St. Paul Lutheran school strives to provide a superior Christ-centered education to children from Pre-Kindergarten through Eighth Grade. Our fundamental mission is to support parents seeking to instill in their children the spiritual values that will equip them for a life of service. We promote responsibility, self-confidence and academic excellence in a loving, Christian environment.
As an important ministry of the congregation, St. Paul Lutheran School helps to fulfill and extend the New Life Strategy.
At St. Paul, our goal is to do everything possible to meet the needs of the whole child: spiritual, intellectual, emotional, physical, social, and aesthetic. Every aspect of a child's daily experience is Christ-centered.
New-living through the grace of Christ.
(Romans 6:4; Corinthians 5:17)
Through their Christian lives, students bear testimony to each other and to their community. By the work of the Holy Spirit, growing and healhty relationships can be nurtured so that a clear Gospel witness can be given.
Explaining the hope that Christ has given us.
(1 Peter 3:15; Colossians 4:5-6; Acts 5:20)
Evangelism is always presnt for and through the children who attend the school. Our ministry seeks to prepare each participant to offer a simple, clear testimony of God's grace. Children learn t witness naturally and effectively as they obsereve their teachers and others around them.
Worshipping God in the spirit of New Life.
(Hebrews 10:19-25; Colossians 3:15-17)
Worship in a Lutheran school is not confined to the daily classroom devotion or to the whole-school worship experiences; it occurs throughout the day. By learning to pray privately and corporately whenever needs or opportunities arise, children experience growth in ther prayer lives. Teachers provide a Christan model by leading worship in school, by faithfully attending congregational worship, and by participating in other aspects of congregational worship life. Students lead and participate in worship in their classrooms. They praise God through hymns, songs, and various other liturgical forms common to us as Lutheran Christians.
Learning Christ's power and purpose for living.
(Acts 2:42-47; Colossians 2:6-7; 2 Peter 1: 5-11)
Education occurs daily in all subjects to prepare children to serve God and people throughout their lives. Children's faith in Christ is nurtured by the Holy Spirit through an active study of God's Word whereby they receive from Him power and purpose for living. Children are taught the demands of God's law and are comforted by the saving Gospel of Jesus Christ. Our goal is to have all subjects taught by Lutheran Christians who are academically prepared to teach from the Christian viewpoint. Using their God-given abilities, students and teachers strive for excellence and they use effective, up-to-date learning and teaching materials. St. Paul Lutheran School serves families in various ways and helps parents carry out their parental responsibilities in Christian education. Although we as an institution would like to reach all children through this ministry, we realize that that is not possible in all cases. Effectively educating each and every child, although ideal is not always possible due to our limitations and their wide vareity of abilities and needs. Whenever possible, we work to assist families in finding those avenues or opportunities which would best suit the needs of children and families.
Investing personally in ministry.
(1 Peter 4:7-11; Ephesians 4:11-3)
The children receive encouragement and instruction to live in service to Christ and other and are prepared to become responsible stewards of their talents in a joy-filled Christian life. To prepare for this service, they are taught to develop and use their abilities in further schooling and in adult life.
Fellowshiping with others in joy and sorrow.
(Galatians 6:2; Romans 12:9-16)
Students and staff accept one another as fellow members of the body of Christ. They play together, support and encourage one another, and witness to one another. Teachers and students work together to maintain a classroom atmosphere of love and joy. Each person's uniqueness is recognized, and individuals are helped to achieve their full potential. Each knows that he or she is a valued, accepted, respected part of the St. Paul family. The family and it's members are valued as an important part of the larger congregational community and as a part of the body of Christ.
Extending Christ's influence in our world.
(Acts 2:47; 2 Corithians 5:16-21; 1 Thessalonians 1:4-10)
Children of unchurched families hear the Good News of Jesus' love thorgh the teaching of God's Word so that they Holy Spirit can work faith in their hearts and they can share the Good News with their family and friends. Lutheran Christian doctrine is carefully taught so those who come to faith may choose to become members of a congregation of the The Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod at an appropriate time. Children are led to help others, not only in the school, but also in the community and the world. Teachers encourage Christ-like compassion and love for all people. As opportunity permits, teachers and students volunteer to serve others together and separately.