Unity with Diversity
We empower students to discover and live out their God-given purpose.
At Trinity Christian Academy, we embrace a core set of beliefs, which guide everything we do and think in terms of economic, cultural, and racial diversity. TCA will stand against racial inequalities and racially motivated injustices.
TCA Oneness Statement
Trinity Christian Academy embraces economic, cultural, and racial diversity. We recognize all persons are uniquely created by God and are given specific gifts and abilities which foster a well-rounded learning environment.
On August 3rd, TCA welcomed back their teachers for in-service week in preparation for the students’ return the following Monday. This year’s in-service looked a little different with all that is going on in the world in 2020. One of the very first training sessions that they had the opportunity to attend was a Racial Awareness panel set up by Mr. David Welling, TCA Head of School. Panel members included Mr. Vaughn Brown, Mrs. Lisa Fields, Dr. Gary Williams, Mrs. Phylicia Perry, and Pastor Tom Messer.
The purpose of the panel was to express our desire, as a Christian educational institution, to provide context, relevant information, tips and content surrounding the racial contentions that may present themselves in a school setting. The session was limited in scope and time, but the aim to start the narrative in the right direction was reached. As a place of learning, TCA wants to continually broaden awareness and give our teachers more ways to converse with their students and parents in an informed and Gospel-centric manner.
Learning Our Ways To Oneness:
- Unity matters to us. All that we say and do with respect to race and ethnicity will reflect our commitment to the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. Ephesians 2:19-22
- We understand learning is a process. We will collectively accept responsibility for our failures, we will graciously celebrate our successes, and we will humbly walk together in the spirit of love and forgiveness, demonstrating an understanding that until we reach heaven, we remain sinners in need of grace and mercy. Romans 3:23 and Ephesians 4:32
- We need a strong partnership with home and church. The school will lead in setting classroom instructional objectives and campus behavioral standards in order to build strong partnerships with the home and church.
- Consequences foster growth and learning. When racially based infractions occur, TCA will proactively administer behavioral consequences equitably and redemptively for students of all ethnicities. II Timothy 3:16-17
Motives matter to us.
We will collectively seek to love one another by assuming the best possible motives when engaging in intercultural and interracial communication. 1 Corinthians 13:7
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