The mission of Anchorsaway is to instruct, challenge and inspire students and adults to think Christianly in all areas of life, live their faith passionately, and love others unconditionally to the glory of God.
Researcher George Barna has stated that only 9% of born again teens believe in moral absolutes. This is alarming news. How do we expect young adults to stand for truth when they leave home, if they do not believe in a moral standard? With all of the conflicting worldviews bombarding students today, especially on college campuses, it is no wonder that the numbers continue to rise. Josh McDowell found that only 2% of Christian students (and adults) can defend what they believe about God, the Bible and the resurrection of Christ. Is it any wonder why current research says that close to 80% of young evangelical men and women do not return to the church after leaving high school? These statistics have shown themselves to be true across the country. As Christian parents and educators, we must fight this trend by learning biblical worldview and then teaching it, not only to our own children, but to young men and women in our communities. The Anchorsaway curriculum has been written for such a time as now!
Anchorsaway is a college-level Christian worldview educational experience targeting high school juniors and seniors and college students. The purpose is to encourage each student’s biblical and spiritual growth as they confidently live out their faith in every area of life. There is absolutely no doubt that an Anchorsaway student will learn how to build an authentic faith in Christ and will be prepared to give an answer to others as to what they believe to be true about God, Jesus Christ and the Bible.
Matthew 22:37 records Jesus’ command to: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.” In this imperative, Jesus defines the holistic nature of the Christian worldview. Of primary importance to Anchorsaway is the transformation of the heart through the working of the Holy Spirit. We believe the message of God’s love and acceptance of everyone, despite current circumstances, must be constantly reinforced through the class lessons and in the small group discussions. Without a heart that is focused on Jesus Christ, the information learned from this course of study is of absolutely no value.
This is an exciting opportunity to prepare the next generation to be a light for Christ and to impact our culture to the glory of God. We believe that the war for the minds and hearts of our culture can, and will be won- one student, one family, one community at a time!