We at OCS seek to instill a Biblical worldview in every subject that is taught. Education cannot be neutral. It is either man-centered or God-centered. Students must understand that God, The Creator, is the author of every endeavor we attempt in our world. Math, literature, the arts, geography, the sciences, and all academia have their foundation in God. The Biblical worldview is not simply adding the Bible to the classroom but teaching our students to see the hand of God in our education, vocation, and calling in this world. Bryan Smith, PhD, noted textbook author and Christian educator, summarizes:
Unless we view all of life from the vantage point of a Biblical worldview, and teach our children to do the same, purpose and meaning are interpreted through the lens of secular humanism which is man-centered rather than God-centered.
As children of God, we are called to create, to heal, to govern with justice and mercy, and to build a better life for our world. Christianity was never meant to be lived in isolation. The early Church reached out to all strata of society to serve and to make society better. Great men and women of God have led the world in the fight against injustices including racism and slavery and for improvements to the human condition such as medical care from the Church’s beginning. Christian businesses are instrumental in bringing these and other changes in the workplace and in our communities.
Our students must understand that their vocation is a calling from God and that they have a purpose in this world that finds its source in Him. An OCS education seeks to integrate faith with living in this world. Heaven is our home, but we seek to serve well while we are on Earth.