On a recent Saturday afternoon, my husband and I had the opportunity to visit the Chick-fil-A headquarters as part of an educator's backstage tour event.
Just off of the heavily traveled west wall of I-285 is the peaceful, forested campus of the Chick-fil-A headquarters. The moment one enters the campus, the commitment to excellence and attention to intentional hospitality is clearly evident, from the well-manicured drive and wooded trails to the friendly associates who warmly greeted us.
Near the front entrance of the main building is located a large stone with a plaque bearing the corporate purpose: "To glorify God by being a faithful steward of all that is entrusted to us."
We were then introduced to the late Truett Cathy and his family through a documentary video, followed by a tour of their headquarters facility where the S. Truett Cathy Legacy Principles were prominently posted in several areas. These principles are:
- Be a good steward
- Build long-term relationships
- Provide hospitality
- Take personal responsibility
- Choose personal influence over position power
- Have fun
While these are certainly worthy principles for life and business, most impressive was the unapologetic Christian legacy that Mr. and Mrs. Truett Cathy lived out and passed on to their children and grandchildren.
Likewise, Cornerstone Prep is intentional in its efforts to lay a strong biblical foundation for its students and to equip them with the tools to live out and share their Christian faith.
One element of this training and equipping process is our selection of the Summit worldview curriculum for our sophomore through senior students. Over the course of these three high school years, the students are exposed to the courses: Understanding the Faith, Understanding the Times, and Understanding the Culture.
Last spring, Cornerstone Prep, along with several other schools, was invited to participate in a promotional video for Summit's comprehensive Bible and worldview curriculum. Several Cornerstone staff and students participated in this initiative, and we are happy to share the completed project with you here.
You will recognize several familiar classrooms as well as hear testimonials from Mrs. Borders and alumni Reid Finnegan and Kara Start. We hope that you will be encouraged as you hear the potential impact of intentional biblical worldview training.
Similar to the corporate purpose statement that was highlighted during my recent visit to the Chick-fil-A headquarters, in Cornerstone's covenant partnership with Christian parents, it is our desire to be faithful stewards of the young minds and hearts that have been entrusted to us, to God's glory.