The Logos Program
The Logos Christian Program is an alternative program for students in Kindergarten to Grade 9, within a regular school setting. Students in the Logos Christian Program are taught Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies, Science and Health and Life Skills from a Christian perspective by Christian teachers.
Senior High Logos Career and Life Management (CALM) courses are offered at EIPS’ Continuing Education.
Our children’s learning environment will enhance their understanding of God’s love and His Word. Teachers and administrators will receive our support through prayer, fundraising and volunteer work. Our schools and communities will be positively impacted by the presence of the Logos program.
1. God is our Creator who knows and loves everyone.
2. The Bible is the primary resource for Christian teaching.
3. The Old and New Testaments of the Bible are the inspired Word of God.
4. There is one God, externally existing in three persons:
a. God the Father,
b. Jesus Christ, His only Son, and
c. The Holy Spirit.
5. Jesus lived on the Earth, was crucified, and rose again so that we are forgiven.
6. Salvation is given to those who accept Him as their personal Savior.
7. He strengthens us through his Holy Spirit.
8. We live on Earth to love God and serve Him by caring for and serving others.
9. We devote time to God by Reading His Word and speaking to him through prayer.
School Commitment to the Purpose Statements and Principles
Staff commitment to the Purpose and Principles provides critical support for the Logos Christian Program. Logos staff believes and model Christian faith as outlined in the Principles.
A Christian Learning Environment
The Logos Christian Program provides instruction that follows the Alberta Programs of Studies, within a Christian context. The non-denominational Christian environment is based on traditional Christian principles as set out in the Bible and the Apostles’ Creed (Appendix1). The program focuses on loving God and loving one another, a commitment to Christ’s teachings, and an understanding that we are ultimately responsible to God for our actions.
Teaching staff create a Christian learning environment by:
• Integrating a Christian perspective into instruction delivery,
• Leading devotions and prayer time with students,
• Leading scripture memorization activities,
• Participating in Logos Christian Assemblies,
• Using supplementary Christian resources, and
• Providing support for students in their personal relationship with God.
Devotions and Chapel
Devotions and chapel are integral to the Logos Christian Program. The opportunity to glorify God and grow spiritually is a vital part of the Christian faith.
• Homeroom classes begin with prayer. Prayer occurs at least once each day. Prayer can be teacher or student led. Teachers may make use of ‘prayer and share,’ prayer box, or pray based on student requests.
Prayer and Bible reading are integral parts of devotional time:
• Writing about what a scripture verse means and how to apply it to life today,
• Writing about how God works in individual lives,
• Writing about an important, meaningful verse,
• Viewing Christian multimedia,
• Teaching-guided group devotions,
• Reading a Christian novel (teacher reading to the class or individual reading),
• Listening to Christian music,
• Reading scripture (by the teacher, as a class, or as individuals),
• Playing games, such as Bible trivia,
• Participating in an activity that serves others,
Chapel(s) that include prayer and a Christian theme:
• Must be approved by the principal.
• May involve parents in planning Chapel.
• May involve parents who assist students in the preparation of drama or musical presentations. Parental involvement must be approved by the principal.