Alphacrucis seeks to provide its students with an educational experience that integrates faith, learning, and living. Through the fostering of their intellectual and spiritual development within the framework of a Christian worldview we will prepare and challenge our students to take an active role in shaping their culture and their world.
WHAT WE BELIEVE
The Christian Story
The Christian story forms the foundation of our worldview, western society and many global institutions. It provides the perspective from which we view the world and our role within it. This worldview is formed through an understanding of the centrality of Christ as revealed through the Bible, theology, history and culture. We believe this is crucial to students of all vocations in society. It provides the foundation for building a changed community.
We believe that the Christian story results in the freedom of both individuals and communities. While we are committed to developing a Christian worldview, we also seek to understand alternative worldviews and show appreciation for the perspectives of others.
Change the World
Alphacrucis is a catalyst for change. We believe that education based on a Christian worldview should produce more than information, but a transformation of the whole person. We must be changed by the educational experience to live a life of purpose and consequence. For this reason, personal growth and discipleship are key areas of focus at Alphacrucis. This includes the ability to nurture healthy relationships and foster a dynamic spirituality that leads to a transformative and engaged Christianity.
While individual change is a private matter and an individual journey, it can impact the public realm. As students are changed , their life takes on broader concern for the community, social justice and the environment.
We believe in connecting people to the Christian story to find their place in the transformation of our world. We are part of a larger narrative that encompasses people of faith from all generations. Yet we live in a new time with new challenges. We provide an environment for creative ideas and solutions to the questions of our time. Alphacrucis is a place for innovators - for people who dare to challenge the status-quo and create better alternatives for the future.
While we provide programmes and course papers in Social Engagement, we have a broader vision. Our vision is to see graduates outworking their faith in ways that promote justice, ethical living, grace and hope in our global community. We are a place for people who want to live a life of purpose and consequence that engages their community and transforms our world.
Every programme and course is designed and presented so that a set of core attributes is developed within students at Alphacrucis.
Attribute 1. Christian Worldview:
Knowledge of the Christian story, derived from the Scriptures and tradition of the church. An awareness of the implications of this story for self identity in the context of local and global communities. This includes a commitment to engage with alternate worldviews, showing appreciation of the values and perspectives of others.
Attribute 2. Integrity and Justice:
The ability to apply a Christian worldview in the diverse situations and responsibilities of life, and to exercise faith, hope, love and generosity as prevailing attitudes. This includes the active promotion of the gospel, social justice, equality, mutual respect and an ecological ethos.
Attribute 3. Communication:
The ability to communicate effectively to a range of audiences, in appropriate contexts using high levels of verbal, written and technological skills. This includes visual and media literacy, numeracy, rhetoric and persuasion.
Attribute 4. Personal and Social Skills:
Demonstrate relational skills that incorporate the flexibility for both independent and collaborative situations. This includes personal and group organizational skills, conflict management and resolution, as well as the ability to value and respect the opinions of others.
Attribute 5. Critical and Creative Thinking:
A capacity for critical and reflective thinking that is explored not only individually but within a community context. This includes a capacity to be creative and to research, analyse and resolve problems in innovative and prophetic ways.
Attribute 6. Professional Knowledge:
Use and maintain knowledge about a discipline or field, in terms of theoretical, conceptual and methodological elements, striving continually and independently to secure further knowledge and where appropriate, defined professional skills.