My prideful side would like you to know that ECA has academic and spiritual goals for each student and that they are always being met; my humble and realistic side begs to differ! You see, we are serious about our Mission Statement …
Believe it or not, the academic goals are actually fairly reasonable for us to achieve. Students who attend ECA are primarily from caring, intelligent, Christian families who value our process of education; and a very high majority of our students achieve and advance academically through our school quite readily.
However, we must be fully transparent about the aspect of preparing students to “pursue their purpose in Christ.” While we’d like to guarantee that every ECA student will advance through our program and proclaim Christ as Lord and Savior in their speech, actions, and heart, in actuality we must entrust these students unto the Holy Spirit Himself to bring this goal to fruition!
That being said, this does not stop any of our teachers from faithfully working within the Lord’s framework to do their part in encouraging students to “pursue their purpose in Christ.” In fact, just this past week, I asked each of our principals to have our teachers write a paragraph about what they do to bring students along in this regard; and, quite frankly, I was thrilled with what I read from our teachers. We are truly blessed to have caring Christian teachers who are very creative in working with children of a particular age and maturity to escort them to the next step of spiritual maturity! Most of our teachers included in their responses that they make reference to the Bible, indeed the Word of Christ, to draw these children toward the Savior, who states in Matthew 7:24, “Therefore everyone who hears these words of Mine and acts on them, may be compared to a wise man who built his house on the rock.”