JESUS OUR RESTORER ACCELERATED CHRISTIAN EDUCATION
JESUS OUR RESTORER CHRISTIAN SCHOOL is being currently offered to children from kindergarten to the eighth grade. It is based on the Christian belief that every child has been endowed by the Almighty with a unique set of gifts and character traits to fulfill God’s unique purpose for the individual in this life. The main purpose of the school is to help the individual discover his/her purpose and develop the Godly character in which those gifts are being developed. The school focuses on the first nine years of its schooling since this is the time when the character of the child is mostly formed and when his/her learning curve is most steep. It is the formation of the child’s character and what he/ she has learned at this stage that will provide the foundation for his/her future learning and impact on society.
It is, therefore, imperative that the child not only be taught Christian principles but, more importantly, be able to experience the spiritual life in his/her everyday life through a spiritual atmosphere which the lives of the instructors and the more advanced students bring to the school. A Godly character cannot be formed merely through human academic teaching but by a constant exposure to the supernatural power of God’s Presence. A Godly character is formed by two main factors. A Godly teaching that is powerfully experienced supernaturally in God’s Presence; and a protracted period of such teaching and exposure to God’s Presence. Character is a process that is developed over time, especially during one’s early youth. Godly character development cannot merely be taught academically. It has to be formed by a constant and protracted exposure to a higher power, God’s Presence. We know that an intelligent, knowledgeable and competent person without a solid Godly character can prove to be lethal to mankind.
Since the learning curve of the individual is steepest at one’s early childhood, its foundation has to be solid to enable the individual to more easily build on that foundation all future knowledge academic and otherwise, throughout life. It is for this reason that we utilize the individual instruction method. The individual instruction method is based on two principles. The first is that each individual is endowed by the Almighty with a unique set of gifts and abilities. As such, each individual can advance at his/her own pace in the different subjects depending on the child’s unique gifts and abilities without being pressured to meet a common standard for all students regardless of their different gifts and abilities. A child may be more gifted in Math while another may be more gifted in the languages. Each will be able to progress at one’s own pace in his/ her own gifts and abilities that the Almighty has given each one without being pressured to meet a standard arbitrarily set for everyone. This will also begin to show the child as well as the instructors what each individual’s gifts, abilities and interests are, so that the instructors can begin to help guide the individual into his/her calling in life.
The second principle on which individualized instruction is based is the fact that the individual will not develop any learning gaps which will prove a big hindrance to one’s higher learning especially in Math. In the traditional teaching method, a student immediately proceeds to the next topic of learning or to a higher grade once he/she passes the tests/exams. Most students pass to the next level with a less than perfect grade. This student then proceeds to study at a higher level without knowing the errors or mistakes one committed in the previous test or grade he/she just passed. The more the student advances, the more learning gaps he accumulates. The more learning gaps the student accumulates, the more difficult it will be for the individual to assimilate higher learning since the foundation of one’s knowledge in that subject would not be solid but would be punctured with errors/mistakes one committed in previous tests since he/she was not given the opportunity to review and learn from those mistakes. In individualized instruction, the student is shown his/her mistakes and is given the chance to review and correct their mistakes, thus removing any learning gaps prevalent in the traditional manner of teaching. This will give the student a strong solid foundation upon which to build higher learning.
Finally, the teaching method focuses on two main aspects—comprehension, not merely memorization, and communication through verbalization and written exposition. The student is expected not only to regurgitate what he learned but to analyze and comprehend it and also to communicate it to others through verbalization and written exposition. This will serve to help not only the individual but also the community as it teaches the student to effectively impart the knowledge and train others.
-Reverend Ambrosio G. Makalintal
" Let no one despise you for your youth, but set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity. "
1 Timothy 4:12
HISTORY OF OUR CHURCH AND SCHOOL
Jesus Our Restorer Church was established in 1996 by Rev. Ambrosio G. Makalintal in Benicia, Ca. Under his guidance, the Lord has used the church to evangelize and to restore marriages, families, and health both within and outside the United States. The primary calling of the church is to disciple people throughout the world to live a life according to God’s Kingdom principles. The role of the church and school is as follows:
To prepare, teach, and lead parents, adults, and children to experientially know the Lord and hear from Him. In 2008, Jesus Our Restorer Christian School was established to create an environment for the children to attain this said objective.
Give students the opportunity to take advantage of the excellent academic education in the form of individualized instruction. The church and school are one, and are united in fulfilling the command in Deuteronomy 6:4-9.
Our Statement of Faith
The Bible is the written Word ofGod, and is infallible and without error.
There are three distinct persons in one God– the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
The Lord Jesus Christ is the eternal Son ofGod, and is acknowledged to be both God and man.
God created the Heavens and Earth and everything in them (Genesis 1:1). God also created man in His own image (Genesis 1:26-27), and designed us for a specific purpose.
Because man inherited the sinful nature of Adam, man is totally incapable of saving himself apart from God's grace (Romans 3:10-18, 7:18). Salvation is purely by grace through faith; and good works are merely a result of receiving the life of God in us- the Holy Spirit is to be lived by faith from beginning to end. (Ephesians 2:8-10, Romans 1:17).
Sanctification is the process of living more and more like Jesus Christ as we surrender the control of our lives to the Holy Spirit through faith. This enables Jesus to not only be our Savior, but our Lord in everyday lives (2 Corinthians 3:18).
The Lord and Savior Jesus Christ will be coming again to judge and reward the believers according to their good deeds. (1 Thessalonians 4:16-17, Romans 2:16).