Middle School Bible Classes
“All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting, and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.” 2 Timothy 3:16, NIV
The primary goal of our Bible courses is to change the heart of our students as they make the Word of God more meaningful to their personal lives. We desire our youth to know Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior. We endeavor to develop that relationship by equipping students with knowledge and application of the Word of God. The students are challenged to go beyond factual knowledge of the Scriptures. Through the guidance of the Holy Spirit and the gifts of our professional educators, we hope to see understanding progress to wisdom. Disciplines of prayer, Bible memory work, and practical lessons, are intentional to plant the seeds needed and cultivate the hearts and minds to grow in knowledge, develop understanding, and mature to a deeper faith in Jesus Christ.
Although, students are challenged with a Biblical Worldview in all of their classes, two days a week, are specifically dedicated in Bible class itself, to teach and discuss our culture and how we are to respond to it as Christians. We explore why we believe what we believe and how to defend our faith and our Biblical Principles. We will focus on ten areas in our worldview study: Theology (What about God?), Philosophy (What’s real?), Biology (What about life and its origins?), Psychology (What about human nature?), Ethics (What’s right?), Sociology (What about society?), Law (Who makes the rules?), Politics (What about government?), Economics (What about money?), and History (What about the past?). Our goal at GCA is to instill a solid Biblical foundation so that our students are equipped to enter the adult world with sound Biblical knowledge.
Required: All Year
The faithful choices made by the prophets and apostles are the focus of the fifth grade Bible curriculum. Contemporary Christian examples of faithful people, along with many traditional hymns will prove that God still supports the faith of His people.
BIBLE 6, 7
Required: All Year
Bible class for 6th and 7th graders operates on a rotating schedule with Old Testament and New Testament taught every other year.
During this one-year overview of the Old Testament, students study each book and participate in classroom discussions as well as individual study time and class review days. Special time is taken to examine different characters so that we can apply lessons of character and spiritual maturity. Each book is reviewed from the perspective of the author to the impact the Scriptures have on our lives today.
NT (NEW TESTAMENT)
This one-year course consists of an overview of the New Testament, designed to give students a general understanding of who Jesus Christ is and why He came to earth, as well as how the Gospel message of salvation through Christ spread throughout the known world (the gospels and the book of Acts). We also examine the setting, theme and application of the other New Testament books. The goal is that at the end of the course the students have a good working understanding of the New Testament and how it applies to them today.
BIBLE 8 (BIBLICAL LEADERSHIP)
Required: All Year
In the Biblical Leadership class we examine the lives of such Bible Characters as: Abraham, Moses, Joseph, Samuel, Saul, David, Elijah, Elisha, and Daniel. The 8th grade students are challenged to be leaders, to be more like Jesus, and the importance of investing in the lives of the other Christians around them. The goal of this class is to prepare our 8th graders for the challenges of High School from a Spiritual perspective.