A primary focus at WCGS is partnering with Christian parents to help form and shape our students' biblical worldview, the framework of ideas and beliefs through which a Christian interprets the world and interacts with it. This is critical to our mission. George Barna, of the Barna Group,* found that by the time a teenager is 13 or 14, their worldview is primarily set. By this age, students have developed personal convictions about Jesus, His life, death, and resurrection. So, by the time an 8th grader leaves WCGS, their worldview is well in place. That is not only humbling, but a great responsibility for our teachers, coaches, and staff.
To say that one's biblical worldview is important is an understatement. It is the lens that shapes one's ideas, faith, and views of the world. A biblical worldview is based on the Word of God; it's the foundation of everything.
At WCGS, we partner with you as we seek to help your children think biblically in our ever-changing world. "Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength" (Mark 12:30). This is accomplished through biblically integrated instruction. We seek to inform our instruction by establishing the biblical purpose, focusing on worldview assumptions, and asking worldview questions.
As I conclude, let me share a definition of a biblical worldview as articulated by a recent WCGS graduate. "A biblical worldview is what a person believes to be true about the world based on the Bible so that he or she thinks and acts as Jesus would. The Bible is true and teaches me how to view God, creation, people, right and wrong, and my purpose in life." Continue to pray with us as we seek to give our students the tools and foundation to stand upon as they discern Truth and seek to live a life of transformation.
*A market research firm specializing in studying the religious beliefs and behavior of Americans and the intersection of faith and culture