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Founding Principles

Lincoln Christian School was founded by Pastor Willie George and opened in august of 1997. Pastor George established the school with the following 3 main principles:

Our bedrock principle: A commitment to fostering Godly character. We are a discipleship school, not an outreach or mission school.

Life’s tough decisions are made so much easier when we are led by a guiding philosophy. Decisions are best made by establishing priorities during training – not waiting until the pressures of that may be encountered.

At Lincoln Christian School, godly character is number one. We are not an outreach or rehabilitation program for students with character problems. Our mission is to partner with parents who are developing strong character in their children. We truly believe it is more important for kids to value Christ-like character than anything else. This is reinforced in every subject, not just in Bible class or chapel. Our teachers and staff model a lifestyle of fellowship with God, and as a result, the students’ understanding of that lifestyle grows. The Word of God is taught and the application of God’s Word in daily living is stressed. Students also learn who they are in Christ, allowing them to develop their individual gifts and talents. By developing those gifts, students are equipped to pursue the calling that is on their lives, whether it is in ministry, business, homemaking, or any other service.

    • Our mission is to introduce families to the real Jesus and help them identify their next step. We are committed to helping students develop a faith of their own amidst social and cultural pressure.
    • We develop our students spiritually through relational discipleship as we build relationships, pray for them, and help them identify their next step.
    • We are committed to a vibrant partnership with parents by providing them with resources, support, and community to aid the growth and development of their children.
    • Discipline introduces us to the foundational principle of following Christ: "If any of you wants to be My follower, you must give up your own way, take up your cross, and follow Me." (Matthew 16:24 NLT) We are not a school for everyone!

The second foundation stone of LCS is the pursuit of academic excellence.

Academically, Lincoln Christian School stresses excellence in every subject. Curriculum is continually evaluated to ensure that academic objectives are being met. The academic standards and expectations are high but not unrealistic. While we realize that each student has different abilities, we expect each student to do his or her best. Our goal is to academically equip our students with knowledge and understanding that prepares them to succeed.

By limiting the size of our classes, following a curriculum that challenges students, and hiring teachers who know how to communicate effectively, our students consistently score well on achievement tests. We want to prepare students for their next step.

Our commitment to excellence permeates everything we do. LCS teachers are provided with the best tools, and our state-of-the-art facilities give students an ideal learning environment in which to excel.

    • Academic excellence is often associated with the demonstrated ability to perform, achieve, and/or excel in scholastic activities as identified with achieving high grades and superior performance.
    • At LCS, pursuing academic excellence is more than just making good grades. It is the development of intellectual capacities and skills through the calling out of gifts and talents in our students and helping them find opportunities to discover, develop, and deploy those gifts and talents in our school, their home church, the Church at large, and the world.

The third foundation stone of LCS is helping students find a co-curricular pursuit because being part of the body of Christ is about "team."

Lincoln strongly encourages growth in God-given talents through co-curricular contribution.

Music and theater arts are also passions at Lincoln. Our high school and middle school students have complete access to the 1,400-seat Oneighty auditorium and its performing arts stage. Every year, our students have an opportunity to participate in musical and drama productions.

Our athletic facilities are among the finest in the state. We have a 3,000-seat football stadium with synthetic turf and two adjoining field houses. Our athletic complex includes outstanding baseball and softball facilities, as well as a high school gymnasium for our basketball and volleyball programs.

    • Each year, approximately 90% of LCS students contribute in some way that involves practice or performance before or after school hours. Shared experiences and teamwork create lasting bonds.
    • What we're a part of is greater than the part I play. We finish what we start! We don't bail when the going gets tough.
    • By being on a team of any sort, we discover what it means to serve. "God has given each of you a gift from His great variety of spiritual gifts. Use them well to serve one another." (1 Peter 4:10 NLT)

These foundational components are best summed up in this statement: Lincoln Christian School raises leaders through fostering Godly character, pursuing academic excellence, and encouraging growth in God-given talents through co-curricular contribution.