At Providence Classical Christian School, we love sports and we think that it is very important for our kids to participate in them. We are in the business of teaching kids to think biblically and critically and with discernment about all areas of our lives, and we can use sports as a tool to help us to train our kids to do so. Sports are a reflection of life, a microcosm of the culture that we live in. So if we learn to have a proper perspective on sports, then we can also apply that perspective to life and to the many other areas of our life (music, school, career, entertainments, fashions, etc).
Here at Providence it is a privilege to play on a sports team. It is a privilege to practice with the team, and it is a privilege to play with the team. It is an honor to be able to represent our school and our community to the world around us.
Here at Providence, you will get the privilege of having Christian coaches and Christian teammates, but life is still messy. Coaches will get angry, teammates will make mistakes, referees will make bad calls, and friends will frustrate you. We want to use the messy times to help us to grow. We want our sports program to be a learning, growing and character-building experience. We want to learn to savor the triumphs and rise above the tragedies. We want to use the good times and the bad times to become more like Christ.
Here at Providence, we want sports to be fun! If you are not having fun, then you are not working hard enough. Real fun runs deep. Real fun is a serious business. Real fun is playing hard, sweating, hurting, and running to the point of exhaustion. Real fun is winning games, winning (inner) battles, winning the ball, making a good play, being a good teammate, sacrificing for the good of the team. When things are going well for a team, then everyone has fun. In order for things to go well for the team, the players have to sacrifice and die to themselves and give themselves to their teammates. It is the gospel, pure and simple! For the joy set before Him (real fun), Christ endured the cross (Hebrews 12:2).
We need to be more like Christ in order to have real fun, real joy. That is what we want to do at Providence!