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Building Disciples

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Richmond Christian School is committed to clearly presenting the gospel of Jesus Christ to each student, to approach each subject and activity from a Biblical perspective, to offer an excellent academic program, to help each student develop a worldview that is consistent with the Christian faith, and to make ambassadors for Jesus Christ (Colossians 3:17, II Peter 1:5).

Richmond Christian School functions in a complementary role with the Christian home to provide opportunities to build disciples by nurturing each student’s mind, body and soul.

Believing that discipline is a process by which students are guided to develop Christ-like characteristics, discipline is not confined to mere external control, but each student is encouraged and guided to become internally governed through example and precept. “Being transformed into His likeness with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.” (I Corinthians 3:18b) Biblically-modeled goals of discipline for discipleship help our students understand how the impact of their actions have negative and positive consequences upon others and themselves. Outward actions and hidden motives behind moral choices and decisions are carefully examined in light of Scripture. We discuss how to strengthen our walk with Christ by steps of confession, repentance, forgiveness, and restoration. As we respond to the call of discipleship, we must ask, “Where will it lead us?” Discipleship means choosing to do the right thing because it brings honor to the Lord.

The goal of discipline is to become a mature believer who recognizes the temptation to do wrong and how to avoid the wrong doing in the future. The student will discuss with their Principal how to repent from their sinful actions, restore their relationship with God, the teacher, and possibly classmates and how to continue to be under God’s protection and provision.