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The education program of Peace Church provides a progressive and linear plan that guides and equips students of all ages as they grow and develop in their faith. Following this plan, we expect our students, both children and adults, to exhibit specific, quantifiable, and age-appropriate expected outcomes.
 
Each learning opportunity offered at Peace Church is part of an integrated and sequential plan to teach the full scope of content necessary to accomplish our learning outcomes. The sequence of material follows a six-stage faith journey. We will be able to assess the success of our education ministry using specific outcomes related to the scope of our education content.
 
Below, you will find a chart that aligns our spiritual learning outcomes with our faith journey stages, establishing age-appropriate expectations for education in our church.
 
To learn more about opportunities that can help achieve these outcomes, see our Learning Progression Plan. 

 

 

FAITH JOURNEY

LEARNING OUTCOMES                 

SCOPE OF CONTENT  

STAGE 1 Meeting God
Understand and commit to a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
God (Father, Son, Holy Spirit)
STAGE 2 Joining God's Family
Understand the worth of every human being as created in the image of God.

 

Know, understand, and apply God's word in daily life.

 

Can articulate and defend their Christian worldview while having a basic understanding of opposing worldviews.
  • Know what it means to be Reformed
  • Affirm the creeds and confessions

 

Possess apologetic skills to defend their faith

 

Grow in faith
  • Be aware of the faith journey structure
  • Recognize growth in your faith development.
  • Meet with an accountability partner or mentor
  • Practice spiritual disciplines
  • Pray frequently
  • Celebrate the Sabbath. Regularly worship with other believers.
  • Live in repentance for the sins we have committed against God.

 

Be aware of and make use of the fruits of the Spirit
The Bible
The Church
Christian Worldview
Alternative Worldviews
Reformed Doctrine
STAGE 3 Participating with God's Family
Publicly declare their faith to the church family
  • Take part in church activities
  • Agree to communicate disagreement with doctrinal and positional issues through the appropriate channels

 

Know and use your spiritual gifts for the building up of the Body of Christ

 

Personally respond to carry out the Great Commission locally and around the world in a culturally sensitive manner.

 

  • Establish relationships with others to tell them about Jesus
  • Be part of seeing people give their lives to Jesus
  • Disciple other believers, helping them to grow in their faith.
  • Be able to describe and communicate the stages of the faith journey
Giving cheerfully and generously
  • Stewardship Practice a minimum of tithing, caring for creation, managing our personal resources and donations
  • Support church ministries with time, energy, money
Make new disciples who will make new disciples
Basic Apologetics
Evangelism
STAGE 4 Seasons of Doubt and Frustration
Recognize distress as God’s way of leading us to more surrender and dependence
Surrender
GOAL: We wish to see all students achieve outcomes to this point by the time they graduate from high school
The Wall Surrendering More of Life to God
Recognize a specific part of life that has not been surrendered completely into God’s control
 
STAGE 5 Learning that God's Love is Worth Any Loss
Experience God’s love independent of external circumstances
 
STAGE 6 Living Completely Dependent on God's Love
Increasing in ability to genuinely love others regardless of their response
 

 

Faith Journey Stages from “The Critical Journey”, by Janet Hagberg and Robert Guelich

Outcomes based partly on learning outcomes developed by Isaac Newton Christian Academy