IACS Philosophy of Christian Education
- We believe that true Christian education is Bible-based, Christ-centered, and student-related with its primary purpose of developing young people with character who will live for the glory of God and for the good of society.
- We believe God has delegated the authority to parents to “train up a child in the way he should go,” and that it is the parents’ right to extend that authority to pastors and teachers. The child has the responsibility to give proper respect and obedience to those in authority over him.
- We believe every student is a special, unique individual created by God, and responsible ultimately to God as Creator and Judge.
- We believe it is the responsibility of the Christian school to train students to exercise self-government by instilling in them Christian character, both in discipline and in the content of the material selected for classroom use.
- We believe that a Bible-based, Christ-centered, teacher-directed approach, as taught in the Word of God, ought to be the methodology of the Christian school.
- We oppose modern progressive education because it rejects Bible principles in favor of atheism, humanism, naturalism, secularism, materialism, temporalism, permissiveness, relativism, and socialism, which we believe are godless philosophies.