A key focus of the School of Natural and Applied Sciences is Stewardship. The idea of Stewardship gets tossed around quite a bit these days, given concerns about our environment and about limited resources. In the School of Natural Sciences, we are committed to a focused discussion and application of the principle of Stewardship in five key areas.
Stewardship of the Mind
As God's children, created in God's image, our minds are a gracious gift and we have a duty to be wise stewards of this gift. We must work to develop our minds as fully as possible, as we learn about Creation and as we work to apply our knowledge to issues of importance in our world.
Stewardship of Time
We strive to model a wise use of time and we encourage our students to develop thoughtful habits of study and reflection that help them to become good stewards of their time.
Stewardship of Material Resources
There is no question that the educational process is a costly one. Given this reality, we work to use our material resources responsibly, and to provide the greatest possible benefit to our students and other constituencies by means of the resources with which we are provided.
Stewardship of Creation
While many groups talk about being stewards of the natural world, we are guided by a clear Biblical mandate to be thoughtful stewards of the glorious gift of Creation with which we have been blessed.
Stewardship of Revelation
Our God has revealed himself to us through Creation, through the written words of the Bible, and, very personally, through Christ. We believe that we can most effectively seek for truth in the revelation of Creation if we are guided by our Lord's revealed truth in the Bible and through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
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