August 10, 2017
FCS Core Values

As FCS endeavors to produce leaders grounded in the unchanging truth of Jesus Christ in an ever changing world, our ministry is characterized by the following commitments:

  1. Our standard of excellence is God Himself.  God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit, one God in three persons, created and sustains all things. (Genesis 1:1-2, Colossians 1:16) It is from, through, and to the one triune God that all things exist and have their being. It is the character of God that provides our point of comparison when it comes to determining excellence for our school and students, fostering a culture of humility, not pride.
  2. Our basis is the unchanging truth of Jesus Christ, the revealed truth of scripture. The Scriptures are 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. It is the revealed Word of God and is taught as truth, and is therefore integrated into all aspects of the learning experience.  (John 17:17, 2 Timothy 3:16)
  3. Our model is Christ. Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God. He is fully God and took upon Himself full humanity at His incarnation, living a perfect, sinless life. In doing so, Jesus models the fullness of humanity, and what human nature is intended to be. Jesus is our example of perfect love and obedience of God, and perfect love and service of neighbor. His example is the model of excellence for our teachers and students.
  4. Our goal for our students is Christ-likeness. The work of Christ is the central hinge of history. (Galatians 4:4-5, 1 Corinthians 2:2, 15:1-5) Our instruction is founded upon the work of Christ which makes it possible for sinners to stand by faith in the presence of a holy and righteous God, through union with Christ. Our goal for our students is spiritual and intellectual excellence as defined by Christ. We seek to reflect the mind of Christ, and to take every thought captive (2 Corinthians 10:5), learning to put off our old man (in Adam) and putting on the new man (in Christ), renewed in knowledge after the image of God. (Colossians 3:10)
  5. Our focus for our students is His Character. God challenges every believer to be holy as He is holy. When God is the standard for excellence, it is His character that defines excellence. God is holy, and God’s holiness is the central truth of His personhood, defining all of His attributes. With character as our focus for students, we are committed to fostering a continuously maturing relationship with Christ, leading to a life of personal holiness and selfless service, exhibiting love, justice, and humility. (2 Corinthians 5:17, Philippians 2:12-13)
  6. Our enablement is Grace. We must rely on God’s grace through the indwelling of the Holy Spirit to pursue excellence in Christian education. We can love God because by His grace, He first loved us. By His grace, God has given us the Holy Spirit as our helper and teacher. (John 14:26, 1 Corinthians 2:13) By God’s grace, the Holy Spirit enables us to do what we otherwise cannot do, glorify God.
  7. Our Motive is God’s Glory. We recognize that God is our creator, and we exist to glorify Him. The glorification of God’s name in Christ is the goal of the universe. (Colossians 3:17, 1 Corinthians 10:31) The glory of God is the all encompassing motivation of our instruction, as we seek to equip students to fulfill God’s plan for their lives, loving God and neighbor, revealing His character in all areas of life.


At Faith Christian School, we aspire to God’s standard of excellence. The basis of this is the unchanging truth of Jesus Christ as the revealed truth of scriptureChrist is our model, and Christ-likeness is our goal.  We focus on His character, enabled by grace, with the motive of glorifying God.


                *This document relies heavily on the thoughts of Dr. Glen Schultz as well as Justin Taylor.

August 10, 2017
FCS Student Outcomes

FCS desires to partner with parents in fulfilling the mandate given by God in Deuteronomy 6:4-9, “Teach them diligently to your children”.  The ‘them’ mandated in this verse to be taught to the children are the words of the greatest commandment, “You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength.”  So what we expect our students to be taught at FCS… is to LOVE God!  Therefore, FCS believes based upon the Greatest Commandment in Matthew 22 that loving God and loving others requires Spiritual maturity in the heart, mind, and soul. Spiritual maturity is foundational for learners, leaders and servants. In order to love God and love others, we aspire to God's level of excellence in spiritual and intellectual development. FCS educates through the window of five target areas: Spiritual Life, Academics, Athletics, Fine Arts, and Leadership. Student outcomes are based upon God’s commandment from which our school’s core philosophy and practice will focus on two specific areas of teaching and training. These target areas are aligned in context of developing the whole child spiritually, intellectually, physically, socially, and emotionally.



