Educational Philosophy

 

The principles and procedures incorporated in our philosophical position rests entirely upon the infallible, inerrant, and immutable word of God.  The systematic training of all students at Heritage is from a Pentecostal Holiness perspective. the Bible College is committed to academic excellence for the honor of Christ and is also committed to the education of the whole person.  Therefore, our educational process is Christ-centered and based upon the following assumptions: 

Biblical

We believe a Bible-centered curriculum is mandatory.  All truth is centered in the triune Creator God.  This truth is applicable to all areas of life and studies.  Heritage teaches these Biblical principles from a Pentecostal Holiness view.  Our educational process allows the application of these truths to become the foundational strengths from which our students develop a strong, sound, Biblical worldview.

Spiritual

The spiritual development of our students is one of our highest priorities.  We believe that the foundation for spiritual development is through the regenerating and sanctifying grace provided through the redemption of Jesus Christ by the agency of the Holy Spirit. Spiritual life is nurtured by maintaining a personal devotional life in cooperation with the Spirit of God and prayerful study
of God’s Word.

Intellectual

We believe that students should be well-grounded spiritually and thoroughly educated.  Students are challenged to live by the scripture of 2 Timothy 2:15, “study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.”

Since we believe that spiritual development springs from the wisdom of the Word, the Bible is the center of our curriculum.  Each curriculum includes a well-rounded study of the Bible theology, general education, and other related subjects.  Because we believe that students should be able to communicate effectively, particular stress is given to grammar composition, and speech.

Our faculty is dedicated to the development of effective ministers, missionaries, Christian educators, and laity who are committed to God’s truth, intellectual pursuits, and traditional values.

Physical

The human body is “the temple of the Holy Ghost’ (I Corinthians 6:19).  We seek to develop a biblical appreciation for the body.  The development of balanced nutritional habits is encouraged.  Because we believe tobacco, alcoholic beverages, and illicit drugs are harmful to the body, we require total abstinence of all Heritage students, faculty, staff, and administrators.  In our dedication to educate Christian workers, we emphasize appropriate grooming, which indicates self-respect and respect for others.  The highest taste in personal appearance includes modesty and simplicity.  

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Savannah, GA

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