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Why All High School Students Should Serve on a Missions Trip

Last week, Bradford Christian Academy students traveled to the Dominican Republic to serve the people of Batey Angelina. Fifteen BCA students in grades 11 and 12 spent the week finishing the roof of the local church and connecting and ministering to the community. Bradford Christian Academy is committed to serving the people of this village, returning every other year during April break. Their pastor, Bienvenido Mercedes, will travel to Bradford to serve as BCA's commencement speaker on Saturday, June 4th. 

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The Value of Christian Education (Part 1 of 2)

On Thursday, April 7, Nancy Mering (former Gordon College Director of Admissions and current Board Chair of Amirah) spoke at Bradford Christian Academy's Gala for Teaching and Learning about the value of Christian education. She has graciously allowed us to share her thoughts. 

I’m honored and delighted to be with you tonight to consider a topic near and dear to my heart:  The Value of Christian Education.  Presumably, it’s also a topic of great interest to everyone here.  It would be interesting and fun if the format allowed for group discussion, so we’ll have to plan that for another time.  For now, here’s my list of some of the valuable qualities of Christian education: 

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Teaching Matters of Faith in a Private High School

February 12, 2016 by Brian Indrelie 0 Comments


Brian J. Indrelie, Th. M
, is the Chair of the Department of Biblical and Theological Studies at Bradford Christian Academy.
Why Doubts and Difficult Questions Must Be Allies of Faith is his first in an ongoing series addressing the challenges of private high school educators in the disciplines of Biblical and Theologicial studies.

Installment 1: Why Doubts and Difficult Questions Must Be Allies of Faith

In an iconic episode of the popular television drama Lost, one of the most notorious characters, Ben Linus, reflects on a portrait of Thomas the Apostle. He recalls that at one point Thomas had volunteered to go to Judea to die with Jesus, and yet no one remembered him

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The Challenge of Private Christian Schools

Years ago I attended a meeting with fellow leaders of private Christian schools where one participant remarked that Christian schools ought to be recognized as the schools that provide the very best education available today. This educator’s comment sparked lively debate over what should be a Christian school’s top priority. Is it to raise children of strong faith, or to prepare students’ intellects for effective life, work, and cultural engagement? The fact that this question was debated signifies that many Christian schools emphasize faith development over intellectual development.
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