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Equipping students for a life of faith & learning

Western Mennonite School
Equipping students for a life of faith & learning

Mission Statement

Mission Statement

MISSION STATEMENT

Western Mennonite School equips students for a life of faith and learning by providing a Christ-centered educational experience highlighted by four key distinctives: academic excellence, nurturing community, enrichment opportunities, peace building & service.

Academic Excellence

  • Teach the Bible as the inspired word of God, upholding an Anabaptist interpretation
  • Offer college/university preparatory, technological, practical arts, and fine arts courses
  • Prepare for a lifetime of learning by challenging students to develop analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Commit to help each student reach individual academic goals
  • Promote the value and contributions of all peoples and cultures in the classroom

Nurturing Community

  • Provide a holistic education focusing on the spiritual, intellectual, social, and physical development and wellness of each student
  • Encourage, mentor, and disciple students to develop a personal relationship with Christ, recognizing the presence of the Spirit in daily life exemplified through gratitude, service, and stewardship
  • Encourage active participation within the school, church, and global community by helping students and families to form relationships of accountability and respect within our diverse community

Enrichment Opportunities

  • Provide opportunities for students to develop gifts and interests in athletics, art, drama, and music
  • Offer off-campus educational and exploratory experiences
  • Encourage development of life-long relationships among students and faculty/staff through worship, weekly small groups, and community activities
  • Establish connections to broader church institutions and agencies

Peace Building & Service

  • Model and teach the way of Christ in dealing with life issues, conflicts, and reconciliation
  • Provide opportunities for students to lead, serve, and share their faith journey within the school, church, and global community
  • Assist students in identifying and developing personal spiritual gifts and abilities
  • Promote an awareness and understanding of God’s creation by focusing on the care and stewardship of the earth

WMS is a member of Mennonite Schools Council (MSC) and the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI), and is accredited through AdvancED/Mennonite Education Agency (MEA).

Adopted: 5/23/2002 Revised: 3/30/2016

Faith & Belief Statements

FATIH & BELIEF STATEMENTS

We wish to communicate, by our lives and by our words, the following basic truths:

  1. God loves us. He loves us so much that His own son, Jesus Christ, died to redeem us from sin and to atone for our
  1. God accepts us where we are. We do not try to make ourselves respectable in order to be acceptable. We turn to Him in sorrow for our sins, and He forgives us, cleanses us spiritually, and adopts us into the family of His children. He invites and desires a growing personal relationship with us that is based on love and
  1. The church of Christ is a fellowship comprised of forgiven sinners. Each member had to turn from sin to Christ in order to join the “Body” of Christ, the
  1. Disciples of Christ live by caring love. Christ pours His love into the hearts of Christians through the Holy Spirit, making them compassionate, forgiving and non-retaliatory. They want to invite and welcome people, not crush and destroy them.
  1. The Bible is God’s written word. It is a book written by God’s prophets and apostles informing us of our sin and need, of the incredible love of God for us, and of Jesus Christ who wants to be our Savior and
  1. Christian disciples take their stand on the side of social justice. They believe there should be no discrimination against anyone because of creed, race, gender, or ethnic origin. This means relating to all people in
  1. As Christians, we believe that the only ultimate way to overcome sin and injustice is to invite people to follow Christ; the Holy Spirit convicts and comforts those who come to
  1. Christ’s disciples desire to help one another, to strengthen, encourage, and affirm one another, doing everything in their power to assist those in any kind of need or distress. This help extends to all those in
  1. God hears and answers prayer. To worship, praise, thank, and entreat God for His power and blessing is a natural part of life for the faithful
  1. Christians live with the hope that Christ is coming again to redeem the world and all

Board Adoption: 9/28/04