The Key 3
We believe that Adventist Education should have a distinct and intentional mission. A mission that is different from what is found in the world. A mission that is specific and targetedThe mission, “To restore in man the image of his Maker, to bring him back to the perfection in which he was created, to promote the development of body mind, and soul, that the divine purpose in his creation might be realized--this was to be the work of redemption. This is the object of education, the great object of life.” (Education p. 15) From this inspirational mission for Adventist Education we have drawn “The Key 3” which we believe are three focus areas within our institution that will help fulfill the calling God has for Indiana Academy.
Bring our students to the foot of the Cross (Gospel as Core)
It is imperative that our young people understand God’s love for them as demonstrated in the sacrifice of His Son Jesus Christ. Without the understanding of the Gospel as applied to each individual life, the Christian experience is hollow and meaningless. We don’t want to fall short by only training our students about what it looks like to be a good Christian, we want them to have a heart level relationship with Jesus that is meaningful and converts the soul. We unapologetically state that we will put before our young people repeated opportunities for them to witness and embrace the wonderful gift of the Gospel.
It is the goal of the faculty and staff at Indiana Academy to have the highest quality possible at all levels of our program. This relates to spirituality, academics, work program, physical fitness, physical plant, grounds, and more. We believe that whatever our hand finds to do, we should do it with all our might. (Ecclesiastes 9:10) We desire a high level of professionalism in all areas of our institution. We seek attention to detail and a representation in our program that brings honor to God. We believe that, as we are able, resources should be expended to ensure that the product we produce is representative of God’s intent for Adventist Education.
Training young people in the mission and message of the Seventh--day Adventist Church
We cannot fall short in the education of our young people by only providing them a theory of Christianity in the classroom. They must be trained to understand that a vital part of their complete education is service to others and working to carry the Gospel Commission of Matthew 28 to a dying world. We desire to do our part in proclaiming The Three Angels Messages of Revelation 14 and reaching our community with the love of Christ. Outreach initiatives such as Project 58 (modeled after Isaiah 58) are specific training grounds where our young people have the opportunity to see the love of Christ flow through them and impact another person. This is what allows the theory of Christianity, taught through our Bible curriculum, to find a practical outlet. This outreach emphasis is what we believe will validate Christianity for our young people and significantly contribute to our young people choosing to stay connected with the church.