The primary goal of WCS's Bible curriculum is to make the Word of God more meaningful in the lives of our students. While factual knowledge of the Bible is extremely valuable, we view their ability to see the truth of the Scriptures at work in their lives as even more important. It is our goal that students find knowledge, wisdom, and understanding for themselves from the Word of God, that they may find within it instructions on how to live from their earliest childhood experiences.
Students will begin during the second semester of first grade to find easily located Scriptures to answer questions. Second and third grade students will focus on a specific book of the Bible and follow the story line through the book to find scriptural truth. Fourth grade students will be able to use the entire Bible as their source with passages from various books used in each lesson.
While it is important to begin with factual knowledge of the Bible, students need to go beyond this to grow in wisdom and understanding. Our Positive Action Bible Curriculum presents them with the kind of material that will help them comprehend, discern, apply, analyze, and evaluate a variety of concepts for themselves. This material helps students form personal convictions, supporting these from their own study of God's Word.
A primary goal of our curriculum is to allow the Holy Spirit to work in the lives of our students to "conform them to the image" of Jesus Christ (Romans 8:29). Therefore, a strong emphasis is placed on character development with practical lessons enabling the students to make life-changing decisions for themselves, even at a young age.