Why We Chose Liberty–A Pastor’s Perspective on Liberty Classical

Dona Nobis Pacem” is translated to mean, “Lord, grant us peace.”

These Latin words of praise fill the halls of the school as the children (grades K-5th grade) leave morning assembly and begin their day of school. It's an incredible experience to hear the voices of these children echo throughout the halls in worship. As the Bible says, “This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.” (Psalm 118:24).

As a parent, I do not take for granted the educational environment that Liberty provides. But as a pastor, I am especially grateful for all that I have seen and experienced.

First, Liberty takes the overall personal development of the student seriously. Classes and courses are taught through a classical Christian education curriculum. From kindergarten through high school, students have been guided by a unified Christ-centered objective to make them well-rounded and prepared for the next stages of life. Education and character go hand-in-hand. And this process is intentional as Liberty desires to see their students become influencers for Christ in all levels of society.

That Liberty is committed to advancing a biblical, Christian worldview can be a rare find for our students today. Today’s world is increasingly antagonistic towards Christ-centered values. Unfortunately, many school curriculums are being influenced by a culture that devalues our sacred identity as people made in the image of God - sometimes without parents even knowing. Liberty, on the other hand, has a steadfast commitment to exalt Jesus, affirm the Bible, commit to engage the culture and represent these values with excellence and faithfulness. For this, I am thankful.

While pursuing high standards of character and Christ-Centered values, Liberty also pursues and promotes the highest of academic expectations. I firmly believe that we worship God and honor Him when we do our best with all that He has given us. Paul says in 1 Corinthians 10:31, "Whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God." You will find this influence at Liberty within their school, educational curriculum and programs. While many students enjoy competition, and strive for awards and recognition, students are equally praised for exceptionally hard work and effort. It is amazing to see students strive for the Glory of God, and to be pleased with themselves when they know their efforts are for the Lord. To teach children that striving is not in vain, but for the ultimate satisfaction of their Creator. Children own this concept. And it is these values and lessons, coupled with academic excellence, that our children need to learn if they want to successfully compete, thrive, and influence the world for good.

We continue to pray that God would lead Liberty into more years of student development and continue to bless the school with godly leadership, that is Christ-centered and done with excellence for many years to come.

Jared Carlson
Senior Pastor of GracePoint Church and Dad of 2 Liberty Classical Academy Students