Our Core Values
The Word of God
The Bible needs to be first and foremost in the educational process. It is the only thing on this earth that will last for eternity. Our children need to be taught its principles and precepts in order to truly be prepared to live a successful Christian life. We need to teach our children that the Bible can be trusted. It has the answers to the pressures they face daily (2 Peter 1:3). It is a “lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path” (Psalm 119:105).
We are dedicated to helping the family fulfill their biblical responsibility of raising their children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord (Ephesians 6:4). We cannot replace the parents, but we want to partner with you them to enable them to accomplish this most important task. We hope to incorporate avenues by which they can be directly involved in the education of their child. We desire that the educational process at GBCS will be a ministry of encouragement to our families.
We believe that the church is the primary institution through which God wants to accomplish His work today. GBCS is a ministry of the local church. We do not replace the local church and we will not work outside the authority of the local church. Though we exist as a ministry directly under the control of Faith Baptist Church, our desire is to be available to all the local churches in the greater Beckley area to assist them in providing a quality Christian education for their children. Therefore, it is vital for us to have the prayerful support of all the local churches represented in our student body.
We are in a spiritual battle for the minds, hearts and souls of our children. The world is trying to press our children into the mold of postmodernism, humanism, materialism, and every other kind of ungodly philosophy out there. The only way to be victorious in this spiritual battle is through the Word of God. We must teach our children a consistent biblical worldview that impacts every area of life. English, math, science, and every other subject is ultimately an illustration of God’s handiwork in the creation of our universe. Only Christian education can provide a proper biblical worldview. We commit with our families to provide this kind of quality Christian education to their children.