Program Goals

Relationship to God

  • Embodying Christ-like character.
  • Demonstrating a competent understanding of God’s program for the ages found in the Bible through an accurate interpretation of Scripture consistent with our conservative evangelical heritage and doctrinal commitment.
  • Serving God by applying Biblical values and principles in one’s daily life and in meaningful ministry to others.

Relationship to Self

  • Assessing who they are, how they process information, and discovering their calling.
  • Assessing their unique gifts in service to and interaction with others.
  • Self-evaluating their spiritual growth, and evaluating others objectively and compassionately.
  • Biblically distinguishing generational, cultural, socio-economical, racial, and gender forces at work in their lives.
  • Using higher order thinking and life-long learning skills to create and discover.
  • Recognizing that, empowered by the Holy Spirit, they can make a difference in the world.

Relationship to Others

  • Showing empathy and demonstrating the Fruit of the Spirit towards others.
  • Communicating effectively through receptive and expressive language so that both sender and receiver have a clear understanding of the same message.
  • Recognizing the creativity of humans created in God’s image.
  • Showing accountability for neighbors’ needs by engaging in activities which demonstrate compassion for others.

Relationship to the World and to the Environment

  • Developing awareness of diverse global concerns and issues.
  • Showing sensitivity to issues relevant to people groups, and encounter and be respectful of the values and norms of other cultures.
  • Examining the make-up of present and past people groups around the globe and social, political, economic, scientific, religious, and environmental factors influencing them.
  • Supporting stewardship of God’s creation and demonstrating good global citizenship by actively participating in global networking experiences.