An analysis of the effect of Visayan Nazarene Bible College (VNBC) elementary school upon the development of its selected students from a holistic developmental perspective
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Visayan Nazarene Bible College (VNBC) was an institution under the umbrella of the Church of the Nazarene International. It aimed to better serve its community by offering quality Christian education from preschool to college. This study endeavored to analyze the effect of Visayan Nazarene Bible College (VNBC) elementary school upon the development of its selected students from a holistic developmental perspective. The study was anchored in the holistic development of the Lord Jesus Christ as recorded in Luke 2:52. The study has the assumption that the participants involved in the study were honest and open in their responses; VNBC teachers and administrators care deeply about the children and were doing their best to minister to the children and their families; the school impacted the behavior and development of children through its various activities; Christian school was an adequate and appropriate method of Christian education; and holistic development was essential in proper Christian education and nurture of child. --The researcher used descriptive qualitative research method for an in-depth study. The researcher interviewed the selected students, their parents, and selected teachers. The interviews were audio recorded, transcribed and translated into English. The data were coded, patterns were observed and noted, themes and assertions were made as the data were analyzed. The result was presented in a narrative form giving voice to the participants. --Out of the data gathered, the researcher discovered the following: spiritually, VNBC led students to a personal relationship with the Lord and served as a place where children can grow spiritually. Intellectually, teaching style affect students' attitude towards their studies and students were being helped in their schoolwork. Socially, VNBC served as a place where children can grow socially and developed relationships. VNBC also served as a place for children to develop social responsibilities. Emotionally, VNBC served as a place where children can grow emotionally, and parental factor was seen as contributing factor affecting children's emotion. Physically, VNBC was a place where children can improve physically through various activities, and where healthy health habits were learned. --Based on the research, the researcher concluded that VNBC was doing its best to impact its students holistically. The researcher also concluded that VNBC has much to learn in its ministry with the students and their parents and has more to achieve to fulfill its mission.