Portrait of a Graduate

 

Portrait of a Graduate

By the grace of God, Heritage graduates will experience the fullness of these attributes when they accept Christ as their Lord and Savior, actively pursue a relationship with Him through daily study of Scripture and an intentional prayer life, allow the Holy Spirit to direct their path, and seek to be intimately connected in a local church body.

Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners nor sits in the seat of scoffers; but his delight is in the law of the Lord,and on his law he meditates day and night. He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers. Psalm 1:1-3

 

 

Fruit

Pursues excellence in all endeavors; strong work ethic

  • Works to the best of their ability in all tasks, committing to bring glory to God through their work
  • Perseveres through hardship until all given tasks are thoroughly complete
  • Views challenging work as an opportunity to learn and grow
  • Works well in collaborative groups to accomplish tasks that benefit from the input of various strengths and gifts

Fruit

Communicates effectively both orally and in writing

  • Develops and demonstrates excellent grammar and writing composition skills
  • Develops and utilizes a rich vocabulary that enhances communication
  • Develops and demonstrates the ability of reading to learn
  • Discerns how to tailor a message, whether in writing or speaking, for different audiences
  • Develops and displays the ability to articulate the gospel of Jesus Christ and how to share with others the hope that they have through Him

Fruit

Seeks opportunity to help others

  • Develops and demonstrates a servant leader mindset, seeking to emulate Jesus Christ
  • Understands and utilizes spiritual gifts, as well as personal strengths and talents, and applies them in leadership and service
  • Works to enhance the community in which they live through exemplary citizenship
  • Values the importance and benefit of belonging to and being involved in a local church body

Fruit

Thinks critically and solves problems; reasons effectively and thinks independently

  • Commits to engage God’s Word in a way that trains their minds and transforms their hearts, studying with purpose, patience, prayer, and humility.
  • Develops, articulates, and promotes a biblical worldview
  • Demonstrates the ability to accurately and succinctly apply a biblical worldview to daily life and decision making
  • Demonstrates mastery of prerequisite academic content
  • Takes initiative to analyze, evaluate, and interpret information using creative thought to form a response or solve a problem, even in the absence of explicit, external guidance or direction
  • Uses knowledge with ingenuity and innovation to solve complex problems
  • Employs technology effectively and responsibly to gain knowledge, solve problems, and communicate solutions

Fruit

Exhibits discipline and self-control

  • Learns and exhibits an understanding of what behavior is appropriate and when
  • Learns and demonstrates effective time management
  • Displays a high level of responsibility/reliability/dependability
  • Demonstrates honesty and places a high value on integrity

Fruit

Portrays confidence and courage in all situations

  • Develops and demonstrates an eternal perspective on life
  • Displays humility and courage in leadership
  • Manages emotions and considers others when under stress
  • Demonstrates a desire to stand up for what is good and right
  • Develops and demonstrates a desire for true justice

Fruit

Displays respect when relating to others

  • Can explain what it means to be, and the significance of being, an image bearer of God
  • Values and respects life
  • Exhibits grace and humility when relating to those who do not share the same worldview, knowing how to listen
  • Lives in accordance with biblical standards in family and personal relationships
  • Works well within the Body of Christ, valuing the diversity of gifts entrusted to members of the Body

Fruit

Demonstrates resourcefulness in all areas of life

  • Develops and demonstrates a stewardship mentality of personal, financial, and natural resources
  • Demonstrates generosity with resources
  • Applies learning to healthy choices affecting lifestyle (diet/exercise/sleep)