The Lord has asked us to bring up our children in Him (Eph.6:4): to make disciples and teach all nations (Matt.28:19-20); to teach His Word diligently (Deut. 6:6-8); and to grow in grace and knowledge of Him (2 Peter 3:18).
We as members of West Portal Lutheran Church and School take these commands seriously and promote various education programs which comply to the commands of the Lord.
We believe that Christian education is a part of the church’s mission to fulfill the Lord’s commands. The agencies of Christian education bring people to a distinctive relationship with their God and His Word. This relationship enables the children to become witnesses for Christ in their lives.
We further believe that the Christian elementary school provides the most effective means of nurturing the whole child since it provides:
- Daily Christian instruction in God’s Word.
- More opportunity for God’s Spirit to operate.
- Exposure to a life of Christian discipleship through God’s Word, Christian witness by teachers and fellow peers.
- A better understanding of the relationship of God to His total creation.
It is further the purpose of Christian education to guide the total growth and development of each child of God. This will be accomplished through educational achievement, intellectual development, social interaction, spiritual nurturing and guidance. By these means we expect to provide well adjusted members to the Christian church, the community and our nations.
West Portal Lutheran School’s excellence and commitment to Christ-centered education is recognized by the National Lutheran School Accreditation Commission.
Please visit us and experience the commitment of both the West Portal Lutheran congregation and our professional educators to minister to children. We’d be honored to be entrusted with the instruction and spiritual development of your child.