CORE VALUES:

As a school that exists to serve God, our core values reflect His character (Ex. 34:6).  They provide the context in which day-to-day decisions by Administration  are made.

 

GRACE - We believe that our very existence depends on the unmerited favor bestowed on us by God through the death of Christ on the cross (Col. 2:13-14; Titus 3:4-7).  Therefore, we:             

  • Develop an environment where people are loved, not because of what they do, but because we choose to love them (Dt. 7:7-8; Rom. 12:9; 2 Tim. 1:9).

  • Cultivate an environment where forgiveness is practiced and encouraged (Eph. 4:30-5:2).

  • Endeavor to keep rules to a minimum (Gal. 2:16; Col. 2:20-23).

  • Strive to encourage success rather than focusing on preventing failure (Phil. 3:12-14).      

 

         

TRUTH - We believe that the Bible is God’s Word (John 10:35; 2 Cor. 4:2; 2 Tim. 3:16), that God’s Word is truth (Ps. 119:160; John 17:17), and that knowledge of it is key to unleashing its transformational power (John 8:31-32).  Therefore, we:

  • Teach that Jesus is the Way, the Truth, and the Life (John 14:6).

  • Endeavor to teach truth in all academic subjects (Ps. 19:1; Ps. 25; Eph. 4:25; Col. 1:16-17).

  • Evaluate all truth claims against Scripture (Ps. 119:105; Acts 17:11).

  • Encourage our students to embrace truth and live according to it (John 8:31-32; 3 John 1:4).

  • Strive for growth, learning, and improvement according to God’s Word as individuals and as an organization (1 Cor. 9:24-27; Phil. 3:12-14; Col. 3:23; 1 Thes. 4:1).

 

LOVE - We believe that we are each called to love God with all our heart, soul, strength, and mind, and to love our neighbor as ourselves (Luke 10:27).  Therefore, we:

  • Cultivate an outward focus by encouraging students to serve others (Heb. 13:16).

  • Provide encouragement and assistance to other Christian schools (2 Cor. 8:3-5; Phil. 2:3-4).

  • Endeavor to speak the truth in love (Eph. 4:15).

  • Diligently preserve unity (Eph. 4:3; Phil. 2:2) while valuing each other’s unique giftedness (Rom. 12:3-8; 1 Cor. 12:12-27).

  • Monitor the effect of our behavior on others so that we do not hinder someone’s relationship with the Lord (Rom. 14; 2 Tim. 2:23-26).