Approved by FCFCF on May 21, 2011
Revised by FCFTC on Sep.8, 2011
Revised by FCFTC on May 19, 2012

Philosophy of Education


At Christ’s College our philosophy of education flows out of our philosophy of life and our Christian world view. We believe that God created everything, including people, for the purpose of glorifying Himself. People, however, have chosen to rebel against God and have become totally corrupt and estranged from God.In spite of our rebellion, God loves mankind and has made a way of reconciliation between Himself and us, through the life, death and resurrection of His son, Jesus Christ. Therefore, the goal of our lives and of our work as an educational institution is to glorify God and to enjoy Him forever, as we seek to live in obedience to His word in this life with the assurance that we will live forever with Him after this physical life is over. As an institution of higher Christian education, it is our goal that our students be transformed by knowing God, studying His word and studying the basic physical and cultural structures of the world in which they live.

Institutional Purpose

We believe that the purpose of higher liberal arts education is the development and/or refinement of higher-order thinking and reasoning skills, the capacity to make relevant judgments and discriminate among values, the ability to come up with creative ideas and solutions and the ability to effectively communicate one's thoughts to others in speaking and writing. Thinking clearly about issues requires the acquisition of a large body of information and ideas, without which the mind is too barren to sustain serious thought. The liberal arts graduate will have knowledge and skills that gives competence in a particular discipline but will also have the wider perspective that comes from surveying knowledge that cuts across various disciplines. In order to gather and process this information it is often necessary for individuals to be able to work cooperatively in interdisciplinary teams One aspect of a liberal arts education that is distinctively Christian is the truth of God’s grace, which, once experienced, leads to a heart of compassion and caring for others. ?Grounded in the truth of God’s word and the wider perspective of knowledge from a variety of disciplines, Christian liberal arts graduates possess tools to continue to grow as individuals and to make a contribution to their disciplines, vocations, families, churches and communities.

Educational Outcomes

Educational outcomes for graduates of the Christian Liberal Arts program at Christ’s College include the following:

Christian Character
Critical Thinking Skills
Communication Skills in English and Chinese speaking and writing
Competence in a Profession
Contribution to family, church and society