Inspiring Christ-like world changers through discipleship.1
Journeying with families to cultivate unshakable relationships with Jesus through Holy Spirit-inspired education2 for Kingdom advancement.
Discipleship is teaching, but it includes more than just academics. People grow up looking for role models—parents, athletes, entertainers, friends, and teachers. We want to be like them. A disciple is trained to live out the example of the teacher. The greatest teacher ever is Jesus. LCA desires for our teachers to model the teachings and life of Jesus through their everyday interactions with the students in the classroom to be an example of what and whom Jesus is all about. It does not mean we expect our teachers to be perfect, as that has only been achieved by Jesus. However, even in their own imperfections, the character of Jesus is portrayed by teachers as they show humbleness, teaching ability and submission. The teacher is the role model to the students who in turn become role models to other students as they learn and grow.
It is about character and fostering a relationship with Jesus. It is about teaching who Jesus is and how He lived. It is about modelling the character of Jesus for the students and encouraging them to model His behaviour. It is about challenging students to do their best in all they do. If something is worth doing, then it is worth doing well. It is about challenging students to achieve their full academic potential. It is about helping students recognize the gifts and talents that they have been given. It is about partnering with parents to provide a healthy and safe classroom environment that fosters personal social spiritual and academic growth for students. It is about providing opportunities for students to become grounded in their faith.
2. Holy Spirit-Inspired Education
What sets our classrooms apart from other schools in the community is the presence of the Holy Spirit within the staff through their personal relationship with Jesus and their personal commitment to God. LCA invites/welcomes Holy Spirit to reside within the school to lead and direct teachers as they teach students using the tools afforded them by Alberta education the LCA board and the Holy Spirit. It is a tool that is provided by God for those in relationship with Him to address the individual needs of the students. It allows for those aha moments when Holy Spirit speaks truth and understanding either directly to a student or through a teacher to answer a question whether it is academic, social, or spiritual in nature. We are not simply relying on our own strengths and abilities as educators.
5 Those who are dominated by the sinful nature think about sinful things, but those who are controlled by the Holy Spirit think about things that please the Spirit. 6 So letting your sinful nature control your mind leads to death. But letting the Spirit control your mind leads to life and peace.
– Romans 8:5-6
Principles and Beliefs
All students have the capacity to learn.
The success of students is the shared responsibility of students, parents, school, church, community, and government.
Lighthouse Christian Academy is accountable to the parents of the students in the school and therefore encourages parents to take an active role in the education of their children.
All curriculum and activities within the operation of the school will reinforce the religious purposes of LCA.
To be successful, Lighthouse Christian Academy must continue to recognize God, as described in the Holy Bible, as the centre of all facets of the ministry. Prayer and reading of the Word is a necessary, daily part of everyone’s life.
Discipline, obedience, and honesty are always observed. Students are entitled to a safe, secure, and caring learning environment where everyone is respected and valued.
All Scripture references are either from the New Living Translation (2004, 2007, 2013) of the Holy Bible, which is the accepted version for students and staff to use as part of their school supply list, or The New International Version (1967, 2011) of the Holy Bible, which was the previously used version for the school.