Christian education at Bob Jones Academy is a spiritual ministry designed to teach students to know God and to imitate Him in His character and His works. Knowledge of the written Word of God remains at the center, but biblical truth is not confined to Bible courses. The commitment to our students’ spiritual development embraces all that is done in and out of the classroom.
To know God implies more than just knowledge about God; it requires a personal knowledge that begins with repentance of sin and faith in Jesus Christ as Savior. To know God is to be born into His family and to grow in obedience to and in fellowship with Him. With this knowledge as the starting point, Christian education then encourages the student to develop a biblical worldview in all academic pursuits.
Growing in Christ is a process in which a believer learns to imitate God’s character and serve others. BJA faculty members encourage students in this process and provide an environment designed to nurture spiritual growth.
* For an expanded statement of our philosophy of education, please refer to the Bob Jones University Press title Christian Education: Its Mandate and Mission.