Christian Governance: The Cord Principle
The Board establishes the mission, hires the Head of School, plans for the future, and provides the resources (money and facilities) needed for that plan to succeed. The Administration, led by the Head, determines the vision, carries out the Board’s plan, and supports the faculty to success.
The Christian School: The Kingdom Principle
The Christian school is one that intends for its children to bring God’s kingdom “on earth as it is in heaven” (the Christian School Management motto), creates its mission carefully and delivers it with excellence, and recognizes Jesus as the Master Teacher.
Christian Teachers: The Love Principle
1 Corinthians 13:4-8a (NIV)
“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.”
Christian Philanthropy: The Mary Principle
Christian schools need supporters who will give of their abundance (at whatever level that indicates) in order to further the work of the school. While parents can be expected to pay tuition and fees for the services they receive, that money typically does not purchase property, build facilities, or provide items that are over and above normal everyday expenses.