Trinity Lutheran School is located in a pastoral rural setting in the Township of Rantoul. The church, school, and daycare are surrounded by farms and their fields of plenty. The school enrolls students from 3 public school districts; Brillion, Chilton and Hilbert. Family values and strengths are very apparent in the community.
The Christian Educator views man as God’s foremost creation. He views all of God’s creation as perfect and good. However, in Genesis 3, we find that man lost the perfect image in which he was created. Through Adam and Eve’s sin, all mankind is sinful and is in need of a Savior (Romans 3:23 and Romans 5:12). This Savior is Jesus Christ. Through Him salvation is available to all men. Therefore, the purpose of Christian Education is to bring all men to the knowledge of Jesus Christ (1 Timothy 2:4).
”Faith comes by hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word of Christ” (Romans 10:17). All men are on earth to give glory and honor to God. Before man can give this glory and honor to God, he must come to the knowledge of God. Therefore, Christian Education is to impart the knowledge of God through His Word. Because “All Scripture is given by the inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness” Holy Scripture must be the center of Christian Education (2 Timothy 3:16). Al1 phases of education must be based on God’s Word. Everything must be Christ-centered and strive to develop the child to his/her fullest potential in his/her knowledge, skills and attitudes (Proverbs 22:6).
The faith and attitude of each individual is outwardly shown through his good works (James 2:18). All are responsible to God for all of their activities. This includes their relation to God, to the church, to the family, to the community, to the government, as well as to all mankind. Christian Education must guide and direct every individual to live his/her total life to the glory of God and thus fulfill the purpose for which they were created.