COMMITMENT TO PURPOSE
Apple Valley Christian School is fully committed to our purpose to fulfill the mission that God has set before us. “Therefore…, offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God – this is your spiritual act of worship. Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is – His good, pleasing and perfect will.” Romans 12:1-2
We take our commitment to educate students for the glory of God very seriously. We feel strongly that Christians today must take a strong stand to defend truth. Unfortunately, our current society relegates truth to whatever one chooses to believe. Many people today (Christians included) cannot adequately give intelligent, coherent reasons for what they believe. We believe it is imperative to prepare young Christians to meet head-on the relativistic belief systems, or worldviews, of today’s post-Christian culture. As the Bible teaches, “Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect, keeping a clear conscience….” I Peter 3:15
Our goal is to equip young Christian leaders, committed to the concept of excellence in all areas of their lives, with the knowledge and real understanding of what truth is so that they can go out into the world and intelligently and lovingly communicate that truth to an unbelieving culture. We fully comprehend the enormity of this task and know that this goal is impossible to accomplish without the total and complete commitment of our AVCS faculty and staff.
It is important to realize that Apple Valley Christian School is not just a school, is not just a Christian school. There are many schools, and many Christian schools, that are fine academic institutions, and even fine Christian academic institutions. Our mission, however, is unique. And, for that reason, our faculty and staff, students and families, must also be unique and truly committed to that vision and mission.