A worldview is the framework from which we view reality and make sense of life and the world. A personal worldview is the combination of all you believe to be true, and what you believe becomes the driving force behind every emotion, decision, and action. Biblical integration uses the trust of God’s word as the foundation to interpret all things, thus forming a Biblical worldview. Examples include:
- Teaching the whole child (every subject from God’s viewpoint);
- Understanding God’s world from the perspective of God’s word;
- Training students to filter all subjects through the lens of scripture; and
- Using Biblical principles as the foundation of illustration and application.
Being a Christian school is much more than using Christian textbooks. ECS pursues curriculum which is aligned with, and exceeds, Indiana Academic Standards. Critical thinking skills and a variety of teaching methods and activities enrich and balance knowledge, in order to reach students of all learning styles.
The instruction cannot be complete, however, without God’s insight – the Creator of all knowledge. Teachers and staff are our “Living Curriculum” and they add the “Christian” aspect every day as they present material in the classroom, plan activities to shape students, and model behavior for our students.
Research shows that what a student believes when they finish at ECS is what they will believe when they die (Barna Research Group). When students leave ECS, it is our prayer that they will have a strong spiritual foundation, excellent academic preparedness, and the foundation to be successful in high school, college, and beyond.
Visit the “Spiritual” page, under Student Life tab, for more information on how we integrate the Spiritual dimension throughout our school.
Click here to read a Christian School Comment, from ACSI, regarding worldview.
Click here to read an article from Focus on the Family on worldview.