Vision, Mission, & Core Values

Vision Statement

Our students understand that they are created by God as unique individuals with specific God-given talents, abilities, and purposes.  Students graduate equipped with a biblical worldview, a strong academic foundation, and the ability to think creatively and communicate clearly, empowered to be ambassadors to a broken world in desperate need of Christ’s saving grace.

Mission Statement

Longview Christian School partners with Christian parents to provide a complete kingdom education for their children designed to inspire, challenge, and equip students to maximize their God-given capabilities and understand their purpose in an environment that is saturated with the grace and truth of Jesus Christ.

Core Values

  • 1. The Bible - “All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.”  2 Timothy 3:16-17
    • - LCS will encourage board members, administration, faculty, students and parents to be active in a Bible-believing local church and to use the Bible as a tool to implement spiritual development into their everyday lives.
    • - This means LCS governs itself according to biblical principles in...
      • All aspects of school life.
      • When using financial resources.
      • Developing all academic curriculum.
  • 2. Unity in the Body - “May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you a spirit of unity among yourselves as you follow Christ Jesus, so that with one heart and mouth you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.”  Romans 15:5-6
    • - LCS will cultivate community between school, family, the Church and one another. LCS will develop policies and procedures that honor Christian families.  LCS will partner with local churches throughout the community to promote unity within the body of Christ.
    • - LCS will also provide...
      • Training and resources to help parents build a Christ-honoring home.
      • A kingdom education that is accessible to like-minded families.
      • Opportunities for involvement and partnership with all like-minded Christian churches in the local community.
  • 3. Excellence in Education - “Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people. Remember that the Lord will give you an inheritance as your reward, and that the Master you are serving is Christ.”  Colossians 3:23-24
    • - LCS will develop an entire educational program that is based on the truths of God’s Word and the preeminence of Jesus Christ. LCS will be a safe and comfortable learning environment where students are actively engaged and challenged in their learning. At LCS excellence is not perfection.  Instead it insists that we are always giving our very best.
    • - This means LCS will...
      • Employ and develop teachers who model godly wisdom and Christian virtues in their lives.
      • Challenge students to develop a biblical worldview.
      • Provide an education that combines formal methods of teaching with a biblical emphasis.
      • Prepare minds to think critically and creatively from a biblical worldview.
  • 4. Stewardship and Honor - “Now it is required that those who have been given a trust must prove faithful.” – 1 Corinthians 4:2 “Give to everyone what you owe them: If you owe taxes, pay taxes; if revenue, then revenue; if respect, then respect; if honor, then honor.” Romans 13:7
    • - LCS understands that this ministry was God’s idea, and we do not own it. We are simply the stewards of the opportunities and the resources He provides.  We also honor those whom God has placed in leadership, both past and present.  Our leaders are stewards appointed by God who sacrificially serve the ministry and, as such, are deserving of our respect.
    • - This means LCS will...
      • Develop and operate a budget that reflects biblical principles of stewardship.
      • Maintain all facilities in a way that honors the Lord and meets the needs of students.
      • Partner with families to assist them in providing their children with a quality Christian education.
      • Teach students to show honor and respect to those whom God has appointed to leadership.
  • 5. Unique Creations - But as it is, God arranged the members in the body, each one of them, as he chose. If all were a single member, where would the body be? As it is, there are many parts, yet one body.  1 Corinthians 12:18-20
    • - LCS believes that God gives people unique gifts and talents to accomplish unique purposes in life.  Our job as teachers is to cultivate each student’s giftings, enabling them to flourish and grow. 
    • - This means LCS will...
      • Strive to help students identify and develop their strengths and overcome their weaknesses.
      • Battle against a culture of comparison and instead celebrate that God gives us unique talents to accomplish unique purposes.
      • Seek to provide specialized learning programs and opportunities for children with different learning styles and abilities.
  • 6. Relationship Culture - And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encourage one another.  Hebrews 10:24-25a
    • - LCS believes that for training, instruction, and correction to be effective, it must be rooted in the love and respect of true relationship.  We strive to promote the concept of “family” within our community.
    • - This means LCS will...
      • Strive to cultivate a loving community in which each student is valued, nurtured and loved, and is taught to love and respect others.
      • Employ teachers who are mature Christian role models who strive to teach effectively and love each student.
      • Partner with parents in the education and spiritual development of their children and actively encourage parental involvement.
  • 7. Grace and Truth - And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.  John 1:14
    • - LCS works to balance grace and truth in the school discipline policies as modeled by our Lord Jesus.  Only through this balance will we reach the hearts of students who have strayed in their relationship with Him.
    • - This means LCS will...
      • Look first to address matters of the heart and root causes of misbehavior before applying disciplinary matters.
      • Pray with students and consistently point them to Jesus Christ. 
      • Ensure that students are held to high behavior standards, but redirection and discipline are administered in an attitude of love and grace. 
  • 8. Humble Service - "Whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be your slave – just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life as a ransom for many."  Matthew 20:26-28
    • - LCS will encourage students to follow Christ’s example of leadership through servanthood. We challenge our students to live lives dedicated to reaching beyond themselves by submitting their lives to Christ every day. 
    • - This means LCS will...
      • Involve students in activities that require them to serve others.
      • Teach students the value and joy of service before self.
      • Train students to glorify God through service in their local school, Church, and community.