Who can attend the program?
Any student can take classes at the Wilcox Christian Learning Center, however this program is mainly geared around students that attend Wilcox County High School, Wilcox County Middle School, and 4th and 5th graders at Wilcox County Elementary School. The only requirement for taking any course offered by the WCLC is written permission from a parent or guardian.
Who are the teachers?
Wilcox County High School – Lacey McWhorter
Wilcox County Middle School – Bro. Tim Moorhouse and Tiffany Barfield
Wilcox County Elementary School -Bro. Tim Moorhouse
What classes do you teach?
Wilcox Christian Learning Center offers 9 classes:
Discipleship, Family, Community, and Careers – Wilcox County High School– This course examines God’s plan for our lives and relationship, specifically outlining the top 4 priorities we should have, based upon Scripture. We will study eternal biblical principles for establishing a personal relationship with Christ (Priority 1), Understanding our roles within God’s design for our families (Priority 2), establishing trust-bond friendships and developing God-honoring courting or dating relationships in order to realize God’s plan for a lifelong mate (Priority 3), and finally understanding our individual spiritual gifts in order to use them in ministry for God’s glory (Priority 4).
Comparative Religions – Wilcox County High School- This course will examine the core beliefs, values, and worldviews of the major religions around the world, beginning with Christianity, which will be taught as absolute truth. We will conduct an in-depth study at the Christian Scriptures: how we got them, how we can know they are truth, and the history behind their preservation and translation.
Old Testament-Wilcox County High School-This course will explore the Old Testament; its books contain countless lessons for us. By observing the lives of Adam, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, Moses, Rut, Esther, David, Jonah, and Daniel, we can find guidance for our own lives.
New Testament – Wilcox County High School- This course will explore the New Testament, its books are a record of historical events, the ‘good news’ of events of the saving life of the Lord Jesus Christ-His life, death and resurrection, ascension, and the continuation of His work in the world-which is explained and applied by the apostles whom He chose and sent into the world.
Integrity 101- Wilcox County Middle School 8th grade- This course will examine basic Biblical principles taken from The Seven Checkpoints by Andy Stanley. The principles we will study will include (1) Authenticity and Faith (2) Spiritual Disciplines (3)Moral Boundaries (4) Healthy Friendships (5) Wise Choices (6) Respect for Authority and (7)Others First.
Forgiveness and Prayer-Wilcox County Middle School 7th grade-
Who Am I in Christ and Spiritual Gifts- Wilcox County Middle School 6th grade-This course will remind believers of what God has done through his Son, Jesus. Because of Jesus we are ransomed, redeemed, and reconciled. No matter what a believer’s giftedness, those gifts play an important role in strengthening the church and this course will assist in explaining each gift of the Spirit and what they are for.
Who is This Jesus?- Wilcox County Elementary School 5th grade-This course examines biblically based stories outlining the Birth of Christ, Jesus’ Boyhood, Jesus’ Ministry, the Death of Christ, the Resurrection of Christ, and the plan of Salvation.
Bible Basics- Wilcox County Elementary School 4th grade-This course examines biblically based stories outlining the Creation, Noah and the Flood, Moses and the Ten Commandments, and the plan of Salvation.
How is this program funded?
The financial resources for this 501(c)3 program comes from generous donations with benefactors including individuals, churches, foundations and businesses. We receive no money from the school system, county, state or federal government. If you are interested in giving to the Wilcox Christian Learning Center please click here.
How is this program legal?
In 1952 the Supreme Court upheld Release Time Religious Education as being constitutional in all 50 states. Justice Williams O. Douglas, speaking for the majority, concluded that the first amendment prohibits governmental financing of religion or in taking religious instruction, it does not require the government to be hostile toward religion. So in 1952, the United States Supreme court approved Release Time Education.