The Watersprings Christian School teaching staff has been “called” by God to serve in this teaching ministry. They are thoroughly dedicated to helping each student achieve positive spiritual, mental and physical growth. Watersprings School is a ministry of Watersprings of Idaho Falls. The purpose of the Christian school staff is to fulfill God’s commandment to parents and to the church to train up the children in the fear and admonition of the Lord. Watersprings School is an integral and inseparable part of Watersprings. All staff and faculty have a personal commitment to Jesus Christ. They will allow the Lord to minister through them by the power of the Holy Spirit. As a Christian school we are ever mindful that we instruct not just through rational explanation of formal subject material but even more powerfully through word, deed, example, and shared experience. Simply put, we teach the faith by modeling the faith and by modeling faithfulness. This is why teachers are required to be a godly example, both at school and away. Teachers must teach truth and avoid falsehood, (“Therefore, putting away falsehood, let everyone speak the truth with his neighbor, for we are members of one another…Let no evil talk come out of our mouths, but only such as is good for edifying, as fits the occasion, that it may impart grace to those who hear.” Ephesians 4:25-29)
Teachers minister to their students by providing them with faith experiences. They lead the youth (our leaders of tomorrow) in prayer, praise and mercy. (Paul urged Christians, “Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, with all malice, and be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving on another, as God in Christ forgave you.” Ephesians 4:31-32)
Teachers also model the Christian life by being active in their own church community and by serving as intermediaries assisting their students in becoming active in their respective church communities so that those students might be further nurtured in faith where their friends and family are around them.
“Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things. The things which you learned and received and heard and saw in me, these do, and the God of peace will be with you.” Philippians 4:8-9