Our purpose is two-fold; first, we teach children how to live--educating the whole child with the Word of God being at the center. With this in mind, we teach our students to apply God’s principles in every area of their lives: spiritually, mentally, physically and socially. Secondly, we teach our students that it is God’s desire to transform the lives of His children. There are four steps in this transformation that are fundamental to what takes place here at
Step one: Learn- Proverbs 1:5 says, “A wise man will hear and increase in learning.” Our desire is to train and develop life-long learners. We want our students to recognize their need for God and His Word, as well as a need for academia in their day to day life. Once our students understand their purpose and need for learning, they can then change by giving him/herself to God as a living and Holy sacrifice.
Step two: Change- Once our students have learned what it is God wants them to do; they can allow Him to make the necessary changes in their lives. We teach our students that change is not just being different, but that change must lead to improvement. They are not to be mediocre. Romans 12:2(NLT) says, “Don’t copy the world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. When that change occurs, our students will not only know what God wants them to do, but they will also make the necessary changes in their lives to accomplish the good, pleasing and perfect will of God.
Step three: Improve - Once change has occurred, we then show our students that improvement should be seen in those areas. It’s not good to change without progress. Life is constant improvement. 1 Thessalonians 4:1,10 says, “Excel still more” and this is what we are developing in our students daily: the will to learn, the desire to change and the discipline to improve so that growth can be achieved.
Step four: Grow - “grow up in all aspects into Him”-Ephesians 4:15. Growth is the final step in the transformation process; the other steps would be incomplete without it. By teaching our students that growth is expected, we give them a since of responsibility as well as accountability. When our students learn the things of God they are then empowered to change; once change occurs they have the desire to improve; and once improvement takes place our students can then grow into the men and women God has called them to be.
It is the daily practice of this four step cycle, empowered by the Holy Spirit, which has allowed us to achieve the transformation in our students for the past 25 years.