All courses taught at Illiana Christian High School are taught from a Reformed perspective, using God's General and Special Revelation as basis for what is taught. God's Word permeates every class and activity.
However, it as also very important that Bible is taught as a formal discipline, to augment what is already being taught in the Christian Home and church. High School students are coming into the "age of discretion;" a time in which the exact nature of their beliefs and how these beliefs shape their way of living becomes very important. A study of the Old Testament helps them understand who they are in relationship to God's covenant nation. As they prepare themselves for the adult world, knowledge of the content and doctrines of the New Testament helps them to better understand their relationship to Christ and His Kingdom. Therefore, it is important to know the Old Testament, Gospels, and Epistles, and the doctrines taught in them as thoroughly as possible.
It is also important for Illiana Christian students to recognize that they have an obligation to cultivate the Holy Spirit in their lives by means of daily personal devotions, including both prayer and Bible study. Students will be challenged to respond to the call of the Word with a commitment to a Christian life style.
The Bible Department desires to have students:
1)-Grow as readers of the Word as a primary source< /p>
2)-Discover connections between the Word and the world, including expressing the effect the Bible has on their life
3)-Investigate historical context and geographical setting as part of studying Bible passages
4)-Continue in Biblical literacy
5)-See the Bible as one story with interconnected stories and overarching themes
6)-Articulate and define a Reformed worldview and a personal worldview
7)-Begin a lifelong process of listening to the Word and doing what it says, with head, heart, and hands
8)-Express their faith in deeds of service
9)-Develop a critical eye and heart for discerning the ?Spirits of the Age?
10)-Gain knowledge of the bible as its relation to other religions, so that students will be prepared to answer questions about God, Jesus Christ, salvation, and the Bible as they go out into an increasingly non-Christian World.