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Our Mission, Vision, Beliefs and Foundation

Our Mission

Our mission is to advance the Kingdom of God through Christian Montessori by educating infants through adolescents to love, learn and lead; we offer individual, innovative, inspirational lessons through which learners can experience purpose for today and be prepared for tomorrow.

Our Vision

Problem: Education comes from the Latin term “educare” which means to bring into the light. However, much of education is a dark and lifeless experience for the millions of children 18 years and younger. Stateside, the education model favors behavioralism, with desks, homework, tests, and boredom. Worldwide, there is a depravity of options and some of the most underserved populations are the most forgotten.

Solution: Children matter to Christ both on earth and for eternity.  Because of our love for Christ, commitment to children, and passion about constructivism, we want to make Christian Montessori education available to as many children as possible – both stateside and worldwide.

Creating a new training program the CMTC (Christian Montessori Training Center) in conjunction with Bethany Global University is one step in this direction. Hand In Hand Christian Montessori seeks to create more invitational, educational models that are enticing by:

  • ENCOURAGING parents
  • NORMALIZING children
  • TEACHING truth
  • CREATING constructivist classrooms
  • ENGAGING in community

We have a dream, as Dr. Maria Montessori once did, that millions of children enter into a hands-on, individual, nurturing place with trained Christian Guides who will inspire them to love, learn and lead. Join us in making this dream a reality!

Our Beliefs

WE BELIEVE we are in the Lord’s hands. He created us with His HANDS and loves each of us. He has written all our names in His Book of Life if we believe in Jesus as Savior and Lord.

WE BELIEVE that Jesus took children seriously and called them to Himself, placed His HAND on them and blessed them, and said the Kingdom of Heaven belonged to those who were like children.

WE BELIEVE that true learning occurs when the child can do things for himself/herself and have the activities in HAND along with freedom and boundaries, and an open work cycle.

WE BELIEVE that parents are an essential part of education and should be encouraged, educated and embraced with a HAND-shake style partnership.

WE BELIEVE that all of life is better HAND-IN-HAND, as parent to child, parent to instructor, instructor to child, child to child, parent to parent, and all to God.

Our Foundation

Hand In Hand Christian Montessori is a Judeo-Christian educational institution where we nurture the whole child through body, mind, and spirit.  

We proclaim that Jesus is the only way, the truth and the life (John 14:6) John 14:6 I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. .  Therefore, a personal relationship with Jesus Christ will be encouraged for the students and modeled by our faculty and staff. (Romans 10:9) Romans 10:9 Because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.  

We believe in the Bible, cover to cover (2 Timothy 3:16-17, 2 Timothy 3:16-17 All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work. Joshua 1:8) Joshua 1:8 This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.

We hold as essential:  

  • Creation (Genesis 1:1) Genesis 1:1 In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.
  • Salvation and Restoration (Acts 4:12, Acts 4:12 And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved. John 8:3-13, John 8:3-13 The scribes and the Pharisees brought a woman who had been caught in adultery and placing her in the midst they said to him, “Teacher, this woman has been caught in the act of adultery. Now in the Law, Moses commanded us to stone such women. So what do you say?” This they said to test him, that they might have some charge to bring against him. Jesus bent down and wrote with his finger on the ground. And as they continued to ask him, he stood up and said to them, “Let him who is without sin among you be the first to throw a stone at her.” And once more he bent down and wrote on the ground. But when they heard it, they went away one by one, beginning with the older ones, and Jesus was left alone with the woman standing before him. Jesus stood up and said to her, “Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?” She said, “No one, Lord.” And Jesus said, “Neither do I condemn you; go, and from now on sin no more. Ephesians 1:3-13)  Ephesians 1:3-13 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love he predestined us for adoption to himself as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will, to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the Beloved. In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace, which he lavished upon us, in all wisdom and insight making known to us the mystery of his will, according to his purpose, which he set forth in Christ as a plan for the fullness of time, to unite all things in him, things in heaven and things on earth. In him we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to the purpose of him who works all things according to the counsel of his will, so that we who were the first to hope in Christ might be to the praise of his glory. In him you also, when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and believed in him, were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit.
  • Marriage and Sexuality (Ephesians 5:31,  Ephesians 5:31 Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh. 1 Corinthians 7:2-5) 1 Corinthians 7:2-5 But because of the temptation to sexual immorality, each man should have his own wife and each woman her own husband. The husband should give to his wife her conjugal rights, and likewise the wife to her husband. For the wife does not have authority over her own body, but the husband does. Likewise, the husband does not have authority over his own body, but the wife does. Do not deprive one another, except perhaps by agreement for a limited time, that you may devote yourselves to prayer; but then come together again, so that Satan may not tempt you because of your lack of self-control.  
    • We believe that marriage is a legal and committed relationship between one man and one woman and that God’s design for sexual intimacy is only within the bounds of marriage.  
  • Family (Deuteronomy 6:4-7, Deuteronomy 6:4-7 Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise. Exodus 20:12)  Exodus 20:12 Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land that the Lord your God is giving you.   
  • Sacred Identity and Gender (Genesis 1:27, Genesis 1:27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. Corinthians 6:9-11) Corinthians 6:9-11 Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.
    • We believe our identity and gender are sacred, designed by God, in his image – male and female, and are based on biological sex at birth.  
    • A person’s biology and body match the bathroom they use.