- St. John Lutheran School is an essential mission of St John Lutheran Church.
- The Church & School shall be united to ensure a Christ-centered education is available to our congregation and community.
- We will provide a Christ-centered Education.
- We will provide quality curriculum to develop & challenge our students spiritually, academically and socially.
- We will provide spiritual, educational and social activities beyond the traditional school day.
- We will provide education in a facility that is an effective, efficient and safe environment.
- We will ensure long-term financial stability is in place to support our mission.
- We will ensure a stable staff is in place to support our mission and the staff evolves to meet program needs and future growth.
- We will ensure a stable and consistent Leader/Principal is in place.
Their primary duty is to lead the school towards its mission.
- We will ensure strong HR procedures are put into practice to support the school & church faculty.
- We will foster continuous growth of our student body.
- We will maintain an effective outreach and promotion that leads to being well known with a positive reputation in our church, neighboring churches and community.
A Credo for Lutheran Education
“Ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath, but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.” Ephesians 6:4
“These words which I command thee this day shall be in thine heart and thou shalt teach them diligently unto they children.” Deuteronomy 6:6-7
A credo for Lutheran education based on a Lutheran theologically oriented philosophy must be further defined through objectives for Christian education. Objectives help bring order out of chaos and help focus our sights. This can occur only after the philosophy has been established and understood.
Our philosophy reveals that the child of God lives in terms of Christian relationships in this world. Each person’s life is a series of simultaneous relationships and interrelationships. It cannot be predetermined precisely what the nature and quality of these relationships might be. But it is the task of Christian education to aid in their growth and development. The objective needs to be studied and understood in terms of relationships.
I. The Child in Relationship to God
Develops a knowledge of the Triune God; His Creator, Redeemer, and Sanctifier.
Knows, and accepts God as He reveals Himself in His Word and the Sacraments.
Develops a proper understanding and use of Law and Gospel, praises, glorifies, and pleases God to the best of his ability.
Increase in the ability to apply God’s Word to his everyday situations through proper guidance.
Identifies himself as a child of God, a member of the body of Christ, supporting, comforting, forgiving and reconciling other members in this body.
II. The Child in Relation to His Fellowmen
Recognizes and respects all people of all ages, races, nationalities, and classes as God’s Creation by showing love, acceptance, and forgiveness.
Respects parents as God’s representatives and appreciates his privileges and responsibilities as a member of an earthly family of which Christ is the head.
Respects government as God-ordained and understands and appreciates his privileges and assumes responsibilities a as a member of the local, state and world community.
Leads others individually know God’s grace and forgiveness and accept it in faith.
III. The Child in Relation to His World
Accepts in faith that God is the Creator, Ruler and Preserver of nature.
Thanks and praises God for God’s gifts in nature.
Develops knowledge, attitudes and conducts needed to understand and use for God’s gifts in nature, to glorify God’s gifts in nature, to glorify God and serve people.
IV. The Child in Relation to Himself
- Recognizes his relationship with God as both sinner and saint. As a redeemed child he is totally free to develop his/her talents and abilities in today’s society to the fullest extent with the limitations of his sinful being. (Spiritual)
- Develops social skills and confidence needed to live competently and creatively. (Social)
- Understands and controls his/her emotions, finds security and true picture of himself/herself through firm reliance on God and trust in Christ. (Emotional)
- Develops logical, scientific and creative thinking habits. (Mental)
- Recognizes and understands that his/her body is the temple of God and accepts the responsibility for its health and welfare. (Physical)
- Appreciates the beauties of nature and the fine arts and expresses himself/herself in different fine arts media. (Aesthetic)