As recorded in Matthew 28:19, Jesus told His disciples to go and make disciples. He invested into His followers and then told them to go and do the same. For thousands of years all over the world, this process has continued, people teaching others about God and training them to become disciples of Jesus Christ. At Mount Paran Christian School, we are committed and honored to be a part of this great commission. We strive to invest in our students, teach them the truths of God's Word, and equip them to invest in and teach others.

Bible Curriculum

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  • Lower School

    At an early age, infants begin learning the love of Jesus by experiencing their parent’s love. As toddlers, our children begin to hear Bible stories in Sunday School and daily readings from their Bibles. Our Lower School Bible curriculum builds upon this foundation by teaching a more in depth study of God’s love, starting with creation in the Old Testament and studying all the way through the New Testament. This overview of the entire Bible focuses upon God’s attributes, His church, and what it means to follow Jesus. Daily lessons often include a variety of activities such as Bible stories, discussions, songs, and crafts. The children are active and engaged participants in each lesson.
  • Middle School

    The Middle School Bible curriculum is designed to provide continuous instruction sixth grade through eighth grade. The goal of this continuous curriculum mapping is to take each student through the history of the Bible while providing cultural and personal relevancy. In sixth grade, students experience Jewish culture and the genesis of the Biblical narrative. The instruction emphasizes Jewish feasts and festivals, the Jewish calendar, the Tabernacle, the life of a Jewish person during Biblical times, the covenantal statements leading up to David, as well as, the major characters leading up to the United Kingdom of Israel. The seventh grade curriculum begins with the Divided Kingdom and concludes with Jesus’ triumphal entry. Some of the key figures and events discussed are: Elijah, Elisha, Isaiah, Daniel, the 400 year silent period, the Gospel writers, and Jesus. In eighth grade, students take an in depth look at the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus and the establishment of the New Testament church. Students focus on the personal and theological impact of the Passion Week, the day of Pentecost, and the missionary journeys of the apostle Paul. The Biblical journey our middle school students travel on provides them with a comprehensive understanding of the Biblical narrative as it provides a deep, rich understanding of the history and truths of the Bible, and the way those truths apply to their lives today.
  • High School

    The high school Bible department seeks to unite with home and church by offering a product that supports and expands the home and churches’ discipleship efforts. By engaging the Biblical text in a way to be faithful to 2 Timothy 2:15 which states, “Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” Students begin this journey with in-depth studies of the Old and New Testaments during their freshmen and sophomore years of high school. Rather than a survey class they seek to provide students with a framework of the major themes of Creation, Fall, and Redemption throughout the Bible. In the junior year, students learn how to defend what they believe and develop a Christian worldview in the spirit of 1 Peter 3:15, “Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks to give the reason for the hope that you have.” Topics such as Darwinism, Relativism, Human Sexuality and Comparative Religions are covered during this year. Students conclude their Biblical journey during their senior year with an exegetical study of Romans and a definitive answer to the question, “What is the Gospel?” Electives in apologetics, faith and culture, and theology are also offered during their senior year.

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  • Bible Studies

    Student Bible studies are underway for students grades four through 12. Students are encouraged to attend their grade-level Bible study, led by staff and parents. These groups offer students a great opportunity to connect with their peers and grow deeper in their walk with Christ. Most groups meet every other Friday morning before school. For a complete list, please click read more below.
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Spiritual Emphasis Days

At Mount Paran Christian School we set aside time throughout the year for our students to focus on God and their relationship with him. In middle school each grade has a spiritual emphasis day that is part of this God focused time. Each grade does something a little different but it is all focused on helping our student know God. In high school they have a spiritual emphasis week each spring that helps to remind all of us that God is the priority.

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  • Sixth Grade

    We plan a spiritual emphasis day each fall with our sixth graders, which coordinates with our Bible field trip. While the girls travel to LaGrange to the Exploration of Antiquities Center, the boys remain on campus for a "male bonding" spiritual emphasis day. The boys usually cover a topic significant for young men and the development of their faith as they learn to be spiritual leaders among their peers. The next day, the boys will go to LaGrange, and the girls will have their spiritual emphasis day. The girls discuss being Godly young women, learning to ovey God, and how to live pure and modest lives. For both the boys and girls spiritual emphasis days, we have guest speakers, games, special food, crafts, snacks, and FUN!
  • Seventh Grade

    Developmentally, children experience a great deal of change during their seventh grade year in school. Academic, social, emotional, physical, and spiritual changes commonly occur simultaneously in the lives of most twelve and thirteen-year-olds. That's why Spiritual Emphasis Day in seventh grade is solely devoted to learning about who we are based on who Jesus says we are During this memorable day each Spring, students spend the first portion of the morning in praise and worship, followed by a meaningful message shared by a guest speaker. After a special lunch and time of fellowship, students are divided into small groups of boys and girls as they learn more about their identity in Christ. Spiritual Emphasis Day is an opportunity for students to release the distractions of daily life and focus on the One who gives us our identity - Jesus.
  • Eighth Grade

    In 8th grade our Spiritual Emphasis Day is always the Friday before we leave for Washington DC on our class trip. This is a great time of year to commit a full day to the spiritual growth of our students for many reasons. First, by the end of April we have spent almost a whole school year getting to know our students deeply and walking through scripture, life lessons and praying with them as they grow in their own personal walk with the Lord. This gives us insight so that we can tailor make 8th grade Spiritual Emphasis Day to fit the body of student believers we serve each year. Secondly, doing SE day right before we leave as a grade for Washington DC give the class and teachers a refreshed and hopefully deepened awareness of their unity in Christ and this day sets a tone over the whole trip and the remainder of 8thgrade. Lastly, with high school in the very near future at this time of year for 8th grade students we are able to address some of the highs and lows that students will face in high school.
    8th Grade Spiritual Emphasis day is designed each year with the personalities and spiritual development unique to that group so the speakers and format will very but a few favorites are always included. Every year we select a panel of outstanding MPC 11th and 12th graders to answer specific questions and give advice along the lines of what they wish they were told before entering high school. 8th grade Spiritual Emphasis day is always brought to a close with a time of prayer and reflection where students and teachers are found huddled together in small groups pouring their hearts out to God and each other. What an incredible blessing this day has always been to the students, teachers, and the parent volunteers involved!
  • High School

    The high school takes time twice a year to go off campus and spend some time focusing on what is most important, our relationship with God. In the fall the high school staff and students go to Sharptop Cove, a young life retreat facility in the North Georgia Mountains. During this three-day retreat students strengthen their relationships with each other and have fun as they pursue God together.
     
    In the spring the high school take a day away from the rigor of the normal school day and meets at a local church to learn about God and spend time worshipping Him.. This day helps students focus on what God desires them to be and together they get to spend this time in pursuit of their Creator.

11:1 Effect

Follow my example, as I follow Christ's example. 
1 Corinthians 11:1
The 11:1 effect is a mentoring and discipleship program that started three years ago to provide the opportunity for high school students to be positive role models for the younger students at Mount Paran. This year 70 high school students come in early every Wednesday to spend time investing in all the students Kindergarten through fifth grade. It is a special time as they share devotions, build relationships, and are examples of what it means to be a teenager who is pursuing God. 
 
Providing academic excellence in a Christ-centered environment, Mount Paran Christian School unites with home and church to prepare servant-leaders to honor God, love others, and WALK IN TRUTH.
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