What is Christ-like character? Essentially, it is becoming like Jesus.
At North Christian, we strive to build character along with academics.
Fruits of Spirit
Spiritual fruit will reveal itself in our lives as a change in our character and outlook. As we spend time with Jesus and get to know Him better, His thoughts will become our thoughts. His purpose will become our purpose. We will become like Jesus. When cultivated and grown these seeds blossoms into a tree that bears spiritual fruit. At North Christian School, our goal is to become more Christ like. We look for these qualities in our students and staff and build a “spiritual garden” where our fruits grow and develop throughout the school year.
Service Learning Projects
At North Christian School, we have implemented a teaching method similar to Project Based Learning, or PBL, to create a school-wide service project. Projects motivate students to gain knowledge, and they remember it longer. Our service project gives students the chance to apply the skills they learn in school to personally relevant and real-world situations. Our students learn skills such as, how to think critically, solve problems, work in teams, and make presentations. These skills help students succeed in the future, both in school and in today’s work world.
Our project is called “Feeding the Hungry”. Students learn about how to be the hands and feet of Christ now and, that though they are still children, they can make a difference. The project’s Driving Statement, which focuses our work, is “I can make a difference to those in need”. The Scripture that will accompany all we do for this endeavor is 1 Corinthians 10:31 and 1 Corinthians 12:12. Students are involved in researching relevant information, interviewing community members, preparing both written and oral presentations. Students work in teams, guided by their classroom teacher. We work with other service ministry organizations and possibly hearing from them for special events.
Chapel is a weekly gathering of all students and faculty for a time of worship, prayer and Bible lesson. Each grade recites their memory verse for the week. Several times a year, Chapel is student led. During Chapel, students are recognized for exhibiting Fruit of the Spirit characteristics.
Discipline at North Christian School is grounded in Scripture. (Reference: Proverbs 12:1, 13:18 and 24, 22:15; Ephesians 5:1-4, Hebrews 12, I Corinthians 13, and Revelations 3:19.)
Just as discipline and disciple come from the same root word, the school believes that the full meaning and intent of discipline should be not only to correct behavior, but also to build up, encourage, and train an individual in concepts and behavior that is pleasing to God. God admonishes us that reproof and correction are to be administered in love and with a measure of grace and compassion. In this context, discipline must never be administered vindictively, in anger or devoid of forgiveness, or in a manner that is demeaning to the worth of an individual. Discipline is ordained of God for the building of character and the training of behavior.