2020 - 2021 Members
Craig Harper (Chairman) - What do you want SCS students to learn about life?
I believe we should prepare students to be effective servants of Christ. In order to advance this mission, we attempt to live out God’s standards of truth, faithfulness, and integrity. SCS, to me, strives to live out 1 Peter 4:10, ESV “As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace:”
Michael Murphy (Vice Chairman) - What do you feel is the most important part of a Christian education?
The most important part of Christian education is to place an intentional focus on the Word of God in every aspect of the educational experience for our students. A biblical focus allows our school to feed the spirit while we are feeding the minds of our students. By feeding the spirit, we are able to teach our students to think, lead, and love in God honoring ways.
Mark Hendrickson (Treasurer) - What is the SCS mission in your words?
The mission of the school is to equip our children for a life in Christ on the foundation of His Word, permeating all that they learn. My hope is that each student graduates with a lifelong love of learning and an understanding that godly living is not about perfection, but about Grace, forgiveness, and gaining wisdom.
Ephesians 6:10-18 describes the Whole Armor of God. Our children will know that the Lord has provided everything needed to overcome the difficulties of this life, to triumph over spiritual warfare, and to shine brightly in this world. SCS is an important part of equipping our children to thrive in this world, regardless of what they encounter. The school is a place where Truth can be planted and established in the heart of students, because they will live and lead in a world that is increasingly hostile to Truth. The world desperately needs godly leaders for the next generation. The school is a place where the foundations of leadership can be firmly established and practiced. In the years that follow, others will be drawn to these students because of the Hope they possess and the confidence that comes from a life in Christ.
Kris Boan (Secretary) – How do you feel about Christian Education?
My heart and passion is for Christian education. Since God is the Creator of all, it is important to teach children with God’s word intertwined in all subjects and aspects of life. With God woven into every aspect, children develop the knowledge and a faith to live out in every area of their own life. Proverbs 22:6 (ESV) “Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.”
Jimmy Menis - What do you want SCS students to learn about life?
My desire is for every SCS student graduate in order to have the knowledge that Jesus is the key to everything they will face in life. Their relationship with Jesus will provide them with the ability to face the difficult things they will encounter. Life is not always easy, however, Jesus and their relationship with him will carry them through the most difficult and scary things they will face. They will learn a lot of different things in their classes, which they will need, but the most important thing is they are better Christians for having been at SCS.
Laura Holland - What do you feel is the most important part of Christian education?
I believe that all areas of academics should be taught through the lens of a Biblical worldview that acknowledges and affirms that, "the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom." Proverbs 1:7. I strongly believe that Christian education should stand apart from secular education, in that Christ is the foundation and the model for all areas of the school and student life. This includes academics, student conduct, teacher support and instruction, athletics, discipleship, leadership, and extracurricular activities. As stated in Colossians 1:17, "He (Christ) is before all things, and in him all things hold together." The measure of successful Christian education should be evidence of the immeasurable love of Christ.
Kim Clendenin - What do you want SCS students to learn about life?
I want SCS students to learn how to live life with a Godly perspective through a biblical worldview, for them to be able to go into the next phases of their life with a firm foundation of what living a life honoring Christ looks like.
Patrick Nielsen - Every generation of the church has been forced to grapple with the idea of what it means to be a follower of Jesus in their particular time and place; and while previous generations have faced their own unique struggles, it cannot be denied that today’s young people are being forced to cope with change at an unprecedented rate. To make matters worse, in an age of rampant post-modernism, it’s often difficult to discern what is even true.
I’m passionate about the mission of Statesville Christian School because I believe it’s vital that we give our children the tools they’ll need to understand the times, and stand firm in Christ whenever their moment of crisis arrives.
Romans 12:2 (ESV) - “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.”
Amanda Teeter - What do you believe about Christian education?
In partnership with Christian families, Christian education gives students the opportunity to obtain a Biblical worldview as they grow, learn, develop, and become the next generation of leaders in society. A Christian school environment that nurtures these efforts can provide safety from worldly influences that are counter to God and His Word and demonstrate Christ-like love to its students. Christian school education helps to equip students with confidence in understanding absolute truth from God's Word, as well as sharpen their minds and talents to boldly and unashamedly defend God's Word and Christian values to the culture. I believe students can also learn what it means to be the hands and feet of Jesus as they serve the communities in which they live. Romans 1:16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Jesus Christ, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes...