Our Faith, Hope and Purpose

Life to the Full
Educating for Eternity

Why Groves Exists

Groves exists to offer high quality, values based, Christian schooling to partner families in the intellectual, spiritual, physical, social, ethical, aesthetic, and emotional development of their children and young people. Our education is designed to help students discover the truth about God, themselves, people and the world. This equips and inspires our students to be better prepared to serve their families, communities, country, and the wider world, to God’s glory and for the well-being of others. That is, Groves does not exist to hide children and young people from the world, rather to equip them well to transform the world as they respond to God’s calling on their lives.


Jesus said...

“The thief comes only to steal, kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full” - John 10:10

At Groves our faith, hope and purpose is built upon the firm foundation and power of the Good News of Jesus Christ. We believe the key to enjoying a blessed fulfilling life now and into eternity is to build our lives upon the way and truth of Jesus, rather than on those things in the world that rob and destroy. We do this by promoting:
LIFE

LEARNING

Learning that:

  • God made us in His image, to be like Him in character, by design for a purpose.
  • Although humans have tremendous potential for good, we are marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God called “sin.” This attitude separates us from God and permeates every human undertaking.
  • God reaches out to us in love despite the fact that we are part of an imperfect world caused by humans not loving Him and each other perfectly. God wants us to be with Him (not separated), to prosper, have a hope and a future.
  • Jesus has overcome evil with good. Through His teachings and loving actions Jesus has made it possible for us to be reconciled to Himself.
  • True wisdom starts with the reverence of God with a humble spirit that we need His love and help.
  • Growing in our acceptance of Jesus is the key to an abundant life as we enjoy and glorify God as part of His family using our God given gifts and talents in response to His love to serve others making the world a better place.

IDENTIFYING

Identifying and developing the abilities, gifts and talents God has blessed us with by serving others in practical, creative, transforming and renewing ways – reflecting God’s unmerited love to us.

FOLLOWING

Following Jesus’ example of using Grace and Truth to redeem and restore lives with God’s help.

EMBRACING

Embracing life as a purposeful journey of adventure as we enjoy God with a thankful heart; including those He puts in our life, the beauty of His creation and the vocation He calls us to.

Faith Position

Our ministry is a Christ centred, service orientated, Bible based, prayerful, learning community that has at its core a ministry of presenting a Biblical worldview that worships God as Sovereign Ruler of all things and Christ, His Son as Saviour and Lord, through the power of the Holy Spirit. We present Jesus and His Gospel message. This is via explicit teaching and implicit life sharing in the manner that we conduct ourselves, frame our lessons and orchestrate other activities.

Statement of Faith