The mission of Crossings Christian School is to partner with parents and church to develop students into Christ-centered servant leaders who are academically and spiritually prepared for college and life.
Excellence is the result of caring more than others think is wise, risking more than others think is safe, dreaming more than others think is practical, and expecting more than others think is possible. We value:
- Authority of Scripture
- Academic Excellence
- Spiritual Development
- God-Honoring Relationships
The vision of Crossings Christian School can best be explained by describing the ideal graduate CCS desires to produce. In many ways this description is truly an ideal, but it represents the target that CCS strives for as it carries out its mission effort. This ideal graduate will be trained to emulate Christ – intellectually, socially, physically, and spiritually. We believe that there is no distinction between the secular and spiritual domains of life. For the sake of organization, however, the characteristics of the ideal graduate are divided into four categories.
Intellectually: Our goal is to produce graduates who reach their God-given intellectual potential. Our graduates will be critical thinkers and able to discern truth from error. They will be eager learners with intellectual curiosity. They will be readers and writers, able to communicate effectively in both written and oral forms. They will have exposure to the Great Books which have shaped western civilization. They will be culturally savvy without being worldly. They will be prepared for university academics as well as committed to lifetime learning. They will have a solid command of mathematics and science as well as an understanding of God’s involvement in the major movements of history. They will appreciate music and art and God’s role as artistic creator. They will be wise users of technology. They will connect academic and intellectual development with serving others and extending God’s kingdom.
Socially: Our graduates will be well-rounded and willing to relate to people of diverse backgrounds. They will be well-mannered, understanding that respect is a demonstration of love. They will be comfortable in a variety of social settings and able to win others to Christ through a winsome attitude and demeanor. They will understand the Scriptural principle that it is better to give than receive. They will understand social and emotional boundaries, be able to resolve conflict, and collaborate with people of differing backgrounds and skills.
Physically: Our graduates will have a basic understanding of the principle of stewardship in regards to the care of their bodies and understand the value of physical fitness. They will have opportunities to participate in athletics according to interest and ability. They will learn the connection between hard work and athletic accomplishment. They will display humility in both winning and losing.
Spiritually: Our graduates will have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ at both an intellectual and emotional level. They will center their life on Jesus Christ, resting on God’s strength and not their own. They will be committed to the authority of God’s word. They will be readers and students of the Bible. They will value the practice of memorization and meditation on Scripture. They will be people of worship and faith, committed to prayer, living in expectation of God’s supernatural activity and provision on earth. Their identity and worth will be rooted in God’s love rather than outward performance. They will be concerned with global missions. They will be committed to the local church and local outreach. They will be servant-minded, willing to accept leadership in both grand and menial roles. They will stand for what is right, intelligently defend the gospel, and impact others through love and service.
“Instead, 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.”