Our "ESLR's" are designed to apply to every area of a students life, including but not limited to academics, relationships, spiritual growth, and physical health. We do not believe an individual can focus on one area to the exclusion of others. Jesus himself referred to "heart, soul, mind & strength." Our ESLR's will demonstrate the opportunity for growth in all of these areas.
L: Live every day as a grateful example of God's undeserved grace & mercy in my life.
Key Word: Humility
1 Peter 5:5 | And all of you, serve each other in humility, for "God sets himself against the proud, but he shows favor to the humble."
I: Invest my total energy into everything God presents for me to accomplish.
Key Word: Focus
Philippians 3:13-14 | No, dear brothers and sisters, I am still not all I should be, but I am focusing all my energies on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, 14 I strain to reach the end of the race and receive the prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us up to heaven.
O: Overcome every apparent obstacle in all areas of life by the power & guidance of the Holy Spirit.
Key Word: Perseverance
1 Corinthians 15:58 | “…stand strong. Do not let anything change you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your work in the Lord is never wasted.”
N: Never compromise my personal values for temporary gain.
Key Word: Integrity
Psalm 101:2 | I will be careful to live a blameless life…I will lead a life of integrity...”
S: Study for a lifetime, learning for God’s approval rather than the admiration of man.
Key Word: Purpose
1 Thessalonians 2:4 | Our purpose is to please God, not people. He is the one who examines the motives of our hearts.