What does it mean for our St. Paul graduates to serve with a passion for Christ? What attributes of character will they possess? What strengths will they need to uniquely shape the world in which they live?
The answers to these vital questions, we believe,
are ultimately found in the person and work of Jesus Christ. It is by
knowing him and walking in
step with his character that our students will truly thrive as Christian
leaders whose words and actions make a profound impact on
the world around
them. In pursuit of this goal, we
have identified seven ideals to help guide our service and leadership
curriculum: Humility, Wisdom, Mercy,
Justice, Integrity, Hope and Courage.
Drawn from passages in the New Testament, these ideals provide a
Biblical model of what we hope a passion for Christ will look like in
of our sixth-grade graduates.
As followers of Christ, the type of leadership we
seek to develop takes on the nature of servant and might often lead us
some uncomfortable places. We are
called to use our power, resources, and gifts, not to protect ourselves
the suffering of the world, but to bring redemption, hope, and love into
suffering world. Since the ideals mentioned above are best learned
and practiced through real-life experiences, we have designed eight
developmentally-appropriate service projects for our students in grades
Below are a few examples of the projects that our students and teachers have designed and carried out in recent years as well as some information about how our students are practicing leadership on and off campus.