Discipleship habits and practices
Throughlines are discipleship habits and practices that both form the learners and transform God’s world around them. Throughlines help students, teachers, and parents imagine what it means to be a disciple within God’s story. They articulate a vision for how their school’s graduates will live.
He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God? - Micah 6:8
So, as the learners are provided opportunities to engage in “real work that meets real needs for real people,” they are given direction in how to engage—as God worshippers, justice seekers, beauty creators, for example. The practice of throughlines shapes the learning and sparks a desire within the learners to actively play their role in the formation of culture. Throughlines ensure the focus is not just about what the learner should know; they propel us to educate for who the learner is called to be within God’s story.