Trinity Lutheran School has been established to assist parents in the Christian training
of their children. “Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will
not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6 We strive to minister to the whole child in the light
of God’s grace for each child, with a proper distinction of Law and Gospel, that all may
acknowledge their sinfulness and their need for a Savior. “All have sinned and fall short
of the glory of God.” Romans 3:23 According to the Explanation of the Third Article of
the Apostles' Creed, the Holy Spirit is the One who calls, gathers, enlightens, and
sanctifies each child. The school is an avenue to carry out Christ’s Great Commission
to share the Gospel throughout the world. “Go and make disciples of all nations,
baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.”
Matthew 28:19 Through the work of the Holy Spirit, the faculty and staff are
instruments to equip families to share Christ and the gift of salvation.
Our primary educational responsibility is to help each child grow in the knowledge of the Lord, mature in this faith, and respond by sharing Christ’s love with others. “Grow in the knowledge of God.” Colossians 1:10 “Keep on loving each other as brothers.” Hebrews 13:1 We strive to accomplish this through Bible study, modeling Christ-like behavior, and the integrating of God’s Word in all areas of instruction.
As we prepare children for living as Christian citizens, it is necessary that they develop academically in the areas of language arts, math, social sciences, natural sciences, and technology. We strive for the most effective means of instruction in these academic areas. “Whatever you do, do it all to the glory of God.” 1 Corinthians 10:31
As Christians, we believe that our bodies are the temples of the Holy Spirit. “Do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit?” 1 Corinthians 6:19 We need to care for this body physically as well as spiritually. The physical education programs are provided to develop healthy bodies through activities, health instruction, and Christian sportsmanship.
Children also need to experience the aesthetic beauty of God’s world. “They will speak of the glorious splendor of your majesty and I will meditate on your wonderful works.” Psalm 145:5 Through music, art, and drama, children learn to appreciate the beauty around them. “He has made everything beautiful in his time. “ Ecclesiastes 3:11 We continually strive for ways to expand their knowledge of and appreciation for the arts.
Acknowledging the importance of social and
emotional health, we encourage Christian
interaction throughout the day and seek
opportunities to help children develop skills
needed to ensure healthy relationships and
emotional well-being. “The fruit of the Spirit is
love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness,
faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.”
Galatians 5: 22-23
Total Christian education encompasses all
areas of a child’s development. It is an
involvement of the whole child – a chosen and
redeemed possession of Christ.
“You know that you were not redeemed with
perishable things such as silver and gold…but
with the precious blood of Christ.”
1 Peter 1:18-19