The Christian Value is Courage.
The history of Christianity is rich in stories of courage and endurance, both from the Bible and to the present day. Christians are motivated by faith in the grace of Jesus in giving us his life as a model to be followed and so are prepared to stand up for what is right in the face of danger and hardship. Jesus told his followers that, ‘If anyone wants to be my disciple, let them deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me.’ (Matthew 16:24). For Christians, living with courage may mean sacrificing wealth, plans and ambitions in order to follow the path that God wills for them.
Courage is also about a life-long process of challenging ourselves to be the best that we can be – even when this becomes hard. For children at Hazlemere, this could mean the courage to say ‘no’ when everyone else wants you to do something you do not want to do; the courage to stick at a task even when it is difficult or the courage to stand by your beliefs even when people laugh at you. This value is something that is important for children to develop as they go through their lives. It takes courage to stick at a task even when it is difficult and courage to stand by your beliefs even when people laugh at you.
How do we live this out in school?
1 Corinthians 16:13
‘Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong.’
We will be linking Courage to the story of ‘David and Goliath’ (Samuel 1:17)