Philosophy

The philosophy of ministry of Warsaw Christian School begins with the understanding that it is an integral part of the local church and must support the church in the fulfillment of its commission as given by Christ Himself.

The commission, found in Matthew 28:16-20, focuses on the person of Jesus Christ. The disciples who saw Christ worshipped Him. On the basis of His authority as God He gave them, and through them us, the commission to go and make disciples who would do the same. Thus the goal is to bring each disciple to the place where he can genuinely worship the Savior.

Christ established through His commission to the church the method whereby this objective will be accomplished. First, a person must confess and forsake sin, and acknowledge Christ as Lord and begin a personal relationship with Him. Second, the believer’s desire for public identification with God throughout his life is reflected in obedience to baptism. The discipleship process focuses on more than just indoctrination. Christ commands His church to teach disciples a lifestyle of obedience based on what He has commanded. The source of that teaching is the inerrant Word of God centered on the Living Word, Jesus Christ. Third, the process of education in the Christian school must be in concert with the home, which is to teach children to love God with all their heart, soul, mind and strength. This principle is found in Deuteronomy 6:1-9; Psalm 78:1-8; Proverbs 22:6; Matthew 22:37,38; Mark 12:29,30; and Ephesians 6:4.

To teach a student any knowledge without consciously recognizing the source and purpose of life would be dishonest with the student, therefore, the knowledge of Jesus Christ and of the Bible becomes the key and coordinating principle of education, for He is the source of all truth. Only a Christ-centered education can have lasting meaning and can validly prepare youth for a life of worship and wholesome contentment.