Trinity Lutheran School Purpose Statement                                                                     2018

 

Mission Statement

Trinity Lutheran School preparing children for life and eternity with Jesus Christ

 

Philosophy

Since 1856, Trinity Lutheran School has remained faithful to the primary articles of the Christian faith and Lutheran doctrine.  As Jesus called for the little children to come to Him, Martin Luther called for children to be instructed so that the light of the Truth might shine upon them. Trinity Lutheran School, as a community of faith, remains committed to providing children with a quality education based upon Christian principles in service to the Lord.

 

Certain Christian principles are realized in applying our Christian education mission.  Those principles center on developing a Biblical worldview; in understanding our place in God’s world; teaching academic subjects within a Christian context; and accepting the stewardship responsibilities He has given us over His creation.  We are an integral part of God’s purpose for our students, our congregation, and our community.

 

We recognize that the Holy Spirit works through individuals and institutions to create and preserve faith.  As a result, the individual efforts of concerned members of our faith community and our parents are vitally important to the success of our students.

 

Core Values

  1. Primary responsibility for guiding a child lies with the parents.  The faculty, staff, congregation, ministry team, and church leadership will be partners with parents, but cannot substitute for the purposeful involvement of our parents. (Deuteronomy 6: 4-9; Proverbs 22: 6)

 

  1. We glorify God through excellence in all activities and relationships and in the use of the resources He has given us.  Our Christian faith is woven into the very fabric of our classes, clubs, activities, and athletic events.

 

  1. Our teaching, instruction, training, and discipline nurture our students in the Lord’s ways, to be of service to others and to share the Word of God

 

  1. Absolute truth is found in God’s Word.  Students will learn how to process information and to think critically in the context of a Biblical worldview.  The Bible shall be our most important textbook (2 Timothy 3: 16-17).

 

  1. Character development and compassion for all people based upon the Word and Grace of God is essential for all students.

 

  1. Our faculty and staff are committed to being living examples of the Christian faith while guiding children spiritually, academically, socially, and physically.

 

Educational Goals

 

Though Jesus calls all children, not all children are the same.  Our students have a diverse array of gifts, abilities, and talents all with spiritual, intellectual, social, and artistic dimensions.  For that reason, we pursue the following educational goals:

 

The Child…

  • Develops faith through Biblical teaching and as a child of God.

  • Intellectually grows in scientific, mathematical, and language abilities.

  • Socially grows by acquiring and applying an understanding of ethical skills and values needed to live responsibly.

  • Develops an understanding of music and the fine arts as a celebration of God’s truth and wisdom.

  • Understands his or her body as a gift of God and accepts responsibility for its physical safety and well-being.