"Use the gifts God has given you"
1 Peter 4:10
At Wantage CE Primary School our Christian character is principally articulated through its four core values which have a strong foundation in Biblical teaching.
These values are integral to how the school is managed , as can be seen in our mission statement, "Use the gifts God has given you", as well as our three year strategic plan.
“Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others” (1 Peter 4:10)
Jesus exemplified in this person, ministry and relationship with God, what is was to be called the ‘Servant King’. Christians believe that their calling is to follow Jesus’ example according to their gifts or abilities. They believe that through serving God in others, “perfect freedom” will ultimately be found.
A display made by every child in the school.
“And as you wish that others would do to you, do so to them.” (Luke 6:31)
The nature of God, as revealed in the Bible, presents all people with a choice. Those who response is one of respect are acknowledging God’s greatness, authority and involvement in the world. This will extend to respect for the created order, including humanity made in the image of God.
“I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” (John 14:6)
Christians believe that truth is revealed in the Bible and supremely in the person and life of Jesus Christ. Through Jesus’ teaching we are given an insight into the nature of God and the way in which He means us to live.
“For if you forgive men when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.” (Matthew 6:14)
Forgiveness is the means by which damaged relationships are restored. It is an act of the will, motivated by love. For Christians, Jesus’ death on a cross is the ultimate revelation if God’s all forgiving love, and his sacrifice stands as a source of inspiration to forgive others, no matter what the cost.