|Bible Curriculum for Junior & Senior High|
|Grade 7 - Life of Christ||(Required, 1 year)|
|Grade 8 - Old Testament Survey||(Required, 1 year)|
|Grade 9a - Acts of the Apostles||(Required, 1 semester)|
|Grade 9b - Spiritual Disciplines||(Required, 1 semester)|
|Grade 10a - Epistles||(Required, 1 semester)|
|Grade 10b - Gospel of John||(Required, 1 semester)|
|Grade 11a - Church History||(Required, 1 semester)|
|Grade 11b - Biblical Theology||(Required, 1 semester)|
|Grade 12 - Apologetics||(Required, 1 year)|
|Elective - Foundations for Relationships||1 semester (2x year)|
|Elective - Biblical Greek
||1 year (Grade 11 or 12)|
|Elective - Worship Leadership||1 year (Grade 11 or 12)|
Grade 7 - Life of Christ - (Required, 1 year)
This is an introduction to the life and teachings of Jesus through the Gospel of Luke. We begin the year with a review of the events and promises of the Old Testament and explain how they foreshadow the coming of Jesus. We then delve into a study the historical situation into which Jesus was born to better understand the events of the Gospels and take some time to learn Israel's geography. And finally, we spend the bulk of the year going through the Gospel of Luke verse-by-verse in an attempt to understand 1) who Jesus claimed to be, 2) what He accomplished through His life, death, and resurrection, and 3) what it means to follow Christ.
Special attention is given to the question: “What does it mean to be a Christian?” (i.e. What should we believe? What should our lives look like?) To augment our study in Luke, we also spend the year going through the student devotional, Checklist for Life for Teens, which is a topical exploration of many issues relevant to the lives of 7th graders.
Grade 8 - Old Testament Survey - (Required, 1 year)
This is a survey course of the Old Testament. It will provide a timeline of events pertaining to the Jewish nation and their special place chosen by God. Emphasis will be made in the areas of creation, the patriarchs, the law, the kings and the prophets so as to show how it is that this nation was the vessel carrying God’s plan of redemption to mankind.
Grade 9a - Acts of the Apostles - (Required, 1 semester)
This will be a study of the book of Acts. The focus of this study is to familiarize the student with the historical setting of the early church, its growth and its relationship to the epistles. An emphasis of evangelism will be made here as we study the methods of Peter and Paul’s presentation of the gospel.
Grade 9b - Spiritual Disciplines - (Required, 1 semester)
This is a study of the basics of the Christian walk. There will be a dual focus in this class: the essence of salvation (with a study in the book of Galatians) and the essence of discipline (with a study of various texts on the nature of Spiritual Disciplines). This will be to show the importance of activities such as prayer, bible study, fasting, silence, solitude, journaling, stewardship, worship, serving, evangelism.
Grade 10a - Epistles - (Required, 1 semester)
This is an in-depth study of three specific books: I Corinthians, Romans and Hebrews. I Corinthians is studied to examine the gospel message as it encountered Greek culture in the First Century. The study of Romans is to see Paul’s basic message preached throughout the Gentile world, and is designed to increase knowledge and appreciation for the redemptive work of Jesus. Hebrews is studied to consider the message of salvation in light of 1st century Jewish imagery.
Grade 10b - Gospel of John - (Required, 1 semester)
This is an intensive course designed to give the students a good working knowledge of the book of John. The center of this course is the life of Christ with the purpose of acquainting the student with major events John draws from Christ's life. The student will learn whom Christ claimed to be and what He taught.
Grade 11a - Church History - (Required, 1 semester)
This will be a study of the growth and theology of the church from the close of the book of Acts to modern times. Emphasis will be on the chronological expansion of the church, the theological issues that have arisen during these times, and the Word of God throughout the ages. The purpose of this class is to educate the student in the various changes in the church over the ages, not to indoctrinate the student into one particular branch of theological dogma.
Grade 11b - Biblical Theology - (Required, 1 semester Biblical Theology)
Examines the character and nature of God, the nature of man, the person and work of Christ, and soteriology (The study of Salvation). Students will learn to study (Exegesis), examine the scriptures telescopically (major motifs and themes of the Bible), and to think for themselves concerning these major theological doctrines.
Grade 12 - Apologetics - (Required, 1 year Apologetics)
A two-semester Philosophy and Religion course. Its primary goal is to cultivate in the student an ability to apply critical thought (logic and epistemology) to the three primary worldview categories of the day: Naturalism, Transcendentalism and Theism. We hope to aid the student in solidifying his own faith and to prepare him to spread the gospel. We also wish to introduce the student to various evangelism techniques that can be useful throughout his life.
Elective - Foundations for Relationships - 1 semester (2x year)
Relationships class is an 18-week class that focuses on helping the student understand who they are as God created them. Our study focuses on both basic personality issues and gender and role differences. After this foundational study, we will look at forming relationships beginning with friendships and ending with the topic of marriage. The class involves special weekly speakers, journaling and class discussion.
Elective - Biblical Greek - 1 year (Grade 11 or 12)
This is a study of the basic elements of New Testament Greek. This course will give students a working knowledge on how to best use the Greek language and Greek resources to aid in their understanding of the Scriptures.
Elective - Worship Leadership - 1 year (Grade 11 or 12)
With the goal of enhancing the worship experience in CVCA chapel services, this course will seek to develop a student’s skills as a lead worshipper, discover how the Bible defines worship and worship leading, study the history of musical worship, and a provide a practical hands on experience of leading worship for chapel. Students enrolled in the course will serve as part of the chapel band or be heavily involved with the running of the CVCA chapel services.