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The Valley Christian High School Bible Department exists to provide students with opportunities to “love the Lord their God with all their heart, all their soul, and all their mind.” (Matt 22:37) To accomplish this, our students research life issues from a Biblical perspective and seek to serve God as the Lord of their lives.

Our Bible Department endeavors to lay a foundation of knowledge and practical application so that students are prepared to live out their faith in today’s ever-challenging culture. Our goal being that VCHS students will be ready to be used by God to further His kingdom and to make a difference in the world.

One of the ways we believe we can increase the effectiveness of our mission and serve our students better is to provide Bible electives for our students to choose from in order to meet our four credit Bible requirement. Each Bible elective is a semester long and is worth .5 credits.

Classes for 2017-18 include:

18 Questions

This course will be Socratic-heavy, allowing students to discuss and debate 18 issues. Those issues may include: Apologetics, Contemporary Moral Issues, Biblical Controversies, Politics, and Sexuality.

Apologetics

A mandatory class for seniors, this course will explore: what culture is and how it is fashioned, how to influence culture through a biblical worldview, and how to apply biblical principles to contemporary issues.

Book of Romans

A verse-by-verse exposition of the Book of Romans. As well, this class will work through theological truths and implications on the Christian life.

Christian Living

This course will seek to help students grow spiritually and better understand their faith so they can confidently be a godly influence with those around them. Students will engage with six areas of Christian living including: Integrity, Worship, Community, Calling, Involvement, and Knowledge.

Comparative World Religions

A mandatory class for juniors, this course will explore the major religions of the world and how each religion compares to Protestant Christianity.

Heroes of the Faith

A mandatory class for freshmen, this course is a character analysis of major and minor biblical characters with a heavy emphasis on personal application.

Life of Christ and Church

A mandatory class for freshmen, this course is a study of the life of Christ and the life of the early church as seen through the books of Luke and Acts.

Missions I

To equip students and provide practical experiences wherein they would be able to engage people with the Gospel. In this class, experiences will include: street evangelism, passing out New Testaments, and serving at local organizations for the disenfranchised

Missions II

To equip students and provide practical experiences wherein they would be able to engage people with the Gospel. In this class, experiences will include: class trip to Romania.

Soteriology

This course will address the three stages of salvation accomplished in the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. This class will focus on various topics pertaining to salvation including: election, free-will, limited atonement, and eternal security.