Core Values

Primacy of Truth
The God who created the universe has established all knowledge, and a search for Truth is a search for Him. God’s revelation of truth as revealed in the Scriptures forms the basis for true wisdom and knowledge.

Proverbs 2:1‐7   “My son, if you accept my words and store up my commands within you, turning your ear to wisdom and applying your heart to understanding, and if you call out for insight and cry aloud for understanding, and if you look for it as for silver and search for it as for hidden treasure, then you will understand the fear of the LORD and find the knowledge of God. For the LORD gives wisdom, and from his mouth come knowledge and understanding.

2 Timothy 3:15‐16  “and how from infancy you have known the holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is God‐breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness…”

Pursuit of Excellence
Excellence is the standard that guides all that we do because God does what He does with excellence.  We will undertake no program, project or initiative unless it can be accomplished in an excellent manner with excellent results. However, excellence does not mean bigger, better, or more. It means the most appropriate use of God given resources to best accomplish His purposes with CHA as outlined in the Scriptures, the school Mission Statement and the analysis of godly leaders. We are here to accomplish God’s excellent plan under his mighty control.

Psalm 90:17 “Let the favor of the Lord our God be upon us; and confirm for us the work of our hands; Yes, confirm the work of our hands.”

Colossians 3:23‐24  “Whatever you do, do your work heartily, as for the Lord rather than for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance. It is the Lord Christ whom you serve.”  

Genesis 1:4  “God was that the light was good, and he separated the light from the darkness.”

Genesis 1:10  “God called the dry ground ‘land’ and the gathered waters he called ‘seas.’ And God saw that it was good.

Genesis 1:31  “God saw all that He had made, and it was very good. And there was evening, and there was morning—the sixth day.

Ephesians 5:1  “Be imitators of Christ, therefore, as dearly loved children”

Perspective and Balance
As a community, we must encourage dependence upon God in every area of our lives to give us His perspective and His definition of balance.  God has created us to worship Him in every area of life through praise, prayer, service, work, study, play, rest and through our families and relationships. There is a proper time for each of these pursuits and CHA must encourage godly balance and perspective in the lives of its students, families and staff.

Ecclesiastes 3:1 “There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven.”

Matthew 6:33 “But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.”

Partnership
CHA is part of a three‐sided partnership linking family, church and school, each of which has a distinct role, a defined expertise and appropriate parameters. With consistent values, beliefs and actions, we work together to form a foundation that gives parents the best opportunity to raise a child to be a lifetime follower of Jesus Christ.  

Deuteronomy 6:4‐8    “Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one. Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates.”

Proverbs 22:6  “Train up a child in the way he should go, even when he is old he will not depart from it.” Hebrews 10:25  “…not forsaking our own assembling together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another; and all the more as you see the day drawing near.”

Purpose
It is the purpose of CHA to “offer an exemplary education based on biblical values to the children of Christian families, equipping them to be lifetime followers of Jesus Christ.”  Our purpose then is clear:  it is to help develop the next generation of spiritual leadership and to equip them to understand how to integrate their faith and knowledge with their daily lives. Moreover, God has created each of us with a specific purpose. He has given each one of us a unique set of abilities, talents and passions. We seek to help identify and maximize each child’s and each employee’s unique, God‐given potential and to encourage parents to share their abilities and talents with the school.

Colossians 2:2‐3  “My purpose is that they may be encouraged in heart and united in love, so that they may have the full riches of complete understanding, in order that they may know the mystery of God, namely, Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.”

1 Corinthians 12:4‐7 “There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit. There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. There are different kinds of working, but the same God works all of them in all men. Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good.”

Ephesians 2:10 “For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them.”  

Privilege
We consider it a privilege to be involved in Christian education on a daily basis.  We seek to serve one another in the CHA community in humility and with a passion and commitment to excellence.  

Romans 12:11  “Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord.”

Colossians 3:12 “Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.”

Priority
It must be the priority of Christian parents and educators to nurture a young person’s authentic relationship with Jesus Christ. It is also essential that we pass on to the next generation the accumulated wisdom of our Christian faith and knowledge of the world around us. We must ensure that our students acquire not only knowledge (acquisition of information) and understanding (knowledge of right and wrong,) but most importantly, wisdom (the making of God honoring choices).  

Proverbs 1:7‐9 “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and discipline. Listen, my son, to your father’s instruction and do not forsake your mother’s teaching.  They will be a garland to grace your head and a chain to adorn your neck.”

Matthew 28:19‐20  “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

Ephesians 1:18‐19a “I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, and his incomparably great power for us who believe…”

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