Philosophy of Education
The Christian nature of the liberal arts program at Community Christian College is manifested in three equally important characteristics: (1) a Christian faculty dedicated to the spiritual nurture and development of each student, (2) a significant component of religious studies courses within the liberal arts curriculum, and (3) a strong emphasis on the integration of Christian faith and Christian character development in all the courses of the curriculum.
The principle that all truth is God's truth is applied appropriately in each course. This and the above paragraph give the perspective that is intended to shape the College as an institution thoroughly so that its structures, staff, faculty, courses, activities, aims, and objectives all bear the imprint of devotion to the Lord Jesus Christ.
The liberal arts program of the College is comprised of an integrated, comprehensive, fully prescribed sequence of courses ranging across the traditional departments in mathematics and the natural sciences, the social and behavioral sciences, and the humanities. The point of this program is to expose students to, and provide an understanding of, the rich tapestry of ideas, techniques and perspectives that have constituted the intellectual heritage of Western civilization. These "liberal arts" are the studies which "liberate" the individual, providing the basic knowledge and intellectual skill to help students become freely functioning beings, ones who think for themselves and who are capable of effective action and lifelong learning, discovery and re-education. As such, this curriculum focuses on general knowledge and general intellectual skills such as careful, critical and analytical thinking, reading, writing, and speaking. This fosters a holistic approach to learning within the context of deep Christian faith, yielding a balance that nurtures the students' souls and intellects.
Christian education is intended to impact the whole person. Therefore, it is the responsibility of the instructor to encourage the students' ongoing spiritual growth. The Scriptures are given to equip the believer completely for every good work; therefore, it is the responsibility of the instructor to go beyond the communication of biblical truth and to apply it to the students' lives.
The College is committed to small classes, enabling more intensive, nurturing instruction between instructors and students, and between students. The College is also committed to encouraging small groups of study cells and thereby enhancing the camaraderie, spiritual nurture, and mutual assistance that the student can render to one another.
The College has as another of its main goals to assist in student transfers to senior colleges and universities to complete their Bachelor's degrees. God requires and graciously enables each believer to learn and apply His Word as the student submits to the Holy Spirit. Therefore, each professor should expect the best from each student in his class.