A key value for our College focuses on Relationships. We believe that the most important thing in your life is your personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Our vision is for every student to pursue a growing relationship with Jesus and develop a Biblical Worldview through which they make sense of the world.
We seek to develop a lasting rich relationship with God which will influence everything that we do (Luke 12:13-21). This involves loving others as Jesus loves us (Mark 12:30-31). For this reason, we have embedded practical teaching, private disciplines, and personal ministry into our culture.
God, in his word, the Bible, instructs us to seek spiritual wisdom and understanding (Colossians 1:8-11). This involves knowing what you do, and why you do it (1 Peter 3:15), and knowing what you believe and why you believe it (1 John 5:20, Acts 17:11). This is related to our value of Reasoning.
Chapel and Christian Living lessons present the Bible in practical terms. The Biblical story is the story of how the creator God is rescuing creation from its rebellion, brokenness, corruption and death. He has accomplished this through the death and resurrection of Jesus in fulfilment of the promises made to his people. We seek to share this good news with students and the wider community through Christian Living lessons, Chapel and other organised activities. When Jesus taught, he taught for life change. He was after an active and living faith. Our goal is to help our students view the world through the lens of the Bible.
At our College we encourage students in the private disciplines of reading the Bible and praying. In our Pastoral Care classes we share regular devotions and teachers share their personal reflections. We encourage student-led devotions and provide structures to help students engage with the Bible on their own. Our Staff regularly provide resources for students to deepen in their faith. We also encourage staff and students to pray with one another.
The Bible is full of illustrations of God calling people into service in spite of their overwhelming sense of inadequacy. Ministry forces us to be consciously dependent on God, and causes our faith to be strengthened. We would like our students to become active and informed citizens who are able to make the world a better place.
We want to encourage students to be involved in their world and to engage in culture as they reflect the Biblical approach to social and moral issues. The most direct and effective method of cultural engagement takes place through personal relationships.
While at our College, students have the opportunity to be involved in a number of ministries. These include:
• Student-led chapel services
• Community service activities
• Local mission trips
• International mission trips