Faith and Learning Statement
Stacey Ziegler—Third Grade English
From as far back as I can remember, teaching and working with children has always been a
passion the Lord has given me. Serving at NorthPointe Christian allows me to combine this
with my greatest passion, serving our Lord Jesus Christ. I believe that as Christian teachers,
our job is to create an environment where every one of our students grows both academically
and spiritually. It is not only our privilege and responsibility to invest in children’s minds with
traditional academics, but to continually weave those academics with Biblical teaching on a
daily basis, pouring the knowledge of God’s Word into their hearts. NorthPointe Christian
provides each of us teachers a platform to do that very thing and cultivate every heart for the
Glory of God.
The Love Mandate: “Love the Lord your God…..Love your neighbor as yourself!” (Matt.
22:37-38). I strive to teach my students what true Christ-like love is and demonstrate that daily
to them in my classroom. The most important theme in the New Testament is the double-love
command, to love the Lord with all of your heart and to love your neighbor as yourself. Thus, I
will be focusing on this extensively throughout the year. I want the kids to leave my class at the
end of the year with knowledge in their head but, more importantly, to know how to live out this
double-love command in their lives.
The Mission Mandate: “Go and make disciples….teaching them to obey everything I have
commanded you” (Matt. 28:18-20). I want my students to understand that the chief end of man
is to glorify God and make disciples. Throughout the year, I will strive to bring diversity into our
classroom by introducing other cultures to them, not just for the sake of learning, but so that
they may begin to see that there is a lost world at our doorstep waiting to hear about Christ. I
want my students to leave at the end of the year fully understanding the Great Commission, to
reach a hurting and lost world across the street and across the world.
The Image Mandate: “Let us make man in our image…Be fruitful…fill the earth…subdue it…
rule over every living creature…” (Gen. 1:26, 28). My desire is to teach children that they are
fearfully and wonderfully made because we were made in His image. I want them to know that
God made us all special, for His purpose and that we are ALL part of a beautiful “puzzle”.
Without just one of us, we would be incomplete as a body of Christ. As we study the world
around us through all of our subjects, I want them to realize that there is goodness and beauty
in all of them and that it uniquely comes from their Creator.