”Ye are the light of the world. . . . Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.” -Matthew 5:14-16
Light Christian Academy believes that the purpose of Christian education is to offer assistance to parents as they fulfill their Biblical calling to diligently teach God’s commandments to their children (Deuteronomy 6:6-9). The ultimate responsibility for Christian education belongs to the parents, but Christian educators work in harmony with the home and the church to “train up a child in the way he should go” (Proverbs 22:6). To that end, Light Christian Academy strives to provide a nurturing, educational environment that is Christ-centered.
First, the school is to be spiritually Christ-centered. Our mission is to help each child cultivate a personal relationship with God through faith in Jesus Christ. We hold the Bible to be God’s Word and believe that the Scriptures provide guidance and instruction in righteousness (Psalm 119:9). Daily Bible instruction and regular Scripture memorization are integral parts of the student’s spiritual development.
Second, the school is to be intellectually Christ-centered. Light Christian Academy recognizes that each student is a unique individual, created by God with specific talents and gifts. The school endeavors to provide a strong foundation of knowledge that will prepare students for the future. Students are trained to think and express themselves carefully and critically so that they may “earnestly contend for the faith” (Jude 1:3).
Third, the school is to be socially Christ-centered. We seek to instruct children in godly and moral conduct that will help them become wise and mature adults. This instruction is accomplished through an attitude that all things are to be done to the glory of God (1 Corinthians 10:31). The Christian school setting provides opportunities for students to grow socially and physically through educational trips, community projects, activities, and physical fitness programs.
Light Christian Academy recognizes that many parents who are not Christians may appreciate the value of Christian education in training, teaching, and equipping their children. Light Christian Academy will strive to accomplish its goal with children from non-Christian homes. However, students may be refused enrollment in the school when the administration believes that the relationship between the home and the school is not in harmony with the school’s stated philosophy and goals.