Those applying to teach at Grace College are required to complete a form which includes questions regarding their personal relationship to Christ as well as their current involvement in the life of a local church. Every effort is made to appoint committed Christian men and women who model their faith as a “way of life”, and who are able to influence others by the way they live their lives, rather than only by what they say.
Grace College includes, in its Grade 8 & 9 curriculum, a complete survey of the Bible, as well as introductory material on why we can trust the Bible and how translations into the vernacular were made over the centuries. After Grade 8, educators are encouraged to integrate spiritual truth with their subject matter, and in fact regularly do, across the spectrum of subjects offered by Grace College.
Members of the academic staff, as well as local pastors and youth pastors are each assigned a group of learners from various grades with whom they are expected to meet on a regular basis as a group and individually. The mentor groups meet formally for 45 minutes every Friday morning. Topics relevant and pertinent to the group corporately and individually are addressed and discussed with those being mentored. Such topics are not restricted to the programmes offered by the school. The mentor is encouraged to build relationships of trust with the learner so that the learner can, if necessary, find safety, security and counsel in the mentoring relationship. The staff are encouraged to pray regularly for the members of their mentor group. This programme is expected to address and meet some of the social and spiritual needs of the learners.
Our Assemblies always include some Christian element, always including a biblical message and lesson and, at times, worship.
On days when there is no Assembly, devotions are conducted in Register classrooms. The nature of these varies according to the individual preferences of the Register Teachers, but invariably, they include Bible reading, readings from devotional literature, or discussion on Bible-related themes.