The description of the first church in the book of Acts is amazing. It says that "all the believers were one in heart and mind. No one claimed that any of their possessions was their own, but they shared everything they had" (Acts 4: 32). You could argue that this sounds like a vision statement for the first church. Recently, STCCS adopted a new vision statement that encapsulates what a school community should strive for. Our new vision statement states that we want STCCS to be “an engaged school community that is led by a Biblical worldview where every student is discipled and educated.” This means that we are committed to being a community that actively cares for each other and wants to see Christian education thrive in St. Thomas. It means that we want our children to grow up in the Word with a deep knowledge of who our Creator is and how He “works for the good of those who love him” (Romans 8:28). It means that we believe in educating the hearts of our students as well as their minds. In the same way that the first church was an example to those living during that time, we believe that quality Christian education can demonstrate the glory of our God to the world around us in our time. It is our hope that we will be a school that demonstrates love and a willingness to serve God through the education we provide to the children of our community.