These objectives are the principles of godliness and Christ-like character that we intend to reproduce in our students through the ability of the Holy Spirit.
Relation to God
And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent. John 17:3.
The child should come to know Jesus in the initial salvation experience and then grow in his knowledge and understanding of Him.
Relation to All of Life
For of Him and through Him and to Him are all things, to whom be glory forever. Amen. Romans 11:36
The child should gain a view of all things that is God-centered, with the Lord as the Source, Support, and Purpose of all that there is. Our curriculum demonstrates how this Christian world-view will be set before the child at each grade level of growth.
Children, obey your parents in all things, for this is well pleasing to the Lord. Col. 3:20.
The school will uphold the reverent and respectful view of the parents that the Word of God commands. Obedience to parents, teachers, and all that are in authority will be stressed. The goal is that home, school, and church will work together to support God’s end and purpose for the child.
And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God in Christ also forgave you. Ephesians 4:32.
Therefore, whatever you want men to do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets. Matthew 7:12.
Finally, all of you be of one mind, having compassion for one another; love as brothers, be tenderhearted, be courteous; not returning evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary blessing, knowing that you were called to this, that you may inherit a blessing. 1 Peter 3:8,9.
The students should gain a respect for the life and property of others, both internal and external. Forgiveness, respect, and a good attitude should be the fruit that we see as we grow into a corporate body for the Lord to inhabit fully. See Ephesians 2:19-22.
Relation to the Church
And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works, not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching. Hebrews 10:24-25.
The child should grow up to honor the assembling of the saints together and cherish the local church to which he/she belongs. All students should see that God’s purpose is going to be fulfilled in and through the local church. Students should also see that commitment of one another in Christ is important to our life together.
Relation to Vocation
And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance; for you serve the Lord Christ. Colossians 3:23-24.
As the child matures he/she should increasingly see his present student vocation as a calling from the Lord and strive to please the Lord in his school work. This will help prepare him/her to have God-centered and productive attitudes for whatever vocation and accomplishments the Lord ultimately calls him/her to.
Relation to the Community, Town and State
Therefore, I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings, and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. 1 Timothy 2:1-4.
The child should see that his Christian life works from the inside out and needs to be reflected externally. A Christian view of civil government is essential so that, at the local level through prayer and conscientious action, a peaceful society can be maintained for the purpose of spreading the Gospel.
Relation to the Nation and the World
Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age. Matthew 28:19-20.
The child should see his relation to the nation and world from God’s eternal purpose. The discipling of nations and world evangelism should be foremost in the child’s mind as he/she finds his place in God’s plan to fulfill the Great Commission.
Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Your sight, O Lord, my strength and my redeemer. Psalm 19:14.
Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God. 1 Corinthians 10:31.
Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy – meditate on these things. Philippians 4:8.
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13.
As the child matures in the Lord, he/she should strive to develop and maintain purity of mind, heart, and body. Self-discipline is important to spiritual growth and can be achieved through Jesus Christ our Lord.