At Child of God Lutheran School, we believe that each child is a unique creation of God. Each child has spiritual, emotional, physical, intellectual, and social needs. All these needs are met only through the grace, love, and mercy of the Holy Triune God. Therefore, we believe it is our purpose as educators to work with parents and the community to assist children to find fulfillment of those needs. Through this effort, we develop well-rounded children equipped to be effective citizens demonstrating and witnessing to the glory of God, the redemptive work of Jesus Christ, and the empowering presence of the Holy Spirit. Students are motivated by fully trained, Christian educators, working with families to cultivate a strong, living faith that will allow them to function with confidence in Christ through all life’s situations.
Our school provides a Christ-centered atmosphere where faith is integrated into all subject areas, while maintaining a quality academic program of educational excellence. Each student is nurtured and encouraged to develop to his or her fullest spiritual and academic potential. Through a strong, accredited academic program, students are prepared and encouraged to pursue higher levels of academic instruction which will equip them to become productive members of society, functioning fully through their God-given gifts.
It is the intent of Child of God Lutheran School to develop Christ-like character (1 John 3:18, Ephesians 4:32, Proverbs 3:3, Philippians 4:8) and academic excellence in our students that transforms lives (Matthew 28:19-20, John 8:31, John 13:34-45) and shapes communities (Isaiah 64:8, Proverbs 27:17, Romans 12:4-5).
I. Child of God Lutheran School will carry out the church and school’s mission by:
a). Providing a Christ-centered curriculum that is focused on students’ spiritual, academic, physical, social and emotional life as a Child of God.
b). Maintain curriculum and teaching methodologies that produce students who meet and/or exceed state and national standards.
▪Offer all students a variety of activities, experiences and materials to aid them in developing self-esteem, confidence and to their fullest potential.
▪ Address exceptional student learner needs with comprehensive programming and collaborating with outside agencies where applicable.
c). Assisting families in Christian training and instruction of children.
▪ Creating partnerships between the home, school, church and community.
d). Fostering a welcoming, safe and loving learning community.
e). Understanding the school is an outreach branch to share the Gospel message with the unchurched community.
II. Child of God Lutheran School will carry out the mission by producing students who:
a). Show love for one another through actions that others may see and know that we are disciples.
b). Display what is good and acceptable in God’s eyes that others may see those actions and be transformed.
▪ Display their faith through daily conduct, reflecting God’s love with an attitude of respect for Him, for others, and for themselves.
c). Demonstrate a desire to continue in their spiritual, educational, physical, social and emotional and growth.