Core Values

Core Values

Seven core values provide the foundation for operating LAMS:   Christ is our Center, The Bible is our Belief, Prayer is our Posture, Peacemaking is our Practice, Excellence is our Expectation, Serving is our Strength, Community is our Commitment.

Christ is our Center

Jesus Christ is the Son of God, gracious Savior, and loving Master. His power enables us to serve Him, and His perfect life is our model for character, thought, speech, and action.

"Through Him all things were made; without Him nothing was made that has been made. In Him was life, and that life was the light of men." (John 1:3-4)

The Bible is our Belief

We believe the Bible is the inspired Word of God, accepting it as truth, and following its instruction as the authority on holy living.

"All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in; righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work." (2 Timothy 3:16-17)

Prayer is our Posture

Talking with God is essential because we need His wisdom, guidance, and provision. He is always faithful to lead us and meet our needs as we humbly trust and delight in Him.

"Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you." (Matthew 7:7)

Excellence is our Expectation

We strive for the highest standards of quality, value, and creativity in our educational experience, and encourage this wholehearted effort from all, to the glory of God.

"Serve wholeheartedly, as if you were serving the Lord, not men." (Ephesians 6:7)

Community is our Commitment

Genuinely loving God and one another is the foundation of our relationships. In this community of honesty and trust, we share our lives and support each other in family unity.

"Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.' The second is this: 'Love your neighbor as yourself." (Mark 12:30-31)

Serving is our Strength

God gives each person varied gifts of time, talent, and treasure. Volunteering to share these gifts is necessary for the life and strength of this community.

"Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God's grace in its various forms." (I Peter 4:10)

Peacemaking is our Practice

In accordance with our Anabaptist heritage, in gentle humility we endeavor to live honorably and above reproach, preferring and helping others, and seeking to bring mercy, peace, and justice in all we do.

"He has showed you, O man, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God."(Micah 6:8)

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