EXPECTED STUDENT OUTCOME #1: Scripturally mature, passionate followers of Christ with a view of God’s word (Biblical Worldview) that affects every area of their heart, mind and soul.


Impact Statement: “We love (God), because He first loved us” 1 John 4:19. God so loved us He has sent His Son. God is love 1 John 4:8. It is His love, the ultimate act of grace, that enables and equips us to love Him. One of the distinctive elements of Christian Schools is its preparation of students for a life founded on God’s Word, exposing students to His truth and grace, with the goal of students coming to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. Spiritual formation assists students in the development of Christlike character. The evidence of a biblical lifestyle involves the practice of spiritual disciplines, self-control, head to heart development of the mind, body, and character with a spirit of serving and gratefulness. FCS seeks to assist students in developing a worldview in accordance with God's word as well as helping them shape their values of a person's place in society, community, family, and church.


Mission Objectives: Students...

1. Understand they are enabled by God's grace.

2. Know and understand how to make decisions from a Biblical perspective

3. Practice a lifestyle of integrity

4. Demonstrate a passion for reaching souls for Christ according to the Great Commission

5. Respect all cultures, languages, and ethnicities 


Rationale: Students understand through sound Biblical teaching and Biblical integration the enablement of God's grace from the very foundation of their Christian existence. Students are engaged in church and other related activities of growth and service that contribute to the Great Commission. Student service and engagement is evidenced through community service hours and monthly ministry projects. They live a life in accordance with Scripture exemplifying the traits taught in our Patriot character program resulting in a life of integrity. Students apply the unifying principle of God as creator and Savior in their thinking as it relates to all content disciplines, have a working knowledge of Biblical theism and other worldview, demonstrate an understanding of the inherent tension between popular culture and a Biblical theistic worldview which is evident in academic achievement in Bible class and student surveys as well as end of year Bible assessments. They express in Bible Class Journal entries Commitment to bring life, beliefs, and behavior into conformity with the teachings of Christ.



EXPECTED STUDENT OUTCOME #2: Well-developed academic learners with successful critical thinking and problem solving skills.


Impact Statement: “We love (others), because He first loved us” 1 John 4:19. Human beings are created in the image of God to worship Him, and love and serve others. We are enabled by His grace to pursue the cultivation of our world for the glory of God, and the good of others. One of the distinctive elements of Christian Schools is its preparation of students for a life founded on Biblical principles, which leads to the intentional pursuit of good works in our vocations, for the loving service of others. This requires the development of both intellectual and social skills. As an academic institution, it is the responsibility of FCS to well-educate students. Students should be able to reason, be reasonable, and articulate as well as express attitudes of  gratitude, respect, and obedience. Students must demonstrate a strong knowledge base and possess the skills to use that information. FCS also seeks to help students develop the life skills needed to be successful beyond the classroom: in athletics, in the arts, at church and in the community.


Mission Objectives: Students...

1. Exemplify a teachable spirit

2. Analyze, interpret, evaluate, and synthesize concepts within various contexts

3. Promote Godly and positive attitudes

4. Successful contributor to society

5. Life-long learner


Rationale: Students evidence learning across disciplines, demonstrate a proficiency in transferring learning from one subject to another, utilize higher order thinking skills, demonstrate an ability to think logically, support inferences, and justify conclusions in the classroom through testing, discussion groups, and journal entries. Students evaluate a variety of problems and utilize multiple and creative strategies in posing possible solutions to them. Positive attitudes are encouraged through the speak life campaign. Students use a variety of resources including technology to develop thoughtful questions in problem solving, engage their community responsibly both politically and socially and will use these skills to continue to learn throughout their life and career evidenced through our high graduation rate and college acceptances.