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1 Faith Christian School Alumni Profile A Mind for Truth A Heart for Christ A Will to Serve

2 Selfless servant Exhibit fruit of the Spirit Reclaim culture for Christ Godly, servant leaders Lovers of learning Minds engaged in reading Searching for/pursuing Truth

3 Trivium-Based – Graduates of 5 th grade: sufficiency of knowledge – Graduates of 8 th grade: sufficiency of logic – Graduates of 12 th grade: articulate; sufficiency/mastery of rhetorical skill; wisdom

4 Ability to recognize and create beauty Pursuers of Truth, Beauty, & Goodness Exhibit goodness Engage the culture from a biblical & Christian worldview Think logically and critically

5 Articulate apologists for their faith; ownership of a sincere and true faith Cultural leaders Not aimless; participate in society as thoughtful, directed Christian citizens; purposeful Easily engage adults; honor & respect authority

6 Winsome personality Develop a love for God’s Word School vision statement (mind for truth, heart for Christ, will to serve) embodied & embraced Image-bearers of Christ Humility (caution: pride) See faculty profile for alumni profile

7 Faith Christian School vs. Secular Schools Faith Christian SchoolSecular Schools God as the final authoritySelf as final authority Biblical worldviewNaturalistic worldview Original & complete documentsTextbook emphasis emphasis Education for foundationEducation for information Critical thinking—why?Correct procedures—how? Pursuing Truth, Beauty, GoodnessPursuing facts without a framework

8 Faith Christian SchoolSecular Schools Trivium—grammar, logic, rhetoricPragmatism—what works Integrated interdisciplinary Fragmented & disjointed learning Appreciation for Western CivFocus on critique of Western civilization Latin as core requirementLatin as elective/techno- rational emphasis Learning how to learnLearning how to pass tests

9 Faith Christian SchoolSecular Schools Mastery to one’s potentialMastery as measured by grades Lifelong learning as the ultimateGraduation as the ultimategoal Ultimate Truth taught as objective, knowable, absolutesubjective, unknowable, relative Becoming like Jesus to serveSelf-actualization to achieve others & His Kingdompersonal peace/affluence

10 Faith Christian SchoolSecular Schools Parents as educating partnersSchool system as the primary educator


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