Why is pursuing diversity important?
Our goal of pursuing Kingdom Diversity is thoroughly biblical. God inscribed the unity and diversity of the Godhead into His good creation. From the heavens above, to the ground we walk on, to the people, all of one race (Acts 17:26), who inhabit the earth, God’s beauty and character were made manifest (Psalm 19:1-3, Romans 1:20, Genesis 1:26-27). Subsequently, the fall in Genesis 3 distorted the divine reflection that was embedded in creation. A symptom of humanity’s fallen state is strife along lines of differences, including gender, ethnicity, and culture. Through Christ, and by the outpouring of the Holy Spirit, God’s people are enabled to display God’s redemptive power by simultaneously embracing and transcending the differences that enrich the tapestry of the Kingdom. Christian Heritage Academy seeks to equip our students to fulfill this God-given commission of reconciliation and love (2 Corinthians 5:18, John 13:34-35).
The following goals have been established by Christian Heritage Academy because they are indicative of a campus that seeks to equip students to be American Christian leaders in every sphere of society:
- Christian Heritage Academy will strive to foster a campus environment that encourages God-honoring interaction across ethnic and cultural lines.
- Christian Heritage Academy will strive to raise historically underrepresented voices on campus by working to grow a culturally and ethnically diverse faculty, staff, and student body.
- Christian Heritage Academy will conduct professional development with faculty and staff and continue curriculum development to train students of all ethnic and cultural backgrounds.