership, radical environmentalism, radical feminism, the problem of evil, religious pluralism, scriptural reliability, and more. Understanding the Times has literally equipped thousands of students to become champions of the faith.

 

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