|Developing a Biblical Worldview: Tools for High School|
|Written by David Barfield|
One aspect of training high schoolers for life is to prepare them for the
ideas they will encounter at college and in the working world. Often these ideas
will be packaged in a manner that seems reasonable. While we have provided some
of this training at home, we have found two excellent sources, Summit Ministries and Worldview Academy, both whose focus is
to take teens for a weekend, a week, or two week period and intensely train them
in understanding both the Christian's view of the world and those who oppose it.
Their challenging two-week sessions combine intense classroom training in worldview analysis and apologetics with a youth camp atmosphere, peppered with time for sports and relaxation, informal discussions, small groups, local tours and worship. Students are equipped with a deep understanding of the Christian worldview and an insightful grasp of the key issues of our day. Most Summit sessions are located in Manitou Springs, CO, with a few sessions at Bryan College in Tennessee. The typical day includes morning classes and an afternoon filled with sports, free time, community service projects or tours. Evening sessions include music and sharing, specially selected videos, and in-depth worldview teaching.
Each Summit student is part of a closely knit small group led by the Summit staff, providing opportunity for personal reflection and interaction. Iron sharpens iron as Christians challenge Christians to new heights of service and devotion.
These seminars may be taken for college credit, affording students a unique incentive to attend.
Worldview Academy is a non-denominational ministry committed to training students to think and live in accord with the Christian worldview. WVA trains students and adults in worldviews, servant leadership, and apologetics. WVA Leadership Camps train students, ages 13 and up, in worldviews, servant leadership, apologetics, and evangelism.
These camps are designed to assist students in meeting the
challenges students face in our world today: a popular culture that
encourages selfishness and mediocrity, an education system based on
atheistic or New Age assumptions, and leaders driven by the desire for
power and personal gain. Who can stand firm at such a time? Only the
Christian who courageously pursues a deeper relationship with Christ,
learning to think His thoughts and follow Him. WAL Camps challenge
Christian students to "prepare [their] minds for action" so that they
can lead by serving with integrity.
This online test takes approximately 45-60 minutes. After taking the test,
you will get an instant score as well as a report on how your worldview compares
with others in your age category and those who have a similar background. Your
worldview will be tested in the areas of law, economics, civil government,
religion, social issues, sociology, education, and science. Your worldview will
be rated for these eight areas as either: Christian Theism, Moderate Christian,
Secular Humanist, or Socialist. You will also receive an overall worldview score
|Last Updated ( Thursday, 13 October 2005 )|
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