World History and the ChurchWorld History and the Church

World History and the Church introduces students to the history of the church as it relates to events in the same cultural, spatial, and temporal context. The overall goal of this course is to provide students with a knowledge of how the church impacted and influenced the socio-economical development of the world. Students will also witness tangible examples of God’s faithfulness to his people, learn about historic errors in ways of thinking about God, and discover a time-tested and globally-shaped understanding of Jesus Christ. This course is based on Bruce L. Shelley’s Church History in Plain Language, 4th ed., which students must purchase; see link below for more details.

Upon completion of this course, students should be able to explain the ways in which the church has benefited the world, articulate the historic orthodox understanding of Christianity, recognize key historical figures, highlight important events in the church and the world, and understand the value of seeing God’s guiding hand throughout all of history.

Throughout the course, students will explore the following topics:

  • The origin of the church
  • The expansion of the church
  • Persecution of the church
  • The church’s rise to power
  • The church's influence on civilization
  • Orthodoxy
  • Heresy

Offered to Grade 11-12: 1 Credit
Required Purchases: Bruce L. Shelley’s Church History in Plain Language, 4th edition

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Anytime Learning

Anytime Learning

We take the classroom to wherever you may be, regardless of timezone, provided a reliable internet connection is available. Lessons can also be printed to be completed offline.
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Anytime Enrollment

Students can enroll at any time during the year and counselors will work to align the coursework to match up to previously completed work from the other school.
Christian Worldview

Christian Worldview

Our program has a strong emphasis on incorporating the Christian worldview in everything we do. The curriculum and staff together provide a strong foundation for Christian living and firmness in faith.