The Foundations of Lifeline Christian Fine Arts Academy
I would like to introduce myself and the Lifeline Christian Fine Arts Academy. I am Mike Linville II, founder and director of the Academy. We are ‘Linking the Arts for Christ’.
Years ago God laid upon my heart the vision of providing an opportunity for students (Home school, private school, and public school) seeking faith based instruction in the Fine Arts. While the focus is on middle age elementary students through High School students, there will be available classes for adults of any age as well. The Fine Arts include: instrumental music, vocal music, art, drama, and oral presentation. I have been blessed with a career up to this point that has prepared me for this mission and ministry. Being a licensed teacher, (K-12 in any music content/subject) I spent 5 years in the school system as a head band director and choir director. I had very successful concert choirs, concert bands, indoor percussion ensembles (with movement), and a very active and successful marching band. During my time teaching music I was also a part-time youth pastor at a church. I felt the confirmation to the call of this vision when God provided the opportunity to start the Christian Fine Arts Academy.
Mission Statement: The purpose of the Lifeline Christian Fine Arts Academy is to provide children the opportunity to participate in a Fine Arts Education under the instruction of highly qualified Christian instructors devoted to serving and developing the talents of our youth today for the Glory of God.
The goals of Lifeline Christian Fine Arts Academy are:
- to create a network of private Christian instructors and students throughout Indiana.
-to provide small and large group/ensemble instruction with highly qualified Christian instructors.
-to provide performance/viewing opportunities to promote the growth and development of each child.
-to provide student involvement in Faith based Fine Arts Camps, retreats, tours, exhibits, lectures, presentations, and Christian Evangelism.
The Framework: Each student signs up for a reserved time to be in a weekly master class. A master class is a small group setting where the student will receive individual instruction and small group instruction within the reserved time. Each master class will be organized to age and performance/ability level specifications. Why is this better than private instruction? It is better because the cost for instruction is much less in a master class setting. The student will feel like they are part of a group, which will motivate them to achieve at a higher level. Curriculum, authentic assessments, and performance proficiencies must be passed before graduating to a more advanced level. There will be opportunities to join other master class groups in large ensemble performances, presentations, or viewings.
The tuition cost is $25 per student each reserved hour ($20 if two or more siblings) and $15 for 30 minute classes. This is a great opportunity for children/students to develop their God given skills and abilities. Every instructor is required to have a Limited Criminal History background check on file, have agreed to the code of conduct and expectations of the Academy (Statement of Faith), and have agreed to the terms and conditions required by the Academy.
If you are interested in being a student, instructor, or volunteer then please take the time to visit our website www.lifelinechristianfineartsacademy.com and become more familiar with this Christian Fine Arts Academy. On the website you will find important forms, my personal statement of faith, pictures, and additional information. We hope you join us in ‘Linking the Arts for Christ’.
Or you can contact me:
Mike Linville II Phone: 317-372-7757
“To encourage literature and the arts is a duty which every good citizen owes to his country.” -George Washington
“In music, in the sea, in a flower, in a leaf, in an act of kindness…I see what people call God in all these things.” -Pablo Casals
“The Christian is the one whose imagination should fly beyond the stars.” -Francis Schaeffer
“We do not seem to understand that the arts too are supposed to be under the Lordship of Christ. -Francis Schaeffer