The philosophy of Victory Baptist School is based on God’s Word and is centered on the Lord Jesus Christ, which provides the foundation for every area of our ministry (I Corinthians 3:10-11 “According to the grace of God which is given unto me, as a wise master builder, I have laid the foundation, and another buildeth thereon. But let every man take heed how he buildeth thereupon. For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ”). Implementation of the philosophy is accomplished through spiritual, academic, social, and physical emphasis.
The first and most important area is spiritual training and growth. We strongly believe in teaching from a Biblical perspective because God’s Word is the foundation for all other learning. The Bible also provides the foundation for a life of service to the Lord. Therefore, the Bible is not confined to a single course, the study of the Bible, but is integrated into the total educational program of VBS. The Bible is taught so that the students will learn to develop sound wisdom, knowledge, and understanding as they learn to serve God through the plan He has for each of their lives (Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end”; Psalm 119:97-100; Proverbs 1:7, 9:10). We also believe that children belong to God (Ezekiel 18:4 “Behold, all souls are mine; as the soul of the father, so also the soul of the son is mine: the soul that sinneth, it shall die”; Psalm 24:1 “The earth is the LORD’S, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein”); and, by God’s command, parents are given the primary responsibility of the education and training of those children (Genesis 18:19 “For I know him, that he will command his children and his household after him, and they shall keep the way of the LORD, to do justice and judgment; that the LORD may bring upon Abraham that which he hath spoken of him”; Ephesians 6:4; Galatians 4:2; Deuteronomy 6). We believe that the school should be an extension and reinforcement of the home. VBS is committed to assisting parents in fulfilling the Biblical mandate to rear their children in “the nurture and admonition of the Lord” (Ephesians 6:4) and “shewing to the generation to come the praises of the Lord, and his strength, and his wonderful works that he hath done” (Psalm 78:4).
The second area of emphasis is on academics. Believing that all truth is of God and that Christ is the ultimate authority and source of all knowledge and truth, the curricula used in our classes are integrated and academically balanced with a consistent Christian emphasis. We strive for excellence and encourage quality academic work (Colossians 3:23 “And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men”). We want to provide a strong academic foundation for a life of service to the Lord (Romans 11:36 “For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things: to whom be glory for ever. Amen”; John 14:6).
The third and fourth areas of emphasis are on social and physical development. We believe that a Bible-based education should manifest man’s sin nature and reveal the need for self-discipline (I Corinthians 11:31 “For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged”). Using the Lord Jesus as our model, we want our students to learn and develop in the areas of self-discipline, honesty, cooperation, and respect for others (Galatians 5:22-23 “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law”). We believe students should learn to honor and respect the rights of others. We provide opportunities for our students through extracurricular activities and programs that include fine arts competitions, athletic and physical education programs, and other areas where they can learn to use their God-given talents (II Timothy 3:17 “That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works”; I Corinthians 10:31).