Monday, July 29, 2013

Love. Learn. Lead.

As with most Christian schools, The Frankfort Christian Academy has a mission statement that guides our instruction and decision-making: “The Frankfort Christian Academy partners with Christian parents to provide a Biblically integrated education which equips students to embrace biblical truth, to strive for academic excellence and to exemplify Christ-like servanthood in homes, churches and communities.” Often times, however, the intention of a mission statement can be lost in the wordiness. Therefore we must take it apart to focus on its true meaning, asking the question “What is it that we truly want for our students at TFCA?” 


More than anything, we want students at the The Frankfort Christian Academy to know that they are loved. In Mathew 22:37-39, Jesus tells us that the greatest commandment is to “love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind”, he goes on to tell us that the second greatest commandment is to “love your neighbor as yourself”.  We want our students to see the love of Christ in our teachers, administration, and in fellow students. We want our students to know that God loves them and that they need to share that love with others.


At The Frankfort Christian Academy we want our students to learn about God and His WORD.   Not only do we educate the mind, but also the spirit. In order to do this, we must go beyond rote memorization of scripture and provide life-application examples for our students. God’s Word and its impact must be interwoven into every subject area. As it says in Psalm 86:11 “Teach me your ways, O LORD, that I may live according to your truth!” we too must help our students discern Truth, and use it to guide their choices. True learning must be more than words; it must be a tangible relationship with Christ.


We want students at The Frankfort Christian Academy to lead others to Christ.  The Great Commission in Mathew 28:19 commands us to “go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit”. Our prayer for each student is that as they graduate from our school they may go forth into the world and make an impact for Christ. Regardless as to where God calls them to serve, our students will carry Christ’s love and the wisdom of God’s Word with them, and they will be confident to share their faith with others.

At The Frankfort Christian Academy we want our students to see “LOVE. LEARN. LEAD.” embodied in our teachers, parents, staff and administration. “LOVE. LEARN. LEAD.” is more than a mission statement, it is a lifestyle that shapes the culture of our school.  

“I pray that your love will keep on growing and that you will fully know and understand how to make the right choices. Then you will still be pure and innocent when Christ returns” Philippians 1:9-10 (CEV)

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