Character is defined as strength of moral fiber. A.W. Tozer described character as “the excellence of moral beings.” As the excellence of gold is its purity and the excellence of art is its beauty, so the excellence of man is his character. Persons of character are noted for their honesty, ethics, and charity. A person’s character is the sum of his or her mind-set, thoughts, intentions, desires, and actions.
It is the Lord’s purpose to develop character within us. “The refining pot is for silver and the furnace for gold, But the Lord tests the hearts.” (Proverbs 17:3). Godly character is the result of the Holy Spirit’s work of sanctification. Character in the believer is a consistent manifestation of Jesus in his life. It is the purity of heart that God gives becoming purity in action. God sometimes uses trials to strengthen character: “we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope” (Romans 5:3-4). The Lord is pleased when His children grow in character. “You test the heart and have pleasure in uprightness” (1 Chronicles 29:17).
We can develop character by controlling our thoughts (Philippians 4:8), practicing Christian virtues (2 Peter 1:5-6), guarding our hearts (Proverbs 4:23), and keeping good company (1 Corinthians 15:33). Men and women of character will set a good example for others to follow, and their godly reputation will be evident to all (Titus 2:7-8).
At Faith Christian School character development occurs in the memorization and application of Scripture, in the way that we approach our work and interact with one another - in the classroom and on the playground, basketball court, soccer field and beyond. When your child is mentored by Christian servants who are open to God's leading, Christian character development is a way of life, and it is our desire that all would come to a relationship with God and the working of His Spirit in their lives.