Who We Are
Our mission at Grand Haven Christian School is to educate minds and shape hearts for service to God in His world.
Grand Haven Christian School was founded upon, and continues to operate from, the Reformed perspective of the historic Christian faith, emphasizing God’s providential care of His people and sovereign control of His creation.
As written in our strategic plan:
- God is our Creator, Redeemer, and Lord; sovereign over all things.
- The Bible is the infallible, authoritative word of God.
- God entrusts students to us. We are called to teach them to know and love God, and to guide them to develop a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
- Education that develops a Christian world and life view is essential in helping our children know God and serve others in every aspect of life.
- GHC will provide a nurturing Christian environment for all students.
- GHC will utilize best theory, knowledge, and practice in education by designing a God-centered curriculum that integrates faith and learning.
- GHC will hire staff members who are committed Christians and who understand and articulate their faith from a Reformed Christian perspective. Philosophically, the school is seen as one leg of the tripod of home, school, and church that help support our children to grow and mature in their faith.
Statement of Faith
The mission of West Michigan Christian Schools is based on God’s infallible Word, the Bible, as explicated by the Reformed tradition; all association members subscribe to this summary:
“Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.” Proverbs 22:6
At GHC we offer an excellent Christ-centered education; propelled by our mission and executed by our teachers and staff. We focus on shaping our students’ hearts for a deeper understanding of who God is, what He has done for us, and where our purpose can be found in His world.
First and foremost, our students are taught that they are uniquely and wonderfully made as children of God; each blessed with different gifts and talents that they can share with each other.
We celebrate the gift of salvation and how to live a life of gratitude in response.
We utilize Teaching for Transformation as a tool to integrate faith into all subject areas and challenge students to own and connect their learning and their faith, and to see their role in God’s story.
Our students are given several opportunities to take action and serve in God’s world as well. From our very youngest in Preschool to our oldest in 8th grade, students learn to be God’s hands and feet as they serve in a variety of ways. We have long-standing relationships with organizations such as Kids’ Food Basket, Hand2Hand Ministries, International Aid, and Love in Action, as well as local senior care facilities. We train our students to see how they can serve in our community and strive to develop lifelong servant leaders in God’s world.