At DC we believe that all are created in the image of God. This belief, coupled with our core values of Rooted in Christ, Servanthood, Community and Impact, means that we strive to cultivate an atmosphere that celebrates both the diversity and the unity of God’s Kingdom.
Teaching students to “Consider One Another” permeates our school climate through our Honor Code, the Responsive Classroom approach and various SAIL courses.
By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another. John 13:35
DIVERSITY AT A GLANCE
- Cultural diversity: DC has served students from 13 countries
- Geographic diversity: DC students represent over 36 school districts
- Racial diversity: 38%
- Religious diversity: DC students, faculty, and staff represent over 150 churches
- Socioeconomic diversity: 41% of DC students receive financial aid
MULTICULTURAL ALLIANCE (MCA)
MCA exists to provide extracurricular events and programming to further educate students on the biblical truth that we are all created in the image of God and are all in need of His saving grace. As God’s Word reminds us in Rev. 7:9-10, heaven will be made up of people from different nations and tongues. MCA seeks to answer the questions of, what does that look like here and now and how do we celebrate, dialogue, and think biblically about these differences along with the injustices that permeate our world. All of this in hopes of nourishing and strengthening true biblical community (Psalm 133:1) through out the DC experience. This directly connects to DC’s core value of community - “Our diverse community values partnership, collaboration and strong personal relationships.”
- Psalm 133:1 - How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity!
- John 13:35 - By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.
- Ephesians 4:3 - Eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.
- Romans 15:6 - That together you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.
- Revelations 7:9 - After this I looked, and behold, a great multitude that no one could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands,
- Magnify the doctrine of Imago Dei and the dignity and worth of every human being as made in the image of God.
- Promote unity within the DC community while celebrating our unique, God-given differences.
- Promote meaningful dialogue concerning cultural diversity that begins and ends with respect and empathy for one another.
- Promote meaningful and Christ centered dialogue in considering the injustices that permeate our world.
- Become aware of the beauty found in different cultures around the world and how this awareness unites us and makes us better worshipers of God.
Activities / Areas of Involvement:
- Church Visits: Allow members of the DC community to experience different styles of worship.
- Donuts and Discussion: Monthly discussions on current events or issues pertaining to diversity and justice.
- Support the International Student Programs Office in planning it's annual Lunar New Year celebration.
- Martin Luther King Day of Service
- Black History Month - Chapel program
“In Genesis 12, God comes to Abraham and promises to bring salvation into the world that will bless “all the families [mispahah] of the earth.” This word “families” means people groups, nations, or races. God is distressed that the unity of the human family has been broken, and declares his intention to take down the walls of racism and nationalism that human sin and pride have put there.”
DC views all students as valued, unique image bearers of God, and views human intellect as that which can be shaped and developed. Whether it be through honors courses, AP classes, hands-on learning, SAIL classes, or Student Support Services, we desire that every DC student is challenged, nurtured and known.
Our International Program allows us to bring the global community to our campus promoting understanding among cultures in the classroom and beyond. Students from South Korea, China, Croatia, Nigeria, Brazil, Japan and Costa Rica have become DC Knights, graduating and continuing their education at American universities. To learn more, contact our International Student Programs Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 610-353-6522 x2283.