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.

“For we are God’s masterpiece, created in the Messiah Jesus to do good works that God prepared long ago to be our way of life.” Ephesians 2:10 (ISV)

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.

“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him who have been called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28 (NIV)

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.

“…being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.” Philippians 1:6 (NIV)

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.

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” John 1:1 (NIV)

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.

“But just as you excel in everything-in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in earnestness and in your love for us-see that you also excel in this grace of giving.” 2 Corinthians 8:7 (NIV, 1984)

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.

“He cared for them with a true heart and led them with skillful hands.” Psalm 78:72 (NLT)

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.

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.” Proverbs 3:5-6 (ESV)

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)


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