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Biblical Foundations

Biblical Foundations

Crean Lutheran High School, Irvine (hereafter referred to as CLHS) does not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. CLHS is a Christian secondary educational ministry that is a Recognized Service Organization (RSO) of The Lutheran Church―Missouri Synod and, in compliance with Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, reserves the right to give preference in employment based upon religion.  All employees of CLHS are expected to respect the official teachings of the Christian faith and to pursue lifestyles that are morally in harmony with Scripture.


Biblically Grounded

  • Honor the Bible as the standard by which we must evaluate all belief, instruction, policy, and practice (2 Ti 3:16).
  • Remain true to our statement of faith (2 Ti 1:13).

Qualifications for Leadership

  • Be servant leaders of evident ability and character (Ex 18:21; 1 Ti 3:1-13).

Spiritual Resources and Commitment

  • Stay in close fellowship with the Lord Jesus Christ. Don’t give Him reason to say, “I have this against you, that you have left your first love”(Re 2:4).
  • Do the work of CLHS in the Lord’s wisdom, strength, and passions rather than trying to do it on our own or according to our own will. (Ga 2:20; 3:3).
  • Show a consistent pattern of behavior that distinguishes us as the Lord’s people, whether on or off the job (1 Pe 1:14-15).
  • Always trust in God and do what is right (1 Pe 3:16).

Concern for Those We Serve

  • Provide the kind of personal, prompt, and practical attention that we would want for ourselves (2 Co 4:5, 15).
  • Speak the truth in love. Avoid being unnecessarily offensive (2 Ti 2:24).
  • Cultivate an open and honest relationship (2 Co 4:2).

Quality of Service

  • Strive for a quality of workmanship and presentation that will dignify, strengthen, and enhance our message (1 Co 10:31).
  • Be faithful stewards of every resource entrusted to us (1 Co 4:2).

Character of Service

  • Reflect Titus 2:7-8: “In everything set them an example by doing what is good. In your teaching show integrity, seriousness and soundness of speech that cannot be condemned, so that those who oppose you may be ashamed because they have nothing bad to say about us.”
  • Reflect the highest sexual moral integrity consistent with Scripture… celibacy when single, fidelity when married. (Ep 5:3).
  • Marriage, reflecting God’s love for His children, is to be honored and revered (1 Co 7).
  • Support the Bible’s intent that marriage is between one man and one woman in a lifelong commitment. (Ro 1:18-23).
  • Avoid indebtedness (Ro 13:8).
  • Never make organizational survival the dominant motive for decisions (Ph 1:19-26).
  • Avoid hubris and self-congratulation (Pr 27:2).

Relationship to the Whole Ministry

  • Recognize, respect, and support what the Lord is doing through all ministries of the church and school - not just our own area. (1 Co 1:10-13).
  • Avoid any lifestyle or work-practice that would compromise our purpose or weaken our effectiveness (2 Co 6:14).
  • Conduct our ministries in a way that supports, encourages, and complements the whole church (Ep 4:1-7).

Crean Lutheran High School's Plan for Evangelism:

"In your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect." 1 Peter 3:15

  1. Please see our Mission Statement, our Vision Statement, and our Schoolwide Learner Outcomes. Click here.
  1.   Daily worship - corporate chapel and in-room devotions.
  1.   A policy and practice of intentional Christian integration of witness, prayer, TLC, etc., in every aspect of the school -- from classroom settings to every team/sport/club.
  1.   Respect of all persons and their current beliefs (while we are an overtly Christian school, it is not a requirement that students be Christian) within a context of a Christian community which, again, is respectful of all people, yet intentional and genuine regarding its commitment to Jesus Christ, Scripture, and Christian servant-leadership.