Philosophy of Education

Liberty Baptist Academy follows a biblical, traditional philosophy of education.  A biblical philosophy focuses on the concept that since God created and sustains everything through His Son, Jesus Christ, that it is our responsibility to glorify Him.  As a sinner by nature and choice, man cannot glorify God apart from a new relationship through a personal acceptance of Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.  Once receives Christ as Savior by repenting of sin and placing one’s faith in the death, burial, and resurrection of Christ as full and sufficient payment for sin.  The purpose of Christian education is to help each student receive Christ as Savior and to grow spiritually so that his/her life may glorify Christ.

A traditional philosophy of education is a God-centered education.  It emphasizes respect for authority, the need for discipline, the modeling of Christian character, and instruction in Christian values.  Traditional education teaches responsibility and accountability for one’s actions.  Traditional education holds its students to standards of conduct and does so without apology.

A traditional philosophy believes that God has established the home as the one responsible to train a child.  (Genesis 18:19; Deuteronomy 6:7; Proverbs 22:6; Ephesians 6:4; II Timothy 1:5; 3:15)  The church serves as a second platform of spiritual training and leadership development for the family.  (Matthew 28:19-20; Acts 2:42; II Timothy 2:2)  The Christian school provides a third source of godly influence and serves to develop the students into the image of God.  They are taught to know Him and to imitate Him in His character and in His works. 

The Bible is the foundation for all learning.  The Bible is not only taught as a class but is emphasized in every subject taught.  We endeavor to introduce each child to Christ and to direct children and families to know the Bible as well as live it.