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World Through ChristBuncombe County is one of the fastest-growing counties in North Carolina. If you asked any of the thousands of people who have recently moved to the area what drew them here, you'd get a variety of responses praising our beautiful corner of western North Carolina. You might get the following responses:

  • Access to one of the South's most unique geographic areas, along with a variety of landscapes and wildlife
  • Many high-paying jobs are accessible in both large corporations and small businesses throughout the area
  • Public and private academic institutes of high quality
  • There are a number of well-known restaurants as well as a variety of enjoyable retail malls
  • Beautiful homes and properties at affordable prices, especially when compared to other areas of the country
  • Thousands of miles of hiking routes and hundreds of miles of mountain biking trails are within a short drive of downtown Asheville

There is so much for families to love about living in Buncombe County. However, even though we have excellent public institutions, many parents want to make sure their students develop a Christian worldview. Public schools will not emphasize viewing the world through a Biblical lens. 

Here is how Emmanuel Lutheran School, a private Christian institution in west Asheville, helps students gain a Christian worldview. 

Emmanuel Lutheran School - A Christian Worldview School in West Asheville, NC

Our statement of purpose:

“Emmanuel Lutheran School provides an academically challenging, Christ-centered education in a caring environment. Our mission is to prepare children For Today, For Tomorrow, Forever.”

A significant part of preparing students for today, tomorrow, and forever is helping them develop a Christian worldview. 

Defining Christian Worldview

A worldview can be defined as:

“A worldview is a collection of attitudes, values, stories, and expectations about the world around us, which inform our every thought and action. Worldview is expressed in ethics, religion, philosophy, scientific beliefs, and so on (Sire, 2004).”

A Christian worldview is a way of viewing the world through the lens of the central truths of Scripture.

How ELS Helps Buncombe County Students Develop a Christian Worldview 

A day in the life of an ELS student includes:

  • Everyday study of the Bible in class
  • Chapel services that are held on a weekly basis
  • Experienced instructors and staff who care about each child's spiritual well-being integrate Christian values.

However, developing a biblical worldview happens outside of chapel as well. 

  • Each subject is taught rigorously but on the foundation of Scripture. 
  • Students hear the gospel every day and see how the good news of Jesus has shaped history. 
  • Small class sizes allow students to engage in conversations with teachers and each other. 
  • Our STEAM-based curriculum helps demonstrate how God has created an amazing world with order, purpose, and beauty. 
  • Our faculty and administrators are spiritual mentors and disciple-makers. 

If you want your child to experience a Christian education that helps them develop a biblical worldview, we would love to talk with you further. 

Contact us today for more information and to take a tour of our school. We would be happy to answer your questions and dive deeper into how we help each child grow in their understanding of Scripture and the gospel.