Not just college-ready or career-ready… Kingdom-ready.
At Pella Christian, we offer education that is shaped by the Christian faith. We affirm that every aspect of education belongs to God. We acknowledge Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord over all of life.
That’s why we are committed to weaving Biblical truth into the fabric of all academics and co-curricular activities. Students develop healthy social, intellectual, emotional, and physical self-concept in a learning environment that provides guidance to and encourages critical thinking. This combines to equip students for a lifetime of service to Jesus Christ.
What is the deepest desire for your child’s education? What are the stories and messages that you want to form them as they learn? What type of environment do you want them shaped by and participate in shaping?
Pella Christian Schools uses Teaching for Transformation framework to help us design learning opportunities that invite, nurture and empower students to know God’s story and live their part in God’s story.
“What is my deep hope?” It is the first question a teacher asks when designing learning experiences for their students. It’s why they have followed the call to teach at Pella Christian Schools. This deep hope aligns with the desires that you as parents have for your children when you enroll them at Pella Christian. It reflects the promises contained within the school’s mission and points to God’s Story.
Every Christian school classroom must have a powerful and compelling vision of the Kingdom that creates a longing and a desire within every student to play their part in God’s unfolding story. The classroom storyline is designed to help teachers establish the connection between their curriculum and God’s story. The storyline invites students to imagine his or her place in God’s story in daily learning.
The Throughlines are biblical characteristics that each person can be challenged to embody. Christian schools can develop Christian culture by challenging their people to actively live out these characteristics. These Biblical Throughlines help us to understand our roles within the community. See below for a list of our ten Throughlines.
Formational Learning Experiences (FLEx)
Formational Learning Experiences (FLEx) help students to live our his or her part in God’s story now. Every Christian school should offer meaningful opportunities for students to do real work, for real people with real needs. FLEx allow students to take action with their faith and build capacity for them to become people who live and breathe to work of God’s kingdom.
Common Curriculum Questions:
Director of Learning
Craig’s Deep Hope is that people will be more fully formed to embody God’s collective and individual call for their lives. He has a passion for learning. He supports and challenges teachers to reach academic success rooted in God’s infallible word and brings creativity in supporting diverse learners.