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.
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.
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.