As we strive to attain our vision, we will develop curriculum, programs, learning opportunities, and learning environments designed to yield student development in four general areas: spiritual formation, Biblical worldview development, academic/intellectual development, and skills development. We will endeavor to produce eighth grade graduates who:
- ...have a growing, personal relationship with Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.
- ...know, understand, and apply God’s Word.
- ...engage in spiritual disciplines of prayer, Bible study, Scripture memory, worship, and service.
- ...personally respond to carrying out the Great Commission locally and around the world in a culturally sensitive manner.
- ...are empowered by the Holy Spirit and pursue a life of faith, goodness, knowledge, self-control, perseverance, godliness, brotherly kindness, and love.
Biblical Worldview Development
- ...can articulate, defend, and live their Biblical worldview while having a basic understanding of opposing worldviews.
- ...possess apologetic skills to defend their faith.
- ...are good stewards of their finances, time (including discretionary time), talents, treasures and all other resources which are all given back to God in a way that adds value to the kingdom.
- ...understand the worth of every human being as created in the image of God, and treat people with respect, dignity, grace and truth.
- ...understand that work has dignity as an expression of the nature of God and that any work done as unto the Lord is an act of worship.
- ...understand that all thoughts and choices have consequences; some positive, some negative.
- ...are well prepared in all academic disciplines, and are skilled in reading, writing, speaking, listening, and thinking.
- ...are proficient in mathematics, science, and problem solving.
- ...have knowledge and understanding of people, events, and movements in history (including church history) and the cultures of other peoples and places.
- ...appreciate literature and the arts and understand how they express and shape their beliefs and values.
- ...have a critical appreciation of languages and cultures of other peoples, dispelling prejudice, promoting inter-ethnic harmony, and encouraging Biblical hospitality for the (“alien” or “stranger”).
- ...have the ability and desire to investigate and find information and answers to questions on their own.
- ...know how to utilize resources including technology to find, analyze, and evaluate information.
- ...respect, and relate appropriately with integrity to the people with whom they work, play, and live.
- ...have the ability to present ideas and research in visual and/or auditory format with clarity and quality.
- ...treat their bodies as the temple of the Holy Spirit through decisions about nutrition, fitness, and lifestyle.