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Christian Values

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Our 6 Core Christian Values for Life

Love

Respect

Trust

Friendship

Forgiveness

Community

 

Our Core Christian Values underpin the Christian distinctiveness at Kingskerswell Church of England Primary School and are intertwined in all we do – through our Collective Worship, celebrating learning and personal achievements, embracing world faiths and views and welcoming visitors into our happy school.

Every half-term, a Core Value is introduced during Collective Worship and is explored in greater depth in-class, providing opportunities for all children to develop personal growth through discussion, creative writing and quiet reflection. The Guest Christian Values of Compassion, Creation, Justice, Peace, Respect, Responsibility and Thankfulness are explored and celebrated during Collective Worship through Bible Stories, life stories and poetry.

 

A Christian Perspective on Love

Love in our school is described in terms of being One Family, where each individual is encouraged to love and respect themselves, others, God and His world. “Love your neighbour as yourself.” Matthew 22:38 encompasses the Christian ethos.

Bible Stories to Illustrate This Value Bible Reference
Love the unlovable Zacchaeus  – Luke 19:1-10
 Love those in need – The Good Samaritan Luke 10:26-37

A Christian Perspective on Hope

Christians see their hope in God’s promise “that love and goodness have, and will ultimately, overcome all evil”. This hope is manifested in the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Bible Stories to Illustrate This Value Bible Reference
God speaks to Abraham Genesis 12
The Promised King Isaiah 9, Micah 5
The Empty Tomb John 20

A Christian Perspective on Trust

Trust is the basis of all stable relationships, including a person’s relationship with God. It is rooted in truth, and will grow through consistent experiences of reliability and integrity. God’s commitment to humanity is seen in his willingness to trust ordinary people with the carrying out of his purposes through history.

Bible Stories to Illustrate This Value Bible Reference
Stories of Abraham Genesis 11-15
Trusting in God Psalm 131
Elijah the Prophet 1 Kings 17

A Christian Perspective on Friendship

Christians believe they can call God their friend because of the relationship made possible through Jesus.

Bible Stories to Illustrate This Value Bible Reference
Being Friends with God 2 Corinthians 5
Jesus’ special friends Luke 5
Breakfast by Galilee John 21

A Christian Perspective on Forgiveness

Forgiveness is the means by which damaged relationships are restored. It is an act of the will, motivated by love. For Christians, Jesus’ death on a cross is the ultimate revelation of God’s all forgiving love, and his sacrifice stands as a source of inspiration to forgive others, no matter what the cost.

Bible Stories to Illustrate This Value Bible Reference
A gift of perfume Luke 7
The two prayers Matthew 6, Luke 7
The story of the lost sheep Luke 15

A Christian Perspective on Community

This means fellowship, community, union and partnership. It is about Christians coming together as a family. ‘Koinonia’ expresses the quality of relationship within the Christian community. It is also based on the fellowship with Jesus. Through him, Christians share the relationship that Jesus has with God.

 

A Christian Perspective on Compassion

Christians believe that their attitudes and actions must reflect the kindness, mercy and compassion of Jesus and the love of God for everyone.

Bible Stories to Illustrate This Value Bible Reference
Baby in the Bulrushes Exodus 1,2
David Spares Saul 1 Samuel 23,24
Jesus heals a Leper Luke 5

A Christian Perspective on Creation and Creativity

Seen from a Christian perspective all of life is a ‘gift’, entrusted by a loving creator God to humankind for a purpose.  This purpose is glimpsed as the creative spirit within each person learns to value and explore, celebrate and enjoy this world in all its mystery and diversity. With this gift comes a mutual responsibility to ensure the creation is not spoiled, but rather sustained and shared by all.

Bible Stories to Illustrate This Value Bible Reference
The Creation Genesis 1,2
The Garden of Eden Genesis 2
The Wonders of Creation Psalm 8

A Christian Perspective on Justice

The justice revealed in the Bible is always seen in the context of love. It includes the call to take responsibility for one another, especially the poor and oppressed, and to see that no-one is excluded from the essentials of life.

Bible Stories to Illustrate This Value Bible Reference
Moses and the Pharaoh Exodus 4-6
The True Mother 1 Kings 3
Belshazzar’s Feast Daniel 5

A Christian Perspective on Peace

Jesus said: “Blessed are peacemakers, for they shall be called children of God.” (Matthew 5:9). Peace-making actions can range from helping to resolve conflict to creating space for stillness. Peace, in the sense of total well-being, is God’s intention for the whole of creation, and is a promise that awaits ultimate fulfilment.

Bible Stories to Illustrate This Value Bible Reference
The message of Isaiah Isaiah 2,3,11
The promised king Isaiah 9, Micah 5
Palm Sunday Matthew 21, Mark 11, Luke 19, John 12

 

 

 

A Christian Perspective on Respect and Reverence –

The nature of God, as revealed in the Bible, presents all people with a choice. Those whose response is one of respect are acknowledging God’s greatness, authority and involvement in the world. This will extend to respect for the created order, including humanity made in the image of God. Reverence takes this response a step further and will include aspects of worship such as awe and wonder, surrender and sacrifice.

Bible Stories to Illustrate This Value Bible Reference
The Ten Commandments Exodus 20
Thrown to the Lions Daniel 6
Zaccheus the Tax Collector Luke 19

 

 

A Christian Perspective on Responsibility

The Bible teaches that life is a gift from God and it is our responsibility to use our talents and abilities the best way we can.

Bible Stories to Illustrate This Value Bible Reference
Creation is Spoiled Genesis 3
 David’s kindness 2 Samuel 9
Story of the Good Samaritan Luke 10

 

 

A Christian Perspective on Thankfulness –

Christians believe that God loves and cares for them in many different ways in all aspects of their life. They know that their responses to this provision should be one of thankfulness and praise.

Bible Stories to Illustrate This Value Bible Reference
The Two Sons Genesis 21
The Man who Came Back Luke 17
Time to Up Matthew 9

 

For further information on our Christian Values please visit –

http://www.christianvalues4schools.org.uk/