Bible Curriculum That Makes Sense of Today’s World
For over five decades, Summit Ministries has provided worldview and Bible curriculum for Christian schools. Summit believes it is critically important to teach the rising generation of students to understand the times with God’s Word as their guide. Biblical worldview curriculum trains students with a foundation of wisdom and knowledge for today’s unique challenges. We also provide professional development materials for teachers and administrators in worldview and mentoring fields. Summit has invested in the finest educators, editors, and illustrators to provide the highest quality biblical worldview resources available. Watch this short video to see how our curriculum could help you ensure lifelong faith for your students.
Elementary School Bible Curriculum
Building on the Rock
Building on the Rock lays the groundwork of worldview education for the youngest students. This innovative elementary school Bible curriculum is the first truly integrated biblical worldview and Bible survey course of its kind.
Through Summit Ministries’ Bible curriculum for elementary school, students learn the Bible through the worldview perspective of creation, fall, and redemption. They also learn to view the world through the distinct relationships God created: our relationship with the Creator, with each other, with ourselves, and with his creation. The latest revisions for Building on the Rock make this course even easier to teach with colorful, fun lessons that are crafted for all learning styles.
Middle School Bible Curriculum
Walking in Truth
Walking in Truth is designed to help your middle school students understand and live out the biblical worldview in today’s post-Christian culture. Our middle school Bible curriculum uses a fun textbook and a thought-provoking workbook to walk younger students through life’s big questions.
Students unpack and discuss worldview topics, such as popular culture, atheism, pantheism, apologetics, revelation, truth, materialism, miracles, science, family, homosexuality, and the resurrection. Walking in Truth is uniquely designed to increase your student’s cultural engagement and critical thinking skills with Socratic questioning, real-world applications, and a comparative worldview approach.
Lightbearers is designed to help middle school students clearly understand the tenets of the Christian worldview. This middle school bible curriculum equips students to understand how Christianity compares to the leading non-Christian worldviews of our day. Students will learn how to apply their Christian faith to every area of life. Categories include theology, philosophy, ethics, biology, sociology, psychology, law, politics, economics, and history.
This one or two-semester video-based Bible curriculum for middle school is complete with daily lesson plans, projects, resources, and quizzes. The apologetics curriculum outlines all the information needed to successfully teach worldview in either your home or school.
High School Bible Curriculum
Understanding the Times
For over 55 years, Summit Ministries has provided an unparalleled, dynamic worldview educational experience for Christian high schools. Newly revised and updated, the Understanding the Times series provides bible curriculum for high school. The series outlines the differences between Christianity and other prominent worldviews vying for allegiance in Western culture. The five other worldviews include Islam, postmodernism, secularism, Marxism, and new Spirituality.
With more than half of all Christians abandoning their faith in college, students must be able to defend God’s Word. No other high school Bible curriculum so effectively prepares young believers to defend a Christian worldview against other belief systems. With updated resources and digital revisions, Understanding the Times is the most dynamic worldview experience available today.
High School Worldview Test
Worldview Checkup for Students
How do you know if you are effectively instilling a Christian worldview within the hearts and minds of your high school students? Summit Ministries’ biblical worldview test gives you the tool to identify the non-Christian beliefs and ideas influencing your school. This worldview quiz is based on Summit’s 55+ years of innovative worldview training and extensive research.
Through this high school assessment, educators can identify the non-Christian ideas influencing the hearts and minds of your students. The Worldview Checkup for Students gives educators a clear picture of what students in your school actually think. With a better understanding of what your students believe, you can guard against the non-Christian ideas infecting your school. The Christian worldview quiz is available in both a long and short version at no cost.
Professional Development Curriculum & Resources
Beyond Biblical Integration
Most Christian schools today claim to produce graduates with a strong biblical worldview. However, many Christian educators are unable to even articulate what a biblical worldview is. Beyond Biblical Integration explains how and why biblical worldview development is the key to accomplishing every school’s mission.
Beyond Biblical Integration provides the guidance and tools for Christian school administrators and teachers to create an environment that goes beyond integration to immersion. Based on more than thirty years’ experience with thousands of students, Dr. Roger Erdvig shows how educators and students can live and learn together when we let Scripture guide how we think, feel, and act in our daily lives. This book is practical, easy to read, and offers extensive resources for further worldview development in every school classroom.
The Secret Battle of Ideas about God
According to Barna Group research, fewer than 20% of Christians have a biblical worldview. When it comes to key foundational beliefs about God, Jesus, Satan, salvation, and the Bible, 4 out 5 Christians reject the church’s orthodox teachings. Instead, Barna found that most Christians accept ideas fundamental to secularism, Marxism, Islam, new spirituality, and postmodernism. All of which are worldviews that vehemently oppose Scripture.
The Secret Battle of Ideas about God is Summit Ministries’ newest professional development curriculum. It is designed to help educators instill a Christian worldview into the hearts and minds of an entire school. School administrators and teachers will earn CEUs as they are introduced to the concept of worldview thinking. Participants will also examine the dominant non-Christian ideas that many believers have adopted today.
The Cultivate Project
When educators flourish in their relational skills, it leads to verifiable improvements in student spiritual, personal, academic, and social growth.
The Cultivate Project equips educators to bridge the ever-widening generation gap and infuse a mentoring mindset into your school’s DNA. The professional development curriculum will spark students’ spiritual growth, personal motivation, academic engagement, and positive social interaction. Anchored by the book, Cultivate, the curriculum consists of 14 sessions following an application-focused DVD format. Teachers will learn valuable mentoring skills and can earn 2 educational or biblical studies CEU credits through ACSI and ILCS. Educators can also earn 14 contact hours through AACS and FACCS.
Learn more about Cultivate at TheCultivateProject.com.
If you are a church leader, parent, or educator (CEUs available) who is searching for answers about how to come alongside this generation, then this simulcast is for you. If you walk alongside students guiding them to think for themselves as they interact with ever-changing culture, this event is for you.
Receive Continuing Education Units
Do you need Continuing Education Units? Summit is excited to offer CEUs for Summit Basecamp events from the following organizations: ACSI, AACS, ACTS, CSFLA, ILCS, and FAACS. Each organization will award 3 contact hours to any teacher who views the event.