Philosophy of Ministry
The Philosophical basis for our school is the biblical, God-centered view of man and truth. Ultimate truth is God's truth through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Therefore, at Grace Brethren Preschool we seek to bring our students into fellowship with God through Christian education. The following objectives are derived from this philosophy:
- To reveal and glorify God.
"You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead, they put it on its stand and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven." Matthew 5:14-16
- To train and educate children spiritually.
"These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you get up and walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up." Deuteronomy 6:6-7
- To bring our students to a personal knowledge of Jesus Christ.
"But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have become convinced of, because you know those from whom you learned it, and how from infancy you have known the holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness." 2 Timothy 3:14-16
- To offer a superior academic education within a loving Christian environment.
"A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another." John 13:34
Grace Brethren Preschool was established as a ministry of Grace Brethren Church as a service to the families and children in this community. This service has grown from a sincere love for children and a desire to help them in the proper adjustment to our modern world. It is equipped and staffed to give the best possible care for children.
Our purpose is to provide children ages 2-5 with an environment that is safe and conducive to good health, where they can assemble, work, and play together while being guided toward a happy, wholesome, and spiritual development. All are welcome, regardless of race, color, or religion.
The children are surrounded by a Christian atmosphere of respect and loving appreciation for each person and for the wonders of God's world. Each child is encouraged to progress at his own rate of speed toward enriched experiences, self-discipline, and the ability to make good choices.