Twice a year our youth Sunday School hour is used to teach six foundational beliefs to the Christian faith. We call these Core Beliefs because they are so central to our faith. So why is this worth sharing? Consider this:
- Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015 marked the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, a complex of camps designed to confine and exterminate over a million people, 90% of them Jewish. Over 7 million people died in what is now known as the Holocaust.
- Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015 saw the annual March for Life rally in Washington, D.C., marking 42 years since the Roe v. Wade U.S. Supreme Court decision legalized abortion. Over 57 million abortions have been performed since this decision.
- On Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015 students will again be taught the biblical view of humanity. It is only a biblical understanding of this doctrine that enables our adolescents to decry both of these. Understanding that man is made in the image of God establishes the atrocity of these actions; understanding that man is fallen in sin explains the existence of these actions.
Put simply, Core Beliefs help train our youth to think biblically and to apply that thinking to real issues today.
Parents, review the Core Beliefs on our resource page so you can interact with your youth and teachers. Below is our schedule for the Core Beliefs we are covering each week:
- Man – Feb. 1
- Bible – Feb. 8
- Trinity – Feb. 15
- Bible Answer Man – Feb. 22. This is a Q & A session, when our youth ask a panel of our teachers any questions.