21V: Living with Virtue in the 21st Century
We appreciate that our students are open to talking with our teachers and asking hard questions. As students have come to them over the years, it has become evident that our students want to live for God, but struggle with how to do so in the culture they live in each day. In response, our ALCS middle and high school staff tackle real world issues our students face, boldly inviting the conversations while rooting everything in a Biblical perspective. In doing so, the faculty have created an initiative to create space for questions and discussions that our students have and provide a way to engage.
This impactful initiative is 21V: Living with Virtue in the 21st Century.
Training up our students in how to
“Glorify God with your private and public life — both online and offline.”
21V Key Verse: Titus 2:11-12 . . .
“For the grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people. It teaches us to say “no” to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age.”
Our Objective is Clear...
To implement truth through:
- Providing resources for families and teachers
- Integrating Biblical truth at age-appropriate levels in the classroom, at chapel, and at home
- Intentionally teaching and discussing 21st century issues in a safe environment
Topics that we are exploring, plan to teach, and discuss include, but may not be limited to . . .
- Identity in Christ
- Relationships, both online and offline
- The purpose & parameters of sex (comparing biblical vs. societal views)
- Safe & unsafe touch
- Reproduction & development
- Mental health issues
- Digital citizenship
All topics will be taught with age-appropriate methods and not every grade will discuss every topic. Parents will know the topics and dates ahead of time and be given the choice to opt out along with resources to talk about the various topics at home.
21V is a partnership between parents and Abundant Life Christian School. Students have questions and if we are not sharing God’s truth with them, they will seek out answers and may find them in places or with people who do not take a Biblical worldview of these critical issues.
For the 2023-24 school year, our 21V Chapels will address the following topics:
Q1: Addiction & the Gospel: Pornography
Q2: Addiction & the Gospel: Substance Abuse
Q3: Addiction & the Gospel: Technology & AI
Q4: Political Discussions & the Gospel
Have questions for our 21V team?
Contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org