We are looking forward to connecting with you this evening to discuss our curriculum for the upcoming school year. This is a great opportunity for you to better understand what sets us apart from other schools, in that we weave in a Christian perspective and worldview into the fabric of our teaching.
We are incredibly blessed to be able to instill God’s truth into the hearts and minds of our students. One of the main themes in this morning’s chapel is that we are created in God’s image, and therefore have immeasurable value. Rather than rely on the world’s system to assign value (financial status, popularity, influence, racial background, connections, etc.), we can turn to the one who made us, God, to discover our inherent worth and the value that is assigned to us in Christ. It’s so important to remember that God thought we were worth so much that He gave up His most precious asset, His only Son, to die in our place to buy us back
In Ephesians 1:7, Paul reminds us that, “In him, we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace”. Knowing our value helps us to be more humble and show compassion and grace to others, as we begin to recognize the value in others.
I read an article recently by John Stonestreet that synthesizes this so well. He writes, “In reality, a truly Christian education is a fundamentally different enterprise. Christian education rests on the assumption that every person is made in the image of God, created by God for a purpose, called by God to live in the world He created, and specifically called to live for Christ in this cultural moment. Christian education equips and prepares students to understand reality and to live with the clarity, confidence, and courage they need to face the challenges of this broken world. To paraphrase T.S. Elliot, “Christian education is not just teaching Christian students to behave or how to be safe in a dangerous world. It’s about training them to think and live as Christians for such a time as this.”
We are so glad that you have partnered with us in this mission, as we equip our students to live out their faith.
J-D Lussier, Principal