If you have a preschooler, or if you know about or remember that stage, you will know that one of the more frequent questions asked during this period of development is 'why'? With their intense curiosity and increased awareness of the world around them, it is a natural question to ask to help them frame and understand the world. From time to time, it is good for all of us to step back, reflect, and ask 'why' questions. As part of our strategic planning process last year, we reviewed the mission and vision statements for Woodstock Christian School. Going through this process caused us to ask some big and fundamental questions. "Why are we here?" "What is it that we, as a school, seek to do?" "As an organization/institution, what is God calling us to do?" Various groups of people explored these questions, examined our founding documents, reflected, and came forward with a number of statements. Out of those ideas, the mission statement was produced.
Woodstock Christian School exists to nurture faith, engage learning and grow in community … to the glory of God.
It is good to consider the big questions and to reflect on the 'why'. From this point, we can move to the 'what' and the 'how'. As we go through this school year together, may we at WCS bring God glory as we grow together in faith, learning, and community.