Students will celebrate God’s beautiful handiwork and give testimony to the presence of God in creation.
“The whole earth is filled with awe at your wonders; where morning dawns, where evening fades, you call forth songs of joy.” Psalm 65:8
Students will create beauty that praises God and enriches our world.
“I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.”
Students will understand that worshipping God is about celebrating who God is, what God has done and is doing, and what God has created.
“Give thanks to the Lord, call on his name; make known among the nations what he has done. Sing to him, sing praise to him; tell of all his wonderful acts. Glory in his holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice.” Psalm 105:1-3
Students will be active pursuers and builders of community in their classrooms, in their neighbourhoods, and in the global village.
“Be imitators of God, therefore, as dearly loved children and live a life of love, just as Christ loved us and gave Himself up for us.” Ephesians 5:1,2
Students will act as agents of restoration.
“He has showed you, O man, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.” Micah 6:8
Students will work to actively heal brokenness and bring joy to individuals and to culture.
“Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit but in humility consider others better than yourselves. Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others.” Phil. 2:3,4
Students bear the image of God in their daily lives. Being an image bearer isn’t something we DO. Image bearer is who we ARE.
“When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is man that you are mindful of him, the son of man that you care for him? You made him a little lower than the heavenly beings and crowned him with glory and honour. You made him ruler over the works of your hands; you put everything under his feet.” Psalm 8:3-6
Students will respond to God’s call to be stewards of all creation.
“The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it, the world and all who live in it.” Psalm 24:1
Students need to learn to ‘read’ a worldview by asking questions about what is being portrayed in regard to culture, values and belief systems.
“Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is – his good, pleasing and perfect will.” Romans 12:2
Students will see God’s masterful planning and His fingerprints all over creation.
“As long as the earth endures, seedtime and harvest, cold and night will never cease.” Genesis 8:22