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​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.


Objective:

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.


Methodology:

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.


Curriculum:

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