Living for the Lord

Addressing the spiritual development of the LCA student
  • Christ-like character
    • 5:22-23 “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.”
  • Desire to glorify God
    • 5:16 “Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.”
  • Service to God
    • 12:1 “Therefore I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship.”
  • Biblical knowledge
    • 9:10 “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.”
  • Active part of the Body of Christ
    • Rom 12:5-8 “For just as we have many members in one body and all the members do not have the same function, so we, who are many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another. Since we have gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, each of us is to exercise them accordingly: if prophecy, according to the proportion of his faith; if service, in his serving; or he who teaches, in his teaching; or he who exhorts, in his exhortation; he who gives, with liberality; he who leads, with diligence; he who shows mercy, with cheerfulness.”

Caring for Community

Addressing the social and personal development of the LCA student
  • Christian worldview
    • Amos 4:13 For behold, He who forms mountains and creates the wind and declares to man what are His thoughts, He who makes dawn into darkness and treads on the high places of the earth, the Lord God of hosts is His name.”
  • Physical health
  • Social interaction
  • Global engagement
    • Psalm 22:27-28 “All the ends of the earth will remember and turn to the Lord, and all the families of the nations will worship before You. For the kingdom is the Lord’s and He rules over the nations.”
  • Responsible citizenship
    • Rom 13:1 “Every person is to be in subjection to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those which exist are established by God.”
  • Service to others
    • 2:3-4 “Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves; do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others.”
  • Involvement in extracurricular activities
  • Growth in leadership and teamwork
    • Luke 22:25-27 “And He said to them, “The kings of the Gentiles lord it over them; and those who have authority over them are called ‘Benefactors.’ But it is not this way with you, but the one who is the greatest among you must become like the youngest, and the leader like the servant. For who is greater, the one who reclines at the table or the one who serves? Is it not the one who reclines at the table? But I am among you as the one who serves.”
  • Interact with honesty and integrity
    • 11:1-3 “A false balance is an abomination to the Lord, but a just weight is His delight. When pride comes, then comes dishonor, but with the humble is wisdom. The integrity of the upright will guide them, but the crookedness of the treacherous will destroy them.”

Advancing in Academics

Addressing the academic achievements of the LCA student
  • Academic excellence
    • 20:15 “There is gold, and an abundance of jewels; but the lips of knowledge are a more precious thing.”
  • Preparedness for college/work
    • Proverbs 1:5 “A wise man will hear and increase in learning, and a man of understanding will acquire wise counsel”
  • Critical thinking
    • Hebrews 4:12 “For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart.”
  • Ability to use technology appropriately
  • Creative thinking
    • Psalm 40:5 “Many, O Lord my God, are the wonders which You have done, and Your thoughts toward us; There is none to compare with You. If I would declare and speak of them, they would be too numerous to count.”
    • Psalm 92:5 “How great are Your works, O Lord! Your thoughts are very deep.”
  • Mastery of content