Welcome from the Superintendent

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Tyler and his bride, Heather, enjoying God’s beautiful Creation

Dear Prospective TC Christian Parent,

Why Traverse City Christian Schools? Ask our parents this question and you might get one of these answers:  “We send our children to TC Christian for:

  • Good discipline
  • Strong academics
  • Protection from bad influences
  • Bible study and chapels
  • Caring teachers who communicate with parents
  • A circle of Christian influences

TC Christian does have those features. But you can expect more. Much more!

At TC Christian, students learn to see the world through the lens of God’s Word. Our teachers don’t avoid the world.  They help students see it just the way it is: created by God, smudged by sin, and restored again in Christ.  They help students to use the glasses of the Bible to figure out the world.  We help your children learn a worldview. It’s more than a Bible study; it’s a study of the world through the Bible. With this worldview students learn, among other things, to use language to build up others, care for nature as God’s managers and make beautiful music and art.

At TC Christian, students learn to transform the world.  We help students learn that the world belongs to God, Who created it and cares for it. They learn that Christ came to redeem the world and make it new again.  And they learn that the Holy Spirit empowers people to carry out God’s work in the world.  At TC Christian, students learn that they are uniquely gifted by God to serve Him.

“Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others” – 1 Peter 4:10

Students learn to listen for God’s direction in the use of these gifts.  Here the groundwork is laid for what God will use later in their lives to extend His Kingdom, perhaps by healing a hurt in a person’s mind or body, making a beautiful building, creating a source of water for a poor village, developing technology for people to communicate across barriers, or managing resources for the good of others. All parents have big dreams for their children.

At Traverse City Christian School, we help make those dreams come true. We teach your children to see and do; to see the world through the lens of the Bible and to do God’s work in His world.  It’s a grand view and a great task.  God’s children deserve nothing less!  If you agree, let’s get together and see if TC Christian is the right school for your family.

In His Service,

Tyler Van Schepen, Superintendent