Our Mission and Core Values
The School Board approved the updated mission statement: "Nurturing students' God-given potential as they humbly serve God's world." We were able to hold on to our unique language from previous mission statements while updating and providing more simplicity and clarity. Listed below is a comparison between the new and the previous mission statements and the purpose/rationale for the changes.
- "Nurturing students'" compared to "assisting its students in developing" Feedback from participants at the planning session indicated that our original mission statement was too wordy and that the term "assisting" felt distant and less relational. The term "nurturing" better represents our relational approach and commitment to walking alongside our students in the learning process.
- God-given potential" compared to "God-given potential" As you can clearly see, we have kept the language around God-given potential. We looked at other options but felt that the term "God-given potential" continues to best indicate our desire to serve our students' particular gifts. We strongly desire to get to know each of our students and develop the gifts that God has given them to the best of their ability.
- As they humbly serve God's world" compared to "to enable them to join in the work of building the Kingdom of God" Many participants recognized that our original mission statement unintentionally created the impression that students needed to first develop their God-given potential in order to be equipped to join in the work of building the Kingdom of God. However, we desire to engage students right now in Kingdom work, and it is not an "after graduation" type of thing. The desire for Unity Christian is to provide opportunities for all of our students to establish habits of service that contribute to the common good in our community to the glory of God. Service is not an "in the future" thing; it is a here and now!