The foundation of our athletic program is in the physical education classes that are required through grade 9. The Bible teaches us that while God lived in the tabernacle and temple in Old Testament days, in our age He has chosen to inhabit the Christian’s body (1 Corinthians 3:16). In physical education classes, all students are taught the biblical stewardship of the body as the temple of God through basic motor development, physical fitness, and the development of lifetime individual and team lifetime sports skills, all while stressing the governing principles of the "worthy walk" (Ephesians 4:1).
Current culture worships the body with an obsession with physical beauty, physical prowess, and physical pleasure. As a Christian school, we desire to be purposefully counterculture. We understand that interscholastic athletics provide a microcosm of life where rules, boundaries, strategies, victories, defeats and relationships are tools to hone Christlike character and leadership opportunities that will be practiced through life in the family, the church, and the workplace. Students involved in that kind of training are an asset to a school.
A high school varsity program began in 2010. In 2013 a middle school interscholastic program began. This year we were able to bridge between the middle school program and varsity program with a junior varsity program. All of our programs have had good success, with the varsity girls volleyball and boys soccer and basketball teams winning state championships for the 2013-2014 school year--their first year for state eligibility. We congratulate the middle school girls volleyball team for achieving their conference championship this year. The varsity girls and guys begin the defense of last year's state championships this week. Please pray that God will use this “battle” to hone the Christlike character of our athletes, coaches, and fans.