Beliefs matter. Our culture teaches us that beliefs are merely personal opinion, but this casual opinion ignores the fact that our beliefs determine our values and our view of the world, which in turn governs our choices. Biblically, belief is not a matter of opinion, but rather it is the logical conclusion that we draw from the evidence in front of us. Extensive studies show that our core beliefs, values and view of the world are largely set by the age of 13.* So, these early years have enormous importance to how we live and how we make choices throughout our lives.
At FCS, during these critical formative years, our students learn that Jesus Christ is our Lord and Savior, that He died on the cross to set us free from the penalty of our sin, and that we are called to grow in our relationship with God. Our students learn that God is trustworthy, and following Him is the basis for a fulfilled life. Our students further learn that loving God requires us to fully develop our minds, as intellectual growth and spiritual development are fully joined. Our students learn that all truth is God's truth and that studying the world around us allows us to grow in relationship with the Creator. Our students learn that loving God results in loving and serving others. Our students learn that living according to God's truth gives the greatest opportunity to grow personally and to positively impact the world around them.
*Futurecast, George Barna, 2012