Key Character Values

The vision of what we hope to achieve together at APIS is motivated by the following four key character values that are derived from the acronym of our school name:

All of us at APIS are pioneers with the highest expectations for ourselves as well as for each other. Our aspirations are ultimately driven to win the prize for which God has called us heavenward in Christ Jesus.

“I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.”

PHILIPPIANS 3:14, NIV

We press on in patience. To persevere is not simply to endure hardships and obstacles. It is to put us on the path to success! We firmly believe that if we put our patience to work and press on, God’s promise will be revealed and fulfilled in our lives.

“So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded. You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised.”

HEBREWS 10:35-36, NIV

We strive for honesty and truthfulness guided by our relationship with the unchanging God. The measure of one’s integrity is in fact shown when he or she does something wrong: repent and step back into God’s grace.

“Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. I have taken an oath and confirmed it, that I will follow your righteous laws. I have suffered much; preserve my life, O LORD, according to your word. Accept, O LORD, the willing praise of my mouth, and teach me your laws. Though I constantly take my life in my hands, I will not forget your law. The wicked have set a snare for me, but I have not strayed from your precepts. Your statutes are my heritage forever; they are the joy of my heart. My heart is set on keeping your decrees to the very end.”

PSALMS 119: 105-112, NIV

APIS strives to be a community that nurtures each other in the unity of our faith. We nurture each other by serving each other and by learning to take correction from the Holy Spirit and from His people. Spiritual growth does not occur in isolation but does so when we are joined together as a body of Christ.

“[By] speaking the truth in love, we will in all things grow up into him who is the Head, that is, Christ. From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work.”

EPHESIANS 4: 15-16, NIV