​WCFS Bible Course
Biblical Foundations
of Self Government

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Biblical Foundations of Self Government
1 Credit - Satisfies the High School Handbook §4.1.1 (a) Biblical Foundations of Self-Government Required Course

Description of Course:

This class combines the study of a select book of the Bible with the examination of a Christian historical figure to teach students principles of identity, responsibility, and Christian character. 

Each week the students will be assigned homework, including a Bible study, readings from the class book, and interactive worksheets and writing assignments. There will also be a final exam.

This year's class features a study of the book of Proverbs, and an examination of how the principles it teaches were displayed though the life of Frederick Douglass. 

BFSG Course Options:

WCFS has taught several BFSG courses, each based off a different Biblical book and historical figure:

2021-2021 BFSG - Proverbs / Frederick Douglass 


2018-2019 BFSG - ​1st and 2nd Peter / George Washington Carver

2017-2018 BFSG - 1st and 2nd Corinthians / Nathaniel Bowditch 

All three of theses course are currently available. 

When you register, please specify which class you are signing up for. 

WCFS Biblical Foundations of Self-Government - Course Requirements 

Description of Course Content:

One Bible credit shall be earned from a course with content relating to a Biblical perspective of identity, affirmation, inclusion and diversity.


The objective of the course is to help students personally comprehend who their Creator has made them to be, and how that understanding gives them ability to engage a spiritually and morally confused culture. Students will learn how to affirm each person, and their diverse needs, with the inclusivity of the Gospel.


The course shall be a hands-on practicum, designed to engage students on a personal level, not just a theoretical or intellectual level. Students shall research what the Bible teaches on contemporary issues related to the course content (e.g. same-sex marriage, transgenderism, definition of the family, abortion, etc.) and shall personally apply the discovered biblical values to their lives.


The WCFS course “Biblical Foundations of Self-Government” satisfies this requirement. A parent-developed course incorporating appropriate Biblical texts (e.g. Genesis 1-3, Romans 1, I Corinthians) and approved resources also satisfies this requirement.


Approved Resources Include:

  • The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert by Rosaria Butterfield

  • Love Thy Body by Nancy Pearcey

  • Truth Overruled: The Future of Marriage and Religious Freedom by Ryan Anderson

  • When Harry Became Sally: Responding to the Transgender Movement by Ryan Anderson