The goal of Zion Lutheran School is to prepare students to live a productive life that is spiritually, emotionally and intellectually pleasing to their Lord. This means living in faith as children of our Heavenly Father who have been redeemed by Jesus Christ. Zion Lutheran School recognizes and respects the right of the state to teach, yet reserves its God-given responsibility to instruct its children within the framework of God’s Word. Through the combined effort of home, church and school, we strive to mold redeemed, God-loving, moral citizens who show respect for their Triune God, for their fellow man, and for their country.
Biblical Law insists that we be perfect. Since our conception we have been incapable of being perfect because we were conceived and born in sin. “The wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 6:23) The answer to our problem of sin is Jesus Christ. God sent His Son, Jesus, into the world to take on and remove our sin. Because of Jesus’ death on the cross we have been restored to a right relationship with God. Through the means of grace (the Word of God, Baptism and the Lord’s Supper), we share in Christ’s resurrection and receive the forgiveness of our sins. Baptism removes the guilt of our original sin and seals us as one of God’s own dear children. The body and blood of Jesus Christ in the Lord’s Supper gives us forgiveness, life and salvation. It also strengthens and sustains our faith for life in this world, which is not our true home. Every baptized child and adult is at the same time a sinner and a saint.
At Zion Lutheran School we recognize the five basic needs of the individual. These needs are spiritual, mental, emotional, social and physical. We always seek to meet these needs in a variety of ways throughout the day. First and foremost, we recognize that all of our spiritual needs have been met in Jesus Christ who also provides all that we need to support this body and life. Then we are able to challenge students mentally as well as physically. We are also able to help our students understand their God-given emotions and help them learn to live as a Christian in a non-Christian society.
As students grow in God’s Word they learn to distinguish between the Law and the Gospel. The Law of God always reveals our sin and convicts us of that sin, but the Gospel always points us to the suffering and death of Jesus Christ for our salvation. Our salvation was earned completely by Jesus Christ, and not by anything that we could have done.
Our school strives to teach the words of Colossians 3:16 which say, “Let the Word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another in all wisdom, and as you sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs with thankfulness in your hearts to God.”