FWCS's Mission Statement and Educational Goals
The mission of First Wesleyan Christian School is to create mature Christian disciples who will be academically and spiritually equipped to be productive future citizens for both our nation and the Kingdom of God.
The Scriptures teach in Deuteronomy 6:1-7 that a Christian's life cannot be divided into the secular and the sacred and that God's Word must saturate every aspect of a child's daily life. Therefore, FWCS believes that rather than being in a school that teaches nonChristian world life-views and values, children need to be in a school that agrees with the teachings of the home and church. Such an exposure to conflicting values and nonChristian world-views produces uncertainty and spiritual confusion in the minds of Christian children when they are taught one set of values at home and a contradictory set at school.
In order to protect children from this spiritual confusion and to fulfill God's clear command to diligently teach His Word to children in every daily activity, First Wesleyan Christian School seeks to achieve the following spiritual and educational goals.
To create men and women of God through evangelizing, disciplining, and equipping students for a lifetime of service to God and man.
To operate an interdenominational Christian school that honors Christ by being distinctive both spiritually and academically.
To offer Christian families an educational alternative for their children that reinforces and strengthens the spiritual values and beliefs of both the Christian home and local church.
To train future church leaders by equipping students with Biblical knowledge, music, and public speaking skills, and by involving them in service projects.
To develop ethical, productive, and responsible citizens and employees by equipping them with leadership and computer technology skills.
You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, mind, and might. These commandments that I, (the Lord) give you today are to be upon your hearts. Teach them diligently to your children and talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way and when you lie down and when you rise up.
— Deuteronomy 6:5-7
After homeschooling for seven years, we hesitantly decided to place our children back in regular schools. We chose First Wesleyan for our youngest child. She attended FWCS for grades 6th-8th. It was a great transition for her going from home to Christian to public. She has many fond memories of her days at FWCS.
— Jeanne Maricle