Purpose and Aims

Matthew 22:36-39
“ ‘Master, which is the great commandment in the law?’  Jesus said unto him, ‘thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.  This is the first and great commandment.  And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.’ “

Deuteronomy 6:6-7
“And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart:  And thou shall teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest in thy ways, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.”

The school must act as an extension of the home, assisting the parents in fulfilling the instructions in these verses.  We must understand that teaching Christianity encompasses every aspect and moment of the day.  It is the purpose of the school to fulfill the commands of Matthew 22 and Deuteronomy 6, as well as the other commandments of the Bible.  This will be accomplished by the example set by our staff and by keeping each day focused (centered) on the Lord Jesus and the Bible.  This primary purpose will be carried out in a variety of ways.  The balance of this manual will describe many of these ways.

Paralleling this primary purpose, the school will, under the guidance of the Holy Spirit:

  1. provide a program imparting Christ-centered knowledge
    Colossians 2:6-7 “As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in Him, rooted and built up in Him and established in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving.”
  2. train our students to produce actions commensurate with this knowledge
    Romans 12:2 “And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.”
  3. strive for excellence in all areas and work to pass this trait on to each student
    Colossians 3:23 “And whatsoever you do, do it heartily as to the Lord, and not unto men;”
  4. provide born-again, spiritually mature, qualified teachers in whom is evidence of God’s call to teach and a lifestyle that clearly testifies of a sanctified life
    Ephesians 4:11-13 “And He gave some, apostles; and some prophets; and some evangelists; and some pastors and teachers; For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the stature of the fullness of Christ.”
  5. maintain on-going, extensive communication between school and home
  6. furnish the students with an education that is challenging, rewarding, and enjoyable
  7. consistently enforce high standards of discipline, following the principles set forth in the Bible
    Proverbs 19:18 “Chasten thy son while there is hope, and let not thy soul spare for his crying.”
  8. welcome students of all racial, social, ethnic, and religious backgrounds who are willing to accept and support the Christian doctrines of the school
    Luke 14:23 “And the Lord said unto the servant, go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled.”