At Sully Christian School, we have been partnering with parents for over 100 years to raise academically strong students rooted in God’s word—believing that Christian education functions as an extension of the Christian home and what parents seek to accomplish in their children’s lives. Teachers will challenge students with rigorous academics and frame the whole of their curriculum and school day through the lens of Scripture, acknowledging God and modeling the love of Jesus through their actions and words.
Our vision for each student is to cultivate discipleship habits and practices that transform the learner to be biblically thinking and academically prepared with Christ’s true knowledge. To be socially graceful and meet the challenges of this world with Christ-like character, while ready to act in response to God’s calling as doers of the Word.
In Col. 2:2, Paul urges believers to be equipped and have a proper understanding of True knowledge, “My goal is that they may be encouraged in heart and united in love, so that they may have the full riches of complete understanding, in order that they may know the mystery of God, namely, Christ.”
Our desire is for children to draw near to God, developing a clear Biblical worldview based on the True knowledge of Christ to respond to the cultural challenges around them. We recognize that “in Him, all things hold together” (Col. 1:15-18), for all true knowledge, flows from the One Creator through the Word.
At Sully Christian School, we want to help students see that spiritual fruit goes far beyond behavior charts and consequences. Spiritual fruit shouldn’t feel forced but should be a direct result of abiding in Christ and depending on the Holy Spirit. We want our students to love Jesus so much that they can’t help but show love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.
Doers of the Word
John writes: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” We know that John speaks of Jesus Christ when he uses the word “Word.” When He set aside His glory and came to earth as a man, He spoke the very words that God gave Him to speak. Therefore, He is the Word of God, both in action and in speech. When we talk with our students about being doers of the Word, we are not just emphasizing that they live out the words of scripture in their lives. We also want them to see that they are to be like Jesus in action, serving in the same way by loving, forgiving, speaking truth, and giving hope to others! School is a place of community for students (and teachers) to learn to live out their calling of serving one another as Jesus did.