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Commitments

 

As we fulfill our mission, we do so with these commitments:

Christ-centeredness:  We recognize the Lord’s sovereignty over every aspect of life.  Therefore, we continuously seek His guidance and submit to His leadership as we pursue our mission, glorifying Him in all that we do. (Matthew 28:18; Colossians 3:17)

The Authority of God’s Word: We believe the Scriptures to be the Spirit-inspired source of all Truth and the lens through which we are to observe and relate to the world in which we live.  Therefore, the Scriptures guide and shape our thinking and practices as we provide a biblically based education for each student in the development of a Christian world-view. (John 17:17; 2Timothy 3:16)

Excellence:  We believe that God is the creator and author of all that is good, beautiful, and wise.  Therefore, at SBCA excellence is not simply a word, it is a commitment for which we continuously strive.  Mediocrity in any endeavor is simply unacceptable. (1Corinthians 10:31; Colossians. 3:23)

Partnership with Parents:  We recognize the God-given responsibility of each parent to raise their children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.  Therefore, we are dedicated to being a resource for families, encouraging and facilitating the engagement of parents in the education of their children, and supporting the values espoused in the home and church. (Proverbs 22:6; Ephesians 6:4)

Education of the Whole Student: We believe that students are more than minds to fill and education is more than knowledge to dispense. Christian education recognizes the unique dimensions of each student as a life to shape and a spirit to nurture.  Therefore, we are committed to providing a thorough and rigorous educational experience that touches each area of a student’s life, including (1st Cor. 12:4-6)

Spiritual Transformation: We are committed to a desire for each student coming to a saving faith in Christ and to fostering a continuously maturing relationship with Him, His Church and the Scriptures, leading to a life of personal holiness, theological clarity and selfless service. (2nd Corinthians 5:17; Philippians 2:12-13)

Intellectual Development: We are committed to helping each student acquire the skills essential to critical thinking, discernment, problem solving and effective application of core truths to challenging life situations. (2nd Corinthians 10:5; James 1:5)

Life Preparation:  We are committed to helping each student acquire the understanding and insight necessary for success in pursuing God’s calling in college, vocation, family and community life. (Jeremiah 29:11; 1 Samuel 1:27-28)

Cultural Engagement:  We are committed to developing in each student the capacity, wisdom and willingness to engage and critique popular culture and the arts from a sound Biblical foundation. (Genesis 1:28; Romans 12:2)

Personal Relationships:  We are committed to helping our students build and sustain strong relationships with people from all walks of life, while learning to fully and joyfully participate in the dynamics of community and church life. (John 13:34; 2Corinthains 6:14)

Physical Vigor:  We are committed to helping students develop life-long habits of regular exercise, healthy diet and team building, with an appreciation for athletics and recreation. (1Corinthians 6:19; 1st Corinthians 9:24.)