Middle School Bible
In Isaiah 55, God says that our ways are not like His. He goes on to clarify that His ways, and thoughts, are higher than ours. With that in mind, we take the study of God’s Word very seriously since it is God’s special revelation of His ways and His thoughts. As the passage progresses, it promises that the Word of God does not return void, or empty, but it will accomplish its purpose. We trust that if we are faithful in sowing the Word of God into student’s lives that there will be a harvest.
The truths of the Bible are the foundation of everything done at Wooster Christian School from math to physical education to our method of discipline. God’s Word is an integral part of every component of our school. We also see, however, the value of devoting instructional time specifically to the teaching of the Scriptures.
In fifth and sixth grade, we use Positive Action curriculum. Fifth graders have an overview of the Old Testament in their study entitled “Possessing the Land.” Sixth grade students have a topical study that parallels our Christian walk with athletic training in “Winning the Race.”
Seventh graders use an intensive study of Proverbs titled “Wise Up,” which takes a look at the Biblical definition of wisdom and how to make good decisions. Although the study is based in Proverbs, the entire Bible is used to gain examples of Godly people, character, and actions.
Our Eighth graders are currently using “Lightbearers,” a curriculum published by Summit Ministries, which helps them to take a look at the development of their worldviews. The fact is that everyone has a worldview and it is our desire to see our students building their worldview on God’s truth. An emphasis in this class is not just on what to think but how to think.
In all areas of our Bible program, we place an emphasis on application to our lives. In so doing, we hope to help our students be doers of the Word and not hearers only (James 1:22).