Everything that is taught and learned is presented and seen through the lens of Scripture.
“All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work” 2 Timothy 3:16-17
Everything we say and do flows out of the love we have experienced in Christ Jesus, which encompasses all the great virtues of living life in community, including grace, mercy, forgiveness, patience, respect and compassion.
“And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.” 1 Corinthians 13:13
By faith, we not only have salvation, but it is also by faith that we embrace a life and a ministry which is bigger than us but not bigger than God. We expect God to do again and again what otherwise would seem impossible.
“I can do everything through Him who gives me strength.”
Every person is of infinite worth and value to God, thus, every person is to be treasured and treated as a precious child of God.
“Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet our heavenly father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?” Matthew 5:26
Helping each one discover his or her unique God given design and purpose is paramount to the development and education of the whole person.
“For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord. ‘Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.’” Jeremiah 29:11
More important than buildings and programs and other components of infrastructure is the understanding that we are a "sent" people, reaching out into the community and world for the sake of God's Kingdom, its people and its growth. It is putting faith into action by ministering and serving beyond ourselves and seeing ourselves as a "school without walls." This value also includes a strong commitment to "evangelism", which involves sharing the "Good News" of God's grace through Jesus Christ through our witness and testimony, resulting in the salvation of others.
“How, then can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? And how can they preach unless they
are sent? As it is written, ”How beautiful are the feet of
those who bring good news!” Romans 10: 14-15
We are committed to being life-long learners and to be continually growing in our faith and in our relationship with Jesus, developing into "fully devoted followers" of Jesus Christ. We are open to being "discipled" by those who are more mature in the faith as we also "disciple" others who are newer to faith.
“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations . . . ”
In God's created order, there are "absolute truths" which are not merely true for some but are true for all, even if they are rejected by some as truth. Knowing who one is in Christ, what these truths are and why we believe them is critical to the raising up of new generations of Christian leaders in a growing culture of relativism.
“Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”
It is imperative that we be a people of prayer, that we might know the heart of God and His plans, that we be in His will and that we are relying on His strength and power and not ours.
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him and he will make your paths straight.” Proverbs 3:5-6
As we come from a diversity of traditions and theological perspectives, we seek a unity in the Holy Spirit which allows us to focus on what unites us as opposed to what might divide us. As an operating principle, we employ the centuries old wisdom "In essentials unity; in non-essentials liberty; in all things charity."
“Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.” Ephesians 4:3
Even more important to the Christian education of a child than attending a Christian school is the active participation of family in the local church of its choosing and the daily sharing of faith and Christian values in the home. Christian school and home, which are both extensions of Christ's church, work together with the church to educate confident, Christ-like young men and women.
”Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it.” Matthew 16:18
According to the high calling we have in Christ Jesus, we will pursue excellence in all that we do, including both teaching and learning, athletics and other extra-curricular activities, relationships with one another and with the community and in our personal and collective Spiritual growth.
“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working
for the Lord, not for men, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.” Colossians 3:23