HOME - Superintendent's Message
June 17, 2017
Brethren Christian School believes there is nothing more important than the proper development of your children, and we want to partner with you in that effort. We are a dynamic, college- preparatory learning community for grades 6-12 that challenges every student to achieve at his or her highest level.
We are known for the outstanding performance of our students in Academics, Athletics and the Arts, which we refer to as A3. Our graduates enter some of America’s finest universities and go on to meaningful professional careers across a broad spectrum.
We believe that the Nature, Character and Works of God are most excellent and that we should reflect that excellence in all that we do. We take great care to foster that excellence of mind and character in every student in our charge.
We have been serving young people and their families for 70 years, and we are one of the founding schools of the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI). While proud of our long history, culture and tradition, we also employ 21st Century strategies to prepare students to excel in a rapidly changing global community, while maintaining biblical values and Christian character.
Developing boys and girls into godly and capable young men and women is a community effort and is at the core of our mission. We partner with parents in the holistic development of their children: mind, body and spirit. We encourage the full participation of all parents in the life of our school through their time, talent and treasure.
On behalf of the exceptional BCS team, I invite you to join our vibrant learning community in developing your children into the leaders of the future, who will make an impact for time and eternity.
God bless you!
Dr. John Moran, EdD
By wisdom a house is built, and by understanding it is established. - Proverbs 24:3
Dear Brethren Christian Community,
I am honored to become a Warrior and to join the 70-year history, culture and tradition of serving youth and families for Christ! You can be proud of that history, and you should be gratified about the countless young people BC has blessed for time and eternity.
We now have the privilege and responsibility to chart a bold new course for the future. We have some challenges, but I believe God is bigger than any obstacle facing us (Romans 8:31). We need to come together as a community to “pray as if everything depended upon God and to work as if everything depended upon us” (Augustine).
I believe the nature, character and works of God are most excellent, so as a Christian school, we should reflect His excellence in every thing we do. I believe the formula to achieve that is A3 = Academics, Arts & Athletics. We must strive for optimal excellence in each of these critical areas, while steeping all of them in a biblical worldview for the glory of Christ.
To advance our bright future, we’ll need to utilize those skills we teach our students: critical and creative thinking, innovation, flexibility, problem solving and forward thinking. Let’s get those creative juices flowing in an organized and communal way to come up with the best short, mid and long-term strategies to advance our core mission.
Over the next few weeks, I will be working closely with the Board and the entire BC team to fully understand the issues and to take actions to address our most immediate needs. I look forward to meeting all of you at a town hall meeting in the very near future, but please call, email or visit me with any questions or comments you may have in the meantime.
I am energized by the journey ahead of us, and I trust the Lord to guide and bless us on this journey (Proverbs 16:3). I want to thank the Board and the Search Committee for working diligently on your behalf. I also want to thank all the prayer warriors for standing in the gap for BC. Most of all, I wish to thank the Lord for the opportunity to serve BC on its path to a bright and vibrant future!
Your fellow servant in Christ,
Dr. John Moran
“I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord. Plans to prosper you and not harm you. Plans for a hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11