Our calling as a Christian school is not to just offer an alternative program to the public school system. Those of us, who have committed our vocational careers to Christian education, firmly believe in the great calling of all parents. Deuteronomy 6 tells us that we are to train our children to love the LORD with all their hearts, soul, mind and strength. Ultimately, we seek to prepare our young people for a world that is increasingly secular.
Kenneth Coley (2006) discusses this concept in his book The Helmsman: leading with courage and wisdom. “Our ultimate goal for our children must be for each one to view all of life from a scripture-centered perspective rather than a human-centered perspective that is taught in secular schools” (p. 7).
This does not mean that our school is a safe and isolating bubble that prevents interaction with the greater world. In fact, Christian education should promote critical thinking and provide a safe environment for students to ask questions—so to seek answers. If we are just sending our children to HCS to protect them from worldly affairs, our purpose is incomplete. We should be choosing Christian education because we believe wholeheartedly what the Bible says in Proverbs 22:6, which instructs parents to train their children in the way he should go. We are blessed in our community because we see ourselves as assisting parents to teach their children a biblical Christian worldview.
My hope is that all our graduates leave HCS prepared to be salt and light in a world that is increasingly bitter and dark.
--Clint Endacott, 2014