Our aim at ABC Christian Academy is to bring children to Jesus Christ through an education that is Christian. Educators describe the early childhood years as the 4-14 window. These years, ages 4 to 14, are the years when children are most likely to come to know Christ. In fact, 80% of all people who come to know Jesus Christ as their Savior do so between the ages of 4 to 14. It is our goal that we influence these children, their parents, families, and country toward Jesus Christ
The purpose of the ABC Christian Academy is to provide a quality Christian education in a Christian environment for the Christian families of Lilongwe. This Christian education will be implemented through the development of high standard facilities, the recruitment of qualified teachers, incorporating quality curriculum, and making Christ the center of learning.
The most important thing about Christian education is that it changes lives. It helps build character in students. It gives young people the foundation they will need to build strong marriages and families, and the ability to live lives pleasing to God.
The vision of the ABC Christian Academy is twofold: (1) To empower children with the knowledge of God’s word by making Christ the center of all learning. (2) To establish an early commitment to the truths of Scripture through their education, thereby reinforcing the importance of a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
It is our belief that this type of holistic Christian education can only take place in a Christian environment, with high caliber Christian teachers, quality Christian curriculum and adequate facilities.
There has been a distinct absence of this type of education in Lilongwe. Therefore it is the desire of the ABC Christian Academy to meet this need. To make quality Christian education available to as many Christian families — both missionary and non-missionary, both Malawian and non-Malawian — as possible. Our desire is to do this without compromising our Christian faith, our Christian witness or the educational standards upon which this institution is founded.
“Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.” (Proverbs 22: 6)
Goals and & Objectives
1.The primary goal of the ABC Christian Academy is to provide a quality Christian education in a Christian environment for the Christian families of Lilongwe. This quality Christian education will be implemented through the development of high standard facilities, the recruitment of qualified teachers, incorporating quality curriculum and making Christ the center of every endeavor.
2.The ABC Christian Academy strives to function as an extension of the Christian family by creating an environment where loving and capable Christian teachers can cooperate closely with the parents in every phase of the student’s development. As Proverbs 22: 6 reminds us, “Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.”
3.It is our desire that each student develop a personal faith in Christ, and that their education at the ABC Christian Academy enhance their spiritual growth and shape a Christ-like character.
4.The ABC Christian Academy seeks to give each student, through a broad range of social, spiritual, physical and mental activities, the opportunity to pursue personal growth in each of these areas.
Philosophy of Education
The philosophy of the ABC Christian Academyis founded on the inspired Word of God, the Bible. Created in the image of God, man’s purpose is to glorify and serve Him. As Christian parents, teachers and instructors it is our responsibility to raise up our children and pupils in God’s image, and to prepare them for their service in His kingdom.
Therefore the philosophy of education of the ABC Christian Academy includes four important elements:
Christ is the center and the Word of God is the foundation of all learning. Knowledge apart from God is foolishness. Psalm 111:10 reminds us that, “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.” All we can know about God must be exposed to us through the light of Christ.
Therefore any knowledge gained apart from the light of Christ will be tainted with corruption.
1. God did not only create man in His image, He has also called us to live a Christ-like life and to transform ourselves into the image of our Savior, (I Cor. 3:18). This is an impossible task unless Christian values and character is being demonstrated and reinforced both in the home and at school.
2. As Christian parents it is our responsibility to provide our children with a Christian based education. Children are a gift from God (Ps. 127: 3-5), the nurturing of their spiritual life and the sharpening of their character should be the paramount priority of every Christian parent. They must decide in whose hands they will place this valuable clay that God has entrusted them to mold. Will it be a servant of the Lord who is shaping your child each day at school, or is your precious clay being shaped by the hands of a non-believer?
3. Christian education cannot take place in a vacuum as interaction with other children is a vital and crucial component of a holistic Christian education. It provides the much-needed opportunity for a child to learn how to cooperate with others, how to obey, how to share, how to win, how to lose, how to give and how to take.