Value number 1: Biblical Principles
Thoughts from Headmaster, Rebekah Hagstrom
Liberty Classical Academy’s Body of Values begin with Biblical Principles. Why is this one listed first? Because it encompasses ALL the values; the rest follow naturally from the standard of Biblical Principles. It is arguably, then, the most important value of all as it serves as a summary statement for the others.
By definition, values set a standard by which we conduct ourselves. They are our ideals. Therefore, in elevating Biblical Principles as our first and foremost value, we are asking our whole school community to live and work by the Principles held within the Bible. If we are doing so, our interactions, our work ethic, our relationships, our likes and dislikes, our notions of right and wrong, will all reflect the Principles God lays out in the Bible.
In order to develop an understanding of what it means to live by Biblical Principles with our students, we tie them into all coursework, discipline, off-campus trips, extra-curricular activities, school events, and all other elements of Liberty’s program.
Examples of Biblical Principles include:
- The Fruits of the Spirit: Love, joy, peace, patience, faithfulness, kindness, goodness, gentleness and self-control
- The Golden Rule: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you
- God’s grace and forgiveness
- Hard work
- The value of life and humanity
- The importance of Biblical marriage and family
- Individual responsibility
- Servant heart and attitude
Finally, by emphasizing these Biblical Principles in all elements of our school, we’re enabling our students to embrace the truth of God’s Word throughout their school day and in all of their learning and related school programming. We pray this leads to their desire to embrace and reflect these Biblical Principles in their own lives.