Our Educational Objectives

The Bible teaches that “Jesus increased in wisdom, stature, and in favor with God and man” (Luke 2:52). Our Lord has provided us with His salvation to accept and His example to follow. Therefore, RBS seeks to develop the total person in the following areas:

Spiritual:

  • To lead the student to accept God’s gift of eternal life through faith in Jesus Christ alone as Savior
  • To develop attitudes and values consistent with the teaching of the Scriptures
  • To instill a personal responsibility to God for individual behavior (“I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.” – Romans 12:1-2; also, Colossians 3:1 :”If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God.” )

Academic:

  • To teach all subject matter in light of the Scripture, since God’s Word is the source of truth (“Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.” – John 17:17)
  • To promote an instructional program to meet individual needs more adequately
  • To provide academic excellence (“Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. “ – II Timothy 2:15)

Physical and Social:

  • To stress the development and care of the body, since God created man a tri-partite being (body, soul, and spirit) whose body (for the Christian) is the residence of God the Holy Spirit (“What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?” – I Corinthians 6:19)
  • To encourage wholesome forms of recreation and exercise (“For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come.” – I Timothy 4:8)
  • To emphasize personal cleanliness and good grooming
  • To expect dress consistent with Biblical standards (“I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.” – Romans 12:1, 2)
  • To stress appropriate friendships and relationships among boys and girls and between the sexes (“Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart.” – II Timothy 2:22)
    To teach patriotism (“Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God …” – Romans 13:1-4)