Answers in Genesis, a Young Earth creationism apologetics organization that owns and operates the Ark Encounter tourist attraction and Creation Museum, is taking over control of a local K-9 Christian school in northern Kentucky.
The organization, led by prominent apologist Ken Ham, announced Monday that it will now operate the nondenominational Twelve Stones Christian Academy located in the town of Erlanger, about 15 minutes from the organization’s headquarters.
The school was founded in 2017 in partnership with Answers in Genesis and Renewanation, a nonprofit devoted to supporting efforts to provide children with a biblical worldview education.
The school integrates a “biblical worldview” in its curriculum for subjects such as history and science.
The school complements the goal of Answers in Genesis to equip people with “solid apologetics answers from the Bible in a questioning world,” the organization said.
“As a former teacher in Australia, I’m thrilled to help grow Twelve Stones, now that it’s under the umbrella of Answers in Genesis,” Ham said in a statement. “Only a handful of Christian schools operate in Northern Kentucky, and TSCA was launched to provide another Christian education opportunity.”
The school’s name refers to the biblical account where Joshua led the Israelites to the Promised Land by crossing the Jordan River on dry ground. In that account, God told Joshua to build a monument of 12 stones as a reminder of the miraculous provision.
“The account of the twelve stones is often used by Christians today as a reminder to train the next generation about the faithfulness of God and the relevance of his Word in the culture,” Ham stated.
TSCA currently holds its classes at Erlanger Baptist Church and has almost 50 students enrolled for the 2019-2020 school year. When it first opened, the school was housed at Florence Baptist Church Mt. Zion in Florence.
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Samuel Smith