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Love
describes God, what He did for us, and what He gives us.
We are called to love God, Chris­tians, and all peo­ple.
Love is how
we teach and how we men­tor, so chil­dren will live it, and be saved.
Love comes from knowl­edge, but is supe­ri­or to it, bri­dles it, and must accom­pa­ny it.
Love removes fear, trans­forms the world, and tri­umphs over all.
Why Agape Christi?

Now these three remain: faith, hope, and love. But the great­est of these is love.” 

Agape Christi, trans­lat­ed from Greek and Latin, means “Love of Christ.” In the world we live in, love is regard­ed as a bun­dle of unde­fin­able fleet­ing feel­ings trig­gered by a chem­i­cal reac­tion in the brain. In con­trast to this, the Bible teach­es that love is a par­tic­u­lar Per­son who came to a par­tic­u­lar place at a par­tic­u­lar time to do a par­tic­u­lar thing for a par­tic­u­lar peo­ple. Embrac­ing these par­tic­u­lars is the source of life. There­fore, an edu­ca­tion that is cen­tered on the love of Christ is an edu­ca­tion for life.

The logo for Agape Christi is the bri­dled head of a pow­er­ful steed. The horse rep­re­sents knowl­edge — a mighty tool that Agape Christi imparts to chil­dren through chal­leng­ing cur­ricu­lum, but which we unceas­ing­ly yield to the bridling of Christ-like love to pre­vent puff­ing up with self-pride.

Agape Christi Acad­e­my is a Clas­si­cal Chris­t­ian pre-K, ele­men­tary school (Gram­mar), and mid­dle school (Log­ic). For Fall 2016, the school is enrolling pre-K through 7th grade. Cur­rent­ly in its third year of oper­a­tion, Agape Christi looks for­ward to grow­ing into a com­pre­hen­sive pre-K through 12th grade school. High school (Rhetoric) will be added as its old­est class advances through the grades.

The school is locat­ed in Eden Prairie, with con­ve­nient access to sur­round­ing com­mu­ni­ties. Cur­rent stu­dents and staff hail from Eden Prairie, Edi­na, Bloom­ing­ton, Rich­field, Hop­kins, Min­neton­ka, St. Louis Park, Burnsville, Min­neapo­lis, Crys­tal, Ply­mouth, Fri­d­ley, Water­town, and Farm­ing­ton.

History

In 2011, the Lord brought togeth­er a group of par­ents who shared the con­vic­tions that edu­ca­tion is dis­ci­ple­ship and that the Lord requires Chris­t­ian fathers to pro­vide their chil­dren with edu­ca­tions where the truth of Christ reigns in all areas of life — includ­ing all aca­d­e­m­ic sub­jects (Deut. 6; Eph. 6). These fam­i­lies became con­vinced of the effi­ca­cy of the Clas­si­cal Chris­t­ian approach through read­ing Dou­glas Wilson’s books Recov­er­ing the Lost Tools of Learn­ing and The Case for Clas­si­cal Chris­t­ian Edu­ca­tion, as well as first-hand expe­ri­ences with Clas­si­cal Chris­t­ian schools in oth­er areas. Find­ing no such schools in the Twin Cities south­west metro, they deter­mined through prayer and glimpses of God’s prov­i­den­tial hand that it was His will for them to start Agape Christi Acad­e­my.

The Future

It is the inten­tion of Agape Christi to offer grades K-12 and to become accred­it­ed under the Asso­ci­a­tion of Clas­si­cal Chris­t­ian Schools (ACCS) by 2020. We are in the process of pray­ing for and explor­ing a per­ma­nent loca­tion near our cur­rent Eden Prairie cam­pus. As the Lord bless­es, we hope to be a source of help to our com­mu­ni­ty and oth­er Chris­t­ian schools in the com­ing years.

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