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Core Values
•  We believe in an educational program that is based on the truths of God’s word and the 
preeminence of Jesus Christ. Bible lessons are incorporated in our curriculum as we believe in 
God’s supremacy and the Bible is the absolute truth of the revelation of God’s nature and will for 
•  We believe in teaching our students that the Lord Jesus Christ is the redeeming Son of God who 
came to earth and died for our sins.
•  We believe in providing a safe and respectful learning environment where students are actively 
engaged and challenged in their learning. We challenge students to develop a biblical worldview; 
seeking God’s will, a view of the world based on God’s revealed truth and the Bible which directs 
our life in the world and that our students “be not conformed to the pattern of this world”.
•  We believe that all scripture is given by inspiration of God and encourage our students to use 
the Bible as a tool to implement spiritual development into their everyday lives.
•  We believe in providing spiritual training from a holiness viewpoint that fosters the 
development of Christian character in our students.
•  We believe in teaching students to show honor and respect to those whom God has appointed to 
•  We believe in encouraging students to follow Christ’s example of leadership through servanthood 
and glorify God through service in their school, Church and community.

Vision/Philosophy of Christian Education

Zion Temple Christian Academy began with a vision borne out of prayer and the Word of God. The 
founder, Bishop Jasper J. Phillips’ vision was that students would come to know the Lord Jesus 
Christ and through a daily Christian atmosphere of love and respect, have a quality academic education and in turn be “prepared unto every good work” (II Timothy 2:21). Our goal is that each student will have the things that make life successful (love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance) as well as a quality education and the confidence that “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.” (Philippians 4:13).

Zion Temple Christian Academy uses the Abeka Curriculum, a Christian-based curriculum which 
provides a well-rounded education. Zion Temple Christian Academy is not a school merely for the 
sake of academics, but character training is one of the goals of Christian education. Students must 
be faithfully trained, line upon line, precept upon precept, day after day after day. To train 
means to exercise, to discipline, to teach, and form by practice. When students are trained, it 
becomes part of their character to do what they have been taught. It is built into their spirit, 
and they have to go against their own spirit to do the wrong thing. Training builds habits that are 
right, and training must take place all through the day, not merely in a “character lesson” taught 
once a day or once a week. It is not enough to simply talk about doing right.

Students are taught to have self-esteem, pride, respect authority, pay attention, obey willingly 
and immediately, apply themselves to the task at hand, learn rules and apply them, do their best, 
learn to work hard, develop habits of orderliness, carefulness, obedience, honesty, accomplishment, 
cooperation, perseverance, self-control, attentiveness, fairness, confidence, responsibility, effort, steadfastness, discipline, endurance, helpfulness neatness, patience, and respect. These goals will enable students to develop spiritually, intellectually, physically and socially.