CHRISTIAN LIFE — MISSION AND PHILOSOPHY

The philosophy of Wesleyan School acknowledges reliance upon God as Creator, Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, and the Holy Spirit as the Divine Presence in the world. As a school, we believe in God and personally choose to follow Jesus and depend on Him for guidance. Wesleyan believes that the Scripture of the Old and New Testaments is the ultimate source of truth in all matters of faith and life. We seek to live out Christian principles and beliefs in our personal and professional lives so that we may effectively encourage and promote the spiritual, intellectual, physical, and social growth of our students.


2016-17 SCRIPTURE THEME — LOVE
AUGUST
Love is... the greatest of these.
SEPTEMBER
Love is... patient and kind.
OCTOBER
Love is... not envious, boastful, proud, or rude.
NOVEMBER
Love... forgives.
DECEMBER
Love... always trusts, always hopes.
JANUARY
Love... rejoices in the truth.
FEBRUARY
Love... always protects.
MARCH
Love is... selfless.
APRIL
Love... perseveres.
MAY
Love... never fails.

We evidence our Christian belief by our maintenance of a required Bible curriculum in each division of the school. This classroom study encourages a Biblical literacy that cannot be easily or widely achieved without the academic rigor of regular, required inspection. In addition to classroom study, we also provide a variety of opportunities outside of the classroom, through service, missions, chapel and Bible studies, for students to explore the ministry and teaching of Christ.

Bible Studies


Hebrews 10:25 - "Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another — and all the more as you see the Day approaching."

Throughout scripture we are reminded that following Christ is best done in community. We need brothers and sisters in Christ for encouragement, accountability, guidance, and fellowship. To that end, Wesleyan offers Bible Studies, divided by grade and gender, to all students who are interested. Each group is led by one or more faculty committed to the growth and guidance of students in their care.

Chapel


Communal Worship is an integral part of a healthy walk with Christ. To that end, students in Lower School, Middle School and High School attend weekly chapel services in order to worship through music, prayer, and the study of scripture. Each division caters these services to the specific needs of their students, but all three share the same goal – to glorify, honor and praise the name of Christ.

Parents


One of the words most often associated with Wesleyan is “family”. The bonds created among the students, faculty and staff tend to resemble those of an intimate family relationship. It is only fitting, therefore, that we incorporate actual, real-life family into the fabric of the school as well. In the Christian Life department, we are always looking for ways to connect parents to each other and to the school, in order to expand the “Wesleyan family” beyond simply the student body and faculty.