It is the mission of Norfolk Christian Schools to equip students spiritually, intellectually, and physically to love God and to serve Him as Christ’s ambassadors in the world.
How the Board of Directors Operates
The role of the Norfolk Christian Board of Directors is to ensure that students are being equipped spiritually, intellectually and physically to love God and serve Him as Christ’s ambassadors. Members of the Board of Directors are nominated and elected by the Board to serve the school community. The nomination process includes recommendations from administrators, teachers and pastors. To be nominated, an individual must be committed to Christian education; stand out as a godly example who follows Christ; be recognized as a team player; have significant talents or spiritual gifts to share in promoting the school’s strategic goals and vision and be willing to pitch in wherever needed to help make Norfolk Christian Schools an outstanding institution. Members serve a term of three years and may be re-elected by the Board to serve up to three consecutive terms. The Board may have from 7 to 13 members.
The Board meets monthly and follows the general rule(s) of order. Our structure currently follows a Collaborative Leadership Model, where the Board and the Head of School work together over major decisions affecting the school. To that end, the Board has several committees: Finance, Board Governance, Board Nominations, Growth and Real Estate, Head of School Review and Fund Raising. Because we value community input, these committees gather ideas from all of our representative groups: administrators, teachers, staff, families and friends who agree with our school’s statement of philosophy. This information is used to propose plans and form new policies to improve our school. Some committees will be limited to only Board members for reasons of confidentiality, while others may include community members for meetings or focus groups.
Communicating with the Board of Directors
The Board follows the same Matthew 18 Principle as the rest of the school: “If your brother sins against you, go and show him his fault, just between the two of you. If he listens to you, you have won your brother over. But if he will not listen, take one or two others along, so that every matter may be established by the testimony of two or three witnesses.” (Matthew 18: 15-16) To this end, the board will address specific concerns only after the proper protocol has been followed. It is our desire as a Board to lead according to God’s direction given in His Word.