PHILOSOPHY OF ATHLETICS
Rainier Christian Schools was established to provide an education that honors God and teaches every subject from a biblical perspective. Athletics is an important factor in the high school experience and can be of great benefit in shaping one’s character. The District, has adopted the following mission statement which supports the purpose of the schools and reads as follows:
It is the mission of Rainier Christian Schools to educate and develop the whole person for the glory of God.
Athletics can be one influential factor in educating and developing high school student-athletes. Though there are many benefits to sports, Rainier Christian focuses on the following:
- Honoring God – I Cor. 10:31 instructs the believer to do all things for the glory of God. Athletics provides a valuable avenue for honoring the Lord through attitude, preparation, conflict resolution, perseverance and success. The primary goal for the Christian student-athlete is a simple one, honoring the Lord.
- Sharpening Peers – Proverbs 27:17 encourages believers to help sharpen each other. Being on a team is a valuable learning experience for student-athletes and provides numerous opportunities for growth both athletically and spiritually.
- Learning Life Lessons – Sports is a microcosm for life and mirrors many of the difficulties and successes that one will encounter. Mentoring and representing Christ as student-athletes work through issues is a fantastic opportunity for the Athletic Department.
- Enhancing the High School Experience – The high school experience should be a special time in the life of a student-athlete. It is the goal of the Athletic Department to help the student-athletes feel encouraged and valued and to help their experience be a special one.