The Mission & Philosophy of Faith Baptist Schools
The mission of Faith Baptist Schools is to lead students to a personal relationship with our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, and to prepare college-bound students through an arduous program of academic excellence by Christ-centered teaching, application, and example.
Faith Baptist Schools is based upon the Word of God. The primary objective and purpose of the School is to train the student in the way of life presented in the Scriptures while giving him a good general education.
Since the primary reason for the existence of the School is a spiritual ministry, evangelistic efforts are made to bring all students to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ so that the teaching of spiritual truths may have a firm foundation. This is followed by instruction in right thinking, good conduct, and clean living in the light of the principles of God’s Word.
The academic program, through the traditional approach, is developed to provide students with the best possible program of studies. We emphasize the mastery of the fundamental blocks of material necessary for satisfactory achievement and stress the acquisition of facts and concepts in the various areas of study, leading to the development and exercise of the powers of reasoning. Methods of teaching proven to be effective are utilized with a constant search for better methods. Realizing the difference in innate ability, we encourage and expect each student and teacher to do his best. We believe the traditional system of education educates the mind and builds character, encourages competition, and teaches the value of living under a free-enterprise system of government.
Character training is an important element in Faith Baptist Schools. We believe that the heart of character training is obedience (doing right), that eventually will cultivate an inner self-discipline and is essential to the emotional, physical, social, and spiritual well-being of the student. The teacher is the authority in the classroom. Discipline is administered firmly but fairly. To obey, to do right, to love God and country, and to always measure one’s attitudes against the principles laid out in the Scriptures are characteristics we strive to instill in each student, thus equipping him for his role in God’s plan for his life and for his proper place in society.
Christian training can have a positive effect upon children’s attitudes, behavior, and scholastic excellence as has been testified by parents and teachers alike.
IT IS ONLY IN A CHRISTIAN SCHOOL that knowledge and human experience can be interpreted in light of God’s Word.
IT IS ONLY IN A CHRISTIAN SCHOOL that children are encouraged to pray, read the Bible, and memorize Scripture.
IT IS ONLY IN A CHRISTIAN SCHOOL that teachers have the right to help children understand and accept the New Testament moral values and to educate them so that the practice of these Christian virtues becomes the rule and not the exception.
IT IS ONLY IN A CHRISTIAN SCHOOL that the total education of the child–spiritual, moral, mental, social, and physical–can take place.
IT IS ONLY IN A CHRISTIAN SCHOOL that discipline is interpreted in light of New Testament teachings.