Not only do our students complete a challenging academic program, they are also encouraged and challenged to deepen their relationship with Jesus Christ.
We believe that the Bible is the inspired word of God and have made it the foundation that underlies all of our lessons at Westminster. This foundation, along with a Biblical integration throughout academic and extra-curricular activities, creates an ideal environment for spiritual growth. Here are five ways our students strengthen their faith.
Trusting in the Lord
As it says in Proverbs 3:5-6, “Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.” Learning to trust God, even when we face difficult or uncertain situations, can be challenging. However, strong mentor figures can help reinforce the importance of trust through demonstration and role modeling. Our teachers, coaches, sponsors and other staff are committed to trusting God and helping students learn to do so as well.
Building strong relationships with others is important. The church is the body of Christ, and we are stronger when we work together. As children learn to encourage others and be compassionate, thoughtful leaders, they become better at developing relationships with their peers.
Our warm, supportive atmosphere fosters these healthy peer to peer relationships. We also actively teach students to encourage others by celebrating kindness in the classroom and providing opportunities to build relationships. For example, students in elementary school have pen pals between the two campuses and students in grades 7-12 participate in Life Groups.
Hiding God’s Word in Their Hearts
Our commitment to the word of God reflects in every area of our teachings, particularly in our effort to teach students how to be Christian leaders in today’s world. We believe that giving children a strong biblical foundation is the best way to help them become the best men and women God created them to be. To develop this foundation, we encourage routine study and reflection; our students attend daily Bible class and regular Chapel. They also memorize scripture and learn to actively relate it to their lessons.
Service is a tangible way we can share God’s love with others. At Westminster, students learn to give to and serve others. This includes both local and international opportunities for service, such as local service days and mission trips to South America and other parts of the world. By providing students with the opportunity to spread the word of God in measurable, impactful ways, we reinforce altruistic ideals that are the basis of a healthy relationship to Christ.
Learning to Persevere
Life isn’t easy, but learning to persevere through difficult situations is a crucial skill. We teach students to have faith and not give up, even when things get tough. This perspective is based on Romans 5:4, “Endurance develops strength of character, and character strengthens our confident hope of salvation.” Our students learn to work hard, be the best they can be, and utilize God-given talents for good.
Raising up strong children committed following Christ isn’t an easy task, but it is certainly an important one. At Westminster, we create an environment that strengthens students’ faith to be equipped to impact the world around them for Christ. Learn more about the value Westminster can provide for your child at our website.