Co-Curricular

“For those God foreknew he also Predestined to be conformed to the likeness of his son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers.” Romans 8:29

The goal of the Christian life is to honor and glorify God in every aspect of life.

The closest that the Christian can come to achieving this goal is to emulate the life of Christ. Thus, the goal of the Christian life is to conform to the image of Christ in every aspect of life. Since co-curricula are part of the life and since life is not a series of individual parts but is a unified whole, this goal must be the goal of the Christian in co-curricula. Thus, the objective for the Christian in co-curricula is to conform to the image of Christ.  This applies to the coach/sponsor as an individual, to the individual participants, to the team/group as a unit, and to all others involved with the program.

Southwest’s mission is to “Challenge our student to grow in knowing, loving, and serving God and others.” Thus, to conform to the image of Christ means that every area of life must be controlled by the will of God; the intellect, the emotions, the spiritual, and the physical must be controlled by the will of God. We must conform to the image of Christ, so that the individual continues to grow, in every area of life as Christ grew in every area of life, in and through God’s will and love.

This goal requires total allegiance: no other objective may ever be placed higher than this one by the team or by any individual. Thus, all other goals for the team are automatically secondary to the one goal of conforming to the image of Christ. All goals must be evaluated in terms of that all-encompassing goal.