Our Vision Scripture
Our vision scripture is the main scriptural lens through which God is calling us to serve. This verse will be the main filter for which Kansas City Christian will accomplish God’s calling and holy purpose for the school: infusing a biblical worldview and a passion for Jesus Christ into an excellent academic program.
“Do not conform to the pattern of this world,
but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.
Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—
His good, pleasing and perfect will.”
[ROMANS 12:2] NIV
Romans 12:2 is the vision scripture for KCC. It was selected after discerning God’s direction and gathering information in the following ways:
- interviewing school founders and long-time staff about God’s original calling and beginning establishment of the school
- studying KCC’s rich history using school archives including yearbooks, print materials, and other historical documents saved through the years
- conducting multiple surveys taken by 42 strategically selected people, forming a group that represents all facets of who we serve in the KCC community
SCRIPTURAL INSIGHTS + BREAKDOWN
“Do not conform to the pattern…” refers to not doing anything that is contradictory to Christ, of the flesh or apart from Him.
“…of this world…” refers to the customs, culture, and people around us that are not anchored in Jesus Christ. These influences can cause our decisions, actions and habits to go against His design.
“…but be transformed…” refers to regeneration of the whole person through the power of the Holy Spirit through salvation, sanctification, and the Spirit-led life.
“…by the renewing of your mind.” refers to the transformative lens through which we see and experience the world, anchored in Jesus Christ and guided by the Holy Spirit, continually renewed not in only in the mind, but in the body and spirit as well.
“Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—” refers to the strength of our personal relationsihp with Jesus and our ability to discern the voice and direction of the Holy Spirit as we fulfill God’s purpose and call for our lives.
“…His good, pleasing and perfect will.” refers to God’s sovereignty, His perfect plans for our lives, and our alignment to His Word and call which is good, pleasing and perfect.