Welcome to Grace Christian Academy Athletics!
The Athletic Department is staffed by knowledgeable, caring professionals who work hard to make sure game schedules are in order, the coaching staff is equipped and prepared to lead our TEAMS, our athletes have the necessary resources to stay healthy and develop in their sport, and most importantly that God is glorified on and off the field of competition.
Further, we strive to demonstrate these core values in the following ways:
- Being like Jesus is our goal and aim. All that we do will be characterized by love, grace, acceptance, encouragement, honesty, humility, integrity, giving, sacrifice, and obedience.
We operate as a TEAM and form intentional relationships. Each person has a unique contribution and we try to recognize those gifts and abilities. Individual successes only count if they make the whole TEAM successful as well. Athletes are encouraged to have the same ambition for others’ goals as they do for their own, and are urged to acknowledge and foster the contributions of their teammates.
- Humility or being humble is a quality of being courteously respectful of others. It is the opposite of aggressiveness, arrogance, boastfulness, and vanity. Acting with humility does not in any way deny our own self-worth. Rather, it affirms the inherent worth of all persons. Humility is exactly what is needed to work in harmony with all persons. It dissipates anger and heals old wounds. It allows us to see the dignity and worth of all God's people.
We value excellence in every aspect of our athletic programs and believe that excellence honors God and inspires people. We strive to be faithful and diligent with the investments and responsibilities we have been given. We desire to have everything we do represent Christ well.
We value all people as being created in the image of God and honor God’s commandment to love and serve. Every person has dignity and worth regardless of status, race, religion, nationality or any other distinction. Treating all people with respect, good-will and concern for their welfare is a top priority.
Integrity and honesty are vital, and must be genuine in our plans, goals, and life. Deception may be by false statements, half-truths, innuendo, or failing to tell the whole truth. We must strongly resist the temptation to engage in any form of theft, cheating, deception, innuendo, slander or gossip. Speak only the truth regardless of who, what, when, or where. Speak the truth in love; resolve issues with the other person honestly and directly. Protect the trust that others have placed in us and preserve their confidentiality.
24 Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may obtain it.
25 And everyone who competes for the prize is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a perishable crown, but we for an imperishable crown.
26 Therefore I run thus: not with uncertainty. Thus I fight: not as one who beats the air.
27 But I discipline my body and bring it into subjection, lest, when I have preached to others, I myself should become disqualified.