BGCA is dedicated to the education of the whole person, spiritual, intellectual, emotional, social, and physical, in the whole counsel of God as revealed in both the Old and New Testaments.
Since God created man as a spiritual being to glorify him, BGCA:
- is committed to leading each student into a vital, personal relationship with Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior;
- teaches students that the purpose of every activity and endeavor— academic, athletic, artistic, social, or otherwise—is to serve, honor, and glorify God;
- encourages students to grow in biblical literacy and in their understanding of biblical concepts through consistent reading of the Bible and the study of the Bible as a separate subject;
- encourages students to grow in spiritual maturity and godly living through the application of biblical truth to their lives and the example set by Christian faculty and staff;
- provides opportunities for students to follow the example of Christ in serving others; such service will encompass family, church, nation, and world;
- helps students develop and articulate a Christian worldview.
Since God created man as a rational being, BGCA:
- provides a rigorous and comprehensive academic program and co- curricular opportunities;
- provides an atmosphere and expectation of high academic standards;
- challenges students to achieve a high level of performance within their potential given by God;
- instructs students to communicate in a clear, logical and effective manner;
- encourages students to think creatively and critically by integrating critical thinking skills into all subjects;
- stimulates intellectual curiosity, fostering in students a love of learning and an appreciation for scholarship;
- encourages students to recognize their unique gifts and abilities given by God and to develop them to the best of their ability;
- teaches all subjects as part of an integrated whole with the Scriptures at the center.
Since God created man as an emotional being, BGCA:
- helps students develop an emotional and psychological wholeness as reflected by appropriate self-assessment;
- helps students recognize the unique capabilities and limitations with which they have been endowed by their Creator;
- encourages students to develop self-discipline, personal responsibility and accountability.
Since God created man as a social being, BGCA:
- holds the second greatest commandment (“love your neighbor as yourself”) set forth by Christ as the model for students to follow in their actions and interactions with others in the diverse circumstances of life;
- encourages students to honor, respect, and submit to those in authority;
- encourages students to develop constructive peer relationships;
- teaches students to respect property belonging to others and to themselves.
Since God created man a physical being, BGCA:
- believes the body forms a part of a person’s essence and is a gift from God; therefore, the body is not to be rejected nor is it to be worshipped;
- encourages students to care for their bodies and adopt healthy lifestyle practices;
- encourages students to offer their physical bodies for God’s use since the body of the Christian is the dwelling place of the Holy Spirit;
- promotes physical conditioning and character building through physical education classes and opportunities.