Building Leadership

We know that every student and adult in our school can be a leader, and we are working hard to build them up to become leaders that bring glory to God and serve others.

The leadership we speak of and teach is for all.  Here is our definition of leadership:

Leadership = Wisdom + Courage + Service


Leadership is having the wisdom to know what is right and true, having the courage to stand on the truth and do what is right even when it is difficult or unpopular, and using my unique, God-given gifts to help and serve others.

All this flows from our faith in Christ.  We know that:

1. "The fear of the Lord is the beginning of Wisdom." (Proverbs 9:10).  Our program teaches what is true and right according to God's Word.  This biblical foundation is also the foundation of our leadership program. (Read more)

2. God commands us to "Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go." (Joshua 1:9).  The courage it takes to be a leader flows from the certainty of God's promises and our faith in Him.

3. Jesus himself redefined what it means to be a leader when he taught his disciples, “Jesus called them together and said, “You know that those who are regarded as rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their high officials exercise authority over them. Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be slave of all. For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” (Mark 10:42-45).  We are building servant leaders that will truly impact the world in positive ways.

 

What are we Doing to Build Leaders in our School?

Leader in Me

  1. The main leadership program in our school is The Leader in Me. It identifies 7 significant leadership principles that provide students a framework to live out lives of servant leadership.
  2. The leadership principles of The Leader in Me are integrated into all subjects.  For example, when one of the principles is demonstrated in a book being read in class, the teacher draws attention to it in a natural way.
  3. Visual reminders of what it means to be a leader at Prince of Peace are displayed throughout our school - in classrooms and hallways, so that the building itself reinforces our leadership emphasis.
  4. Students will be given multiple opportunities to become involved in the life of the school and exercise their leadership skills.  Opportunities include:
    1. student leadership groups (i.e. We Day, student council, Little Leaders)
    2. sports teams
    3. music & drama performances
    4. mission projects
    5. chapel leadership
    6. buddy programs
    7. school hosts
  5. Special events highlight and teach the seven leadership principles, including an annual overnight retreat for students in grades 7-9.
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