How to Integrate Faith and Learning
It’s important to instill a deep understanding of and connection with God early on in a child’s development. The more often your child hears messages about the power of God and his love, the more comfortable your child will become in their faith life—which is why it’s important to reinforce those messages at home, church, and school.
At Calvary Lutheran School, we’re dedicated to providing spiritual growth for all our students. We endeavor to create a Christ-centered environment where our students are comfortable asking questions and learning about the power of God’s love. We have a Bible-based curriculum to ensure that our students are getting an education focused on true Christian values.
Let’s look at some of the benefits of integrating faith and learning:
Supporting cultural identity and faith formation
Faith-based schools teach from a religious perspective, which reinforces a student’s understanding of their religion and how it fits into their lives. A faith-based education allows a child to begin to develop a religious identity, deepening their understanding of Christ. When a student leaves a faith-based school, they’re more equipped to carry their religious identity into the world with them. They can be proud of this identity.
Understanding God’s role in our world
A faith-based education allows students to learn about their faith and ask questions to complicated spiritual topics. Faith can be complex, and when children are able to understand it in a classroom setting, it often becomes more relatable and instructive and less abstract.
When students are encouraged to ask questions about their faith — as they are with a faith-based education — they can become closer to God and understand his role in our world and lives. Children who grow up without being encouraged to have an open dialogue about religion may not have as strong a connection to God or to their faith.
Instilling Christian values and fostering a sense of community
Faith-based schools offer the opportunity for students with similar values to learn and grow together. It’s not just about religion — it’s a cultural commonality that helps foster a sense of community. A religious community can encourage compassion and empathy in its members: If a student’s family member is ill, or if the classroom pet dies, the classroom can join hands and experience the solidarity of prayer.
There is also plenty of opportunity for students at a faith-based school to develop strong Christian morals and ethics, especially when lessons are structured according to Christian tenets and character development is reinforced throughout the curriculum.
Calvary Lutheran School has your child’s cognitive development and happiness in mind. We focus on nurturing children academically, spiritually, physically, emotionally, and socially. Would you like to learn more about Calvary Lutheran School and what it has to offer your child? Schedule a tour today!