Kindergarten – 5th Grade
To become followers of Jesus, students need a solid understanding of who he is – they need to know Him. Legacy’s Bible courses focus on the foundational teachings from the Bible about the nature and character of Jesus, the qualities of His people, and His church. Students are given an overview of the Bible, with an emphasis on God’s attributes, biblical characters, the early Church, and what it means to know Jesus Christ and live for Him.
Bible passages are studied with a focus on the following questions:
- What do we discover about Jesus from this passage?
- How is the Lord’s character revealed?
Students pray about the godly character traits revealed in the passage, asking the Holy Spirit to develop these traits in their own lives. Homework assignments are designed to encourage co-teachers to interact with their children and help students establish the daily habits of Bible reading, prayer, and Scripture memorization. Students have the opportunity to participate in a service project each year as an introduction to servant leadership.
As students transition into middle school, they will have an understanding of who they are following and what it means to be a disciple of Christ. They will be ready to build upon the foundation laid in the elementary years with deeper study and application of biblical principles.
6th – 12th Grades
Legacy’s mission is to partner with parents to inspire their children to be college-worthy, character witnesses of Christ. In order to live in such a way, students are called from the broad road of popular culture to lead the way on the narrow path. Jesus said, “Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow is the road that leads to life, and only a few find it” (Matthew 7:13-14). To depart from the norm and walk a different path, students must be given the tools to think and act with an eternal perspective and a biblical worldview. They must become leaders.
As students move from elementary Bible into Discipleship courses, they dig deeper into God’s Word. Students complete an overview of the Old and New Testaments, study Israel’s history and leaders, and are introduced to the tenets of the biblical worldview. They explore the origin and formation of the Bible and learn that God’s Word has been proven true again and again through archaeology, history, and science. Students learn Bible study skills that may be applied to other academic subjects, and are encouraged to become stewards of their own time by developing increased independence in daily Bible study, prayer, academic studies, and other responsibilities.
In 8th – 12th grades, students learn more advanced Bible study tools to enable them to find answers to their toughest questions. Each course is built around an in-depth study of the Bible. As students study the attributes of God, they learn that God is holy so they should live lives of purity. By studying the book of Acts, students learn to become mission-minded and share the good news. Students compare the biblical worldview with the leading humanistic worldviews of our day and begin to view relationships and social issues through the lens of the Bible. Ultimately, students will recognize that the Holy Spirit guides us as we abide in Christ.
For specific Discipleship course descriptions, please see the course catalog.