Mission, Vision, & Values

MCA Honor Code

Jesus Christ is the reason that Metrolina Christian Academy exists as a school. It is essential that we consider all of our actions, speech, and conduct as to whether or not they bring glory to God. This truth is contained in 1 Corinthians 10:31 which declares: “Whether we eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.”

We have also strategically placed this truth in our school logo with the phrase “To the Greater Glory of God.” We have chosen this phrase as our Code of Honor and a concept that we as a school community will seek to embrace in all that we do. This Code of Honor is foundationally built on God’s Word and the idea of our school community working always “To the Greater Glory of God.” 

This Honor Code will serve as a guidepost to all stakeholders within the Metrolina community- students, parents, and faculty to unify us in both perspective and purpose.

Components of the MCA Honor Code

The Mission

Every member of the MCA community will be challenged to understand and commit to our school’s mission. The mission of Metrolina Christian Academy is, “To lovingly lead and equip students for Kingdom living.”

Key Concepts of the Mission:

  • Provide Christ-like love to all we encounter

  • Promote a Biblical worldview

  • Pursue excellence in education

  • Partner with our families in providing Kingdom Education

The Mindset

All students and staff are challenged to focus on an eternal perspective. Colossians 3:2 commands us to “Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.” In order to effectively change our perspective to an eternal one, we must continually challenge students and staff to pursue the mind of Christ. Philippians 2:5 commands us “To let this mind be in you; which was also in Jesus Christ.”

Key Concepts of the Mindset:

  • Pursue an eternal mindset versus an earthly one

  • Pursue a constant attitude of gratefulness

  • Be others-centered, selfless and servants

  • Have our conversations always be wholesome, professional, and appropriate ("Only let your conversation be as it becometh the Gospel of Christ.")

The Mark

We will encourage all students and staff to leave a mark for Christ’s sake not only in all whom we come in contact with but also in all that we endeavor to do. The Biblical foundation for this pursuit is found in Philippians 3:14. That verse declares: “I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.”

Key Concepts of the Mark:

     A.  The Mark on People 

  1. We will intentionally share our faith with others.

  2. We will seek to treat all people with dignity and respect.

  3. We are inclusive rather than exclusive.

  4. We recognize that simple actions such as a smile, friendly greeting, hand shake, and eye contact demonstrate respect, care, and are others-centered.

     B.  The Mark on Programs 

  1. We will seek to create a culture of excellence in all programs. (Academic, extracurricular, service, Chapel, etc.)

  2. We will encourage student and staff participation in the life and culture of the school’s programs.

  3. We will teach our students and staff that God made some to love the arts, some to love athletics, and some to love academics, or a combination of all.

  4. We will teach that supporting one another in these areas creates unity and friendship. It makes our school more complete when all of these programs succeed.

     C.  The Mark on Property 

  1. We will instruct and encourage our students to have the utmost respect for the environment, the school’s facilities, and equipment. This stewardship principle carries over into all areas of each individual’s life.

  2. We will seek to leave a space better than we found it. We will stop and pick up trash whenever we see it.

  3. We will treat MCA property with respect and will not do anything that could potentially leave damage to its grounds, facilities, or contents therein.

Our Mission

The mission of Metrolina Christian Academy is to lovingly lead and equip students for Kingdom living.

Our Purpose

The purpose of Metrolina Christian Academy is to provide Christ-like love, promote a Biblical worldview, pursue excellence in education and partner with our families.

Our Vision

The vision of Metrolina Christian Academy is to have students graduate with a Biblical worldview based upon established spiritual disciplines, sound academic thinking, and appropriate skill development that enables them to move into their adult experience with the character and tools to be equipped for service in the Kingdom of God.  As we seek to accomplish our vision, we believe it is important that the school develop programs, strategies, and methodologies within the context of Biblical principles that support our mission statement and enable our program to produce graduates that not only own their faith but who are equipped with a Biblical worldview consistent with the expected student outcomes reflected in our portrait of a graduate.

Core Values & Commitments

The Bible

Psalm 119:105 “Thy word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path.”
  • We commit to partner with both home and church to instill in each child an authentic and applicable Biblical worldview using God’s Word as the plumb-line for truth, not textbooks or society

  • We commit to govern ourselves according to biblical principles.

  • We commit to integrate the Bible into every aspect of the school’s life.

The Church

Matthew 16:18 ‘Upon this rock I will build my church and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.”
  • We commit to recognize our existence as a ministry of First Baptist Church.

  • We commit that our school will operate under the authority of First Baptist Church.

  • We commit to the expectation of our board members, administration, faculty and staff to be active members of Bible-believing local churches.

  • We commit to one of our main goals being to strengthen the church.

  • We commit to encouraging parents and their families to be active members of Bible-believing local churches.

  • We commit to demonstrate honoring the church through its policies, procedures and practices.

Spiritual Walk

Ephesians 4:1 “I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith you are called.” Ephesians 5:8 “For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord, walk as children of light.”
  • We commit to only employ and/or appoint, develop, and retain board members, administrative staff, and faculty whose actions and attitudes model Christ.

  • We commit to challenge faculty, staff, students, and parents to demonstrate Christ-like character in all aspects of their lives.

  • We commit as a staff to readily sharing our faith with others.

  • We commit to teaching students to obey God’s command to openly communicate their faith.

Excellence in Education

Colossians 3:23 “And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men.”
  • We commit to developing strong, informative, and caring parent, teacher, student relationships that will encourage and positively impact student progress.

  • We commit to providing a safe, secure environment that promotes excellence among students, teachers, and administrators in preparing and enabling students to pursue the plan the Lord has for their lives.

  • We commit to uphold the highest academic standards possible through constant evaluation and growth of our programs.

  • We commit to pursue both spiritual and professional development in order to present ourselves to God as workmen who do not need to be ashamed.

Family

Psalm 78:6-7 “That the generation to come might know them, even the children which should be born; who should arise and declare them to their children. That they might set their hope in God, and forget not the works of God, but keep his commandments.”
  • We commit to provide training and resources to help parents establish a Christ-centered home.

  • We commit to provide Christian education that is affordable to the average Christian family.

  • We commit to establishing a program that will provide Christian education for children with different learning styles and academic abilities.

Service

Ephesians 2:10 “For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.”
  • We commit to encouraging students to follow Christ’s example of leadership through servanthood.

  • We commit to involving students in activities which teach the value of service before self and the joy of servanthood.

  • We commit to train students how to identify their spiritual gifts and use them to glorify God through service in their local school, Church, and community.

Stewardship

Matthew 25:21 “Thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things.”
  • We commit to be responsible stewards of all that God has provided us, including but not limited to time, money, facilities, environment, and human resources.

  • We commit to recognize that children are a blessing. They are gifts from the Creator and as such are highly valued, possessing unique gifts and talents special to them.