The Five Elements

Metanarrative (MN)

And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets,

he [Jesus] interpreted to them in all the Scriptures

the things concerning himself.

Luke 24:27

The Bible is one big book. It’s also one big story about the Holy Creator God who made everything and everyone. Theology is the “queen of the sciences”, in that everything has in common its origin and source in Christ.

Students will encounter God in community through reading the entire Bible, textbooks, watching excellent lectures and videos. Students will be empowered to live and teach from the fertile soil of God’s redemptive plan for the cosmos.

Spiritual Formation (SF)

I will run in the way of your commandments

when you enlarge my heart!

Psalm 119:32

Scripture memory and meditation on key portions of the biblical text is foundational to every lesson. Learners labor to walk in the light of God’s written revelation as their spiritual lifeblood.

Disciple-Making Movements (DM)

He told them another parable. 

“The kingdom of heaven is like leaven

that a woman took and hid in three measures of flour,

till it was all leavened.”

Matthew 13:33

Students will be required to learn about and labor in the task of prayer, proclaiming the gospel and simple obedience to the Lord Jesus Christ as revealed in His word. One key piece of this element is integrating the Zumé Training.

Public Policy (PP)

You are the salt of the earth, 

but if salt has lost its taste,

how shall its saltiness be restored? 

Matthew 5:13

Reading great books from classical Western thought, learners will be confronted with a historical Christian vision of faithfulness in all spheres of human life (economics, civics, etc..). Thanks to the the academic resources that have been made available to Fidelis, students will be able to learn from expert lecturers and ministry practitioners in engaging online-classroom experience.

Personal Health and Wellness (PH)

“…while bodily training is of some value, godliness is of

value in every way, as it holds promise for the present

life and also for the life to come.”

I Timothy 4:8

Often physical health can be neglected by those who are in an academic setting, or even in the many modern-day sedentary occupations. Fidelis cohorts are a place for spiritual and physical growth as simple disciplines in diet and exercise are pursued in the context of an intentional community.