Portrait of a Graduate

Spiritual Development / Formation

Southside Christian students will have a personal belief in Jesus Christ as their Savior and will seek to live a life of faith and obedience in relationship with Him, as evidenced by:

  • possessing and being able to articulate a thorough knowledge of Scripture that results in an integrated biblical worldview. (Colossians 1:9-10)
  • displaying a consuming love for God and love for all people regardless of gender, race, ability, age, culture, or economic status. (Colossians 1:9-10)
  • developing spiritual habits that produce an intimate relationship with the Lord and with the local body of Christ. (John 15:4 and Hebrews 10:24-25)
  • demonstrating the fruit of the Spirit. (Galatians 5:22-23)
  • living as responsible stewards of their minds, bodies, gifts, resources, time, and talents. (Luke 16 and 1 Peter 4:10)

Academic Excellence

Southside Christian students will be prepared for college and vocational excellence as evidenced by:

  • developing lifelong learning habits that produce competency. (Proverbs 10:14, Philippians 1:6, and 2 Timothy 2:15)
  • developing their intellect to the fullest ability in order to think analytically and employ problem-solving skills. (Proverbs 18:13, 15, 17, Romans 12:2, Ephesians 5:8-16, Philippians 4:6, and James 1:5)
  • recognizing, developing, and utilizing God-given abilities to the fullest extent. (Exodus 31:2-5 and Daniel 1:17)
  • maturing as Christian leaders to serve in their respective disciplines. (2 Timothy 3:16-17 and Titus 2:1)

Cultural Engagement

Southside Christian students will impact the community and culture with truth as evidenced by:

  • living and sharing the gospel by making disciples. (Matthew 28:19-20)
  • understanding, engaging, challenging and/or supporting the current social, economic, and cultural ideologies in a spirit of love and grace. (1 Samuel 16:7, 2 Chronicles 7:14, Hosea 14:9, Romans 12:2, and Ephesians 4:15)
  • contributing positively to the community through civic responsibility. (Nehemiah 4:6, Proverbs 6:6, Proverbs 28:7, Ecclesiastes 9:10, and Jeremiah 29:7)
  • fostering a spirit fo community service and a missionary mindset while serving others with a heart of compassion. (Matthew 28:19, Ephesians 5:21, Philippians 2:3-11, and James 4:10)
  • appreciating and influencing the arts, literature, media, and the sciences through the lens of Scripture. (Exodus 35:30-35, Psalm 150:1-5, Ephesians 2:10, Philippians 4:8, and Colossians 3:16)