Influencing Our World
When a Christian becomes respected, God can use his/her knowledge, talents, service and resources to influence the world. The development of Christian character as integrated throughout a student’s experience at Greenville Christian School simultaneously develops a well-rounded person that has social skills, has pushed through failure to success, has developed critical thinking skills, has learned to stand for what they believe, and who has learned what it means to become a person who is worthy of respect. GC students actively study and learn the application of leadership principles including John Maxwell’s teaching of the 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership and 5 Levels of Leadership and Stephen Covey's 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. Students examine these principles as experienced through their own lives, the lives of the leaders they know, the experience of leaders in the Bible, and in our modern day culture. Junior and Senior year Leadership Class projects position students in local community organizations working with staff to solve organizational issues regarding operations or service delivery and to assist with existing events or programs. The class culminates with presentations about their work to the GC Board of Directors and visitors at the Jr./Sr. Leadership EXPO.
The giving of time, talents and resources develops the GC student’s character through investing in and helping others. Whether serving each other in our school community, traveling both near and far to offer hands, help and hears, or volunteering through GC’s “Be my Witness” (BMW) program at local community programs, students develop the foundation for a life rooted in serving others to provide them with a boost or time or act of encouragement. Each year GC students take two days off from curriculum to give of their time in the community in partnership with local non-profit organizations. Beginning their freshman year, students can participate in a domestic mission trip. Last year’s group went to “The Hub” in Shreveport, LA and spent a week assisting in a variety of tasks. Beginning their sophomore year, students can participate in a ten day international mission trip where they partner with a local missions group to serve specific needs. For the past five years, a group of students and sponsors have traveled to the Dominican Republic to work in a special needs orphanage and in an impoverished village of Haitian refugees.