A worldview is a lens through which a person views their life. Everyone has a worldview; it is formed by family, peers, school, church, personal experiences, and the culture. Most Christians today have a worldview that is not deliberate and is a mixture of Biblical and Humanistic ideas. At New Hope Academy, we intentionally teach a Biblical Worldview in which students learn to look at every subject area, relationship, community, and culture through the truths of Scripture. We believe that history, art, music, science, mathematics, etc. must all be taught in light of God’s existence and his revelation of His Son, Jesus Christ.
Two important pieces of a Biblical worldview are the questions we ask throughout life and the thematic truths we find in scripture to answer those questions. At New Hope Academy, we guide students to find the answers to the four big questions of life:
- Who is God?
- Who am I?
- What is my purpose?
- Where am I going after I die?
Answers to these questions give a student a framework to think through life’s issues and lead to opportunities to trust in God for salvation and become servant-leaders in the world. As we study and live together in our school community, we look at the whole of Scriptures to show us how to answer questions. There are four themes that run consistently throughout the Bible:
At New Hope Academy these four themes are the basis of the way we look at every subject area and make connections to all of life.
Through the account of Creation in Genesis 1, students begin to discover the beauty of the creation, the attributes of their Creator and learn the joy of walking with a personal God. As students progress in the grades they are able to take their knowledge of the Word and the world and begin to apply and analyze subject areas in light of Scripture. Students see how the Fall has affected all of life by examining their own hearts and ways of life, studying other faiths and cultures in humanities, learning about the brokenness of the created world in science, reading about literature.
In learning how to restore the world they live in, students are given opportunities to practice using wisdom in learning through:
- loving and serving people from all backgrounds
- taking care of the Creation
- learning how to obey God and authorities
- recognizing what gifts God has given them and how to use them for His glory
- discovering what is true and what is not in other faiths, cultures, and literature,
- looking for God’s hand in the history of the world