Bethel Christian School

Spiritual Philosophy

Spiritual Development


People frequently ask if we expect our students to become believers. We usually reply that the gospel is powerful and very attractive. In fact it is all-sufficient to the needs of fallen people. Therefore, we expect that God's Word would be the power of God to salvation for our students. At Bethel Christian School we don't believe in a specific formula but in the centrality of the gospel of Jesus Christ. (Romans 1:16)

Our students today, as in ages past, require more than the external "what" of their salvation need. The caring teachers at Bethel are called to reach past the surface "what" and help provide the "why" our students so desperately need. We want them to understand that God works from the inside out. Therefore, the goal of spiritual development cannot simply be well-behaved students. Our students must understand why they sin and how to recognize internal change.

Ultimately, we want our students to understand and internalize the message of the gospel. Each student in our school will at some point examine the claims of the gospel and determine whether he will embrace its truth. Our teachers have the marvelous responsibility to help our students pursue with honesty all their questions of faith. "We believe that the Bible is robust; Christianity can withstand close and honest scrutiny."*

We look forward to partnering with you in helping your child reach his/her full spiritual potential.




Tedd Trip. "Shepherding a Child's Heart"

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