- Parent Connection
1. We Value the People Jesus Values
We value children and the people in their families as God’s greatest creation, with a common goal to help each person develop to his fullest potential through Christ.
2. We Strive for Cultural Relevance
When provided with a supportive and purposefully designed learning environment, children strive to build knowledge about the world, with their families and teachers as their primary guides and navigators.
3. We Encourage Personalized Spiritual Growth
We support experiences that nurture the character and uniqueness of each child and his or her family in close relationships with gifted followers of Jesus.
4. We Value Everyone Playing His or Her Part on the Team
We believe in a cooperative learning community that depends on the children, teachers and families to work together with the church to inspire a joy and wonder in learning.
“Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit, and there are varieties of service, but the same Lord, and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who empowers them all in everyone.” 1 Corinthians 12:4-6 (ESV)
5. We Value Clear Biblical Teaching
We believe that the spiritual formation of the individual is inseparable from the intellectual formation and is deepened by age-appropriate focus on Scripture.
6. We Nurture Life-Giving Relationships
We believe education of the whole person is an unending, nurturing process that begins at home with the family and extends to the learning center through loving interactions with others.
“But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things!” Galatians 5:22-23 (NLT)
7. We Strive for Excellence
We seek to provide the highest quality learning environment where each person is prepared to serve mentally, physically and spiritually as a future leader in Christ.
8. We Embrace Innovation
We embrace the most effective methods and materials in the field of education for our programs, cultivating a community of professional learners among our staff.
“…and he has filled him with the Spirit of God, with skill, with intelligence, with knowledge, and with all craftsmanship, to devise artistic designs, to work in gold and silver and bronze,” Exodus 35:31-32 (ESV)
9. We Value Leadership
We commit to nurture the individuals called to lead in our programs, knowing their ability to show the love of Christ to children and their families is one of our greatest assets.
10. We Practice Whole-Hearted Devotion to Jesus
Our faith is what sets this educational experience apart from others. We are called to prepare our own hearts and minds in Christ in order to serve others.
11. We Engage in Community Transformation
The future of any society rests on its ability to foster healthy development in its next generation. Through Christ, we engage our community in an educational movement to captivate the hearts and minds of our children now and for generations to come.
“And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one anotherand all the more as you see the Day approaching.” Hebrews 10:24-25 (NIV)