And Jesus came and said to them, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age" (Matthew 28:18-20).
The Great Commission and education are inseparable. One of the core beliefs of All Nations Academy is that education is discipleship. The great American abolitionist and former slave Frederick Douglass once said, “It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.” We believe that God wants to raise an army of young men and women able to bring God's truth and love to this hurting world. How is this done? "A nation which is humble enough to begin with its children in the constructing of its foundations for liberty, may once again have the opportunity to lead nations to Christ" - Rosalie Slater.
As God's people, we are called to be a people of the Word. The purpose for literacy is so that children can read the Bible for themselves. This will allow children to be set free from the shackles of ignorance as they meet the Jesus of the Bible. A tested and comprehensive phonics program is used for our young readers. An age-appropriate Bible will be used as one of their primary readers.
History is Christ, His Story. We believe in Providence. God is ultimately the one directing the course of human events working through our choices. God's plan for us and all of humanity is liberty (Luke 4:18). God has providentially used individuals and nations to accomplish His purposes throughout history. And each one of us have a part to play in God's grand story of redemption and love.
God is the creator of all things. This is our starting point based on Genesis 1. Studying God's world will inspire awe and wonder toward the Master Designer. Science is considered the study of God's orderly world. As we learn about His mighty works, we will appreciate and praise the Creator.
The Bible is the foundational textbook of every class. However, we do have a class devoted to learning the story of the Bible. As students understand how God has interacted with man, they will grow in their love and appreciation of Him. Since mankind's first sin in the Garden, God has been on a plan of redemption and restoration. And Jesus is the focal point of this grand story. Every year students will go deeper in their understanding of the narrative and how they have a part to play in God's beautiful story.
Philippians 4:8 will govern our literature choices, "Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things." Children will enjoy the literary classics that exalt the values and virtues of Christ.
The immutable laws of mathematics reveal the nature and character of God. The study of mathematics highlight that God is infinite, unchanging, precise, orderly, and just. We believe that, "To teach the mechanics of mathematics without introducing students to the Great Mathematician is to rob the life and energy from it" (Elizabeth Youmans).
Truth and beauty can be combined for wonderful inspiration and transformation. As God's image bearers, we have a natural inclination toward that which is lovely. Our motivation comes from the glory of the Godhead as we create with Him.
Free outdoor play is a major value! Your children will have ample time to be outside or have vigorous indoor activities to foster their physical development. God created our bodies and wants us to steward them well.
Man was created for worship. Music is one of the ways that we can worship our Savior. Students will get the chance to enjoy, practice, and learn about music. This will bring life and joy into our classroom each day.