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Goals, Objectives, & Vision

Goals and Objectives

To Proclaim Christ

Colossians 1:28-29 28Whom [Christ] we preach, warning every man, and teaching every man in all wisdom; that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus:  29 Whereunto I also labour, striving according to his working, which worketh in me mightily.

In Colossians 1, the Apostle Paul lists the various aspects of his ministry designed to “present every man perfect in Christ Jesus,” The first goal was to preach, or proclaim, Christ. It is our desire to put Christ at the forefront of our educational system. Thus, it is our endeavor to integrate Scripture into every subject along with spiritual exercises into our daily routine such as class devotions, prayer, discipline, etc.

To Admonish Every Man

Colossians 1:28-29 28Whom [Christ] we preach, warning every man, and teaching every man in all wisdom; that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus:  29 Whereunto I also labour, striving according to his working, which worketh in me mightily.

Paul continues in Colossians with a second goal—to warn, or admonish, every man. As humans who are spiritually depraved, it is, at times, necessary to warn and to admonish one another when we step out of the bounds of godly living. 2 Timothy 3 goes on to detail the value of the Word of God in this process. The Holy Spirit uses Scripture to reprove, to correct, and to instruct in righteous living. Therefore, the Word of God will be central to all of our discipline procedures. When it comes to discipline, our administration desires to balance mercy, love, and justice. Thus, we will address issues of “sin” as “sin.” That is, we discourage excuses from both students and parents for disobedient behavior and for rebellious attitudes.

2 Timothy 3:16-17 16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:  17 That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.

To Teach in all Wisdom

Colossians 1:28-29 28Whom [Christ] we preach, warning every man, and teaching every man in all wisdom; that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus:  29 Whereunto I also labour, striving according to his working, which worketh in me mightily.

The final step in presenting “every man perfect in Christ Jesus,” is to teach wisdom. As demonstrated earlier, true wisdom has as its source God and His Word. We, at Parsippany Christian School, are not interested in solely academic, social, financial, or athletic wisdom. In God’s eyes, when it comes to eternity, this will all be just foolishness if not centered around the person of Christ. It is our desire to produce students who are biblically wise. That is, they are thoroughly equipped (2 Timothy 3:17) for life to produce a life of good works because they have learned to apply the principles of the Word of God to daily life. This, not academic success, or social success, or financial success, or athletic success is the true measure of success for the believer (Joshua 1:8; I Peter 1:15-16).

Joshua 1:8 This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.

I Peter 1:15-16 15 But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation;  16 Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.

Our Vision: The End Product

Vision Statement

Vision Statement: It is our prayer that our students will demonstrate Christlike attitudes, words, and actions. Therefore, it is our vision that our students demonstrate the ability to live out Biblical wisdom in their academic, physical, social, and spiritual lives. It is then, and only then, that our students will experience true success as seen in the eyes of God.

Luke 2:52

Our desire is to see our students become well-rounded in four areas. In fact, these four areas have been incorporated into our school seal. Following the pattern of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, we want to see student grow in wisdom (academic, the fine arts, and spiritual), stature (physical growth, i.e. athletics and health), and in favor with God (spiritual again) and in favor with man (citizenship and interpersonal skills with peers and authority figures).

Disciples of Christ

In its simplest form, a disciple is a student, a learner. As a Christian educational institution, it is our goal to produce academic disciples and spiritual disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, parents must realize we are deeply concerned for the salvation and spiritual condition of your child.

To be a learner and thus a disciple of Christ requires discipline. One cannot learn from or imitate the master without hard work. Discipline carries both a positive as well as a negative connotation. It is positive when it is centered around bringing about a desired end, i.e. learning something. In other words, if someone wants to be a better athlete, musician, artist, or student, no one needs to convince them to shoot more hoops, to practice more piano, to paint more paintings, or to study harder, i.e. the desire to learn comes naturally. The child, or student, will work hard without any prompting. As such, students who refuse to work, whether it be academically or spiritually, will naturally struggle at P.C.S. because learning, by its very nature, requires discipline even from those with learning difficulties. On that note, we do understand some students may have academic limitations. However, we have also found that when these students are motivated to work hard, they too can be successful. Secondly, discipline is negative when it requires disciplinary action. As mentioned earlier underneath admonishing every man, this too is a vital part of the educational process. In fact, Proverbs describes a fool as one who is unwilling to be corrected. This requires humility and maturity. However, the end result of both forms of discipline is eternally rewarding.