Portrait of a Graduate
Heart. Connect Socially. A JCS Graduate will...
- possess a sensitivity to the needs, opinions and concerns of others while holding to Biblical and personal convictions.
- demonstrate dress and behavior consistent with Biblical principles and appropriateness within the current cultural context.
- relate to authority with understanding and respect.
- respect the rights and property of others.
- resolve conflict appropriately.
- actively contribute to the well-being of others.
- display positive character traits such as love, integrity, loyalty, kindness, patience, joy and self-control.
- exercise appropriate etiquette and social skills, particularly within a cross-cultural, cross-gender and/or cross-generational context.
- have a basic understanding of the influence current events have on the global scene and identify avenues for responding to such influences within the context of a Biblical worldview.
Mind. Inspired by Learning. A JCS Graduate will...
- understand the primacy of the Word of God and have the ability to logically apply it to every area of life.
- demonstrate the ability to integrate and articulate a Biblical worldview within and across the various academic disciplines.
- have the ability to communicate effectively and persuasively in writing and in speech.
- develop critical thinking skills and problem-solving techniques that enhance the ability to form logical conclusions and make informed decisions.
- locate, manage and use informational and technological resources for data gathering, data processing/analysis and communication.
- be aware of creative expression in the fine and applied arts, recognize their value and develop the skills for self-expression.
- develop and apply necessary math skills for problem solving and the gathering, processing and analysis of data.
- possess knowledge and understanding of local, national and global societies, past and present, and their role and responsibilities within these societies.
- express an understanding of the scientific method and science concepts, generalizations and theories, and apply them to scientific investigations, current scientific topics and other worldviews.
- possess the ability to communicate using a language other than English.
- possess the knowledge and physical skills necessary to maintain personal health and to participate in recreational activities.
Soul. Encouraged Spiritually. A JCS Graduate will...
- have read the Gospels and encountered the person of Christ as He is presented in the New Testament.
- have a basic understanding of the Bible’s teaching about Jesus and His redeeming mission as well as the expression of that mission in and through the Church.
- possess a basic working knowledge of the Bible.
- recognize that according to Scripture man's purpose in life is to glorify God.
- recognize that the practice of prayer and a Godly lifestyle are effective means of impacting the world for the glory of God.
- articulate their spiritual convictions and the basis for them.
- practice personal disciplines that contribute to spiritual growth.
- develop relations with spiritual mentors.
- voluntarily participate in Christian fellowship regularly.
- actively participate in sacrificial ministry to others.
Strength. Defined by Leadership. A JCS Graduate will...
- take initiative.
- hold to their faith through every event small or large.
- be a servant who leads, fully respecting those he leads.
- stay persistent to complete the tasks he begins.
- practice effective time management as demonstrated by diligent completion of responsibilities, balanced with time for extracurricular activities.
- share a commitment with his friends and family.
- have a long-term perspective in temporal matters and an eternal perspective in spiritual matters.