Our students have many opportunities to be challenged, grow, and learn through daily devotions, Bible classes, and weekly chapels what it means to live a life of virtue while sharing Christ’s love with everyone. At Dutton Christian School, we do not believe that spiritual formation happens just during Bible and chapel times, but rather is integrated throughout our entire curriculum.
I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the spirit through the bond of peace. There is one body and one spirit, just as you were called to one hope when you were called.
At Dutton Christian, we desire to be one body led by one Spirit living out the one hope to which we were called. We want our students to demonstrate unity in our fractured society, centered on the truth of God’s word. We take this responsibility seriously and joyfully for we have the privilege of nurturing students’ hearts with Biblical truth and equipping their minds through academic excellence in order that they may live out their calling to impact the world for Christ.
This is our mission everyday at DCS. We invite you to join us on this journey.
How do we plan to do this? There are three core practices of Teaching for Transformation that teachers will employ over the course of the school year.
Core Practice #1 – Storyline
Every classroom will have a compelling vision of the Kingdom to create a desire within every student to play his/her part in God’s unfolding story. This storyline is how students will be able to see their learning come together with purpose.
Core Practice #2 – Biblical Throughlines
Every classroom will have ten descriptive roles that invite every student to imagine how to play his/her part in God’s story. Students might picture themselves as Creation Enjoyers, Justice Seekers, Idolatry Discerners, Community Builders and more.
Core Practice #3 – FLEx (Formational Learning Experiences)
Every classroom will provide authentic opportunities for students to practice living the Kingdom story by seeing real needs that require real work to help real people.
Why the focus on transformation? To carry out our mission. It is our promise, as a school, that we will nurture our students’ hearts with Biblical truth and equip our students’ minds through academic excellence, so that they can impact the word for Christ
We truly want to be transformed by God’s Story in order to transform God’s world. We are eager to partner with our community on this journey and thank all of the DCS parents for entrusting their children with us as we learn to play our parts in this story. We look forward to being transformed together