Bridge Academy

Psalm 32:8

Apologetics: Defending your Faith 


The word “apologetics” is derived from the Greek meaning, “speaking in defense.”  

This course educates high school student in the defense of the Bible by developing interest and understanding in Creation, The Fall, and Redemption. The student will be motivated to apply Scripture to today’s issues, as well as develop their spiritual growth. This course will equip the students to defend foundational biblical teachings against competing worldviews. Topics of study include: Worldview, Creation, The Fall, Redemption, Gender, Government, Science, History, and Arts & Culture. 

Required Texts: 

  • BJU Press Biblical Worldview Student Edition (ESV)  
  • Tests: BJU Press Biblical Worldview Tests (ESV)  
  • Case for Christ by Lee Strobel

Copy/Supply Fee: $15 (check written Ellen Kelsey at Orientation or on the first day of class)

Tuition: $360.00 per period ($36/month for 10 months, August - May or $41/month if prorated or on a 9 month payment plan)

Ellen Kelsey

B.S. in Biblical Studies

Masters in Theology

Ellen graduated from International Seminary with a Bachelor's Degree in Biblical Studies and a Masters of Arts in Theology. She has served in many positions her the years in ministry ranging from music to christian education for adults and children. Teaching the Word of God is Ellen's passion and Gad has opened many doors for her to use her gift in the classroom, as well as writing curriculum. Ellen has also worked in early childhood education serving as an administrative assistant and bus driver for two local daycare facilities. She homeschooled both of her children, who are now grown with children of their own. Ellen and her husband enjoy playing golf and serving in their church leadership team.

Classes: Defending your Faith: Apologetics & Why Christianity: World Religions