Mr. Brad Payne
Our academic, fine arts, and athletic programs provide not only instruction and coaching to enable students to develop their skills but also instruction and opportunities for them to use their abilities effectively.
Each gift given by the Lord is valuable. Whether a student is a gifted pianist, a brilliant mathematician, a skilled athlete, a creative artist, or someone with incredible people skills, we do not want to exalt anyone or denigrate another. All have the abilities that God saw fit to give them. Recognizing this, we do not question why one can do what another cannot—nor do we esteem one’s talent to be better than another’s.
Instead, we seek to help our students understand and recognize that whether each individual has one or several abilities, all came from God. They are to be treasured as undeserved but freely given gifts that manifest the goodness of and glorify our God. Our goal is that our programs clearly teach our students to develop their abilities—not being wasteful but by investing them, and doing so always and only for their Lord Jesus Christ.