Christian

We desire our students to know and love God with all their heart and mind.

Today’s typical classroom teaches students that human beings are products of probability. It is naturally common for graduates of this philosophy of education to focus on maximizing their own achievements and pursing their dreams. At Covenant, we teach students about something far greater than themselves. Our desire is for students to know and love God with all their heart and mind and to do everything “to Glorify God and Enjoy Him Forever.”

Christ Over All

Christ is Lord of all creation and deserves honor in every area of our lives. Faculty teach with Christ at the core, recognizing their disciplines as explorations into the character and nature of God.  Romans 1:20 states, “For [God’s] invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made.” All truth, beauty, and goodness reflect God’s glory, and academic inquiry should seek to know and love God through learning about His creation.

God’s Story of Redemption

Our faculty mentor students to participate in God’s redemptive plan for all of creation. We cannot understand our purpose unless we know where we came from and what we are designed to do. At Covenant, we believe God created the world good and perfect, humanity rebelled, God redeemed humanity in Christ, and God is working through the church to extend His kingdom. Students are taught to seek and participate in God’s redemptive work in families, churches, institutions, and communities.

To Glorify God and Enjoy Him Forever

If humanity achieved nothing and never did a single good deed, God would still be almighty and perfect. God did not create us out of need, but rather, He created humanity for loving relationship with Him and to worship Him. When we give God the glory for our achievements and successes, we are fulfilling the purpose for which God made us. 1 Corinthians 10:31 says, “So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.” Every strong test score, good race, and completed project should be offered to the glory of God.

Community of Grace and Truth

Serving over thirty churches throughout the South Sound, faculty and student leaders foster an inclusive and tight-knit community where students can be known personally. We believe students feel safe and flourish in environments of grace and truth. Above all we aspire that our students experience the real love of God in our community from students, staff, and faculty.