Objectives

Spiritual Growth

NLCA desires to lead each student to:

  • Know that God is their Creator and Sustainer of all things. To accept His Son, Jesus Christ, as Lord and Savior, and to help students be strong as soldiers in the Lord.
  • Believe that the Bible is the Word of God, the foundation of our faith, and that God will speak to us through it.
  • Turn away from sin and turn to God in belief through prayer, listening when He speaks, and growing in a personal prayer life.
  • Be doers of the Word, accepting Christian standards and ideals as a basis for choices and opportunities.
  • Adopt a world-view that includes seeing truth, reality and ethics from a Biblical prospective. 

Personal Student Growth

NLCA seeks to build positive concepts in each student by:

  • Increasing personal understanding of their physical and mental abilities.
  • Encouraging the acceptance of mistakes as a part of the learning process, yet, having students assume responsibility for their behavior.
  • Helping build strong relationships with families, teachers, adults and fellow students. 

Social Growth

NLCA strives to have each student:

  • Demonstrate sensitivity to the similarities and differences of other students.
  • Develop abilities to work productively and fairly in group settings, identifying with Christian ethics and values.
  • Demonstrate obedience and respect for those in authority in order to achieve optimal group and team goals.
  • Build strong relationships with families, teachers, adults and fellow students.

Home, church, and the academy should compliment each other in promoting positive and healthy spiritual, academic, social, emotional, and physical growth for the student. The training and examples in each of these areas should prepare the student for a life of fellowship with God and the ability to carry out God's will in their life.

Cultural Awareness

NLCA's aim is to teach students:

  • The history and culture of the United States, not only from factual documentation, but also from a spiritual viewpoint.
  • To understand and value the priviledge of being a free citizen.
  • To recognize the variety of cultures that make up America today.
  • To appreciate the heritage that is theirs as a "Child of God".
  • To understand how we became "One nation under God" and how this right is gradually being removed from our country.