“Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.”
- Proverbs 22:6
SPIRITUAL FORMATION AT LIBERTY CLASSICAL
What is Spiritual Formation?
A biblical view of education is primarily about formation not merely information. This involves cultivating the whole person, including one’s spiritual and moral life. A biblical view of education means to “train up” or provide “instruction” to the whole child— that is, attending not only to their mind and body, but also to their soul and the cultivation/direction of their spiritual lives. Thus, educating a child includes both teaching informational content and developing moral character.
School plays an integral role alongside the family and the church in the formation of the "whole" child because school is where the child spends a significant amount of time. At Liberty, we often use the 3-legged stool analogy to represent the partnership between Family, Church, and School in this cultivation.
What does Spiritual Formation Look Like at Liberty?
The Spiritual Formation program is comprised of both Academic integration and the practice of Spiritual Life Rhythms.
- Soul Starters
- Lectio Readings
- House Symposium
- Prayer & Fellowship
SPIRITUAL FORMATION'S CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM
Worship is the heart of Liberty's spiritual life.
Service is the outpouring and outflow of Liberty's spiritual life.
Prayer is the absolute lifeblood of Liberty's spiritual life.
The vital components of Liberty's spiritual life are often compared to the human body's cardiovascular system which is comprised of 3 main parts: the heart, the blood vessels, and the blood itself. Here, those "parts" represent worship, service, and prayer.
Mr. Brent Fischer, B.Th., M.Div.
"The idea of spiritual formation is to help shape our students into the image of Jesus. I want to provide the best spiritual nourishment that I can for them. My hope is they can learn to take something they read on a page and get it into their heart. In this role, hearing and seeing how scripture is impacting these students is so encouraging."
- Mr. Brent Fischer
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