The educational philosophy of NCCS is based upon a God-centered view of man and truth as presented in the Bible. The essential truths of this view are detailed in the Statement of Faith.
Since God created and sustains all things through His Son, Jesus Christ, the universe and all life are dynamically related to God and have the purpose of glorifying Him. This is pointedly true of man who was made in God’s image, different in kind from all other creatures, with the unique capacity to know and respond to God personally and voluntarily.
Because man is a sinner by nature and choice, he cannot, in this condition, know or honor God in his life. He can do this only by being born again to do God’s will. This should be the ultimate purpose of his life. The goal of education should therefore be to enable men to know God, encourage them to love Him, and equip them to serve Him.
The authority for such an education comes both from God’s command that children be taught to love God and place Him first in their lives, and from the fact that Parents are responsible for the total education and training of their children. At the Parents’ request, the Christian Schools, along with their Church, become partners in giving this education. From this philosophy come our mission and goals. The Scripture verses which follow each goal are ones which illustrate or imply or support the stated goal.
Spiritual and Moral
To teach the Bible as God’s inspired Word and to develop attitudes of love and respect towards it.
2 Timothy 3:16– All scripture is God- breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness.
Deuteronomy 6:1 and 2– These are the commands, decrees and laws the Lord your God directed me to teach you to observe in the land that you are crossing the Jordan to possess, so that you, your children and their children after them may fear the Lord your God as long as you live by keeping all his decrees and commands that I give you, and so that you may enjoy long life.
To teach the basic doctrines of the Bible.
Joshua 1:7 and 8 – Be strong and very courageous. Be careful to obey all the law my servant Moses gave you; do not turn from it to the right or to the left, that you may be successful wherever you go. Do not let this Book of the Law depart from your mouth; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful.
Matthew 28:20– and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.
2 Timothy 3:16 and 17 – All scripture is God- breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.
To provide an environment which helps lead each Student to a personal relationship with Christ as Savior and Lord.
John 3:16 – For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
Romans 10:9 and 10 – That if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord, “ and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved.
1 John 1:9 – If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.
To help foster in each student a desire to know and obey the will of God as revealed in the Scriptures.
Romans 12: 1 and 2– Therefore, I urge you, brothers in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God- this is your spiritual act of worship. Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is- His good, pleasing and perfect will.
Ephesians 5: 15 to 17 – Be very careful, then, how you live- not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is.
1 Thessalonians 4:1 to 3 – Finally, brothers, we instructed you how to live in order to please God, as in fact you are living. Now we ask you and urge you in the Lord Jesus to do this more and more. For you know what instructions we gave you by the authority of the Lord Jesus. It is God’s will that you should be sanctified…
To assist parents in equipping the Student to carry out the will of God daily.
Luke 10:27 – He answered: “ ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’; and ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ ”
1 Thessalonians 3:13 – May He strengthen your hearts so that you will be blameless and holy in the presence of our God and Father when our Lord Jesus comes with all His holy ones.
Matthew 6:48 – He is like the man building a house, who dug down deep and laid the foundation on rock. When a flood came, the torrent struck the house but could not shake it, because it was well built.
Luke 9:23 – Then He said to them all, “If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.
To impart an understanding of each Christian’s place in the church and its worldwide task of evangelism and discipleship and to stimulate each Student‘s involvement in this task.
Matthew 28:18 to 20 – Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
2 Timothy 2:2 – And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable men who will also be qualified to teach others.
To help develop the “mind of Christ” in each student towards godliness and sin, and to model for them how to live an overcoming life through the exercise of self‑restraint and consideration of others.
Genesis 39:9 – No one is greater in this house than I am. My master has withheld nothing from me except you, because you are his wife. How then could I do such a wicked thing and sin against God?”
Romans 15:1 to 3 – We who are strong ought to bear with the failings of the weak and not to please ourselves. Each of us should please his neighbor for his good, to build him up. For even Christ did not please himself but, as it is written: “The insults of those who insult you have fallen on me.”
1 Corinthians 10:12 and 13 – So, if you think you are standing firm, be careful that you don’t fall! No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; He will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, He will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it.
To encourage the development of self‑discipline and responsibility in the Student based on respect for and submission to God and God‑ordained authority.
2 Thessalonians 3:6 and 10 – In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, we command you, brothers, to keep away from every brother who is idle and does not live according to the teaching you received from us….For even when we were with you, we gave you this rule: “If a man will not work, he shall not eat.”
Romans 13:1 to 3 – Everyone must submit himself to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God. Consequently, he who rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves. For rulers hold no terror for those who do right, but for those who do wrong. Do you want to be free from fear of the one in authority? Then do what is right and he will commend you.
To help the Student develop for himself/herself a Christian world view by approaching all of life and learning from a biblical perspective.
Romans 12:1, 2 – Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God – this is your spiritual act of worship. Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is – His good, pleasing and perfect will.
Genesis 1:27 to 29 – So God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air and over every living creature that moves on the ground.” Then God said, “I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food.